More bike thefts in West Seattle Crime Watch, plus a boat stolen – and found – as well as some miscellaneous reports. First, about Shane’s bike:
I wanted to report my mountain bike stolen late last night, (Aug. 12th), from my garage, (2400 block of SW Edmunds), and see if anybody sees it in the next few days. I mistakenly left my garage door open last night, so I’m partially to blame. All that was taken was my Specialized Enduro Expert bike, blue with some distinctive orange stripes on the frame that are not very visible in this photo, (did not have the fenders on it anymore). May still have a sticker on the side of it that said “You laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you are all the same.”
Ahead, the ski-boat saga – and various reports from a local block watch:
Just a heads up that ski boat was stolen last Thursday might near Charlestown and 47th ave SW. It was recovered today [in Normandy Park] but missing the outboard motor
The boat was parked only 3 days before it was stolen so I think people are driving the alleys looking for valuables.
And that would dovetail with a report from Karen at the Hansen View Block Watch:
We thought all was quiet here in Hansen View until one of the neighbors e-mailed yesterday to say that they had a bike stolen from next to their garage off the alley (5000 block between 36th & 37th). The description of the bike is “20 year old dark blue and black Schwinn, male bike.” When I e-mailed this out to our BW list, several others in the neighborhood responded with related info.
One neighbor reported a carport break-in off our same alley, “We had our carport broken into also. I lost a tool box with many, many tools accumulated over the years, a tool bucket with glue guns, torches and various other tools, some car diagnostic equipment …..and still checking out other possible losses! Any information is appreciated!”
Another neighbor reported seeing a different bike, presumably abandoned nearby, “a small child’s balance bicycle (no pedals)… leaning up against a garage.”
Lastly, a different neighbor noted the following:
“Just read your e-mail and thought I should tell you about something I noticed last week. I was walking my dog early in the morning (a little after 5, it was still a bit dark) and I saw a small, older white pickup truck driving up 36th. There were a couple of bikes in the back and after it passed I started wondering if they were driving around, looking for bikes that people had left out the night before and taking them. But then I started doubting myself. It looked like a landscaping truck, with the open metal sides built up in the pickup part…”
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