WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car-theft victim burglarized hours later (Sunday update added)

SATURDAY MORNING: Last night we published Amy‘s report about someone stealing her car from outside an Alki business. Hours later, this happened:

Last night, I reported that my Audi A7 was stolen near Alki around 5-6 pm. It contained my registration with my address. At 4:30 am today, a white SUV (don’t know what kind this is yet) pulled up directly in front of my house, idling as this guy looked around my house. He then attempted to get in the front. No luck.

He went to the back door, threw a rock through a window, and entered the house.

He grabbed my purse with wallet from the kitchen, and then went into my teenage daughter’s bedroom. (Thankfully she was sleeping upstairs with me.)

He stole her computer and phone. He then left out the front door. I discovered this when I got up at 6 am. He is using my credit cards.

He has very distinctive tattoos on his face and neck. Thin, 5’10 to 6’ 1. He wore a Patriot jersey with 12 on the front, necklace, long offwhite coat, light pants.

It’s all on my nest cams. If you know who this is, please let me and/or the police know.

We’ll add the report number when available.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: An update from Amy:

Update: 11/7: The police received an anonymous tip from the community and located him this am. Thank you whoever you are! They found a credit card tying him to the home invasion among other things in his GMC vehicle. They now know his identity. They impounded it.

Your continued help is vital to ensure this does not happen to other families.

If you see him, please let the Southwest Precinct police know ASAP or respond to the editor to pass along messages.

The case # to reference is 21-294795.

53 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car-theft victim burglarized hours later (Sunday update added)"

  • star 55 November 6, 2021 (10:58 am)

    I understand that it is legal to have pictures of your license, registration and insurance instead of leaving them in your glove compartment. Hide the originals in the trunk of your car. Sorry, this must be terrifying.

  • WSCurmudgeon November 6, 2021 (11:04 am)

    Many years ago,  some friends’ car was broken into while parked at an airport.  The thief went to their house and ransacked it.  Ever since,  I have made sure that my address is not in the car.  All correspondence is taken out.  I never leave luggage with tags in it.  The registration is hidden in the car, and the address is cut out of it.  

  • GRETCHEN SHAY HILL November 6, 2021 (11:20 am)

    Was any jewelry missing? I found some this am on the street above Alki area.

  • cjboffoli November 6, 2021 (11:24 am)

    Egads! Well at least there is excellent video. Here’s hoping the SPD knows who this guy is and that he’ll be in custody very soon.

    • mem November 6, 2021 (12:51 pm)

      At a captains’ block watch meeting, held at the SW precinct a few years back, the police officer recommended that registration, insurance and any other information be removed from car and left at home. He said that due to the proliferation of car thefts, any police officer would accept car information stored on your phone. He also recommended that garage door openers be removed, noting that key chain openers were quite handy.  So sorry to hear this truly scary story. Thanks for sharing .

      • trickycoolj November 7, 2021 (1:59 pm)

        Didn’t really realize there’s keychain openers I’ll have to look into that. Luckily one of our cars has a built in opener that only operates when the engine is running (2013 Subaru— worth checking if your cars have this handy feature). I wish the state would stop putting addresses on registration. 

  • Jared November 6, 2021 (11:36 am)

    Glad to hear everyone is safe.  Appears to be a 2007-2014 GMC Yukon, especially looking at the blacked out C pillar.  Aftermarket white wheels.  Hope they can catch this guy. 

  • RDomino November 6, 2021 (11:59 am)

    armor up folks. This isn’t going to stop. (Of course, this guy was determined to break in regardless) These jerks are super bold and need to be stopped.  Like jail and not bounced out the next day.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees November 6, 2021 (12:14 pm)

    Burglarizing an occupied residence after breaking-in is basically a home invasion robbery. Thank God you or your daughter weren’t assaulted by this predator. The photos and video provided are excellent and will help all of us keep an eye out for this very distinctive-looking criminal.

