So far, a relatively quiet week in West Seattle Crime Watch reports … four reports to share, and a reminder about your chance to meet local police at the Southwest Precinct tomorrow. Read on:
Vandals hit at least two local parks last weekend. At Lincoln Park, Seattle Parks spokesperson Dewey Potter confirms, vandalism damaged an accessible women’s restroom, setting its tissue dispenser on fire. Crews cleaning up afterward had to block it off as unusable. Meantime, adjacent to Alki Playfield, a piece of play equipment was defaced with a swastika; we’re told crews were able to clean it off.
We also have a vandalism report from private property – from S:
Our real estate sign was broken at the base … in Gatewood (earlier this week). The wood is thick so in order to break it there someone had to spend time rocking it or jumping on it. I’m just wondering if others have written in on this previously? I’ve seen similar vandalism to at least 2 other signs in the neighborhood in the last month.
In the weeks leading up to this we also had graffiti we were cleaning off. We have filed a police report and notified our neighbors and hope to bring attention to this street vandalism so that others might report suspicious behavior.
Also in Gatewood – Stuart reports a case of car prowling:
Not sure if you report all of these types of things, but had a 2002 Nissan broken into … Smashed driver-side passenger window. They seemed to want the radio but couldn’t get it out. 37th and Elmgrove.
Package theft continues cropping up – here’s a report from Linda:
An envelope-sized package was stolen from our front porch near SW Donovan and 41st SW/42nd SW (Fauntlee Hills) between 8 pm Monday (8/6) and 1 pm Tuesday (8/7). It was placed outside for pickup due to an incorrectly filled mail order.
Though the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council will not meet this month, you have a chance to go to the precinct and talk with numerous SPD reps – this Saturday’s Picnic at the Precinct, 1-4 pm, the annual street party along SW Webster west of Delridge, right alongside the precinct, a chance not only to meet officers and leadership, but also to enjoy entertainment and treats, as well as to find out more about local community organizations.