West Seattle Crime Watch: Car-window ‘target practice’

A quick note came in this afternoon from someone sad to see a lot of folks cleaning up broken glass along 32nd SW. A different note a bit earlier, from David, told the tale:

Sometime Saturday night – Sunday morning, someone blew out at least four car windows with a pellet gun on 32nd Ave SW between Thistle and Barton St. [map] Vehicles weren’t rifled through, so it appears to be target practice from some malevolent passerby. I seem to remember a WSB article on similar crime in 2010 and hope spreading the word might heighten westsiders’ awareness of their street scene to ward off similar activity.

Speaking of heightened awareness – West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network meets tomorrow night, 6:30 pm, Southwest Precinct.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car-window 'target practice'"

  • JC January 24, 2011 (10:24 pm)

    That same morning (had to be after midnight), someone threw a ceramic mug at the windshield of my car parked near 34th Ave SW and Henderson. When I went outside the next morning, there were shards of the mug all over my front yard, sidewalk, and driveway – so I think it was thrown from a moving car.

    It sounds like it might be related. I encourage anyone who had their window shot out to file a report with the SPD, which can conveniently be done online.

  • Alki resident January 24, 2011 (10:46 pm)

    May karma suck for the culprits.

  • Another target January 25, 2011 (11:22 am)

    This seems to be a common practice in this neighborhood. About 2 years ago the same thing happened to my vehicle at 37th and Holden. The pellet missed my window but left a nice dent and chipped paint. When I called the police they said there was nothing they could really do about it.

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