CRIME WATCH: Burglary arrests; business-incidents suspect followup

Three notes in Crime Watch tonight:

BURGLARY ARREST: A brief police summary notes a burglary Tuesday evening at the Park West Nursing Center in the 1700 block of California SW. The summary says that, “Upon arrival, officers found a window to a basement door smashed. A check inside located a suspect hiding in a cabinet.” He was arrested and booked into jail; a judge did not set bail, so tonight, after less than 24 hours, he was released. The 44-year-old suspect does not appear to have a felony record; he is awaiting trial on one misdemeanor charge from October in which he was arrested for swinging a four-foot stick at people near Pike Place Market.

BURGLARY CHARGES: We reported this case last night on partner site White Center Now – a man charged in three recent business burglaries in White Center and one in Burien. The suspect, 34-year-old Nicholas E. Pierce, will be arraigned next week. He remains jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail, half of what the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office had asked for.

BUSINESS-INCIDENTS SUSPECT FOLLOWUP: Last week we reported on the case of 44-year-old Joseph Milojevich, charged with robbery for a shoplift-turned-violent at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) and with harassment for threatening the owner of The Beer Junction. We also reported how he was out on earlier cases because of competency-related issues. Today his case was back in court for a defense motion to get him a mental evaluation. The court documents say he has been awaiting inpatient treatment for an attempt at competency restoration for an earlier case, and that’s why they want him evaluated again. A judge granted the request. Milojevich remains in jail, bail set at $76,000. We obtained the photo at right from the state Corrections Department, but note that it’s from 2003 – the newest one they have.

5 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Burglary arrests; business-incidents suspect followup"

  • Rick December 8, 2021 (9:55 pm)

    Just a regular guy.

  • WTH December 9, 2021 (12:33 am)

    So, a man who recently was arrested for swinging a 4 foot stick at strangers in a public place was found to have broken into a nursing home where there are incredibly vulnerable people and the judge decided no bail was needed?  I had a parent in this facility until recently and this is horrifying – there is not a person in that facility who could defend themselves in any way.  I really hope the judge has a loved one in such a facility someday and let’s see if he/she thinks it’s fine then. 

  • flimflam December 9, 2021 (6:45 am)

    i’m seriously at a loss to understand the mindset behind releasing criminals, especially violent ones. i really have no idea what the judges are expecting to happen when they do this.

  • Balderdash December 9, 2021 (7:10 am)

    Big Bruiser of a guy. Ugh. Yeah, real friendly looking and behaves like it

  • HowDoJudgesGetTheirJob December 10, 2021 (2:16 pm)

    How can I look up who the judge was and how they got their job? Seems like even I could do the job. 

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