West Seattle Blog… | WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Charges filed in 4 cases

From King County Prosecutor’s Officefour cases in West Seattle in which charges were recently filed:

Possession of illegal weapons: 26 years Antonio E Ortiz From West Seattle he was already wanted under a half-million dollar warrant for burglary and other charges when he was arrested for this. Police who knew he was the subject of this spotted him in the Westwood area on September 10, driving a red BMW near the village of Westwood. They followed him to the Roxbury Safeway gas station. The police approached him there and arrested him. Court documents say, inside the car, on the front passenger seat, that they later found a “Glock pistol with a high-capacity drum magazine.” It turns out it was stolen from Auburn. Ortiz was ineligible to possess any weapon, stolen or otherwise, because he had a conviction of theft on his record. So the first-degree illegal gun possession charge was added to what he was already facing, and 13 days after his arrest, Ortiz is still in prison, on $610,000 bail.

Other gun possession case: Earlier this week, we reported that police arrested a 28-year-old man, after he was found in a car on Harbor Island with a gun, despite not being eligible to own one because he is a convicted criminal, now John J. Kilo North Seattle accused of possession of an illegal Class I weapon. Court documents say he was found unconscious in the wrecked car last Sunday with a 45-caliber Ruger pistol strapped to his waist. Turns out it was stolen in Tacoma. Kyllo has six criminal convictions on his record, including theft, burglary, and failure to register as a sex offender. King County Jail records show that bail was set at $10,000 and that he was released the day after his arrest.

stolen car: Admiral’s auto theft factors into the charges against a 26-year-old woman. Prosecutors say Destiny R. Sweeney Bothell admitted to driving a stolen Nissan Sentra of a 2,600 block of 42 SW sometime between September 11 and 13. Court documents say that’s what happened: On September 14, state corrections officers noticed the car, without plates, in southern Seattle, and attempted to stop it. Instead, go away. They lost her briefly but found her, unoccupied, nearby, and soon found the woman they saw driving, known as Sweeney. She has a record that includes theft convictions and is now charged with possession of a stolen car and attempted evasion. Nine days after her arrest, she is still in King County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

burglary: 35 years Darius J. Thomas A South Seattle resident is accused of a first-degree burglary for the September 1 incident at a home on Olson Place. Prosecutors say he smashed the door of the house and assaulted a 16-year-old boy, who was a friend of Thomas’ son, who had been visiting him there shortly before that. Thomas also allegedly held the victim with a knife and made threats. Court documents say he has a felony drug conviction and four domestic violence protection orders. He was not in custody at the time the charge was filed, and prison records show that he has not yet been detained.

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