West Seattle Crime Watch: The eggers are back at it

March 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm | In Crime, Genesee Hill, Safety, West Seattle news | 21 Comments

Yes, egging IS vandalism, already had that discussion. Two reports to share – read on:

First one is out of the inbox today from Jim:

Looks like the egg attacks have begun again in West Seattle. This time they struck on Genesee Hill near the old Pathfinder school. They egged our parked car between Dakota and Genesee on 51st [map].

And we also had a recent report on our Facebook wall from someone who had eggs thrown at her car while driving near Lincoln Park at night; throwing anything at a moving car can startle the driver and lead to a crash. As police have said over and over again, report even what seems “small” – these would qualify. PS to Genesee Hill residents – remember tomorrow night’s the meeting to organize a community council, which can be your venue to discuss crime/safety concerns as well as myriad other neighborhood issues – 7 pm at PCC West Seattle (WSB sponsor).

21 Comments

  1. LAME! Parents, please help your kids find something better to do.

    Comment by Aim — 1:11 pm March 15, 2010 #

  2. Egging is incredibly destructive! It’s very corrosive to paint on houses and cars! I don’t consider it at all a prank, but a serious property crime.

    Comment by wsMom — 1:31 pm March 15, 2010 #

  3. We were egged the last teacher service day. Two young boys “playing football” in the middle of our street (they don’t live here). It’s really really annoying. And gross. The cops really don’t care though (nothing bad on the cops), just get ready to pull some ears.

    Comment by Amanda — 1:47 pm March 15, 2010 #

  4. Okay, I have a question about how we are supposed to report this sort of thing. I mean, we’re always being told that 911 is only for emergencies. If I am calling the police to report that I just discovered that my car was egged 6 hours ago, that’s hardly an emergency. What number would I call?
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    It hasn’t happened recently, but the paint damage from several years ago is still there.

    Comment by Lura Ercolano — 1:49 pm March 15, 2010 #

  5. How about trying the non-emergency number for the Seattle Police Dept.?

    (206)625-5011

    Comment by LetMeGoogleThatForYou — 1:53 pm March 15, 2010 #

  6. Call the police if not to protect your property, but to protect the kids. One day they will egg the wrong person and the results will not be what they expected.

    Comment by mark — 1:55 pm March 15, 2010 #

  7. It happened to me on Saturday. One egg on the drivers side.

    Comment by Celeste — 2:04 pm March 15, 2010 #

  8. We were egged a few months back. A car came speeding up our street with kids hanging out the back windows pitching eggs at parked cars and houses.
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    Being a bit slow on the uptake as to what they were doing all I saw was a late model BMW with a bunch of young kids hanging out the windows.
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    After realizing they egged my car and ALL may neighbors cars, I was pissed. Will be sure to get the license plate next time and call SPD.
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    Along with egging being vandalism, speeding in a residential area and blowing through 4 way intersections is begging for REAL trouble; Like somebody getting hit and killed.

    Comment by LB — 2:11 pm March 15, 2010 #

  9. Now THIS is a breaking “news” story! Oh no! it’s another huge increase in crime! It’s a sign of the times! I know I won’t leave the house now!

    Comment by EyeLiveInWestSeattle — 2:22 pm March 15, 2010 #

  10. Hate to say it but I doubt anything can be done to stop it…I agree it should be reported, especially those idiots driving around. But egging houses is something kids have done for decades. I did it (however usually just around halloween, or our wierd school principal, not year round) and kids will still do it. To put it in perspective, I grew up in Jersey, where kids used to blow up mailboxes with quarter sticks of dynamite and set dumpsters on fire, so it could always be worse.

    Comment by displacedcoastie — 2:31 pm March 15, 2010 #

  11. The trolls are hungry today ’cause someone stole their eggs.

    Comment by KBear — 2:37 pm March 15, 2010 #

  12. KBear-I hope that comment was not directed at me. I see people being labeled “trolls” on here because they disagree with the west seattle norm or they don’t post or comment every three minutes like most on here…

    Comment by displacedcoastie — 3:00 pm March 15, 2010 #

  13. hey, EyeLive…it doesn’t have to be a “breaking news story to be important…and I can just bet your tune changes when it happens to you. All that’s being asked is…be aware..and report it if you see it happening.

    Comment by JanS — 3:00 pm March 15, 2010 #

  14. No, displacedcoastie, it was directed at the previous two commenters who were belittling the victims. I’m sure “BusinessOwner” would feel differently if his “Business” were egged. But I’ll take this opportunity to disagree with you, too. Just because petty crime may be commonplace doesn’t mean we should put up with it in our community.

    Comment by KBear — 3:10 pm March 15, 2010 #

  15. My car was egged Saturday night while it was parked out in front of our house. We live in between Dakota and Genesee but on the east side of California. I went to wash it the next day and unfortunately it took paint off. So frustrating when your property gets damaged.

    Comment by solstice — 4:39 pm March 15, 2010 #

  16. Let’s go straight to the source. The next time you clean the egg off your property, save some for the CSI team. The DNA supplied should be enough to get that chicken cooped up for life.

    Comment by WestSide45 — 6:40 pm March 15, 2010 #

  17. @LB: Maybe you didn’t get the plate, but the color of the car, the time, and the location all help to identify the criminals. Maybe the Mom and/or Dad or the driver might get suspicious if a few more facts match up. Four immature kids are going to be tough to catch in the act, but suspicious parents might not hand out the car keys on Sunday night if they get suspicious. You’re not going to convict on DNA but you can nail ‘em on circumstantial evidence.

    Comment by Born To Be Mild — 10:52 pm March 15, 2010 #

  18. “Just because petty crime may be commonplace doesn’t mean we should put up with it in our community”…Quote from Kbear. That is exactly my point, you cant stop petty crime. Kids will be kids, and bad kids will be bad kids. All you can do is keep your eyes peeled and be glad they are throwing eggs and not hanging out of the window with and gun.

    Comment by displacedcoastie — 8:22 am March 16, 2010 #

  19. Well, displacedcoastie, I’m glad many West Seattle residents care more about the safety of our community than you seem to. It’s attitudes like yours that allow things like vandalism and bullying in schools to flourish. But don’t worry, if I see those kids egging YOUR car, I’ll still call the police.

    Comment by KBear — 8:54 am March 16, 2010 #

  20. My car got egged and a bucket of flour thrown on it… guess we just have to start garaging and locking your sh*t up…
    WEST SEATTLE SUCKS

    Comment by driver — 8:56 am March 21, 2010 #

  21. my boyfriends van got egged a few weeks back. on 35th and Thistle. i didn’t know there was an egging epidemic going on, so thanks for the update. he took it personally. maybe everyone does, eh?

    Comment by Stephanie — 5:26 pm March 22, 2010 #

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