Two reports of car prowling early today in two West Seattle neighborhoods – read on for details:
First, an Arbor Heights resident who doesn’t want to be identified says a Honda Accord pulled up in front of a neighbor’s house around 4:45 am and two men got out “and began checking the door on every single car on the block. Police were called.” He says one of the men was back at the car when they arrived, was questioned, and apparently let go. Then at 5:20, “a car with no license plate pulled behind the suspects’ car and then took off when they spotted the police car. Police then pursued that car.” Later, he says, someone came back for the first car and drove it away. He says this all happened at 38th/104th; we will follow up with police to find out if any arrests were eventually made, but the resident wanted the story out mostly to let people in the neighborhood know that apparent car prowlers had been in the area, so “please check your vehicles to see if anything is missing.”
Further north, in Gatewood, Cheryl was the victim of a car-break-in, also this morning:
Vehicle broken into at the top of Gatewood hill this AM Want to alert neighborhood in the Gatewood hill area. Took Stereo speakers and got away when they saw lights come on inside house for work. On California Avenue. Police have been notified of the theft. Be on the lookout because this was right in front of the home.
Our occasional side note: Obviously Crime Watch reports here don’t cover all local crimes, but if something happens to you and you want to get the word out once you’ve reported it to police, to warn the neighborhood at large, you are welcome to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, as did the people who sent in these two reports.