Reports this afternoon from Sunrise Heights and Gatewood – read on:
First, Paul in Sunrise Heights sent this report this morning:
I wanted to report that our car was broken into on the 3500 block of SW Webster St. [map] Although I’m generally very good about locking the car, I didn’t last night. They stole the in-dash navigation/radio screen out of our mini van (not the entire radio although it looks like they were attempting to do that as well). Between 2 and 2:30am I did notice a suspicious car sitting across the street with their lights on playing loud music – not sure if this is relevant. And yes, I’m in the process of notifying the police (waiting for my call back now). Nothing else was broken or taken – fortunately I didn’t leave anything else in the car.
And we heard from Shelley in Gatewood – this follows other reports, both in Crime Watch and in the WSB Forums, of vanishing trash cans. She says their new trash can was stolen from in front of their house. She checked with Seattle Public Utilities to see if it might have been taken by the pickup crew for some reason (yesterday was pickup day, and this was a new can that Shelley’s family had purchased). Their answer, Shelley says, was, “it looks like a theft because she said they didn’t make a notation that they took it and ‘the contractor usually would’. She did say that people get their cans stolen all the time.”