According to an article on the Seattle PI website on June 1st, a suspect in the May 18th drive-by shooting near 17th and 85th was taken into custody in conjunction with a residential burglary in Lake City.
The Seattle Police Department apprehended Joshua Meadows-Mittenen and Michael Christopher Doble in conjunction with a Lake City residential burglary. Mittenen is a felon and serial burglar who is wanted as a suspect in the drive by shooting in the 8300 block of 17th NW on May 18th. A warrant had been issued for Mittenen in this case.
UPDATE (06/05/2011): Joshua Meadows-Mittenen has been released on bond on June 2nd, according to King County Jail records.
Tired of reading about crime? It’s time to learn what you can do to keep your home, family and community safe. The Crown Hill Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a community meeting for residents and businesses to learn about crime in and around your neighborhood. Find out how to start up a BlockWatch on your block, and if you already have one, learn what you can do to make it more effective.
We’ll have two representatives from the Seattle Police Department here for a short presentation and to answer questions from the community. Terrie Johnston, Crime Prevention Coordinator, will handle questions about preventing crime from happening in the first place, how to set up that BlockWatch, secure your homes, traveling safely, etc. Terrie is one of four remaining Crime Prevention Coordinators in the Seattle Police Department. She is assigned to the North Precinct and is available to support neighborhood block watches, assist with property security audits, and help troubleshoot neighborhood public safety issues. Scott McGlashan, Community Police Officer can fill us in on what kinds of crime we are seeing in the area, how it relates to Seattle overall, and how to interact with the 911 dispatchers when crimes do occur, how to provide useful information to the police, etc. Scott’s beat covers from NW 110th and 3rd Ave NW, south to the Ship Canal and west to the Sound.
Crown Hill Center
9250 14th Ave NW
Thursday, June 23rd, 7PM
UPDATE (06/04/2011): The Seattle Police Department apprehended Joshua Meadows-Mittenen and Michael Christopher Doble in conjunction with a Lake City residential burglary. Mittenen is a felon and serial burglar who is wanted as a suspect in the drive by shooting in the 8300 block of 17th NW on May 18th. A warrant had been issued for Mittenen in this case.
On Wednesday night, May 18th, approximately 9:45 PM there was a drive-by shooting on 17th just South of 85th. A number of individuals heard the shots. According to the SPD Blotter,
On 5-18-11, at approximately 9:47 p.m., officers responded to the 8300 block of 17 AV NW, to a drive-by shooting, where at least seven rounds were fired into an apartment/duplex in the area. The victim was sitting in his living room watching television and could be seen from the outside through a large window.
The suspects opened fire from a vehicle on the road in front of the residence. Multiple rounds hit the house but the victim was not injured. After talking to the victim, officers soon developed information about two possible suspects and a suspect vehicle. The scene was processed by a patrol evidence specialist.
There had been a previous shots fired call near this location on 5-16, unknown if the incidents are related. There were no victims or property damage in the 5-16 incident. The suspects are at large.
One person who was in her house about 2 blocks away said in an e-mail, “It sounded like firecrackers.” Another, posting on the MyBallard forum said “… it was a handgun and not fireworks”
The SPD article indicates the assailants were possibly known by the victim. Please contact the police with any information you have about this incident or the shots fired the previous night.
Additional coverage of the incident:
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
- Age: 33
- Height: 6’0″
- Weight: 205 lbs
- Long Hair
- 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.
For details on the April 18th burglary, see the Ballard News Tribune article. The police report for that incident is available here (registration required).
The Seattle Police Department recently announced they secured grant funding for four neighborhood crime prevention coordinators until the end of 2011. Formerly there were six coordinators. Neil Hansen who helped many of us set up block watches, gave great tips on securing our property, and was a familiar sight at the Ballard District Council, retired a few months ago. The new coordinator for our area is Terrie Johnston.
According to the city’s Crime Prevention Coordinator’s web site, you can contact Terrie to:
- Set up a Block Watch meeting for your block.
- Talk about ongoing crime problems and work to resolve the crime on your block.
- Set up a “Block Tour” so everyone understands the problems on your block.
Also on that site, are links to other crime prevention information and publications.
Terrie’s contact information: