We start today’s West Seattle Crime Watch with a theft that puzzles the person who reported it: Darla Varrenti, executive director of the Nick of Time Foundation (which came to Chief Sealth International High School last year for youth heart screenings). She says a defibrillator donated by her organization, like the one at right, has been stolen:
We placed 130 AED’s last year in all the schools in SPS and at the 15 outside sports fields with a program called “The Heart of Seattle Schools.” The one at the (Southwest Athletic Complex) has gone missing and in order to have that complex covered the school district has taken one from the high school [Sealth] to replace it. That leaves a floor at the school not covered as the nearest one is on the 3rd floor.
This machine really has no value to anyone unless you are having a sudden cardiac arrest, then it becomes life-saving! … The school district doesn’t have the money to replace it and I hope the community might rally around and help them out to replace it.
Varrenti says the units cost about $1,200 each. If you have any tips on the theft – call 911. If you are interested in donating to help replace the stolen one, you can do so through Nick of Time (go to nickoftimefoundation.org and click “Donate”; then, she says, “they can put a note in that the donation is for the West Seattle AED and they get a receipt back right away”). P.S. The field from which the AED was stolen is the same one where a coach suffered a fatal heart attack four months ago.
THREE MORE CRIME WATCH NOTES: Ahead, two bike thefts and a followup on a recent theft report, after some of the stolen items were found and returned to their owner!:
Paul reports his bike was stolen from outside his apartment in the 5900 block of Fauntleroy “a few days ago”:
It was a blue and while Scott brand men’s mountain bike, the only truly unique distinguishing feature is an air pump bracket mounted on the frame, but it’s certainly enough to mark it as mine. I know bike theft recoveries are a total long shot, but stranger things have certainly happened and I love to see what our W.Sea community can accomplish when we work together :-)
Eli‘s bike was stolen too – for the second time in 4 months!
My bike was stolen out of the gated garage of our condo building in the
3800 block of Beach Drive. Green Kona Women’s bike with LED lights, pannier, bike stand etc. Police report filed. Any help in finding it would be appreciated.
Yes, stolen items DO get found. We’ve had many such cases here, thanks to alert West Seattleites. And here’s the latest: Remember HM‘s report of “delivery snatchers” last week? Beth found HM’s stolen leather kitchen chairs in the alley behind her house – and now HM has them back.