Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports – including one with a warning/reminder (and not just the ones you think you’ve heard a million times before). Read on for all three, as reported by those who were hit:
First, the home burglary, reported by Stephanie:
I live near the intersection of 100th and California (just up the hill from the Fauntleroy ferry dock), and I wanted to report that my home was broken into yesterday.
I usually work from home, but I went into the office yesterday and was gone between the hours of 8:30am and 3pm. They very obviously broke in through the front door and seemed to have quickly gone through the house taking small electronics (iPod, laptops, etc) and jewelry. Our dog was in the back yard the whole time and none of our neighbors saw or heard anything unusual.
I wanted to give a heads up to neighbors. Please secure your houses and your personal belongings. And please, please back up your files. I’m in grad school and conveniently enough it’s finals week and I literally lost all of my final papers and projects that are due this weekend. Not to mention all of my personal electronic files, writing, pictures, music, etc. So please remember to back those things up and to keep a close eye on your neighborhoods.
Angry and Frustrated in Arbor Heights (and dreading recreating final papers),
Now, the car theft, reported Tuesday by “Pissed on 63rd“:
My car was broken into early this morning (3 Aug). I don’t like to say ‘my car was prowled’ because it was not ‘prowled’ – it was ‘broken’ into and I was stolen from!! According to my neighbors, it was around 5 a.m. when my car alarm went off; one neighbor got out of bed and looked over the balcony but saw no one. I had a (many times dropped) Sony cybershot camera stolen. I am so pissed off…not only did I have my stuff stolen but now I have to waste my time, money, and energy to get the car handle repaired. Yeaaaa…I get to climb into the passenger side door and hop over the hump to drive my car. That seems fair so some douche can jack my stuff for his drug/joy habit. Seems to me if a robber could get up at 5 a.m. to rob me then he/she could get up and get a job and buy their own things and leave my and everybody else’s stuff alone. …
Please sign me, Pissed on 63rd.
And a quick report from David about a bicycle stolen near Schmitz Park last weekend:
Near Charlestown and 55th, stolen off back of locking car rack
2009 Jamis Quest Femme 48cm. Serial # WE0H00355. Color is black and white w/rear rack Reported to police
Thanks for continuing to share crime reports – while the city now is sharing more same-day information about crime reports, it’s just the type and vicinity, and details still take days to turn up in the publicly accessible online-report system.