This West Seattle Crime Watch reader report carries a warning that sadly needs to be repeated this time of year. From Kaela:
Just want to let people know that a package was stolen from my doorstep this afternoon, so be careful sending/receiving gifts and keep an eye out for your neighbors. I live in a townhouse on California just south of Morgan Junction. While I was at work, my neighbor saw a car with three women in it following a UPS truck. After the UPS driver dropped off my package, my neighbor saw a woman get out of the car, grab the package, and drive off, so called the police. The police found the car, which was apparently stolen, just down the street at the Subway across the street from Thriftway.
There was just one woman in the car, the other two were gone.
The policeman said my package full of wrapped Christmas presents was torn through and the car was so full of junk they couldn’t tell what had been in my package or not, so he had me call my Aunt who sent the presents to report what was in it to identify the evidence. I can eventually get the presents, but for now they have to be processed as evidence. Not sure what will happen to the woman they found in the car. The policeman said this is a huge problem this year in West Seattle and there have been a lot of these reports lately, much more so than last holiday season. I saw a segment on the news just last week about thieves following delivery trucks. Thank you to watchful neighbors and diligent police.