  • Mj November 6, 2021 (12:28 pm)

    I’m hoping the new Sheriff, Mayor elect Bruce Harrell, and his Deputy, City Attorney elect Anne Davison start to put the serial  offenders behind bars.  

    • Mel November 6, 2021 (1:06 pm)

      The new sheriff will have no say what happens in Seattle. As much as I’d like it to be different, I highly doubt the newly appointed sheriff will be tough on crime. Look at who will be doing the appointing. 

      • Cranky November 6, 2021 (7:42 pm)

        heh… i don’t think she was referring to the actual ‘sheriff’.  Her post alluded to the ‘sheriff’ as being the newly elected mayor and ‘deputy’ city attorney.

    • bill November 6, 2021 (1:58 pm)

      Burglary is a felony. Felonies are handled by the county prosecutor, not city. Stern talk from Harrell and Davison may make you feel warm and fuzzy, but this guy’s fate is out of their hands.

      • Balderdash November 7, 2021 (6:11 am)

        True about where felonies are handled. I do, however, prefer a different tone and stern talk is more welcome than what we would get from the ‘abolitionist’ candidate who would be weakly talking about getting rid of jails and not really prosecuting this mess of vandalism, theft and assault we have endured. 

    • Jort November 6, 2021 (3:42 pm)

      People have corrected you on this literally dozens of times. Literally dozens. And you still talk about Ann Davison like she will somehow have responsibility over felonies. Why do you keep doing this? It is so weird. 

      • Cranky November 6, 2021 (7:52 pm)

        as long as she deals with the serial offenders for misdemeanor assault, that will be a step in the right direction to deal with some of the behavioral problems wsb has chronicled quite extensively. most of the problems here don’t rise to the level of perhaps felony. So go for it ann

        • James November 9, 2021 (7:29 pm)

          People should never be put in jail for misdemeanors. Ann is a joke and the fact that this city voted a republican is quite embarrassing on epic levels. 

  • Joan November 6, 2021 (1:35 pm)

    This is quite scary! Thank goodness for the nest cam. It’s just so bold. How does someone do all this, and no one in the house heard anything? I’m such a light sleeper, I would hear anything, plus my cat would surely be making a fuss. FYI I keep my car registration in my wallet. It’s always with me.

    • Amy November 6, 2021 (6:08 pm)

      We live in a sturdy old craftsman that is very soundproof between floors. This was good in covid but less so (maybe?) during a break in. 

  • D November 6, 2021 (1:49 pm)

    This got me wondering if we are required in WA. State to keep a copy of the registration in the car, as it has always bothered me thieves use the address information. I learned you can carry a cell phone copy of your registration…see WA. State legislation https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.16A.180

    RCW 46.16A.180

    Registration certificatesFormatsRequirementsPenaltyException.

    (1) A registration certificate must be:(a)
    Signed by the registered owner, or if a firm or corporation, the
    signature of one of its officers or other authorized agent, to be valid;(b) Carried in the vehicle for which it is issued; and(c) Provided to law enforcement and the department by the operator of the vehicle upon demand.(d)
    The registration certificate required by this section may be provided
    in either paper or electronic format. Acceptable electronic formats
    include the display of electronic images on a cellular phone or any
    other type of portable electronic device.(2)
    It is unlawful for any person to operate or be in possession of a
    vehicle without carrying a registration certificate for the vehicle. Any
    person in charge of a vehicle shall, upon demand of any of the local
    authorities or of any police officer or of any representative of the
    department, permit an inspection of the vehicle registration
    certificate. This section does not apply to a vehicle for which
    registration is not required to be renewed annually and is a publicly
    owned vehicle marked as required under RCW 46.08.065.[ 2013 c 157 § 3; 2010 c 161 § 432; 2010 c 8 § 9014; 1986 c 18 § 16; 1979 ex.s. c 113 § 3; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 11; 1967 c 32 § 19; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.260. Prior: 1955 c 384 § 18; 1937 c 188 § 8; RRS § 6312-8. Formerly RCW 46.16.260.]


