Starting off this West Seattle Crime Watch report: Arbor Heights Elementary students are without several new computers because of a burglary. It was discovered early yesterday; we got a tip about it last night but weren’t able to get details until this morning. Det. Mark Jamieson with Seattle Police media relations says a school staffer discovered the burglary at 7:15 Monday morning and showed the responding officer how the burglar(s) had removed a louvered vent from the classroom door to get in – though the report says they’re not sure how the burglar(s) got into the school itself. The vent was taken as evidence in hopes it’ll yield fingerprints. The report lists the stolen items as four or five Apple computers that were new at the start of the school year (they were still taking inventory for followup paperwork when the officer filed his report); older computers in the same room were left behind.
We also checked with Seattle Public Schools, whose spokesperson Teresa Wippel says the school’s alarm was tripped at 3:53 am Sunday – “security responded immediately but didn’t find any signs of a break-in from the outside so left.” Then the staff discovered the missing computers when they arrived on Monday. SPS is still checking for us on how or whether the computers will be replaced.
Also in Crime Watch, three recent reader reports – all ahead:
Peggy in the Fairmount Springs area was hit by burglars sometime during the day yesterday, by someone who pried a basement window open.
What was taken:
a Tootsie Roll bank (about 18″ tall) filled with change.
Almost all of my vintage costume jewelry, including: many rhinestone necklaces, clip-on earrings, screwback earrings, rhinestone earrings, 50’s bauble earrings, a Elsa Schiarpelli necklace, rhinestone bracelets, sterling silver bracelets, small ruby ring, opal ring, light green (emerald) ring, rhinestone brooches.
The police were notified and we were given a case number. And I did call some nearby pawn shops to be on the lookout for the rings. I plan on contacting local consignment, thrift, retro/vintage, & jewelry shops to be on the look-out.
If any one saw anyone/persons in the neighborhood around the time our house was burglarized – please let us know. Or if a store/business is approached by someone trying to unload/sell a sizable amount of mostly vintage costume jewelry – it could very well be my stolen items! Stall them. Call the police. Or if your kid suddenly has a (vintage) Tootsie Roll bank in his/her room…
Please post that there are thieves stealing items out of the back of trucks and off patios in the Alki area. I live by Alki Elementary School and lost a small bbq, some tools and my blue Cannondale mountain bike (Sunday). The thieves are brave; they came right up on my deck.
And on Saturday, a bike theft thwarted in Arbor Heights:
We had an old kid’s bike stolen off our side deck at 6am today. Arbor heights off of 35th/104th. My wife scared him off by banging on a window and quickly called 911. The police were able to recover the bike and a tan bag that she identified the suspect wearing.