West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 followups, plus a car theft

July 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 8 Comments

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this afternoon – two are followups from last night: First, we have finally tracked down what brought a large police response to North Admiral around 7 pm. Someone reported to police that a man with a gun was shooting at crows. It turned out to be a BB gun, according to SPD spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson; the BB gun was taken into evidence, but there were no arrests. Also, we checked to see if the search in Arbor Heights, which related to a stolen car, had resulted in arrests; Det. Jamieson says no. Finally, a new report this afternoon – a car theft reported by Elizabeth:

Our Toyota Highlander was stolen out of our alley driveway last night. 38th and
Dakota. Just FYI for all our West Seattle neighbors.

P.S. For stats fans – SPD announced today that June crime stats have been added to its ongoing online tallies.

8 Comments

  1. Our GPS was stolen from our car last night, and whomever did it also rummaged around in our glovebox. Nothing else taken. 38th and Genesee, so likely the same folks who stole the car :/

    Comment by Bert — 3:10 pm July 27, 2011 #

  2. Our GPS was stolen from our car last night as well on 38th between Genesee and Dakota. Luckily our car was unlocked so no vehicle damage and they didn’t take anything else that we can see except a flashlight.

    Comment by Betsy Koehler — 3:17 pm July 27, 2011 #

  3. A gang of crows is called a murder. We’ve had murder as big as 150-300 crows in our neighborhood for weeks on end. Very obnoxious but intelligent creatures. At least one study found they recognize human faces:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/science/26crow.html

    Comment by Grant — 4:24 pm July 27, 2011 #

  4. Thass right! Me n my crow buddies got an eye out for that fellow!

    Comment by 35this35mph — 6:39 pm July 27, 2011 #

  5. I knew that crow was following me

    Comment by Brandon — 8:30 am July 28, 2011 #

  6. Noise from crows can be a real bother sometimes. What I do to chase them away–and it seems to work fairly well–is to take two pieces of lumber and clap them together hard. With crows, I theorize that whoever makes the most noise wins. This makes a loud noise. The other evening there were crows a ways away across the alley in a large tree, squawking up a nuisance on and on, as they do. I had a couple old 2×2 porch railings handy, and though I was at a distance, even waving them was somewhat effective (maybe the railings looked like a rifle to them). Then a couple loud whacks and off they flew to bother someone else. Try it. It may be a good substitute for a bb gun.

    Comment by CR — 7:22 pm July 28, 2011 #

  7. Taste like chicken, hopefully he got enough for dinner before swat rolled in on a bb gun, god seattle we are intelligent! Rifles and bb guns sound just alike huh? Whoever called that one in my god you are a more than ignorant, don’t contribute to the gene pool is all my advice for ya.

    Comment by damn crows — 6:15 pm August 2, 2011 #

  8. CR- Your anti-Crow tactics are useless.
    Much like the forbidden Winnebegos who were forced off their land, never to have a place to call home, Crows are here to stay.
    Later, Dodge named a traveling from-one-spot-to-another vehicle after the proud Winnebagos.
    Like the Winnebago, Crows shall never leave.
    Two boards clapped together? Please.
    BB gun a crow is bad luck forever, laugh if you want.

    Comment by Sherman Potter — 6:14 am August 8, 2011 #

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