Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports – both involving stolen items, from mopeds to boats to a pair of sunglasses. Both are ahead:
First, from “Z”:
(Monday) night sometime an odd crime happened. I had 2 mopeds stolen from my back yard of my house near Dawson street off 35th ave. I just recently bought them (2 days ago). 1 was in running condition and 2 were parts bike that were in pretty rough shape. They left the good moped and took the 2 crappy ones’ they didn’t steal any thing else and there was other more valuable and easier to steal things. But here is the weird part, they left a light saber?!? My mopeds were missing and sitting on the ground was a light saber toy? The mopeds had seized-up wheels so they could not be rode or even rolled, they would have had to been carried. so someone young enough to play with Star Wars toys but strong enough to carry a non-functional moped came in my yard last night.
These are old Yamaha mopeds ( actually no-ped, they do not use pedals) Both yellow, I am thinking it was kids that stole them that probably realized they are junk. then ditched them. so if you see them or if your kids came home last night with a new moped, please let me know cause I really need them back!!!!
And from Lynne:
I have a couple of crime updates for the Arbor Heights area (in/near the alley between 40th/41st and 102nd/104th).
My car was prowled Sat night/Sun morning as it sat in the driveway behind my house, off the alley. Stolen items – about 75 cents and 2 pair of sunglasses. Gas tank door was pried open and gas cap loose, but no gas stolen. The crooks may have gotten scared off though since the passenger seat was laying flat (possible hiding place). My neighbor’s car may have been hit too since the gas cap was off, but I haven’t reached him yet to verify. Both cars were off the alley, about 5 houses apart.
Also in the same area, 2 boats have been abandoned. Both were stolen and motors taken before they were dumped. One showed up around Friday 8/17 in the alley and the other 2-3 weeks ago at the end of the alley. Both have been picked up by the police.