Reader reports: Triangle car theft; Arbor Heights suspicions

December 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | In Arbor Heights, Crime, Safety, Triangle, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Two reader reports to share tonight – first, a stolen car resembling the one in the photo sent by Rob, who hopes his car will be found:

Stolen from my driveway near 37th and Alaska on Tuesday (12/27/2011) between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

The car is a 1998 Subaru Legacy GT Sedan (not the ubiquitous wagon). It is a lovely dark-green color with some minor dents in the right-rear corner. It has Washington truck plates (so the license# begins with an “A” and ends with an “F”). It has a distinctive hood vent and a tasteful rear spoiler, as you can almost see in (the) photo. I have filed a report with the police.

Second, A shares the story of a car whose driver was taking an odd path early today:

Approximately 0530 Wednesday morning, my partner noticed a white Nissan with license plate number 200-Z(xx) pulling in and out of driveways along 35th avenue SW before the turn onto Marine View Drive SW. After being noticed, the car then drove back up 35th to 106th and made a right heading towards White Center. Police were notified, please be on the lookout and report further suspicious behavior.

7 Comments

  1. Subaru found by a neighbor in North Admiral. Police on site and reunion with owner in progress!

    Comment by Irukandji — 9:33 am December 29, 2011 #

  2. Excellent.

    Comment by Bianca — 9:47 am December 29, 2011 #

  3. Yay, we love happy endings.

    Comment by WSB — 11:27 am December 29, 2011 #

  4. A “tasteful rear spoiler”, eh? Something oxymoron-ish about that :)

    Glad you got it back.

    Comment by onceachef — 11:29 am December 29, 2011 #

  5. Am adding a photo sent by the finders. Thanks again to everyone keeping an eye out in their neighborhood for something unusual. This would have been maybe two miles from where the car was stolen, and that often happens, police tell us – the car’s driven a short distance and then abandoned, maybe even “swapped out” as another one gets stolen … TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:00 pm December 29, 2011 #

  6. I am the owner and have recovered the car! Thanks to the finder for reporting it. Apparently, they saw the SPD twitter post and recognized my car.
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    The ignition has been tampered with, but still works. There are a few missing items from the trunk and the “check engine” light is on. Other than that, it seems to be in good shape!
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    Thanks for your concern, everyone!!

    Comment by goinoutwest — 5:15 pm December 29, 2011 #

  7. I live in Arbor Heights on 35th. The white Nissan sounds like the person who delivers our newspaper.

    Comment by Paul — 6:27 pm December 30, 2011 #

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