On Saturday May 14th, Wallyhood reported on a burglary by the same suspect wanted for the April 18th attempted burglary and assault occurring in the 9700 block of 12th Ave NW. The suspect is Jeffrey McCaslin, who is also wanted for failing to appear for a court date for an earlier burglary in Wallingford. McCaslin is prominently featured in the May 6th edition of Washington’s Most Wanted from Q13 FOX. The Washington’s Most Wanted report lists the following vitals:
Name: Jeffrey McCaslin
Weight: 205 lbs
Nose: Bends to left
Tattoos: Peace signs on both forearms
Read the report at Q13 Fox, and if you see this individual, or know of information that will lead to his apprehension, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or 911.
It looks as though the Crown Hill (and Ballard) area has suffered a spate of residential burglaries in the last month (March 18th to April 18th, 2011). Just this afternoon (Monday), a neighbor on 12th (97xx block) surprised a burglar in his home. The neighbor pursued and caught the burglar on foot and was able to retrieve the burglar’s backpack in the ensuing struggle before the individual ran off.
Here are the burglary incidents detailed on the map below:
03/18/2011: 23xx Block of NW 85th
03/20/2011: 10xx Block of 11th Ave NW
03/24/2011: 10xx Block of 11th Ave NW
04/03/2011: 9xx Block of NW 96th St
04/04/2011: 14xx Block of NW 105th St
04/06/2011: 17xx Block of NW 89TH St
04/07/2011: 14xx Block of NW 95th
The map for Crown Hill over the last month looks like this screen shot snagged from the SPD Police Reports website. The burglaries are in green with a star-burst which resembles broken glass:
Normally Crown Hill is a fairly quiet enclave in the city of Seattle. Likely these crimes are the work of a small number of individuals who are moving through the neighborhood. Steps you can take to cut this crime spree short:
This article comes from a West Precinct memo which was later published on the Seattle Police Department’s SPD Blotter. These safety tips are good to remember any time of the year. We’ve had a recent spate of crime in Blue Ridge, North Beach, and View Ridge as detailed in this article from myballard.com.
Holiday safety tips
It’s that time of year! Friends, family, shopping, dining and…crime? While anytime is a good time to think about personal safety and crime prevention, the Seattle Police Department would like to remind citizens of some easy techniques that will help keep them and their property safe during the holidays!