West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 car-crime reports, with 2 arrests

August 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Several notes this afternoon. First, we finally have some official police information on an incident at the Shell station in the 5400 block of Delridge about this time Sunday. (Thanks to Patrick Baer, who also provided the photo, and to Lawrence, for the tips about this.) Seattle Police media-unit Det. Mark Jamieson confirms that the incident involved police spotting a stolen truck (it was a Toyota Tundra, according to Lawrence). Four people were inside. Two were arrested and booked into jail – investigation of auto theft and an outstanding warrant, according to Det. Jamieson, who says the other two were released. The truck’s owner came to the scene, too. Note: This was first reported to us as an incident involving police “with guns drawn.” That is standard procedure if a vehicle is being stopped for a potential felony (car theft qualifies) – so if you happen to see that startling sight, know that just might be the circumstance. (And let us know – 206-293-6302.)

Speaking of auto theft, here’s a report sent today by J:

Just discovered my car missing and presumed stolen from my off-street driveway (Genesee area near Schmitz school). Report has been filed with police.

Asking folks to keep an eye out for and report to police sighting of:
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
blue, 4 door, 5th door hatchback with spoiler
“Uff Da” frame around license plates

And today’s third note (so far), Gregor reported a string of car break-ins in Arbor Heights Friday night/Saturday morning (he was among the victims) – including some windows broken on locked cars, in the area of 36th/108th (map), and possibly beyond.

2 Comments

  1. Word of Wisdom!! Go and purchase a “car club” for your car. This might make them think twice before messing with your vehicle.

    Some Car Prowlers are equipt with shaved keys to unlock your car and start it.

    i’m just saying…

    Comment by Luke — 2:46 pm August 1, 2011 #

  2. Good words of wisdom! Im pretty sure the shaved key is how they stole my car in May- no damage to lock or ignition. And I now have a club!!

    Comment by Amber — 8:42 pm August 1, 2011 #

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