CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Stolen-car suspect charged

A week and a half ago, we reported on the arrest of a 31-year-old man found in a damaged stolen Chevy Suburban partly blocking traffic at California/Fauntleroy. The suspect, Aaron E. McCord, is still in jail, and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed a felony charge of stolen-vehicle possession against him. He was already awaiting trial on another case with the same charge, involving an auto theft from a Ballard apartment complex; the stolen car in which he was found here was taken in Southeast Seattle. In both arrests, police say they found McCord in possession of “shaved keys” he’s believed to have used to start the cars. In this case, police say he claimed he had bought the car from someone; in the previous case, he is reported to have told officers he borrowed the stolen car from a friend. Court documents say he has one felony conviction, also on a charge related to auto theft. His bail is set at $5,000.

21 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Stolen-car suspect charged"

  • Question Authority January 8, 2022 (9:10 pm)

    What’s the average length of time spent incarcerated for such troublesome worms?   The current lack of prosecution or punishment makes all this a game played over and over until a lengthy incarnation happens.

  • Mj January 8, 2022 (10:34 pm)

    The judge needs to add at least one 0 to the bail amount, $50,000 would be better.  The likely value of the vehicle stolen is greater than the $5,000 bail set.

  • Derek January 9, 2022 (9:55 am)

    People who are obsessed with putting people in a cage for being poor on this blog comment section are starting to freak me out.  this guy should be punished but putting them in jail doesn’t change it. Only makes the hole bigger to get out of and makes them consider stealing again to get out of it. Aversion doesn’t work.

    • Neighbor January 9, 2022 (1:42 pm)

      Nobody wants to lock up car thieves for being “poor”.  We want to lock them up for being criminals.  Everyone is entitled to safety and security, even those of us that aren’t “poor”.  Why don’t you put your money where tour mouth is and post bail for this degenerate?

      • pelicans January 9, 2022 (2:21 pm)

        Derek, cricket noise?

      • Smoosh January 9, 2022 (4:22 pm)

        I wonder where he learned to file nails and become a pro?  Could not have possibly been when he was in jail?  I’ve heard that often a life of crime starts after someone who was raised wrong did something stupid and desperate or drug related and then gets put into a place for just long enough to learn about how to be a pro from his neighbors.  Then, after being raised into a rough spot, these people (who were struggling before) have a jail record, struggle to get housing and work and have some new skills to help them try to move up Maslows hierarchy. Many of you love trashing “Derek” but I honestly think you just have given up hope for a better world or for some reason believe it can only be obtained through fear and force.  And for that I am sorrowful. For what it’s worth. 

        • alki_2008 January 9, 2022 (6:25 pm)

          Or maybe the real problem that needs to be solved is job training and rehab, so that people can be taught life and job skills while inprisoned. And helped to get jobs once released. And then if they ignore that assistance and opt to pursue their likelihood through criminal behavior, because it’s “faster money” and requires “less work”, then such comments that Derek things are awful are not really so awful. To presume that this person is stealing because he’s poor assumes that he doesn’t have any other options, like legitimate work, but who knows that he is poor?  Who knows if he has even tried to get a legal job?  Who knows if he has a job but spends all of his pay on drugs or gambling or some other addiction and so he steals to maintain that addiction?

        • Gatewood resident January 9, 2022 (8:53 pm)

          This line of argument is ridiculous, and does not even provide people with the decency of assuming they have agency for their own lives. It’s condescending. Most of us do a great job not breaking the law every day. It is really simple, actually. The rules are pretty easy.

    • Pelicans January 9, 2022 (2:14 pm)

      Putting him in jail and keeping him there keeps him from stealing more vehicles.  Duh.  Add a couple of zeros to his bail.

    • Terry January 9, 2022 (4:11 pm)


    • canton January 9, 2022 (10:15 pm)

      Yes Derek, be freaked out. People are sick and tired of working long, arduous days to acquire the basic things to facilitate their lives, to have them stolen when they aren’t looking. If you personally have the ability to be stolen from and not be affected, please share your address to craigslist free section. Just head it with “only if you are poor”, then steal from me.

  • Audifans January 9, 2022 (10:50 am)

    This guy just can’t keep his hands off someone else’s property

  • eric January 9, 2022 (11:38 am)

    Why didn’t the prosecutor add the charge for illegally  carrying a loaded 9mm?  Under the influence of meth, no less.

    • WSB January 9, 2022 (12:59 pm)

      They found the magazine, not the gun.

  • Cranky January 9, 2022 (1:16 pm)

    So I guess we just let everyone walk like the new DA in NYC? (according to Derek) Oh… but if they kill someone, then that gets attention. Pretty low bar on the bail here

    • Smoosh January 9, 2022 (4:24 pm)

      Did you miss the part where the guy was charged with a felony?  Or are you trying harass ‘Derek’ and didn’t know you should hit ‘reply’ on his post?

  • CarDriver January 9, 2022 (2:30 pm)

    Derek. We are “obsessed” with holding criminals accountable and having them pay the price for what they’ve done. In our world crime does NOT pay. My sympathies are with the victims not the crooks. Why do you think we’re wrong???

  • Cranky January 9, 2022 (8:50 pm)

    Jail is intended to keep people off the streets and stop them from causing havoc to the general public. If they are allowed to walk back into town and start stealing cars again, this benefits no one.  The poor (yes poor) public that loses their car basically loses a foothold on keeping their life going. The single mom without a vehicle, The caretaker for an elderly person. The person who has to get to work or lose paychecks and possibly can’t pay rent, or feed their kids.This is a huge problem if we just let them go back to do it again.

    • Mark January 10, 2022 (4:42 pm)

      Exactly! Couldn’t agree more. Too many people don’t consider the adverse effect on victims.

  • tom January 10, 2022 (1:44 pm)

    i was poor and at times homeless when i was young.  never did i resort to crimes against people. Derek, please do not lump the poor in the same group as criminals who choose this course of behaviour. the actual poor hate attempts like this that use marginalized groups to push their own beliefs.  the poor hate the criminals too.

  • Audifans January 10, 2022 (5:51 pm)

    These actions by these creeps are a ‘business’ for them. They work the populace as much as they can get away with it.  Drugs are probably a portion of what is going on here. Mental cases for some of the more bizarre instances.  Or just play lazy and want to screw people. They should not have a problem getting a job in this environment.  Oh wait, this behavior is their “job”

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