Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch, one about a burglary this past weekend, one about a break-in attempt last week while residents were home – read on (added 9:55 am, gas siphoning interrupted in progress):
I’m writing in about a theft that has happened at our house (Saturday) night between the hours of 11 PM and 2 AM (in the 7700 block of) 38th Avenue SW, right off of 35th and the Chevron gas station.
Our shed was was broken into, with tools totaling around $500 stolen including. 2 grass trimmers, a drill, 3 hammers, and a solar-powered radio.
Our neighbors noticed a Jeep that was suspiciously parked in our narrow alleyway prior to the theft.
We have notified our local police station and neighbors on the block regarding the theft and hope that everyone else on Gatewood Hill keeps an eye out for prowlers too.
From North Admiral:
Last Monday night, someone broke into our home in N. Admiral by throwing a rock through our basement bedroom window. The burglars first attempted to come in the back-door and then the front-door and finally, after failed attempts, they threw a large rock through the window. Luckily, they were scared off when lights went on in our home. Surprisingly, this didn’t take place in the middle of the night but instead at 9:45 p.m.
The police were called but there has been no follow-up since that night.
Needless to say, this has left our family feeling uneasy and our neighbors on high-alert.
Additionally, our truck was broken-into in front of our home several months ago. Luckily, in both cases, no one was hurt and nothing of value was stolen.
Please keep a look out for anything suspicious in your neighborhood!
ADDED 9:55 AM: Just received from Lori:
A man wearing camouflage pants and jacket broke into our van, parked in the alley, and siphoned out about a ½ tank of gasoline. My husband encountered the man at about 5:40 am on Tuesday, November 25th – when my husband opened the back door to leave, the air was filled with the smell of gas. He went out to the alley and found the man at our van. The man swore at my husband, grabbed his can and hose and ran north up the alley to his old-model Ford truck. He turned to my husband and pointed what appeared to be a gun at him, then left. We reported it to the police.
We live in the 5900 block of 35th Ave SW.