West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 prowling reports

Two West Seattle Crime Watch prowling incidents reported today – one house, one car – read on:

From an anonymous Gatewood resident, who says this prowling incident happened around 8:15 am today:

White male, mid -30s, wearing black jacket dark jeans and a dark winter style hat with stripes. Carrying a messenger style bag and an orange bag. Seen going into backyard of neighbor’s house. When asked, claimed he was looking for yard work to do. Arrived on foot. Police called and man was at another house on the same block walking around the house. Was questioned and report made then released.

From Charles in Highland Park:

Just got off the bus on 16th Ave and Thistle – saw a kid, Hispanic or Asian, 5 ft 4 or 5 inches tall, white ball cap, brown pants and shirt, running away southbound on 16th after he was attempting to steal and/or break into my neighbor’s car, possibly mine as well, as the alarm was going off. A couple of neighbors saw it as well, called 911, reported it.

Tomorrow night, by the way, is the monthly West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting – your chance to hear firsthand from police, and WS neighbors, what’s happening. 7 pm, Southwest Precinct meeting room, off SW Webster just west of Delridge Way SW.

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4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 prowling reports"

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    Jtk June 18, 2012 (6:53 pm)

    Saying ‘Gatewood’ and not giving cross streets, is like finding a needle in a haystack….

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    Erin June 19, 2012 (12:45 pm)

    Strange man trying to pick up little girls….(and me 33). Man in 40-late 50′s with fuzzy balding hair, white a little overweight and driving a blue or grey older sedan style car. This guy offered me a ride while I was waiting for the bus on 35th and avalon, I declined but he would not leave. He drove around the corner and waited. This was around noon and I ended up asking some construction workers to wait with me, and they actually ended up driving me home. a Few days later, several little girls in my apartment complex were approached by a man with a similar discription. A friend thinks this man maybe a sex offender living near her on fauntleroy. Please be aware!!!

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    a concerned parent June 19, 2012 (2:04 pm)

    Did you call the police, Erin?

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    bk June 20, 2012 (5:20 pm)

    You should get a license number from people asking strange questions…. And What area of Gatewood should we be looking for the burglary suspect?

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