Five reader reports today – we start with Hilary‘s report of a bizarre vandalism spree in The Triangle, around 38th and Alaska:
Late Saturday night (1/12) sometime between 8:45pm & 12:30am (Sun) somebody hit at least 8 cars with some kind of paint peeling substance – my friend left my house around 12:30 and came back because she had this unknown substance on her hands. We called the police and they came out and did a report, leaving cards on the cars who were affected. Sadly, we did not hear or see anything but maybe someone else did.
ADDED 8:46 PM: From a firsthand report by Jess, who
was among the victims says the same thing happened to her car in the same place last Thursday:
… The vandals sprayed some kind of white foamy acid substance across my car that ate the paint all the way to the metal. I have filed a police report with SPD and recommend that anyone else that has experienced this do the same.
(back to original 5:08 pm report) Next, a burglary reported by Brian:
Came home this morning after being out of town for the weekend to find my home in Highland Park burglarized. Someone had forced entry via the back door and thoroughly ransacked the place, stealing several things of value. Police came out and took a report. Have started talking to neighbors but no leads so far. Just wanted to let the blog know so that you can warn/inform other area residents.
And we have three separate reports of mail theft/tampering – read on:
From J in Arbor Heights:
As I left my home this morning I was driving past our row of mailboxes (32nd & 108th) . One of them was open and on the ground was the opened mail. I got out and picked it up to place it back in the box and noticed it had all been rumbled through. As some of it was stuck in the frozen run off water, and I did not notice this yesterday, it must have happened overnight Sunday.
As I continued along 35th Northbound toward work, I noticed around 100th that there was a large strewn-about pile of mail much larger than the one on my block. I am guessing this was a dumping point. Please be vigilant in your neighborhoods and check your mail daily.
A North Delridge resident spotted some mail strewn along 23rd/Puget Boulevard from Alaska to Hudson saying he noticed two mailboxes open. He “delivered what (he) found to the appropriate house/doorstep,” but advises that a locking mailbox is a great idea, as is “never using your mailbox for outgoing mail.”
And from an anonymous reader:
I live on the 5600 block of 26th SW and woke up this morning to find my mailbox and four others were opened during the night. Someone must have been searching for mail left over the weekend. Dumb part is this happened Sunday night, when there usually is no mail in the boxes. Neighbors should keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity in the neiborhood.
If you have neighborhood crime concerns – get yourself to the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council’s monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday (January 15), 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster).