West Seattle Crime Watch: Suspicious stranger; bike theft; more

July 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

Two notes in West Seattle Crime Watch today – but first, two notes from nearby communities: Our partner site White Center Now is covering the WC raid that is reported to be linked to a federal sweep today regarding illegal cigarettes. The story’s here. Also, police are asking for help with solving a South Park hit-and-run – details here. Meantime, in West Seattle, we’ve been asked to alert the wider community to an alert that the Arbor Heights Swim & Tennis Club has reported to police about a suspicious stranger, a man reportedly seen hanging around by the back gate of the club three times in the past week (110th/32nd), white, long dark hair, in his 40s, associated with a red Chevrolet Silverado truck, plates have changed (one number given to police turned out to have expired 10 years ago).

Second note: Tom reports his blue Santa Cruz mountain bike was stolen from his garage at California/Raymond on Sunday or Monday, “an older full-suspension model with curved handle bars (not the typical straight handle bars you see on mountain bikes) and boxy looking chain stays.” He’s filed a report, so let police know if you see it.


  1. Thank you WSB for posting these crime watches! Major creepy about the pool guy, we can all keep our eyes open for him throughout the neighborhood, as well. I’ve seen so many kids walking to pool, most in pairs.

    Comment by AHMOM — 1:34 pm July 13, 2011 #

  2. Let’s hope the creepy guy isn’t reading the blog and SPD nabs him next time he pays a visit. I find the idea of someone with falsified plates hanging around the pool to be pretty unsettling.

    Comment by JB — 3:02 pm July 13, 2011 #

  3. Someone should ck the sex-offender registry online and see if that stranger fits. There are unfortunately a lot in the area.

    Comment by justathought — 12:00 am July 14, 2011 #

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