West Seattle Crime Watch: Car stolen; motorcycle & pickup found

October 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight – one new car-theft report, and word that a stolen truck and stolen motorcycle reported here recently have both been recovered. First, the stolen car – it’s the one in the photo above, and the one in this tweet from the Seattle Police Department‘s @getyourcarback feed:

What that doesn’t say is that the 2009 gray Audi Q7, bought just three months ago by someone who moved to West Seattle just three months before that, was stolen from Highland Park, 5th and Cloverdale. Call police if you see it.

Meantime, the last two stolen vehicles reported in Crime Watch coverage have both been recovered. One week ago tonight, we published Sean‘s report about his stolen truck; he says it was found “in a public parking lot off 42nd.” And Ryan‘s motorcycle, mentioned here on Thursday, has turned up too: He says, “It was reported by a neighbor a few blocks from where I am who reads the WSB; the police came, checked it out, asked around, and then called me; the guy who stole it just left it there.”


  1. that Q7 looks to have RS4 wheels. So that might make it more visually distinguishable from other Q7′s. SPD should keep an eye out for a quick sale of RS4 wheels.

    Comment by Mike — 9:09 pm October 7, 2012 #

  2. That’s strange the Q7 was stolen. It has an immobilizer and an alarm. The immobilizer is meant to render the car useless unless someone has the key, and the passive alarm automatically activates whenever the doors are locked. I wonder what were the circumstances of the theft? Beautiful car though . . .

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 9:14 am October 8, 2012 #

  3. We were told that sometimes the thieves will load the car onto a truck & not even open it at the scene. I think the blog had something about this a while back & the police suggested turning your wheels to the curb and putting on parking brake to make things harder for them to get your car. It would be nice to have that posted again or a link to it – perhaps WSB can do that?

    Comment by Faith4 — 10:34 am October 8, 2012 #

  4. Faith, here’s that link:
    If it’s not on the Crime Watch page (which someday we will organize more cleanly, but for now there ARE resource links at the bottom and you can click from the top to jump to them), I’ll put it there. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:00 am October 8, 2012 #

  5. Oh, good point Faith4. I hope for its speedy recovery.

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 11:45 am October 8, 2012 #

  6. Thanks for putting the link on. Hopefully this will help others,

    Comment by Faith4 — 11:57 am October 8, 2012 #

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