A car theft, two burglaries, and a car break-in are among the West Seattle Crime Watch reports that have come in over the past day/night – so here’s a longer-than-usual roundup.
Jeffrey reports a car theft:
My car was stolen Monday evening from the Admiral District. It’s a 2005 white Toyota Landcruiser, license plate # 208SWW. If anyone sees this vehicle I would appreciate an email at email@example.com, or a phone call to 206-390-5919.
Mykscott reports a burglary:
We had 2 young women in our neighborhood (8/25) at approx. 11:30 am near Stevens and 37th Ave who knocked on doors asking for water and also talked to neighbors outside. When the women came up to my neighbor’s house while she was gone running errands and had left a window open they contacted two men who joined them and they boosted one another up to the opened window and let the others inside through a side door. They stole a computer and camera equipment in broad daylight. Some neighbors noticed them and assumed they were talking with my neighbor while the burglary was in progress as they were talking to one of the others from the outside deck. The police were called and they took a report. One of the homes they requested to get a drink of water from was an old man who wouldn’t open the door. Other neighbors went on with their daily business as this suspicious activity was going on. The suspects were 2 men and 2 women in their late teens to early twenties and were African-American. They case homes that have open windows and with no activity.
No way to tell if it’s related, but a resident who lives near 41st and Holgate had e-mailed to mention an incident on Wednesday in which he saw 4 African-American women who he hadn’t seen in the neighborhood, “sort of just walking around checking stuff out.” His neighbor got home while they were still standing in front of the neighbor’s house, and he heard them ask the neighbor for some water for their possibly overheated car; he says they “messed around near their truck for a minute or two,” then got into it and drove away on Holgate toward 41st. Then on Thursday, he said his wife spotted the same vehicle “cruising the neighborhood again.” He described it as a red Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon type vehicle “with red rims in the shape of like an iron cross, driven by a woman “with red hair extensions, age probably 25-30” and two or three younger females with her.
One other home burglary reported, from the other side of West Seattle, northeast Arbor Heights, by someone who wanted to remain anonymous:
Just wanted to give a heads up about a home break-in today – my house was broken into during mid-day (Thursday). They worked hard to bust the door in, finally breaking the door jam. They ransacked the house (looking for something?), but left the flatscreen tv and stereo, and took a bunch of stuff that won’t make them much money but was personally valuable (old model laptop, iPod, camera, etc).
Finally – Jason‘s car was broken into in front of his house near 40th/Charlestown and “the thief ran off with my golf clubs (a full set of Cleveland Irons, Wedges, Woods, Driver, Putter, & red and black Nickent golf bag). … I am offering a $100 reward for anyone who can provide details about the whereabouts of my golf clubs, so if anyone saw a person running down Charlestown or 40th with a golf bag on their back please let me know. – firstname.lastname@example.org”