WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search near 26th/Juneau

7:10 PM: We don’t have full details on this but several people have asked about it so we’re making note of what we do know – police have been searching near 26th/Juneau for what was reported as a suspect in a sexual assault. No info yet on circumstances nor even victim description but police have been using at least one K-9 team to search (that’s why you’ve heard short siren bursts – those are part of the warning that a search dog is out). We’ll add anything more we find out.

7:55 PM: SPD spokesperson Valerie Carson says the only information they’re releasing tonight is that they searched the area but so far have not arrested anyone.

TUESDAY NOTE: Still awaiting information from SPD; hoping to have a followup whenever we get it.

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search near 26th/Juneau"

  • Mike August 15, 2022 (7:27 pm)

    This is really sad. I used to enjoy walking those trails with my daughter. 

  • Travis from the block August 15, 2022 (8:03 pm)

    Gunshots, rampant vehicle theft, burst water mains, sexual assault… As I’m typing this, more sirens. Scum. Someday a real rain will come.

    • WSB August 15, 2022 (8:32 pm)

      At least 75% of the time, sirens are for medical responses. There were four in the past 20 or so minutes.

  • Eric1 August 15, 2022 (8:11 pm)

    Probably why I am not a K9 police officer.  I would seriously take my time finding my partner should he apprehend a sexual assault suspect.  Here’s hoping he gets in a lucky bite…

  • Local August 15, 2022 (8:16 pm)

    Black man, late 20s, yellow mask, beard. This is his description. He belongs in prison.

    • Eamon August 16, 2022 (3:03 pm)

      This is an incorrect description. Shame that things go unchecked here.

      • west sea August 17, 2022 (5:25 pm)

        what is the right description? there is video evidence. why is this a secret but we know about some crazy lady outside thriftway being a nuisance? 

  • 1994 August 15, 2022 (8:51 pm)

    You go Eric1, or rather let your partner take all the time they need.

  • Ryan August 15, 2022 (9:19 pm)

    we need help in the neighborhood!!  Wether or not the residents in the RV Encampments were involved they need to stop breaking the laws that govern us all. If you want to help the neighborhood and get the city to enforce the laws on these illegally parked RVs please send or call. Sonia PalmaInterim Parking Enforcement Operations Manager 3City of Seattle, Department of TransportationO: 206-684-5015 | M: 206-639-9428 | sonia.palma@seattle.gov  I know that all of us living in this area would greatly appreciate any assistance we can get. Feel free to CC the west seattle blog on your communications

  • Lisa August 15, 2022 (9:35 pm)

    I’ve seen a post from other site claiming that the suspect , described as being a Black male, ran back to “the RV camp at 26th and Juneau.” The  residents of those 2 RVs all are white, and the suspect surely could have run past  the RVs and into the woods behind them. This is a horrible and terrifying crime, but please don’t make assumptions and accusations that can bring trouble on people who don’t deserve that. 

  • Jerry August 15, 2022 (10:41 pm)

    I have video of the victim as well as the perp walking past our house about 1 minute apart just prior to the assault that I’ve provided to the police.  Looks like they both came down the Graham street stairs from High Point.  The perp has on a black hoodie with a Michael Jordan logo on the front and dark jeans or sweat pants and is wearing black sandals.  I suspect the perp isn’t a “camper” but who knows. Also, he apparently ran into the woods on the opposite side of 26th from the RVs (not that I don’t want them gone too) into the area where the murder occurred several weeks back.

    • Joan LaBriola August 16, 2022 (11:13 am)

      This is a longshot but I’ll ask…is it possible to post the video of the perpetrator ?

  • Laurence August 16, 2022 (2:20 pm)

    She sadly is a young lady, 26 yo, and was walking back from work from HightPoint to North Delridge. She is closed to a friend of mine. No more detail to share at that point. We are angry that happened.

    • nonni August 18, 2022 (10:29 am)

      Your anger is appropriate, but middle aged women also get assaulted, and that is no less sad or scarring  than an attack on a young lady. 

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