WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Vandal breaks school windows

That’s one of seven windows at Hope Lutheran School‘s future north campus – the former Seattle Lutheran HS – broken by a vandal early this morning. The report and photos are from Hope’s Sally Heit, who says it happened at 1:50 am. “Repairs are underway, but needless to say it is very frustrating.”

She also sent this image of the vandal, who she says matches a photo of a person shown on social media “panhandling at the Jefferson Square Safeway with what is reported to be an aggressive dog (which you can see in the photo; he’s on the guy’s back).”

Police report # for the vandalism is 24-047421.

TUESDAY UPDATE: Here’s security video of the vandal as he threw the rock, twice.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Vandal breaks school windows"

  • HS February 20, 2024 (7:00 am)

    This guy has been pictured in other crime reports here over the years.

  • Bob February 20, 2024 (7:26 am)

    Looks like the guy who was breaking into cars in alleys and pulled a gun out by when he was confronted.

    • Gatewood February 20, 2024 (9:09 pm)

      Exactly my thoughts Bob. Last year sometime. 

  • Junction Resident February 20, 2024 (9:56 am)

    Is the dog a dark brownish *bull type dog? Person who looks very similar to this image with a dog wandering around the walk all ways area this morning. 

  • Vee February 20, 2024 (10:18 am)

    I just saw him few days ago outside Safeway, it was cold and his dog curled up on ground, felt bad for dog, I was going to say something to him but didn’t cause he didn’t look quite right 

  • anonyme February 20, 2024 (10:26 am)

    How is the dog on the guy’s back?  And why?

  • Jack February 20, 2024 (10:50 am)

    @Bob I thought the same thing. Why can’t they put this jerk away! 

  • Socialcontract February 20, 2024 (10:50 am)

    He’s well known in the Junction. I used to see him shoplifting beer from Jefferson Square Safeway at least once a week. Typically leaves a mess behind wherever he’s panhandling and had some pretty offensive words for me when he caught me cleaning up after he had left once. Not sure where he spends nights but have seen him up and down 42nd and adjacent alleys after dark.

  • Chelle February 20, 2024 (11:10 am)

    How terrible, and just when this school is trying to raise money for improvements to open again. So sad. 

  • LPM February 20, 2024 (11:53 am)

    Time to take his dog away and see how it feels to have your possessions taken.  Over it.

    • anonyme February 20, 2024 (4:45 pm)

      It’s terrible that non-human animals are considered possessions, meaning that they have no choice but to be at the mercy of people like this.  If the dog is indeed hanging from this guy’s back, that’s cruelty – and the dog needs to be taken away.  And before anyone chimes in to say that I’m more concerned about the dog than the human, I’ll save you the time.  I am.

  • Alf February 20, 2024 (12:45 pm)

    And a faith based school no yet I am compassionate weary and just want him in jail tired of this kind of behavior with zero accountability 

    • jeff February 21, 2024 (8:37 am)

      Compassionate but want him in jail over glass breaking? Sorry he may need a psych treatment. Show some actual compassion instead of defending buildings. 

      • David Kannas February 22, 2024 (4:56 pm)

        Jeff, that building is a church’s possession and will soon be a school again where kids are taught the difference between right and wrong. This person has no right to do what he did. He needs to be placed where he can do no more harm to such places. Compassion isn’t the allowing of this behavior, it’s condoning it. If the police are aware of who this guy is and where he hangs out, he needs to be arrested and placed in jail where he can contemplate what pain he is causing and maybe even change. But this must stop. 

  • Craig February 20, 2024 (10:26 pm)

    Hold on. Just for clarity – there’s no dog on this guy’s back in the photo/video. The video he gives a clear 360 view and there’s no evidence of a dog on his back, “Which you can see in the photo; he’s on the guy’s back.” There’s a backpack on his back. Perhaps there could be a dog IN the backpack? He carries a dog in a zipped backpack? 

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