Two burglaries discovered one block apart last night top this West Seattle Crime Watch update. First we heard from Jim, who reported via Twitter that his neighbors’ home in the 7300 block of 27th SW had been broken into; the burglar(s) smashed the windows with “large rocks.” Then we heard from Kevin:
Came home to a robbed and ransacked house at (7300 block of) 28th Ave SW. Broke through the back door and broke in the garage door too. Happened between 8:20 am and 5:20 pm. Electronics, jewelry, credit cards, passports among other things. Every single cabinet drawer and closet gone through and thrown on the floor.
One other burglary was reported last night, according to the SPD map – and it too was in the 7300 block, but this time the street was 36th SW.
Car prowlers continue to show up all over the peninsula. The latest reports, and new information about this week’s Arbor Heights mail theft, after the jump:
On Wednesday, Fauntleroy got hit hard by car prowlers: Krista e-mailed to say someone smashed her car window in the parking lot at Fauntleroy YMCA (WSB sponsor) at midmorning yesterday (same parking lot as Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California SW). That’s close to where Robert reports this happened:
Sometime early Wednesday morning, 6 cars on 39th SW/SW Henderson had their windows smashed and car interiors ransacked. it was apparent from the scratched-off frost on many car windows that they were looking for treasures. Unfortunately for them there were none at our house, but they surely left a mess.
And to the south in Arbor Heights, Joe followed up on the previous days’ reports of mail theft/tampering in the 37th vicinity:
They hit 38th and 39th as well. The vehicle on Monday was a ’70s-’80s full-size Chevy Blazer license 638X–. It is black with a white top. Dirty. Loud. Driven by a slender white male, dark hair. The passenger was a very large white female with dark hair as well. Both late 20s, early 30s. This occurred at 2:00 pm. I had already received a phone call from my neighbor earlier in the day reporting open mailboxes and strewn mail….so there were two occurrences Monday. The Blazer circled the block twice, raising my suspicions, so I went out to the street to look. I witnessed them pulled over and the woman getting back into the vehicle after coming out of the neighbor’s yard. Other neighbors witnessed the same.
Then early Wednesday morning at 2:00 am a nice newer black Toyota car (I think) took mail from all of the boxes on 38th. They appeared to turn down 37th as well. 911 was called. I went out to close the mailboxes; I found mail on the ground from addresses up the street.
That was likely the “suspicious vehicle” report mentioned in yesterday’s Crime Watch roundup. Police respond to these calls but they are also a federal crime – here’s the United States Postal Inspection Service page about reporting mail-related crime. And here’s the USPIS’s prevention advice.