The Laurelhurst Blog recently posted about Andrei, a homeless man, who frequents the neighborhood and northeast Seattle. Several comments were received following the post.
One stated that Andrei sometimes sleeps at St. Stephens Church (4805 NE 45th Street). Neighbors at times hear him talking to himself. The Police are not able to ask him to leave unless there is a posted No Trespassing sign.
Andrei reportedly also often walks through the Villa Academy property ((5001 NE 50th Street). Parents have reported that they have been sent information on the individual and interacting safely with him.
Andrei frequents the streets around Laurelhurst Elementary School - 46th, 47th and 49th Avenues NE usually going to and from Laurelhurst Park.
One neighbor reported:
We live on the 4500 block of 52nd Avenue NE and believe, but are not certain, that Andrei was the man who took our motion sensor light on December 21st about 7:30 pm (see pictures above).
His clothing matches what we have seen him and what has been reported that he usually wears.
Perhaps he was carrying a knife or pliers to remove the light from our tree. Our camera didn't pick him up leaving our street after approaching our property.
Some of the neighbors have seen him on the street in the daylight and wondered if he was living in the Villa forest.