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

January 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm | In Crime, Safety, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

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 Comments

  1. 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.

    Comment by JC — 10:24 pm January 24, 2011 #

  2. May karma suck for the culprits.

    Comment by Alki resident — 10:46 pm January 24, 2011 #

  3. 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.

    Comment by Another target — 11:22 am January 25, 2011 #

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