    Effective dateIntentLegislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session2010 c 161: See notes following RCW 46.04.013.





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    • East Coast Cynic November 6, 2021 (4:50 pm)

      I carry my registration in my wallet precisely because of the possibility of getting in stolen in a car break-in.

    • John November 6, 2021 (5:41 pm)

      When I lived in Ohio they gave you two copies of the registration, one of them without your personal information on it that you could leave in the car and then one with full details that you would leave at home.  I did not realize we could have a digital copy so I will be taking photos and removing my registration and insurance cards ASAP.

  • Alan November 6, 2021 (1:52 pm)

    I guess a crime goes up the political winds blow to the right.

    • OneTimeCharley November 6, 2021 (3:11 pm)

      More likely that as crime goes up, the prevailing wind shifts to blow in the opposite direction.

  • onion November 6, 2021 (2:28 pm)

    Yikes! I can only imagine how stressful, frightening, and enraging this must be for you.  I hope your spy-cam pictures help police nail this low-life.

  • 1994 November 6, 2021 (2:52 pm)

    I keep my car registration in my wallet and never leave anything with my address or name in my car.  I hope the SPD can figure out who this loser creeper is! People like him are a menace. 

  • Jim November 6, 2021 (3:44 pm)

    My guess is the police will find this idiot fairly quickly. This is not this guys first rodeo, judging by his tatts. Sorry this happened to you, but relieved you and yours were unharmed. 

    • Thomas A Wood November 7, 2021 (7:22 am)

      I’ve said this before are personal safety is up to us.Even with changes in city leadership Its going to take years to undo the damage that the Council has done.We still have a majority of the Council responsible for what has happened in power.Just watch and see how they try to undermine the new Mayor.Hopefully Mayor Harrell is stronger then Durkan was and doesn’t give in.

    • Pat November 10, 2021 (1:54 pm)

      Tattoos (“tatts”) are not an indicator of behavior, criminal or otherwise. There are more good folks with tattoos than there are bad, perhaps one will even help you out some day. 

  • Bill November 6, 2021 (5:24 pm)

    Criminals get bolder while cops do less and less. What do you do when one can’t rely on laws to protect one’s family anymore?

    • Smoosh November 7, 2021 (1:08 am)

      You reflect on how much safer it is now then most of Seattle’s history and brief and sigh of relief.

  • StopCuttingDownTrees November 6, 2021 (7:04 pm)

    You can hide your registration and proof of insurance in a clever location in your vehicle (use your imagination) if you don’t want to rely on your phone. If pulled over, just tell the  officer where your documents are hidden and that you need to retrieve them.

  • GM November 6, 2021 (7:22 pm)

    Was he wearing gloves?  If not then dust for prints and have someone run the prints.   Tattoos look like prison tats, so he is likely in the system somewhere.  Daughter’s computer and cellphone?    Can either device be tracked?  If you get a led, then have a professional confront the guy.  Hope both electronic devices have strong, unique password protection.    Next cellphone, list people in the directory using nicknames.   Next computer delete old emails.  Stalker creep?   Stop using same travel patterns, change things up.  If he is a car thief, then “next time” don’t expect the same car.  Time for: neighborhood watch, burglar-proof window replacement, in case he found a spare key re-key locks , a home alarm and/or a large dog. Daughter should skip social media until this breaks.

    • ELWS77 November 7, 2021 (1:13 pm)

      Run prints? Do any of this? You need the police. And the police aren’t going to do anything. :-(

      • WSB November 7, 2021 (3:08 pm)

        Yes, actually, they are and have – see update just added above.

  • Cranky November 6, 2021 (7:47 pm)

    Well, so city atty doesn’t handle felonies, but she’ll certainly handle misdemeanor assault. 

  • BlairJ November 6, 2021 (8:16 pm)

    I put a post it note over my name and address on the registration and make a copy that goes in the car.  Same for the insurance card.

