From the past few days, two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports, both crimes targeting cars:
Just wanted to let you all know that someone got inside my van and took a bunch of stuff including my sons’ homework folder (???). Van was parked behind my building (in the 5200 block of) California Ave SW.
And from Erin:
I wanted to let you know that sometime (Thursday night or Friday morning) someone attempted to siphon gas from one of our vehicles in front of our house in the 5600 block of 18th. It doesn’t appear that they got any out, as the tank was only a quarter full, but the gas cap was open and left off the tank, so it was obvious that they had attempted to steal the gas. … Curious if there have been any other reports of gas syphoning, but hoping they haven’t targeted anyone else!
The latest crime trends, by the way, will be part of the agenda, as always, at tomorrow night’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, 7 pm Tuesday in the Southwest Precinct meeting room (southwest side of the building, off Webster, west of Delridge). Guest speaker is Metro Transit Police Chief Lisa Mulligan.