WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Suspect arrested for Junction incidents

Multiple readers asked about a sizable police response last night at Cal-Mor Circle (the cylindrical apartment building in Morgan Junction). We had only fragments of information last night but now we have details. After a standoff, police arrested a 44-year-old man suspected of incidents earlier in the day, including this one at 11:40 am Monday, as summarized by police:

An individual walked into a bank in the 4200 block of SW Edmunds, approached the teller, and told her, “give me all your money or I will f-ing kill you.” The suspect has an account at that particular bank, so the teller knew who he was. He left with no money. The suspect is known to officers and suffers from mental illness.

Police tried to find him at his residence after that but were unsuccessful. Then, they say, this happened:

The same suspect entered a store nearby from the rear entrance. The victim said the suspect was very aggressive and threatened to kill the employee because she asked him to put a mask on. When he refused, the victim asked the suspect to leave. The suspect refused to leave. The suspect’s behavior escalated, and he threatened to kill the victim as he was reaching into his jacket as if he was reaching for a weapon. The victim said she was terrified of the suspect’s threat and action. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Police found him at home at Cal-Mor Circle later after being dispatched there “because the suspect had threatened to kill other residents and pulled the fire alarm.” Police say he barricaded himself inside his apartment; they called in negotiating-team officers, then got a search warrant and arrested him. The SPD summary makes one final note: “During transport to King County Jail via AMR, the suspect spat on an officer and two AMR personnel.” So far the jail roster shows his bail set at $3,000, and that his case was sent to Seattle Municipal Court. We’ll add anything more we find out.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Suspect arrested for Junction incidents"

  • Alki resident November 9, 2021 (5:02 pm)

    Nothing like robbing your own bank. Genius

    • Derek November 9, 2021 (5:40 pm)

      Yes, they have a mental illness and I hope they receive help. I also hope the teller is okay. 

  • Kay L Kole Leary November 9, 2021 (5:47 pm)

    “The suspect is known to officers and suffers from mental illness.”

  • ST November 9, 2021 (5:59 pm)

    Do you think they closed his account? 

    • B November 9, 2021 (7:19 pm)

      Nope.  They charged him an overdraft fee.

    • ☁️ November 9, 2021 (7:21 pm)

      I wonder if they already had closed it, before the hold up.

      Really feeling for all who were threatened, with the subtle reaching in the jacket move too. Being threatened in these ways can cause PTSD and have lasting impacts. Take care all.

  • Elmo November 9, 2021 (9:00 pm)

    These are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood…..the teller was probably just going to take the $$ out of his account. No loss to the bank.

    • flimflam November 10, 2021 (6:14 am)

      Really? Just shrug your shoulders at a guy threatening to KILL multiple, random people? Wow.

    • Mel November 10, 2021 (8:06 am)

      So are you arguing that it’s ok that people probably have emotional trauma from being threatened? That’s the problem with this city right now. No one cares about the real victims anymore.

  • CMK November 10, 2021 (2:23 pm)

    Heads up that Theresa Mosqueda just announced (of course AFTER the election) that she and the City Council intend to cut $10 MILLION out of the Seattle Police Budget this year. They clearly did not bother listening to the voters in the last election. They are hosting a remote meeting tonight that is taking public comment- and if you can’t make it to that, please contact them through email, phone, mail or whatever means you have to voice your opinion on their drastic cuts to our public safety. Mine is in firm OPPOSITION to that cut! Here is their website with info: https://www.seattle.gov/council/committees/public-comment 

    • WSB November 10, 2021 (3:26 pm)

      The budget hearing is part of our daily lineup as well (published this morning). Signups start at 3:30 pm, whatever topic you want to address, and the hearing begins at 6:30.

    • Michael Hock November 10, 2021 (5:50 pm)

      $10 million is a whopping three percent of SPD’s budget, but I guess that isn’t inflammatory enough.

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