January 2021

Man arrested after West Seattle robbery spree

information from Seattle Police Blotter

A 35-year-old man brandished a realistic-looking airsoft gun in a brief robbery spree late Tuesday before police arrested him.

pellet gun

Just before 8pm, the man reported approached a man and a woman near the 4700 block of Fauntleroy Way Southwest and demanded cash and threatened to kill them if they called police. They handed the man a small amount of money and quickly left the area before calling police. 

The suspect then continued down the street, where he again pointed his fake pistol at four women in a vehicle, threatened them, and demanded cash. They also handed over a small amount of money before fleeing the area and calling 911.


Executive Constantine announces ballot measure to renew Best Starts For Kids levy

Levy would cost $114 per year for a median-priced King County home

information from King County

King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced his plan for the six-year Best Starts for Kids levy renewal to continue programs that focus on health and well-being for children, youth, and families throughout the region, along with new investments to improve access to child care for families with low incomes. The measure would appear on the August ballot.

Created by Executive Constantine and passed by King County voters in 2015, Best Starts for Kids served more than 500,000 children, youth, young adults, and families, providing comprehensive supports from pre-natal development all the way to young adulthood.

The Executive’s proposed ballot measure maintains or expands current Best Starts for Kids programs that support the County's youngest residents through to early adulthood. These programs include:


Scams can be stopped if you pay attention

Online and during tax time scammers are looking to get your money

By Jennifer Danner

Southwest Seattle Police Precinct

Crime Prevention Coordinator

As tax season begins- we often see an increase in tax fraud and various forms of scams. In order to combat this, the SW Precinct would like to provide our community with some helpful prevention information about these scams, as well as the most effective way to report them! 


Peer Storage is a way to save money on storage (or make it) and help the planet too

Do you have some storage space you're not using? Why not make it pay?

The marriage of the internet and entreprenuership has led to a lot of innovation. Against the backdrop of a housing crunch and a steady influx of new people to Seattle, new ideas emerge. If you have kept an eye on the way development has been unfolding storage companies have been creating massive structures to hold all the things people living in cramped quarters no longer can.


Green River Killer victim identified after 40 years

A previously unidentified victim of Gary Ridgway, dubbed the Green River Killer  has been identified some 40 years after her murder.

The King County Prosecutor, Dan Satterberg said she was identified  as Wendy Stephens of Denver, Colorado who was only 14 when she was killed. Her remains were identified through a DNA match.

Ridgway was convicted of 49 separate murders during the 1980's and 1990's. He confessed to 71 crimes.


 Statement from King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg: