Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon. The first one may not be connected to a crime, but police were called – as they ask residents to do when something suspicious is happening NOW – reports Jason, who wanted to get the word out fast:
My partner was just out walking our dogs and was followed about 30 feet back by a Pacific Islander male, in his mid-30’s, around 5’7″, bald, black hoodie, baggy jeans, scruffy facial hair. He followed him around the block and would stop around corners and trees just to follow again as soon as my partner started walking. This was in the area of Henderson and 20th. He was last seen walking along Henderson. Police are sending a car out to look around.
Ahead – another close call, and a case of package theft:
Two other Crime Watch reports – one, a prowler who startled Jenni on Saturday in her Highland Park carport:
I arrived home ( 13th Ave SW & kenyon) from shopping, parked in open carport & went upstairs to unload groceries. I Went back down to unload my dog whom was harnessed in back of car. As I opened the door a man was standing right in front of me as he’d been waiting for me. He started to reach out to open the door but I slammed it & locked it as I screamed. I ran upstairs & peered thru my living room window to get another look at the perp. He had a mountain bike that he had leaned against the wall in my carport. This makes me suspect he was planing on entering my home & potentially harming me. Called 911 immediately with under 5 minute response time.
Description: Hispanic male 28-34 years old, height 5’6″-5’7″ tall and about 140-150 lbs. he had a round face with poor skin & short dark hair. I didn’t see color of mountain bike but was light color. After 911 call I notified my neighbors to be alert. Any suspicious cars or people in your neighborhood, do not ignore, please call police& notify your neighbors. This is my home, which is supposed to be the place I feel safe & secure. We must protect our families by being proactive.
And – from an anonymous reader – package thieves strike again:
Unfortunately, our neighbor knocked on our door Saturday morning to give us an empty box with our name on it that had been ripped open and its contents stolen. It was a birthday gift for our little boy. Just wanted to let you guys know so you can post with others and remind people to check their doorsteps often; people are out looking to crush the holiday spirit. It was stolen from a house near 34th and Trenton.