West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglaries in Genesee, Junction

March 9, 2011 at 5:35 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

Just out of the WSB inbox, from Peter:

Just a heads-up, our house was burglarized sometime between 12:30-3 this afternoon. We live on 38th between Oregon and Genesee [map]. They went through all of the drawers in the bedroom/bathroom and they took two TVs, Nintendo DSI, and jewelry. They kicked in the backdoor and we think they went out through the front door (it was unlocked when my wife came home). Leaving out the front seems pretty risky on their part, since we live on a fairly busy street.

Checking the city map for 911 calls in the past day and a half (there’s a significant lag, so, for example, Peter’s break-in isn’t on the map yet), other West Seattle residential burglaries reported in that time period include two last night – one in the 4700 block of 36th SW and one in the 9200 block of 8th SW.

ADDED 9:18 PM: Also got word of a Junction-area burglary this afternoon, from Steve:

It looks like someone was busy this afternoon. Our house located on 48th Ave and Edmunds was also burglarized. Like Peter’s house they kicked in the back door and went through all the drawers in our bedroom and bathroom. As far as we can tell they only took a laptop computer.


  1. Sorry to hear about that. Having just experienced it I can feel your pain. I really don’t want to leave the house unattended.

    Comment by Mark — 5:45 pm March 9, 2011 #

  2. oops, it looks like the 911 call map link is actually a link to NOAA.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 6:55 pm March 9, 2011 #

  3. thanks, bridge – will fix! we copy and paste so many links on any given day/night, once in a while one gets “stuck” cause we didn’t hit some key hard enough … oops.

    Comment by WSB — 7:07 pm March 9, 2011 #

  4. no worries! thanks for the quick fix!

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 10:36 pm March 9, 2011 #

  5. Did any of the victims here have a supposed college painter come by their home recently? We were visited last Sunday by a young blond guy claiming to be a UW student, despite our “No Solicitors” sign. He seemed somewhat legitimate, which I understand is entirely the objective. Perhaps they are trying to peer into homes and see what might be available for the taking.

    Comment by Kevin — 9:19 am March 10, 2011 #

  6. Too close to home for me…did anyone have home alarm systems (on)? Wondering if it worth investing in….

    Comment by RJB — 9:21 am March 10, 2011 #

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