Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports this afternoon, starting with an early-morning crash that left a trail of damage, reports a resident who didn’t want to be identified. It happened around 3 am in the 3800 block of California:
Police responded last night. 5 parked cars damaged, here [photo above] is the worst. … I am told by resident the perp could not drive away and was arrested.
Blocks to the north, from someone else who did not want to be identified (though they have reported this to police):
Just wanted to let you know that last night two young adults, possibly teenagers, were going through cars and stealing items last night around 10 pm on the 3000 block of 45th Ave SW. They were wearing black with hooded sweatshirts and backpacks. They escaped on foot and police searched the neighborhood. They were not able to find them.
We had a few items taken from our car. This morning I also noticed items from other cars on 45th in the street. This is the second time this month we have had our car ransacked.
One more report ahead, with a photo – a car whose driver is reported to have followed a young woman for blocks on Friday:
From a Gatewood resident:
‘A young lady was walking a dog around 41st and Monroe Friday 3/22/13 at 5:30 pm. A teenage-looking driver and occupant in an older silver Volvo sedan with extensive damage to the rear passenger-side door (vehicle plates [starting with] 108) closely and suspiciously followed her for a few blocks, parked and waited curbside for an extended time in front of her, and attempted communication as she sought assistance at a neighbor’s front door.
Any information on the driver, occupant, and/or vehicle appreciated. Police report filed under suspicious activity.’
I’ve attached a photo of the vehicle captured from security cam of neighbor’s front door.
And one last mention – The next community meeting at which you can find out more about crime trends and crime prevention is coming up this Tuesday (March 26), when the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meets at 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct meeting room (Delridge/Webster). New precinct commander Capt. Joe Kessler is scheduled to meet the group; Officer Jon Kiehn is set to give his famous CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) presentation; and there’ll also be a guest from the volunteer program that helps SPD support victims of domestic violence. Everyone welcome – you don’t have to be a captain; you don’t even have to be in a Block Watch, though if you don’t have one, you might want to find out about starting one.