Four reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight – starting with Ryan‘s stolen car:
My 1997 Subaru Impreza 4 Dr. white with black trim was stolen from 41st and SW College at approximately 3AM January 31st. License #085-ZOS. The car has a npr and NW native art orca sticker on the back of the car. A police report has been filed.
Three more reports – a bride-to-be’s car break-in, doorstep grocery theft, and suspected car prowlers to LISTEN for – ahead:
As a bride-to-be, days away from her wedding, Kelly has enough to do without dealing with this:
I would like to report a car break-in on the 9900 block of 33rd Ave SW. My fiancé and I were woken up by the sound of a car alarm at 1 am this morning and when he went outside to check it out he did not see any suspicious activity. When I woke up and got to my car to go to the gym, the whole driver’s side window was broken out. It looks like the thief (or thieves) got scared away because they rummaged through the console but it looks like that’s about as far as they got, and they did not take anything. A reminder to not leave ANYTHING in your car – I had a jacket, car charger and a Joann Fabrics bag – much more than I usually have out – so I assume they thought I had something of value. This is particularly irritating because we’re getting married next weekend, and replacing a window is not cheap!
Tonight, we received this from Amanda:
Just wanted to give a heads up to other West Seattle residents. I get my food from AmazonFresh on a regular basis and today my groceries were stolen. My coolers and 3 bags were delivered at 4:20 am and when my boyfriend went out to bring them in shortly after 6 am the only item left was the cooler. When I contacted AmazonFresh it seemed like this was a regular occurrence, they were great and replaced my groceries by tonight! My door is tucked away from the road and not visible from the street, so I am guessing either someone was following the delivery truck or happened upon the delivery and snagged them while myself and my neighbors were sleeping. I live on the 5200 block of Delridge Way SW.
And from Aaron:
Just wanted to pass along this info about a incident here in W.S. over the weekend. A white van with very squeaky brakes came through our neighborhood about 3am early Sunday morning twice, we noticed it because of the loud brakes and did not recognize it as belonging to anyone in our neighborhood. They first drove through as if lost. The second time they came through we watched them thinking it was suspicious but we lost sight of them and did not see them exit the neighborhood. In the morning we found out a few vehicles in our neighborhood had been broken into, windows smashed and items stolen. We know it was around the same time as when the van was present because one neighbor was awoken by his car alarm at approx. 3 a.m.
Please be on the lookout, you can’t miss the sound of the brakes, it’s very high-pitched.
P.S. We also just noticed this – a car-vandalism spree early today has been reported by Beach Drive Blog.