West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen truck; found mail

September 30, 2012 at 8:31 am | In Crime, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning:

That’s Sean‘s truck. He sent the photo and this report:

Got up this morning to hitch up my boat and sure enough no truck. Stolen sometime before 4 am. Police report filed. Not sure what dimwitted fool would steal it considering how identifiable it is; the truck is covered with fishing decals. 2008 Toyota Tacoma, WA St. B48224E, Silver w/canopy.

If you see it – police ask that stolen vehicles be called in via 911. (Sean didn’t mention which neighborhood so we have e-mailed back to ask.)

Also, Sheridan sent this note Saturday afternoon:

I wanted to give you a heads up. I was just at my parent’s house in 24th just south of Roxbury, and we found some stolen mail in the yard of an abandoned house next door. I called the non-emergency line, and per their instructions, packaged it up to give to the mailman on Monday.

7 Comments

  1. I spotted a trio of mail thieves last night around 10:45 PM on 31st Ave SW @ 103 Ave SW heading north towards Roxbury. One on foot, the other on a bike, and the third on a motorized go-cart. The police were notified.

    Comment by Anonymous — 10:39 am September 30, 2012 #

  2. We haven’t gotten any mail since Wednesday, which is unusual. We usually get at least a few pieces of junk mail, daily. Really hoping it’s just been slow, and we aren’t being targeted now, too. (Although they can have the utility and medical bills if they’re so inclined to pay those for us. Thanks!)

    Comment by carrieann — 11:08 am September 30, 2012 #

  3. Sheridan please call 911 the operator will patch you through to whom ever she feels is the right person. They will come and pick it up ASAP.

    Comment by Silly Goose — 2:19 pm September 30, 2012 #

  4. A few years ago we were experiencing mail thefts in our area. We installed a locking mailbox and haven’t had any problems since then. It’s unfortunate one has to go to those lengths, but it’s better than fighting identity theft and other problems.

    Comment by John — 2:19 pm September 30, 2012 #

  5. Damn. I know I saw the mailman in my yard on Saturday evening, but found no mail when I went to check a short time later. We’re right in the neighborhood that Anonymous posted. We’d had friends over, so I wasn’t paying attention to the front yard much. Hopefully it was all junk mail!

    Comment by Andi — 3:12 am October 1, 2012 #

  6. We have lived in the Arbor Heights neighborhood for a year and have had three encounters with thiefs and prowlers. First thing was our boat motor, they cut the lock and took the motor right off the boat-second thing was our mail was stolen including a box of checks. That insident led to over 700$ in checks being wrote at Fred Meyer-third and most recent was our cars being rifled through but nothing removed, not even fine jewerly or gps or huge change pile! The only safety is to lock it all up as tight as possible! My entire neighborhood suffered from the mail thiefs and we now have a locking mail box for the entire block! It’s the only way to go!!!

    Comment by Jaymi — 5:54 am October 1, 2012 #

  7. @carrieann…One of the first things that identity theives do is request to have your mail turned off… so that you dont get notifications when they do things like open credit card accounts. If you have not recieved any mail in a long time you should look in to it. Check with the post office to see if there was a stop mail request.

    Comment by Buddy — 4:10 pm October 1, 2012 #

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