Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight: Two reports of multiple burglaries in individual neighborhoods, and one report of vandalism along a block of businesses in Morgan Junction – read on:
First, Nicole from Chill Massage Therapy and Modern Apothecary on the south end of Morgan Junction reports that:
…two men (according to police), went on a bit of a vandalism spree last night and smashed every larger potted plant outside the businesses from Caffe Ladro to Chill, including Stella Ruffington’s, and according to a neighbor, they hit a nearby residential street as well.
About a mile directly south and uphill, on the southwest end of Gatewood, Katie reports:
On Northrup (between Thistle & Southern), several houses reported having young people (20’s) knocking on their door (daytime & night too). If the homeowner answers the door, the person either asks directions how to get to The Junction or says they’re having a problem with their car. If no one answers the door then they immediately go to the back of the house and gain entry. Our neighborhood watch captain has sent us 5 reports of this happening in the last month and the most recent being a few days ago, so this crew is dedicated to working this area, particularly if the street appears to be quiet with not much traffic (cul-de-sacs, etc). Several police reports have been filed but the getaway car license plates reported are always stolen, so no good leads so far. The young folks have been a woman, white male, 2 Hispanic males (I think). The latest area they have been focusing on is the cul-de-sac down on Southern in the curve on the way to Lincoln Park.
And back to the north, this is from Paul:
Just wanted to send you a note that on Sept. 28th , at least three houses were hit (including mine) between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. My house (5000 block of 35th Ave SW right near Camp Long), my neighbor to the south, and a house one block west (36th) were broken into. Speaking for my house in particular, they broke a daylight basement window and entered. They were in the house for a long period of time having time to go through every cabinet and drawer. They seemed to be looking for things like Jewelry, cash and specific electronics. I’m reluctant to report what was stolen from my house, but I did hear from one of the officers that one neighbor had a 46″ flatscreen taken. I still have an old-tube type tv, they didn’t take that.