Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight: First, a bit of info regarding a big law-enforcement operation spotted on SW Trenton west of 35th this morning. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration were serving a warrant – as part of an “active and ongoing investigation,” and that’s all we could get anyone to say about it. Thanks to the WSB’ers who asked about it later in the morning; any time you see news, call or text us at 206-293-6302 – we usually have a better chance of getting information if we hear about operations as they happen (many things aren’t on the scanner or online logs). Meantime, two more Crime Watch notes – an “awesome neighbor” thwarts a thief, and a not-so-awesome ending to a car-theft tale – read on:
This just in from Laura:
I thought getting this out there might help anyone on our street keep watch. We had an attempted theft of our motorcycle today on Beach Drive around 61st. The culprit came by twice; the first time he just scoped out the parking lot and the bike, I guess. The second time, he came back dressed differently (more covered up and entirely in black). Our awesome neighbor came out and flashed his camera at the guy, who ran off, but not before busting off the entire ignition. He said the guy was white, in his 30s, and drove a late model, 2-door green import. We’re really lucky that he didn’t get the bike, but we wanted to alert anyone else with a bike in the area. This guy knew what he was doing and wasn’t afraid to do it in broad daylight (as it was around 6 pm when this occurred).
Finally, in case you haven’t already seen this in the WSB Forums – Four months ago, that’s where longtime WSB’er JanS reported the theft of her car. This week, she got word it had been found – well, what’s LEFT of it had been found – and she could have had what’s LEFT of it back, if she paid the fees for it having been in impound since it was found a week ago. Instead, she decided to just let them keep it. Here’s the new Forums thread.
(By the way, Jan is facing a kidney transplant and a fundraiser for her is part of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. Watch for more on that as we roll out WSCGSD highlights while sale day approaches.)