Reminder! Our monthly meeting is next Tuesday, October 28th!

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Yes, that’s just one week from today!WSBWCN-giant-logocurrent

We’ll post a complete agenda before the meeting; meanwhile, wanted to make sure it was on your calendars.

We’ll have updates from SW Precinct Commander, Captain Steve Wilske.

We plan to have other guests as well, but need to confirm the details. Stay tuned…

We hope to see you there! (6:30 to 8 PM at the SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street, adjacent to the Delridge Home Depot store).

West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Bryan Tiedeman sentenced

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Another repeat-offender sentencing to report tonight: After several delays, 43-year-old Bryan Tiedeman has been sentenced in two cases involving stolen cars and drugs. The first time we reported on him, in December of last year, he and an accomplice had been charged in connection with four stolen cars, including the one they crashed on Highland Park Way, leading to their arrest. Tiedeman got out of jail in February, and was arrested again less than three months later in connection with a car stolen from SeaTac and found near his Fauntleroy home. After 17 days in jail in May, he was allowed into a work-release program. Then in June, after missing a hearing related to the 2013 case, he was arrested on warrants in Morgan Junction, at which time a reader sent us this photo:

He’s been in jail since then. In July, he pleaded guilty to charges in both cases, including three counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, taking a motor vehicle without permission, methamphetamine possession, identity theft, unlawful gun possession. On Monday, King County Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle sentenced him on both sets of charges, with a variety of concurrent sentences that boil down to 51 months in prison – four years and three months, plus restitution to be determined later. At the time of his arrest last year, court documents said Tiedeman had been booked into the King County Jail 34 times in 20 years.

A new hub is on the agenda! Meet tonight at 6:30 PM!

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Apologies for the late notice, but we just learned that discussion and planning for a new hub in the Alaska Junction neighborhood is on the agenda at the tonight’s JUNO (Junction Neighborhood Organization) meeting.

You’ll find more details in this announcement on the West Seattle Blog. The meeting will be held today (Tuesday, October 21st), 6:30 PM, at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon Street.

Interested in learning more about hubs? Visit the About section of our West Seattle Be Prepared website.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglar Jason Wyman pleads guilty

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Three months after burglarizing three homes in one day, 33-year-old Jason Wyman has pleaded guilty. We reported on his spree back in July, when he was charged with breaking into two houses and a guest house within blocks of each other in Gatewood and Upper Fauntleroy; in two of those cases, people were home when he walked in through an open or unlocked door.

According to court documents from his plea hearing last Friday, Wyman is also suspected – but has not and will not be charged in – two other local incidents in July, a burglary at a business in the 7200 block of West Marginal Way SW and a theft at a business in the 7300 block of Delridge Way. Court documents list more than 40 property and drug crimes on his record, dating back to 1996, when he was 15. (The photo above is from 2002, which the state Department of Corrections says was the last time he was in their custody.) In the plea agreement, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recommends that he get a prison-based Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) sentence of three years, which would include mandatory substance-abuse treatment, followed by three years of community custody (probation). He’s eligible for that, according to court documents, because these are non-violent offenses and he hasn’t had a DOSA sentence in at least 10 years (if ever). He is scheduled for sentencing on October 31st before King County Superior Court Judge Douglass North.