Before we get to two West Seattle Crime Watch reports – a quick note about a sizable police response in Arbor Heights this afternoon, near 34th/102nd: What started as an “assault with weapons/aid” call on the 911 log was a fight between relatives, police told us at the scene. While one person suffered minor injuries, they said, no one needed to go to the hospital, and they were not expecting to arrest anyone involved. Now, to two reports out of the WSB inbox today – both involving car crime, including a prowling incident whose victim is a bit puzzled:
First, a short note from Kyle:
I wanted to alert the community that my driver side wheels and tires were stolen off of my Toyota Prius on 45th Ave between Charleston and Andover last night.
Second, from Stephanie:
I live on 39th between Stevens and Olga and went out to my car this morning around 10 to find my door partially closed, with a t-shirt I had had inside the car on the ground by the curb. I opened the door to find all of my stuff had been gone through. First, I tried to figure out how they got into my car, because I always lock my car and if I don’t, it does it automatically a few minutes after closing the door and taking the keys out of it. But, there was no damage anywhere else to the car or the lock mechanism or anything of the sort.
Next I started looking through things to determine what was missing. They left a debit card, probably 50+ CDs, an iPod shuffle, my subwoofer, and a lot of other random things. The only things I could see that were missing were a bag that was full of quarters and other change, and also my Columbia fleece. However, when I talked to my neighbor, we started looking around and found it thrown nearby in the bushes. Who leaves a debit card and an iPod though?! Anyway, I parked my car in front of my house around 7 pm and went out again around 9 pm, and then not again until 10 am today. So, anyway, I just wanted to alert the neighborhood to watch out for a very weird thief!