Six West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports to share from the past few days, plus new details about the WS Crime Prevention Council‘s Lincoln Park Safety Walk next Tuesday night. We start with Katie‘s report of a Highland Park burglary:
Sometime between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm on Thursday (May 23rd), there was an attempted burglary on the 7700 block of 11th Ave SW [map]. The (burglar/s) attempted to enter the home through a window. Police were notified when the occupant of the home returned after work.
Two Admiral-area car prowls – first, Charise‘s car was broken into Thursday night:
I am in a condo in the Admiral area at California/Walker (map). Car was parked in an unsecured garage. Window broken in and some frame damage.
Then last night, someone broke into Jen‘s car:
Car title, registration and insurance cards were taken.
Our neighborhood has been hit a few times this month. 39th Ave SW in the Admiral area.
Just putting out an FYI for people. We filed a police report in case of ID theft from the items they took.
Even if nothing had been taken – police want and need to hear about these cases, so they can assign patrol resources to the areas that need them most; if you don’t tell them, they don’t know.
Next, two prowler reports – first one is from Steve:
I live on 38th Ave SW between Willow St. and Warsaw St. [map] I am writing this to let you know that at approximately 12:15 in the morning on 5/25, my wife and I were watching a movie in our room when we heard footsteps on our deck. This is very concerning as there is only one way onto my deck from the front of the house and it is not easy to find. By the time I got outside the intruder had gone back the way they came and was nowhere to be found. I searched the outside of our home and make sure the cars were ok and everything seemed in order. I also contacted our block watch to report the incident. I am wondering if anyone else had reported a house prowler early (Saturday) morning.
Someone was either prowling or lost in Highland Park around 4:30 pm Friday afternoon – an anonymous tipster says his security camera recorded someone on his property off the alley between 13th and 14th SW south of Holden (map):
Large full backpack, on a bicycle, camo pants, blue pullover jacket or sweatshirt, shaved or short grey hair, about 5’8″ or 9″, white male approx 40-50 years old.
Enters my property from the driveway, scopes out property, clearly spots the security camera, decides to move on, glancing again at camera as he leaves.
Just passing this info on in case anyone else experienced trouble around this area and time.
Final reader-report note – we’ve received reports of street racing on West Marginal Way the past two nights, and have advised the tipsters to be sure to report it to police
LINCOLN PARK SAFETY WALK: West Seattle Crime Prevention Council president Richard Miller says the 7 pm safety walk this coming Tuesday (May 28th) will include representatives from Seattle Police and Parks. Meet at the north parking lot; he says, “This is a great opportunity for people that use the park to express any safety concerns with city officials. We will be reviewing the concerns and observations of the walk at our June 18th meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. If someone is unable to attend the walk, they can leave a message on our blog and we will try to address their concern.”