WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Carjacking arrest; shoplift-turned-robbery; store threat; dumped-likely-stolen tools

Four items in West Seattle Crime Watch:

CARJACKING ARREST: SPD reports an arrest in connection with the late April carjacking of an Island View Apartments resident in the alley behind her building in Admiral. Detectives following up on the case identified “two possible suspects” and found that one was in the SCORE jail in Des Moines, scheduled for release on Sunday. They went there that same day, arrested him for the carjacking case, and booked him into King County Jail. We’re still working to find out more about him. No word of the second suspect’s whereabouts so far.

SHOPLIFT TURNED ROBBERY: According to a preliminary SPD summary, this happened this morning just before 7:30 am at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction. Police say the suspect walked in, grabbed sandwiches, tried to leave, and was confronted by employees. At that point, police say, he “pulled out a knife, made threats, and jabbed at the employee, screaming.” He then left but was found by police and arrested.

STORE THREAT: Just before midnight Friday night, police were called to the 35th/Avalon 7-11 because of a person who was already under orders to stay away from the store because of previous threats to staff. He was reportedly back, making death threats again. Police found the suspect in a parked vehicle outside the store and followed him as he “made a slow attempt to leave the scene,” according to the case summary. They arrested and booked him on suspicion of felony harassment. A rifle was seen in his car, which was impounded for follow-up investigation.

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN TOOLS: Phil found these in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot:

If you recognize any of them, let us know so we can connect you. (UPDATE: The tools are now inside the church, so check in at the office if they’re yours.)

22 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Carjacking arrest; shoplift-turned-robbery; store threat; dumped-likely-stolen tools"

  • Junction Lady June 6, 2022 (3:08 pm)

    Crime in the region is abominable 😤

    • Mike June 7, 2022 (3:10 pm)

      This isn’t the worst city for crime in our country it’s very bad everywhere trust

  • Trevor Leonard June 6, 2022 (3:09 pm)

    On Saturday night in front of the Admiral Pub there was this huge accident and both cars got totaled and the woman driving the car that was at fault apparently had a rabbit in her lap (?) at the time of the accident and the rabbit done died (yes it did) and she got out and she was super wasted screaming at everyone around that she was gonna put a curse on them and then the cops took her away.

    • Jess June 6, 2022 (7:48 pm)

      So wait, did the rabbit die in the collision, or had it already died when she put it in her lap before driving? Rabbit At Rest…

      • helpermonkey June 7, 2022 (8:15 am)

        Take note, everyone who drives around with their little dogs on their laps. Take it from a former insurance adjuster, and strap in your little animals just like you would your kids. 

      • Literature June 7, 2022 (12:39 pm)

        Dig the John Updike reference by Jess

    • Jeepney June 7, 2022 (4:55 am)

      Dig the Aerosmith reference by Trevor.

    • Tracey LaPierre June 7, 2022 (4:13 pm)

      We heard the accident and the screaming. We’re all the humans okay?

  • HD June 6, 2022 (3:40 pm)

    Wonder if the Thriftway robber was the same guy yelling at around 6:15am at Fairmont Park Elementary. Sounded like he was in crisis (mental or drugs) and headed that way. 

  • cjboffoli June 6, 2022 (3:50 pm)

    Very happy to hear that SPD was able to track down the car jacking suspects. Hats off to the detectives.

    • Eric June 7, 2022 (9:58 am)

      (victim’s son here) TOTALLY second that! The SPD detectives were very attentive and thorough. Also a big thanks to the Seattle Housing Authority. They retrieved and delivered the video footage to detectives in a timely manner in the early days of the investigation. PS: After 39 days, we finally found a good, used car for my mom to drive! It took a LOT of work to find an affordable used car on Craigslist, but we knew it was a sign when the sellers were former West Seattleites! Thank you community for your donations and compassion. My mom can finally get on with her life!

  • Question Authority June 6, 2022 (4:37 pm)

    There’s one thing in common here, incarceration wasn’t long enough from the last known event.

  • Marina June 6, 2022 (7:58 pm)

    I love the people who work at Thriftway. They do not let people mess around with their store. 

    • Westwood June 6, 2022 (11:02 pm)

      Good for them. I wouldn’t risk my life for a sandwich. 

  • HighlandParkResident June 6, 2022 (8:32 pm)

    Any word on two gunshots heard around the orchard/dumar way area at 3am Monday morning? 

    • WSB June 6, 2022 (9:03 pm)

      No confirmed gunfire in SPD’s Monday reports. Could have been fireworks, backfires, or gunfire that didn’t leave casings behind …

  • StopCuttingDownTrees June 6, 2022 (9:45 pm)

    We need to D E M A N D that lawmakers in Olympia increase penalties for all violent crimes and property crimes. Mandatory minimum sentences need to be strengthened as well as added to crimes that don’t already include them. Our region has become for too dangerous.

  • Michael Bloom June 6, 2022 (10:25 pm)

    Sad to see good trade tools like this. The working man trade   hope these tools find their owner’s hands. 

    • WSB June 6, 2022 (10:36 pm)

      I’m adding this update but they’ve now been taken into the church office, so if the owner finds this notice somehow, they can inquire there.

      • Robert June 7, 2022 (9:05 am)

        Those tools would be used by a concrete trades person.  Those round metal pieces hold tie wire to join rebar together.

  • tim June 7, 2022 (8:32 am)

    You’re tellin’ other things, but your girlfriend liedYou can’t catch me ’cause the rabbit done diedYes it did

  • Me June 7, 2022 (10:40 am)

    The incident at West Seattle Thriftway matches the description of a man outside of Rite Aid outside of Rite Aid that I had to deal with the calm down call SPD also called the sheriff’s department they didn’t come in and the man that match his description to West Seattle Thriftway way talking to them they agree that is probably the same person I’d like to point out that we need more officers in the area

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