Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this evening. First, a burglary today at Melissa‘s home:
At around 2 PM this afternoon our house at 36th AVE SW and Cloverdale was broken into. Our window at the side of our house was lifted and then shattered. The intruders had gloves on; when the officer dusted for prints there were only prints from gloves and the officer suspects there were at least two intruders based on his findings. Luckily for us as soon as they set off our motion detector off the alarm sounded and they left our house through our front door, leaving it wide open. The police did respond within 30 minutes. I am not sure what more we can do to protect our home short of getting a guard dog; we have an alarm, an alarm sign in the front of the house that is clearly visible and a smaller dog. Please be on the lookout for suspicious activity or those that don’t belong in our neighborhood and call the police if you do see or suspect something.
About half a mile away, in the 30th/Cloverdale open space, Amy and her two boys were enjoying a picnic last Friday night when they walked away for a few minutes, leaving behind their gray lunchbox on the playground ledge for a few minutes. It was gone when they returned, and while Amy doesn’t care so much about the lunchbox, she says it contained her keys, on a colorful beaded keychain that means a lot to her because it was made by one of her sons. She’s hoping someone might have them or find them, and would either contact police to turn them in, or return them to where they were taken from.
Finally, a followup note – we covered a White Center bank robbery last Wednesday, with Seattle Police joining the search, and King County Sheriff’s making a quick arrest. On partner site White Center Now, we’re reporting on the charge filed against the suspect, along with more about how it all unfolded.
P.S. Night Out is one week from tomorrow – Tuesday, August 7th! Signed up yet? Go here, if not. And if you’d like material to support your block party – drop by the Southwest Precinct meeting room 11 am-1 pm tomorrow to get it from West Seattle Blockwatch Captains’ Network volunteers … details here.