West Seattle Crime Watch: From billboard to break-ins

Six notes in today’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup …

BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN: Last month, a new campaign to use billboards to spotlight unsolved murder cases was announced. We covered the event, and spoke there with Dwight K. Guy, widower of Greggette Guy, whose March murder along Beach Drive has gone unsolved for seven months. Organizers told us one of the billboards would highlight two West Seattle unsolved murders; we hadn’t photographed it yet but took that picture today along Harbor Avenue, across from ActivSpace, where it’s up with photos of Mrs. Guy and of Kaari Higgins, whose January 2011 death in Fauntlee Hills was classified as a homicide months later. No breaks reported yet in either case – call 911 if you know anything, or send an anonymous online tip.

STOLEN CAR: From Angela:

My 2004 Cadillac Escalade was stolen sometime between midnight and 7am this morning. I live at 47th Ave SW and Alaska street. Plate number AHR8062.


Early (Wednesday) morning I found a mountain bike in the alley at California and Graham. It was partially disassembled and its location seemed pretty suspicious. In the event that it was stolen, it is going to be turned over to the Seattle Police. It is a 14″ blue Jamis Ranger SX. If you happen to hear of a stolen bicycle with this description from other readers, please refer them to SPD.


My car was sideswiped (Tuesday October 23, 2012) while parked in front of the West Seattle Christian Church on 42nd Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Genesee. If you have any information on who could have hit it, please contact me at jconyne@hotmail.com. My car is a 2008 Charcoal Grey 4 door Jetta.

CAR BREAK-INS: From Steven:

This morning, around 3:15 am, my neighbors truck was broken into. The driver-side window was broken, but the alarm scared the bad people away. We live in the 6700 block of 39th Ave. SW.

Also, from Hilari:

Someone rifled through our car on 14th and Kenyon Monday night. Nothing was in there but some change in the ash tray, which was taken. They just left a mess of papers from our glove compartment.

Be sure to report such crimes even if nothing major was taken – you can even do it online.

11 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: From billboard to break-ins"

  • 39th and Morgan October 25, 2012 (2:39 pm)

    Steven, was the truck parked on the street or the alley? Was there anything visable inside the truck? I’m just down the street from you. The only time anyone has messed with my car is when I unfortunately forgot to unlock it.

  • Nitro October 25, 2012 (3:41 pm)

    What was the estimated time of day for the hit and run?

  • JoJo October 25, 2012 (5:03 pm)

    Just like Hilari’s report, my car was “ransacked” last night at some point (Wed Night/Early Thurs Morn), on Othello and 36th. Nothing taken except for some change that they seemed to dump in a hurry, car doors left wide open as well as hatch back door wide open, maybe scared off? I noticed that someone had busted my neighbor’s car window a few nights ago. Be on the lookout Gatewood people.

  • sam crowley October 25, 2012 (5:55 pm)

    My wallet was stolen out of my car today as I unloaded product for Fleurt.
    It happened between 11:15 and 11:25am in the alleyway behind fleurt and 10 feet from the fleurt back door.
    The robber then went straight up to 7-11 and Red Box on California ave/charlestown and used my credit card to rent many movies and games.
    As my Red Box account is connected with my email, I started to get emails about all the rentals. This is when I knew my wallet had been stolen.
    The police arrived on the scene within 10 mins of me calling – however the person had left Red Box already.
    If anyone finds a Coach wallet, please let me know.

  • J242 October 25, 2012 (6:33 pm)

    My car was broken into last night/early this morning off 63rd & Admiral as well. Stolen stereo, two broken windows, inside of my car was trashed. Police came out this morning.

  • dsa October 25, 2012 (9:25 pm)

    There are only six numbers on the billboard. Is it correct?: Text 274637 Type SPD with tip
    Explain it to me please.

  • Marcus M October 25, 2012 (9:41 pm)

    47th Ave seems to be the target street this month

  • Savannah October 25, 2012 (10:12 pm)

    47th Ave (Seaview area) was hit late summer as well and we are all watching!

    @Sam – doesn’t 7-11 have video surveillance? So sorry that happened to you!

  • Per ills October 26, 2012 (1:10 am)

    Last friday I noticed my car key hole was all messed up. Someone tried to get in and not sucessfull. This morning got a loud knock at my front door 8am in the morning. I didn’t answer. My neighbor came out to start his car and the knocking stopped. our house is gated. I checked the front and back of the house and didn’t see where this person went.

  • wsmommaof5 October 26, 2012 (9:06 am)

    My Stolen Escalade was recovered yesterday around 2pm. After looking around delridge and White center it was located abandonded near an apartment complex. We were very lucky that nothing was missing and there was no damage.

  • Steven Sorensen October 28, 2012 (6:01 pm)

    Nothing was stolen from the truck as this was the third time it’s been broken into, and the owner wisely never leaves anything of value in it anymore. Good advice for everyone. I heard the window break, but couldn’t get outside in time to see the criminals.The truck was parked on the street.

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