West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 burglaries and a found card

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports to share. First two are home burglaries. From Dana, who’s in Westwood, between 32nd and 34th on Barton:

Our house was broken into (Thursday) sometime between 9:30 am-3:45 pm. In bedroom window, out the back door. I think it was typical robbery: they got laptop, jewelry, prescription (expired) meds, and Wii controllers(?). Reported it to SPD, they filed report and took some fingerprints. Officer said (reminding all of us) this is the season for break-ins (before/around Christmas).

That indeed was the reminder we heard from a Community Police Team officer at this week’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting.

Another burglary report came in from Megan – with the burglar/s’ odd choice of how to make off with the loot:

We were out of town Friday, Nov 9 (after 1 pm) and came home (Monday) at 3:30 pm to discover someone had broken into our house in the 3400 block of 49th Ave SW in the Admiral district. They damaged two windows on the back of our house trying to get in. They finally had luck on the third window.

They went through the entire house taking all of my jewelry, my baby’s piggy bank, cash, my wallet (I had taken a smaller one w/ just the needed cards for our trip) and some video games. Then they walked right out the front door. They carried all of our stuff away in my daughter’s blue and brown butterfly diaper bag. I’ve checked with some neighbors and no one saw anything. … Hopefully someone saw something and can help us!

Also in Admiral, Tracy found a credit card in her driveway Tuesday morning, and wonders if it might have been stolen from someone in the area. She’s near 44th and SW Seattle. She says the card has a man’s name on it. We advised reporting it to police. Speaking of whom – next Tuesday is when you can bring neighborhood concerns to police during the November meeting of the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, which also is looking at safety-related transit issues – full preview here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 burglaries and a found card"

  • Laurie November 16, 2012 (8:08 am)

    Dana, so sorry you were burglarized. Maybe the thief is using your Wii controllers to play with our stolen Wii console. LOL

  • pam November 16, 2012 (10:48 am)

    She could call the bank also and give them the card number and persons name. They can notify them that the card was found. She could drop it off at a bank branch.

  • Sunrise heights car prowl November 16, 2012 (11:01 am)

    My car was broken into, stereo and GPS stolen last night. On 34th bw Webster and Holden. Any one else get hit?

  • smikes November 16, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    6-8 weeks ago, I found a driver’s license, credit card, and half of a 2nd credit card laying in the middle of the alley not far from my house. They all belonged to the same Bellevue woman. Called the SPD non-emergency line and an officer came to the house about an hour later to pick them up. I hope it all turned out well.

  • Mike Flynn November 22, 2012 (1:53 am)

    Interesting. Found a driver’s license some weeks back and SPD wouldn’t guarantee coming by to pick it up, so we just mailed it back to the person.

  • Truthteller November 26, 2012 (9:06 am)

    Someone tried to break into our attached garage, then tried the front door, started pounding on it to let him in. Door is glass. Very scary for me and my girls. He was gone by the time police arrived. I live on Belvidere in a residential neighborhood. All my life. In the last 6 years I have had my car broken into so many times I quit calling SPD. Same with my neighbor. The 3 houses across from me have had 3 cars stolen, 1 car stolen and 2 cars stolen. My mom’ car was broken into recently too. In addition to this someone frequently tries to open the garage door. It wakes us all up. It is very scary for us all and I sadly am going to buy a gun. Something I never wanted to do. But hey the good news is we are getting 5,000 more apartments so if it gets really bad I can leave my home and go to a “secured entry” apartment. After I finish my two full time minimum wage jobs at the stadiums.

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