November 16

One adult, two juveniles charged in Maple Leaf burglary

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King County Prosecutors today charged an 18-year-old man and two juvenile boys in last week’s Maple Leaf burglary, in which six suspects were arrested.

Prosecutors did not yet charge the 18-year-old Ingraham High School student who lives just six blocks from the burglarized home, although he is named in accompanying legal documents that say all six “were part of a common scheme.”

“We filed on the driver of the car … and the two juveniles who were caught in the house,” said Ian Goodhew of the prosecutor’s office. The student and two other juveniles were outside in a car “and did not actively participate in the burglary,” Goodhew said, but are still being investigated.

Also still open is how many other local burglaries the bunch could have committed. “Detectives are still working to determine if these individuals have any connection to other burglaries in the area.”

A community meeting to discuss the rash of recent burglaries in Maple Leaf, Ravenna and Roosevelt is set for 7:30 tonight at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E. To sign up, click here.

Mohamed Ali Moallim, 18, is charged with residential burlgary, as are a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old. All are apparently students at Ingraham, the court papers state, who were on lunch break, needed money and decided to do a “hit” on a house.

According to court papers, a neighbor saw the burglary begin about 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 10. The group of males were parked outside a house in the 8900 block of 12th Avenue Northeast, and put the hood up on their car. She saw one of them crawl into the house through a window, and called police.

The swarm of officers who arrived found four males, including Moallim, the driver, inside the car, and two juveniles sticking their heads outside through the broken window. One of them “cut his head on the broken window glass and bled profusely leaving blood throughout the house,” the charges state.

When the injured juvenile was found hiding beneath the basement stairs, he said that “someone beat him up and threw him there,” according to the court documents. He was treated and read his rights at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center.

The two juveniles have a court date Wednesday, Nov. 17. Moallim is due in King County Superior Court on Nov. 30.

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  1. Well Dan it unfortunately looks like they aren’t the only ones robbing houses..and cars… it’s still happening.. Ugg.. But yes, good that they at least caught some of the bad guys!

  2. We could leave my highschool for lunch, which was good because their food was awful and a lot of my friends were vegetarian. There were lots of cheaper, healthier nearby options we could drive too. I have no problem with this at all. Besides y’all are getting off the subject, I rather focus on the fact that they caught these people who have been robbing homes in our neighborhoods.

  3. I went to Ingraham High School, and back then the underclassmen were not allowed to go “out” at lunchtime. It was largely unsupervised though. I would imagine they might still have the same rules in place? A lot of good that does I know… but as Simon said, it’s not a “punishment”, but rather a school rule that is for good reason. Just because we’d like to see some of the “loopholes” closed doesn’t mean we are awful people trying to punish the innocent too! Let’s all be allowed to our opinions now, huh?

  4. Closed lunch is not a punishment! It’s the norm in many places. The fact is minors shouldn’t be out and about during school hours. They should be at school.

  5. My house was ripped off, most likely by these kids, the exact same MO and same area. Me and my neighbors would love to be compensated by Moallim and the other kids for everything they stole and to see them punished appropriately. But I don’t agree with Simon, it’s not fair to punish the other kids at their highschool that did nothing wrong with more rules and restrictions. There seems to be this idea in this country that if we force everyone into more rules and restrictions it will make us more secure, the same debate is going on with the new TSA searches at airports. But bad people will still be bad and it’s completely unfair to burden the rest of us with cumbersome rules and restrictions on our freedom because of their bad behavior. Punish the guilty, not the innocent. And actually punish the guilty, don’t let these kids off with just some detention, they cost me over $1000 and a total loss of sense of security in my own home.

  6. Per the PI, the teens were in a silver 2005 Toyota Camry… Watch for this vehicle on NE 92nd St and you’ll know where one of our neighborhood serial resdiential burglar resides. I hope the parents and owners of the car are deeply ashamed by their son’s actions and the company he keeps.

  7. The fast food info is from the charging papers, Simon. One of the juveniles “provided a written statement saying after they had eaten at Jack-In- The Box, all of them decided to ‘hit’ a house.”

  8. Maybe it’s time to end “open lunch” for kids younger than 18 at the local high schools. I went to high school in a very small village, and we did not have open lunch in high school.

    The PI reported they ate at Jack in the Box first. I’m not sure they need to be eating there, anyway.

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