West Seattle Crime Watch: Car crimes; robbery victim’s interview

September 21, 2010 at 11:10 am | In Arbor Heights, Crime, Highland Park, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning. First, Howard in North Admiral is asking that you be on the lookout for his stolen car, a graphite-gray 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R (which would look like this), license plate starting with AAV, taken from outside his home in the 3700 block of SW Grayson (map) late last night or early today. He believes another car nearby was prowled at the same time; call police (206-625-5011) if you have any information. Also, via Facebook, Regan reports a car prowl at 112th & Marine View Drive (map), with some items from the car “found down the street.”

(added 11:52 am) Shortly after we published this, we received another note about car prowls, and it makes more sense to add it here than to publish a separate item: Someone smashed the window of Brian’s 2008 Chevy Avalanche overnight, in the 7100 block of Wright (map), north of Lincoln Park. He shared the photo shown at right. The truck was ransacked, with a Bluetooth headset the only item missing. Brian says the same thing happened overnight to a neighbor’s vehicle, and that there have been several other car break-ins in their neighborhood recently.

(back to original 11:10 am report) Also: A West Seattle crime survivor is telling her story: The 68-year-old woman targeted in a “home invasion” robbery in Highland Park on August 26th talked with KING 5, which aired her story last night, after the two suspects’ arraignment:

As the KING report notes, the two suspects, 37-year-old George Augustine, Jr., and 45-year-old Sean Oie, pleaded not guilty. We reported the filing of charges on September 7th, following our story a few days earlier with the lengthy narrative of how police say it happened.

Reminder: West Seattle Crime Prevention Council tonight, 7 pm, Southwest Precinct (map).

5 Comments

  1. damn kids

    Comment by W.S. Mavrick — 3:15 pm September 21, 2010 #

  2. In my opinion I think alot of the crimes in the neigborhoods around lincon park are due to the large homeless population living in the park, they have a dark shelter that most would not enter into at night to chase or look for these guys.

    Comment by Silly Goose — 3:31 pm September 21, 2010 #

  3. The Subaru is the second car I’ve read about here in a few months (the last was a Mini Cooper) that has among its standard equipment an engine immobilizer. The engine should refuse to start without the car’s original, chipped key. I wonder…are these thieves stealing the keys to the car? Are they using some kind of hacked key for these models? I always thought those kinds of engine kill switches were an effective deterrent.

    Comment by cjboffoli — 7:50 am September 22, 2010 #

  4. I don’t know the details, but I imagine as with anything else the security measures are only in place to keep honest people honest. If someone wants something bad enough, they will get it one way or another.

    Comment by Jeff — 9:04 am September 22, 2010 #

  5. I live on the 8800 block of 34th Ave SW and my house was broken into on Friday the 17th between 8am and noon. Looks like they tried to get in through the sliding glass door, gave up and smashed in my back door. The deadbolt held up but the hinges didn’t. Lesson learned, use 3″ screws on the hinges so they sink into a stud. Better yet invest in something like this http://www.armorconcepts.com/.

    Comment by ctizz — 7:34 pm September 22, 2010 #

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