CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed in business incidents

Earlier this week, we reported on the second arrest in a month of a man suspected in incidents at local businesses, most recently a shoplift-turned-robbery at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor). Today, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against him in that incident and one earlier this month at a store in the West Seattle Junction. The suspect is 44-year-old Joseph W. Milojevich. He is charged with second-degree robbery for this week’s incident at the grocery store, in which he is accused of trying to leave with an alcoholic beverage without paying for it, threatening store staff who tried to stop him, brandishing a chain. The KCPAO also filed a charge of felony harassment for an early November incident (covered here) in which he was asked to leave The Beer Junction and then, prosecutors say, threatened to kill the store’s owner. Charging documents in the cases also note that he was charged earlier this year with third-degree assault for attacking a nurse at a hospital in Burien in April while there voluntarily seeking emergency care. A judge released Milojevich a day after he was jailed in that case, despite prosecutors arguing to keep him in. He has prior convictions from more than a decade ago, second-degree robbery in 2007 and felony hit-run in 2002. His bail in the new cases is set at $75,000.

10 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Charges filed in business incidents"

  • Delridge420 December 3, 2021 (12:29 am)

    Do we know which judge released him in April and the reason given?

  • WSI December 3, 2021 (8:41 am)

    He’s been sadly this way for a very long time.

  • Dani December 3, 2021 (9:35 am)

    It would be good to know the rationale allows public to decide when up for re-election if the judge holds the same values as the voter and to to vote accordingly 

  • helpermonkey December 3, 2021 (10:32 am)

    Is there a mug shot of this fine fellow, so those of us in Morgan Junction area can keep an eye out? Pretty sure I know who he is as he hangs out at the nearby bus stop, chewing his face off on meth and screaming at cars, but it would be good to know who to look out for. 

    • WSB December 3, 2021 (10:48 am)

      Not unless he served time in the state prison system for the 2002 and/or 2007 convictions – and even if so, it would be outdated – but I’m asking the DOC anyway.

    • Kathleen December 3, 2021 (11:49 am)

      Hi, This man is my neighbor and the best way to describe him is a Vin Diesel look alike.Bald, over 6 feet , often times walks around without a shirt, or wearing a coat, jeans and no shirt. Very intimidating and scary in my opinion.

      • helpermonkey December 3, 2021 (1:54 pm)

        Thanks Kathleen. I’ve seen him around the neighborhood. Oddly not the person I was thinking it was at the bus stop. Stay safe. 

  • M December 3, 2021 (1:07 pm)

    Honestly, it must be exhausting and defeating for the police officers to do their job over and over and over, only for the guy to be released by a judge with no consequences, to just repeat the cycle again.  

  • 1994 December 3, 2021 (8:38 pm)

    Could the suspect Joseph be the guy breaking the windows at flooring store near Morgan Junction? The image of that guy was blurry but he didn’t appear to be wearing a coat at 3 or 4 in the morning .

    • WSB December 3, 2021 (10:27 pm)

      He’s in jail so at least in the most-recent incident, that would be impossible.

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