WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Assaulted while walking the dog; fire-setting attempt; business burglary; stolen red Escape (update: found)

Four West Seattle Crime Watch notes today:

ASSAULTED WHILE WALKING THE DOG: A 34-year-old man remains in jail today after being arrested for assault late last night. According to a preliminary police summary, two people were walking their dog around 11:30 pm in the 4500 block of 38th SW “when they were approached by a (man they didn’t know … who) was agitated and pushed the victim, pressing his finger against the victim’s nose and mouth without provocation; (he then) pointed a box cutter at victim and extended the blade, making threats.”

FIRE-SETTING ARREST: This happened just before 8 am Thursday, according to the police summary, which says SFD was at the High Point Walgreens when they flagged down a passing SPD officer about someone “trying to set propane tanks on fire at the Walgreens. … The suspect then went to the 6400 block of 34 Ave SW and began damaging large windows around the apartment building.” Police by then had called for backup and were able to arrest the 37-year-old man, who the summary notes “has significant criminal history” and remains in jail this afternoon, bail set at $10,000.

STORE BURGLARY: Thanks for the tip on this. The T-Mobile store at The Whittaker (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW) was broken into early Thursday. Police were dispatched around 5:30 am and found that someone had broken the door glass to get in. The alarm was going off, and it appeared that display phones and tablets had been taken after their tether cords were cut. SFD was called to board up the window. If you have any information, the police incident # is 2022-196223.

STOLEN RED ESCAPE: Reader report from Darcy:

My 2010 Ford Escape was stolen from Andover/California sometime between 9pm last night and 2pm today. I have a call-in to the police, waiting for an officer to come and take a report. The license plate number is CAP0573. (The license plate number in the picture is old/incorrect)

It has a Sasquatch/National Park sticker on the left rear window. Police incident # 2022-6309922.

AUGUST 1ST UPDATE: Darcy says her Escape was found, in Everett.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Assaulted while walking the dog; fire-setting attempt; business burglary; stolen red Escape (update: found)"

  • flimflam July 29, 2022 (5:30 pm)

    Good gravy what the heck? I sincerely hope both of these fine citizens are charged and go to jail.

  • Lindsey July 29, 2022 (8:15 pm)

    Darcy, your car was seen at 26th avenue SW and SW Juneau. It’s there now. 

    • Joan LaBriola July 30, 2022 (9:18 am)

      Lindsay, did you call the police?

  • Darcy July 30, 2022 (10:37 am)

    Lindsey – I didn’t see this until this morning. Did you report it to the police? We drove by about 20 mins ago and didn’t see it. Do you live in the area? Is it still there? 

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