West Seattle Crime Watch: Shooting update; stolen car found; theft reports…

We start West Seattle Crime Watch tonight with a report that there’s been a major break in connection with the drive-by shooting September 10th at 26th and Hudson. No one was hurt, but it was a close call for one driver, who wound up with a bullet hole in his windshield, as our photo shows. The announcement was made by Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Paulsen at tonight’s Safe Communities meeting (separate meeting report to come); we hope to get more details tomorrow. (Update: The big break is that police have found a car linked to the incident – no arrest yet, but progress.)

Also tonight, we just got word that a stolen car reported here recently has been found – 12 blocks away from where it was taken. Karen says her CR-V was undamaged. But, she adds, “In the car I found what appears to be the remnants of stolen mail from 2 West Seattle residents.”

Another WSB’er named Karen was hit by scooter thieves – her black-and-purple Honda Elite scooter was stolen in Gatewood, 7100 block of 36th SW, yesterday or last night, license #951570.

Finally – in Sunrise Heights, HM is having a problem with what s/he calls “delivery snatchers”:

Just wanted to let neighbors know of two recent porch thefts in the Sunrise Heights neighborhood. On Friday we had two new leather dining room chairs delivered to our front porch (they were supposed to be held at the FedEx store, but there was a mixup) and they were taken off the front porch sometime that afternoon or evening. This morning we had groceries delivered and we know they arrived sometime between 3am – 6am, and when I went to the porch at 6:30am to get them all but a box of waffles had been taken.

Please be careful of what you have delivered to your house and be on the lookout for “delivery snatchers.”

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Shooting update; stolen car found; theft reports..."

  • Erin September 28, 2012 (7:42 am)

    Just curious about the red honda owner, Karen…when did you get the car back? We had a package stolen 9/26 by a man and woman driving a red car. Our cameras caught the woman’s face when she stole the package – did they get any prints off your car? Was it just mail or actual “stuff” left in your car.

  • KatherineL September 28, 2012 (7:43 am)

    The foodnappers don’t like waffles? Picky, picky.

  • Brandon September 28, 2012 (8:48 am)

    Erin, that sucks!! We have had the same problem, in the same neighborhood. I hope these thieves are caught, thank you for the heads up as well.

  • Amy September 28, 2012 (11:18 pm)

    HM – Very sorry to hear about your porch thefts. Weird about leaving the waffles – maybe they’re gluten intolerant? (I know this isn’t a laughing matter, but I couldn’t resist.) The early morning timing of the foodnapping makes it sound like they were probably following the truck around. (Amazon Fresh? I order from them occasionally and recognize the delivery window.) I’d be curious to know if anyone else along their route had their food nabbed.

    I’m in Sunrise Heights, too. If you don’t mind, would you please provide a more specific location – street and block number or cross streets?

  • BP October 1, 2012 (1:29 pm)


    Two leather chairs still wrapped in bubblewrap showed up in the alley behind our house last week… thought they belonged to the landlord, but might be yours?

    I will email contact info to the editor of the WSS blog so you can get them back.

  • BP October 1, 2012 (2:02 pm)

    They are no longer in a box with any info of yours on them…. Called FedEx, case number 1001734082. They have my info too.

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