West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglars hit Youngstown nonprofits

April 15, 2012 at 7:21 pm | In Crime, Delridge, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Management at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in North Delridge says this has never happened before – and they hope you can help make sure it doesn’t happen again:

Hello Neighbors – I am sad to say that your neighborhood Cultural Arts Center, Youngstown, has been the victim of two break ins in the last week. The SW Precinct officers have responded to our calls quickly and dusted for fingerprints while taking our statements.

Youngstown is the home to several well known and respected non-profit organizations, two of them, Power of Hope and Nature Consortium, both have been broken into this week.

In the six years since Youngstown opened we have not experienced anything like this. As anyone who has been a victim themselves understands, our sense of security has been shaken.

We suspect that these break-ins have happened between midnight and 5 am. If anyone living or working in the neighborhood noticed anything out of the ordinary recently, especially the nights the break-ins occurred (Monday night into Tuesday morning and/or Friday night into Saturday morning) please report it to the SW Precinct immediately.

Thank you.

Margaret Way, DNDA @ Youngstown

And if you see anything suspicious *in progress* – there or elsewhere – call 911.

7 Comments

  1. I am so sorry to hear that this has happened. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I hope it was not an inside job by one of the people or juveniles being assisted or helped by the various non profits working out of Youngstown.

    Comment by Lost In Space — 10:44 pm April 15, 2012 #

  2. It seems to be going around. The Arboretum at South has been hit with vandalism in the past few weeks and a week an a half ago they did quite extensive damage to wooden signs, benches, etc. the Chinese Garden has also been tagged (with permanent marker, thankfully). hopefully they’ll catch them an it will turn out to be the same group.

    Comment by AmyC — 11:52 pm April 15, 2012 #

  3. Is there anything that is needed by the non-profit affected to ease the loss?

    Comment by homesweethome — 7:04 am April 16, 2012 #

  4. Hi Homesweethome.

    I am sure that both of the non profits would be very appreciative of any donations that came their way to help cover their costs to replace laptops, etc that were stolen.

    Powerofhope.org, NatureConsortium.org

    Thanks for asking.

    Margaret Way, DNDA @ Youngstown

    Comment by Margaret Way — 11:23 am April 16, 2012 #

  5. Quick correction, Nature Consortium’s website is actually naturec.org.

    Comment by eaj6 — 1:21 pm April 16, 2012 #

  6. The delridge P patch has been vandalized twice this week :( Hopefully they have moved on.

    Comment by angela — 3:07 pm April 16, 2012 #

  7. Just to remind people, there are 36 units of housing above Youngstown. With kids and spouses, you’re talking 50 people (not sure what the current total is). I find a theft from underneath that many people to be fairly brazen. I’m often out at all hours walking my cat, and I know people are often getting back at 2 and 3 am. Seems pretty risky to even try that.

    Comment by Ian Page-Echols — 7:59 pm April 17, 2012 #

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