West Seattle Crime Watch: And another car break-in…

In addition to the two car crimes noted here earlier, Derek has since sent that photo along with news of what happened to his car – in hopes his neighbors will be hereby warned: “Just wanted to connect with you and say that my car was broken into Saturday night. It happened after midnight and my passenger side window was smashed. I am on the corner of Fauntleroy and Dawson. Very frustrating and I hope everyone in the area can be aware this happened.”

If you wonder “what good does a warning do?” there are two things we can mention for starters: #1, the perennial reminder not to keep anything in your car; #2, if you hear a noise outside, especially late at night or very early, do look if you can do so safely – spotting someone in the act and calling police with as much descriptive information as you can muster might just lead to an arrest.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: And another car break-in..."

  • sam-c May 30, 2011 (7:00 am)

    as far as not leaving anything in your car, that still doesn’t do much good if someone breaks in to your car to SEE if there is anything valuable in your car. a couple months ago, in Ballard, someone smashed the entire side back window of our station wagon. a repair that cost $ 750 – what did they get ? our 2 ‘lawn chairs’ that we take to out door concerts (those folding seats that sit flat on the ground to basically give you a backrest). are those valuables left in cars ? idk, but sometimes people will break into your car no matter what is in there.

  • Just sayin May 30, 2011 (8:12 am)

    We live up the street of dawson and fauntleroy and have had our car broken into several times. One trick we learned….keep nothing in your car and keep it unlocked..sounds goofy but at least i dont have broken windows to contend with..just sayin..And thanks for keep in us posted of whats happening in our neighborhood.

  • rmp May 30, 2011 (10:55 am)

    My brothers vehicle was stolen sat. night … it was found next day in Burien … pretty beaten up inside. I don’t know how they do it! It can be parked right next to your bedroom window and they can get it out and gone before you know it!!! Hope they get caught and put away!

  • Tiff May 31, 2011 (9:34 am)

    I live at Fauntleroy & Edmonds. All last summer there was a string of busted windows. There is a group of teenagers, a tall girl seems to lead the pack, that are doing this. We called the cops summer but they just run away.

  • Jahoet May 31, 2011 (12:19 pm)

    We also got our car broken into Saturday night. We must have accidentally left it unlocked because there was no sign of forced entry but the glove compartment and console were left open. We live on Admiral and Stevens right by Schmitz park. It’s high traffic area for kids to walk by on the way to the park, up to no good. We didn’t have anything to steal so nothing appears to be missing (we don’t leave anything valuable in the car), but still unnerving.

  • A Wise Woman June 8, 2011 (4:30 am)

    I used to live on Brace Point Drive, where we were hit (vandalized & property loss) and our neighbors too several times. And there are constant car prowls occurring in that area. The usual suspects do lots of window damage to gain even the littlest things like cell phone cords or change or anything pawnable or recycable.
    Usually the “breaking glass” noise is muffled by the traffic noises going by or the thieves use a quiet glass breaking instrument. The tempered glass doesn’t make much sound especially if tinted windows.
    Pros even cut your alarm but alarms do help if they have a back up or secondary wire harness-ground connection thingy or a remote on key chain warning you. It seems that the pros are never caught and popular in West Seattle and Ballard also.
    I believe that in West Seattle it seems like the car prowls continue and are always in a particular area one night and another select area the next night, if you look at the addresses by block when matched to occurred dates.
    I have always presumably thought that they come or leave by ferry going undetected. It seems to connect the dots by prowls from ferry or to ferry or to local escape – Roxbury or West Seattle Bridge – common planning or routing.
    If up late at night and something sounds funny or looks funny – don’t be afraid to look out or check it out or report it or record it. License Plate, car type, color, etc.

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