West Seattle Crime Watch: 1 car gone, another car found

March 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

First, the stolen-car report: James says his car was parked at 35th/Holly last night between 10:30 and midnight, when somebody stole it. It’s a 4-cylinder, 4-door white 1997 Honda Accord with a Thule roof rack, “and it’s been lowered,” he adds. He drives it to deliver pizza; it was locked and has an alarm, he says, but somebody made off with it anyway. Call police if you see it.

Now, the found car – you might recall Devin‘s report about two weeks ago – now, it’s been found:

With the help of the Seattle and Tacoma Police, our stolen Acura was found and recovered in Tacoma. There was some minor damage to the steering column (from hotwiring) and the radio and vehicle contents were removed. We were able to get it repaired and the car is back in West Seattle.

Crime-prevention note: We’re just back from a big-turnout West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network meeting at the precinct, featuring a presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – things to do in and around your home to make it more crime-resistant. We’ll have the story up in the 10 pm hour.


  1. sorry to hear about the stolen cars….glad Devin got his back. Mine’s been gone for 3 months now. I never imagined that someone would want an old ’96 Saturn :( Abandoned somewhere , I’m sure.

    Comment by JanS — 9:39 pm March 22, 2011 #

  2. I had a car come back to me two years later so there is hope. It was also found in the Lakewood/Tacoma area. The real drag is I had the “privilege” of paying for the impound/repair fees. I never feel sorry for car thieves…. Every time I heard about a thief meeting his maker in a stolen car, I would hope it was my car getting even…

    Comment by Eric — 6:52 am March 23, 2011 #

  3. Time to set up a sting in W. Seattle. You know, where the car dies and the doors lock, and a siren blares.

    Comment by John Q Lincoln — 11:45 am March 23, 2011 #

  4. So, you get a case number.. then wait to hear? Usually found vehicles are recovered in the first 48hrs. and that is soon. Does anybody know any additional steps to take?

    The Honda has/had a black roof rack. Any other identifying markers? I am concerned for you.

    Comment by Tim — 6:39 pm March 23, 2011 #

  5. the car also has a front corner light falling out. it has a large crack in the windshield. It has golden (H) emblems.

    Comment by james — 7:28 pm March 23, 2011 #

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