  • SpencerGT November 6, 2021 (9:17 pm)

    Wearing a Patriots jersey should be an enhancement.

    • WS Lolz November 7, 2021 (3:36 pm)

      You win the internet today.

  • IslandWoman November 7, 2021 (6:53 am)

    Great ideas everyone, going to cover our name and address info and make a copy of the registration to keep in the car.   A woman was attacked this week in the West Seattle Whole Foods parking lot by another woman who stole her phone and car.   No cameras in that parking lot to capture the assault.   Going to keep less in my purse (basics).   

  • cid November 7, 2021 (7:42 am)

    I’m so sorry you’re going through this. Your car and then a home invasion? So very glad your daughter or you weren’t harmed…it sounds as though this low life would have no issues with assault from these bold moves.

  • CottageGroove November 7, 2021 (7:41 pm)

    Thank you for reporting this!  Coincidentally, you have identified the criminal whom I attempted to confront at 9am on SAT, Nov 6th on 25th Ave SW and near SW Brandon.  He was stealing wheels w/ nice rims off a parked vehicle.  I called 911 and attempted to pursue by car (I was driving the entire time), but he fled the scene, returned 30min later, fled again because he saw my car, and came back again (I wasn’t there that time) and finished the job.  Obviously ambitious enough steal no less than 4 wheels w/ matching rims.  There was a police response but to what extent I don’t know.  Amy’s + WS Blog Reporting this event allows me to contact SPD to link my witnessed crime to Amy’s.  Keep fighting crime!

    • dogwalker November 9, 2021 (12:18 pm)

      Can you describe the wheels? I walk past where he lives and there are wheels with chrome rims there. Police report #?

  • Audifans November 8, 2021 (8:40 am)

    I just love these characters who break and enter with a neck tattoo screaming ‘it’s definitely me!!’ Now, is someone in the ‘justice system’ going to actually put him in a cooler for a while or will he just walk  ‘because jails are so 2020 and ineffective’???

    • WSB November 8, 2021 (11:25 am)

      They’re trying actively to find him. That’s the reason for the call for tips.

  • jamesmadisonguy November 8, 2021 (9:48 am)

    Thanks WSB – I’m a little unclear if he has actually been arrested, but if so, can you PLEASE follow up and let us know if this guy is granted OR release within a short time?  I suspect he’s got a long criminal history and it’s very concerning if he is arrested and then turned loose to continue his activities pending some hypothetical far in the future court date.  

    • WSB November 8, 2021 (7:28 pm)

      No, he hasn’t been, as of when I checked with police this afternoon. They’d been to a particular address twice. But I don’t know his name; wouldn’t publish it until and unless charges are filed, but without his name I can’t watch the jail log … counting on Amy to let us know if she gets word he’s in custody.

      • Anonymous November 9, 2021 (5:33 pm)

        His first name is Jordan. Don’t know his last name. My understanding is the cops went to arrest him on Sunday but he fled leaving his son unattended.

  • CARSPOTTR November 8, 2021 (2:47 pm)

    Im confused, the update:Update: 11/7: The police received an anonymous tip from the community and located him this am…. ….If you see him, please let the Southwest Precinct police know ASAP”Is he NOT arrested!!?? – Im curious if the thieves used the key FOB repeater (seems pretty advanced for an “average” criminal) which would require them to pretty much be stalking you to steal the FOB frequency and send it to the partner device to gain access to your car. https://www.wired.com/2017/04/just-pair-11-radio-gadgets-can-steal-car/

    • WSB November 8, 2021 (3:25 pm)

      No, he is not in custody yet as of my inquiry to police this afternoon, they’ve tried twice so far.

    • Jay November 8, 2021 (4:10 pm)

      I pulled the key fob battery and use a smart opener instead to defend against replay attacks.

    • S.A. November 8, 2021 (5:24 pm)

      Sounds like they located his truck but he was not in/with it.

  • Deb November 8, 2021 (4:58 pm)

    @ Cottagegroove – Thank you for all of your efforts and your diligence.  

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