West Seattle vandal sought

Cox caught in the act (still 1)

Cox caught in the act (still 1)

Cox caught in the act (still 2)

Cox caught in the act (still 2)

Cox caught in the act (still 3)

Cox caught in the act (still 3)

Cox close up

Cox close up

Vandal Ryan Cox

Southwest Detectives are currently searching for Ryan Joshua Cox, a 31-year-old man that they believe is responsible for a number of incidents of property destruction and vandalism in West Seattle.  The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has charged Cox with 5 counts of property destruction.  Cox is 6′ tall and weighs around 225 pounds.  He is believed to be homeless and may be wearing multiple layers of clothing to keep warm.  He may be wearing a dark colored jacket with a red collar and carrying a red satchel. 

Cox is known to suffer from mental illness.  Due to the volatility of his behavior, citizens should not approach him. 

Anyone with information regarding Cox’s location is urged to call either 911 or the Southwest Precinct Detectives at 206 233-2623.  Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-TIPS (8477) or send a text to CRIMES (274637).  Your text message should include “TIP486” to ensure proper routing. If a tip leads to an arrest and the filing of charges, callers may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Calls are taken 24 hours a day.