Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports – a man attacked while walking home explains how he scared off his attackers (and declares his defiance); plus, a burglary and a car break-in, ahead:
On the night of Saturday, April 9th at approximatly 9:50pm, I was walking home, west on Holden St, after work headed toward 35th Ave. SW. As I approached the area of 32nd and Holden [map], I saw a group of 6 teenagers walking toward me on my side of the street. When I was walking by them, one of the younger males punched me in my face nearly knocking me to the ground. The rest of the group laughed as another kicked me in the stomach. As I tried to get away, I turned away from them and pulled out my pocket knife, which made them turn the other way.
I reported the incident to the police after I had walked the rest of the way home. An officer arrived at my house shortly after to record the few details I could give them, which were minimal. I just wanted to get the word out for everyone to be on watch. I walk that route frequently at all times of day and see many people walking their dogs or running in that area. I refuse to let this type of behavior stand in the community I love so very much.
A home in our neighborhood was hit on Thursday afternoon. The next-door neighbor reported seeing a small Asian man with a mask and gloves pounding on the door of the home that was hit. He went out to confront the man but he had slipped over the back fence. We’re not sure what the sequence of events was, but when the residents came home that late afternoon, they found that a computer and big screen TV had been taken. We’re located on 26th Avenue SW between Nevada and Adams [map].
And from Ken:
I am just e-mailing to report a car break-in at my In Laws’ house in North Admiral (45th & Massachusetts [map]). The window was broken and a GPS device was stolen.
One more note: If you haven’t taken the city’s Public Safety Survey yet, it’s still open – with questions about your neighborhood as well as your views of SPD. The survey starts here.