From Emily tonight:
Hi, We live at 31st and Trenton and left our car unlocked for a mere 1/2 hour at 6 pm and my husbands iPod and change, etc was stolen from the glove box. Pretty scary, considering we were just running in for a second and someone capitalized on it.
I am reporting a car prowl and theft from 1/13/11. I have filed an online police report. The incident occurred on Glenn Way SW outside the Olympic View Apt, my residence. My personal vehicle 2000 Honda Civic was broken into sometime after 930 pm. Stolen from the vehicle was the in-dash Panasonic cd player, multiple car charging accessories, personal briefcase containing multiple personal effects.
And from Connie:
My son-in-law’s truck was broken into (Wednesday) night, neighborhood of 35th and Morgan. Another to add to the list of break-ins, in that same neighborhood.
To our knowledge nothing was taken, just papers strewn about. The disturbing part is the boldness. The truck was pulled up underneath an attached deck, close to the house.
Connie later sent an update – saying it turns out the thief/thieves did make off with an iPod and Seahawk jersey, although she notes, “Too bad for them that the player on the jersey left long ago to play for the Saints!”
And a sighting from last weekend – the tipster, who wanted to be anonymous, says the person she saw resembled someone mentioned in a Crime Watch report from December:
Blonde spiky hair, navy blue hoodie, under 6 feet tall, wearing a wallet chain and had a small tattoo on the right side of his neck, fairly slim build. Probably weighed around 160 or 170lbs.
He was wandering through our townhomes during the Seahawks game on Saturday. I happened to recall the article I read, and knew this was the same guy. As I was pulling in to park, he casually walked out of my neighbor’s walkway. The passenger in my car and I both agreed he was completely out of place.
My neighbor just moved in, but his car wasn’t out front. My suspicion is that this guy was checking locks, windows, etc. Had I put two and two together, I would have called the police earlier.
As the police often say – call whenever you see something suspicious, even if you’re not entirely sure a crime is going on. You never know … they might be looking for a suspect in an earlier case, for example. P.S. The West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets this Tuesday, 7 pm, Southwest Precinct, Delridge/Webster.