West Seattle Crime Watch: Truck stolen, but vehicle theft slows

February 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Even one crime is too many … but as we watch trends, that screengrab of the SPD crime map, just showing auto-theft reports, is actually “good” news, relatively speaking. It represents seven auto thefts reported in the past week (the top marker represents three, the bottom marker represents two), a big drop from one week earlier. When we showed you the same screengrab nine days ago, 19 vehicle thefts had been reported in the preceding week.

We looked up the latest stats after getting a direct reader report of one theft that is among the seven on the map, and Justin is offering a reward:

I would like to let you know that I have a 26-foot U-Haul that was stolen from the corner of 38th and Genesee Tuesday morning. It was halfway full of furniture and personal belongings. It had an Arizona license plate number.

It was reported to the police on 2/5/13 @ 9:30 am. General offense # 13-040818. Officer Spadoni badge @1968 was responding on case. There is a $1000 reward for return of property.


  1. He has a stolen truck or he had a truck stolen? That message is confusing.

    Comment by QQman — 8:52 pm February 7, 2013 #

  2. Could of this truck been taken around midnight on the fifth? Observed a U-Haul being unloaded in my neighborhood at a house starting around twelve-thirty to maybe one-thirty am. Wondered why the people unloading it were doing it so late. My time is not exact I didn’t look at a clock, might have been closer to two when they finished and the truck was then driven away. The alley is dark in the back of the house where the truck was unloaded so the license plate was’nt visible.

    Comment by Carol O. — 12:23 am February 8, 2013 #

  3. Carol sounds a little fishy to me too! Hope this is looked at!

    Comment by hmmm... — 9:29 am February 8, 2013 #

  4. Carol,

    If you haven’t already, call SPD with that info. The last paragraph in the story has the contact info for the Case #.

    Comment by Westseattledood — 5:53 pm February 8, 2013 #

  5. Called today in the afternoon and reported what I saw.

    Comment by Carol O. — 11:06 pm February 8, 2013 #

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