WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Assault arrest; apparently abandoned car

Two reports tonight:

ASSAULT ARREST: We got a question about police and medics near 13th/Holden very early this morning, and a short police-report summary has the answer: At 3:42 am, officers were called for “an assault and theft” in the 1200 block of SW Holden. “While attempting to arrest the suspect, he kicked an officer in the jaw and shoulder,” the report says, adding that the suspect was taken into custody “after a struggle” and eventually booked for third-degree assault. We’ve requested more info about the case from police.

APPARENTLY ABANDONED CAR: With auto theft still at a high rate, we’re hearing about more sightings of what appear to be abandoned vehicles. Here’s one that’s been in a Seaview neighborhood for more than a month, according to Bill, who sent the photo as one last attempt to find its owner before calling it in:

The car also carries a 2008 parking sticker from Los Rios Community College in Sacramento, California.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Assault arrest; apparently abandoned car"

  • WSobserver March 2, 2022 (12:09 am)

    We’ve also have a car on our street (Gatewood) for weeks that appears to be abandoned/ hood ajar. Is there a database of reported stolen/missing cars I can check?

    • Roms March 2, 2022 (10:11 am)

      Contact the police. They do check on such cars.

  • momof3boys March 2, 2022 (10:56 am)

    If you have an abandoned car in your neighborhood – go to this website https://www.seattle.gov/police/need-help/abandoned-vehicles and PEOs will follow-up. They will run the plate to determine if it’s been reported stolen, and if not – put a 72 hour (I think that’s back in play post-COVID) ticket on it. If it’s stolen, they’ll put in a call to have an officer respond.Unfortunately, resources being what they are at SPD (Officers & Dispatchers) the non-emergency line is not getting answered much right now, if at all.

    • WSB March 2, 2022 (12:01 pm)

      That’s why we’ve started publishing “apparent abandoned car” reports – because people who’ve emailed us have indicated they’re having trouble getting responses; otherwisse our automatic advice was always “please call police and have them check it out.” Someone else recently told us they did reach someone and were told it might take “weeks” to check out; we went by to check on that one before publishing something and someone showed up right as we did, so that one (on a dead-end street in north High Point) was apparently claimed. Thank you for the link.

  • flimflam March 2, 2022 (11:09 am)

    Assault on a police officer? Does that carry a stronger penalty?

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