March 15

"Prolific burglar," age 18, tied to burglaries of homes while owners sleep

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It’s a name right out of a cheap crime novel: Maxfield P. Dare.

The language prosecutors and police use to describe him fits, too. A “prolific burglar,” with 15 felony convictions at age 18, according to charging papers.

Dare is suspected in some of a string of North End burglaries of homes, often at night while the owners are asleep inside.

He couldn’t have done all of them, though. Dare was arrested in Lake City on March 6 on March 10, after being spotted in a stolen car in Lake City on March 6, and burglaries were continuing as late as March 10.

In a statemete the King County Prosecutor’s office said:

Repeat burglar Maxfield Dare, 18, is facing new charges for several recent crimes in the Seattle area. Dare was charged today with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree in connection with two recent North Seattle burglaries during which two cars and other items were allegedly stolen.

The charging documents, in calling Dare a prolific burglar, state “the State is very concerned for the safety of the community.

“The defendant’s M.O. is to break into occupied residences at night and steal cars….This is the exact same thing he did in 10 of his 15 felony convictions when he was a a juvenile,” the documents state. “Residential burglaries are inherently dangerous.”

Dare remains in jail on $200,000 bail. According to the charging papers:

Dare and two co-defendants are (also) charged with Robbery Second Degree for allegedly robbing three men of their cell phones and wallets in the U District on March 2.

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  1. The Vine system was originally created to notify victims of domestic abuse, stalking, and assault, about when their nightmare was being released from jail. I don’t know if it still does this but it used to keep calling until the victim actually answers the automated call and acknowledges receipt of the message.

    What this young man did as a minor will not count against the 3 strikes felony rule in our state. There’s sentencing guidelines but how much time the criminal serves relies on a numbering system. You add or subtract points based on previous offenses, probation status, the magnitude of prior crimes, time served, etc…

  2. https://www.vinelink.com/

    Search Max Dare on Facebook. You’ll find quality material on Max as well as his other friends/associates.

    Seriously – Do parents not look at their kids Facebook pages? I’m not that old yet but it is unbelievable what these kids post on their Facebook pages. This “thug life” really seems to be paying off well for them.

  3. How do I find the VINE network?
    I know I’ve cleaned up “DARE” graffiti tags.
    How come I’m not finding his facebook page? Maybe his lawyer took it down?

  4. Brady Bracken was picked up today and booked into county at 4:30 on $15,000 bail. A ten per cent bond gets him out. At least he is stuck until Monday. Failure to appear on the Robbery charge. I am setting up a pool, give your estimates of how long he stays in jail.

  5. Really hope they take a long look at his juvenile record and Facebook page when considering the length of his prison term. I have no problem with part of my taxes going to keep him locked up for a long time.

  6. If we really want to cut down on the number of burglaries in northeast Seattle, we need a few high profile incidents where burglars are arrested or shot dead by homeowners. It may sound callous, but burglars need to know that they have skin in the game, and this is a potential outcome of their actions.

    I’m not disclosing my address, but if you are a burglar, consider this your fair warning.

  7. That last guy they nabbed did not quite fit the profile of a burglar entering occupied homes, stealing keys and electronics, and taking the car.

    This guy fits the profile. You can go on the VINE network and be alerted when a person held in King County Jail is released…

    Go on his face book and check him out, you need to be able to recognize him WHEN HE IS RELEASED. Check out the other two guys involved in the assault, you need to know who to look out for.

    He will be out within 12 months, the courts won’t want to go further because it requires him to serve time in the big house.

    King County Jail Register

    Vine Network

    Use them to protect yourselves.

    When will King County start posting booking photos?

  8. “The guy has like 10 to 20 photos of him smoking pot on his facebook page”

    So do about 20,000 other kids, while dumb, this isn’t really an indicator of a felon that breaks into houses and steals cars.

  9. Wow, “15 felony convictions” is just tip of the iceberg. Imagine how many felony crimes he committed and not got caught. Now that he’s over 18 we should not see him for several years at least? His FB friends are a panic too; I hope one of you sees your kid there.

  10. What is someone with 15(!) felony convictions doing walking the streets. Is the minimum requirement for extended incarceration now 20 felonies?

  11. Assuming you filed a police report you should contact the detective assigned to your case. I’m sure they’re reviewing at all the recent crimes in the area and looking for links to this guy.

  12. He was actually arrested on March 10. I verified this on King County jail registry. As one of his suspected victims, I’ve been keeping my eye on this. Unsavory characters all around. Thanks to SPD for their tenacious pursuit of these guys and for the recovery of my car and a couple of other items (from a pawn shop).

  13. I don’t know if this is related to the recent burglaries in the Maple Leaf area, but we were contacted by Seattle Police yesterday – that our car that was stolen last year, was recovered in a major crime ring.

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