West Seattle Crime Watch: Car, package thefts reported

June 16, 2011 at 4:13 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

(5:08 PM UPDATE: The car’s owner just heard from SPD – their car’s been found)
This afternoon’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup has two theft reports – a car (whose owner hopes you can help find it) and a package. Details after the jump:

First, from P:

My 1991 Honda Civic Wagon (light-blue, square shaped little wagon) was stolen from in front of my house, early Thursday morning June 16 (or possibly in late night of June 15). All windows up, and locked. The license plate number is 072 TJV. Location is Admiral district near PCC Co-op.

Any information, please call 911 (I have filed a police report), and I would deeply appreciate it if you could also alert me at telephone # 206 222-5800, and leave a message, Please do not hesitate to call me for any information whatsoever, even if you think it small or iffy. I am very grateful.

And from Gretchen:

Another package theft to report. Grrr. Stolen off our front porch yesterday. Showed as delivering at 12:45. I had a visitor at 1:15, so they were quick. It was UPS delivery, Amazon box. At least I know Amazon will send it again and wasn’t anything major, but so frustrating, especially when I was home and even within sight of the front window. 17th and Thistle.

6 Comments

  1. Gretchen, I’m sorry to hear about that…What I did to remedy that is I when I order online, I make sure to have a note on the front door to deliver package to the back. I take the note off front door once I receive package. Just an idea, I hate to say it, but in order to beat a thief, you must think like one, avoid the obvious if possible. Again, I sympathize with your frustration. Amazon would leave stuff at my front door all the time.
    Tony

    Comment by Tony — 7:04 pm June 16, 2011 #

  2. Thanks Tony. Not anything of value…a toddler bowl! And Amazon was quick to redeliver. It’s just the frustration factor. Was thinking about the note thing today actually. UPS often doesn’t even knock, just throws the package on the porch.

    It’s all put into perspective when our theft report follows that of a person’s car. We had our tires stolen off our Honda last year, and that was traumatic enough. I’m really sorry for you, P, that you’re having to deal with this. I’ll keep an eye out for your car. Good luck!

    Comment by ghar72 — 10:05 pm June 16, 2011 #

  3. I had an Amazon package stolen last week and Amazon overnighted me a replacement.

    However, the Ontrac guy who delivered it, contacted me to write a narrative of what happened (I had a police case number, etc as a neighbor found the empty box when he was out walking his dog) for him to give to his boss.

    I felt sorry for the guy, he seemed genuinely concerned for his job. In my case, it was a crime of opportunity and I have given directions on where to put packages in the future.

    Comment by Magpie — 6:05 am June 17, 2011 #

  4. Gretchen, I live in your area and feel your pain as my car was stolen in March! FYI, you can set up text alerts (to your phone) on delivery for Amazon packages so you know exactly when they have been delivered.

    Comment by Julia — 11:17 am June 17, 2011 #

  5. Package taken from home near 37th Ave SW & Hanford between 7:30-9:00 pm last night after UPS dropped off at front door. Very visible from the road and it was daylight when someone took it! Package contained clothing and when it was returned the next morning it was broken into but all of the contents were there. Pretty brave to steal the box when it’s light out!

    Comment by A — 1:12 pm June 17, 2011 #

  6. I received my alert from Amazon about a half hour after package was delivered and it had already been stolen. That’s when I first suspected that it was stolen by the kids who knocked on my door a few minutes earlier were the culprits. Then they dumped the box…I’m only a few blocks from 37th and Hanford.

    Comment by Magpie — 2:14 pm June 17, 2011 #

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