West Seattle Crime Watch: Motorcycle, windshield, package stolen; bicycle, backpack found

July 23, 2013 at 11:56 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Five reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight.

First, from Paul in the 4100 block of 48th SW, where his motorcycle was stolen from in front of his home:

It was a (red) 2003 Honda RVT1000R, AKA an RC51. … I’ve spoken with all my neighbors and nobody saw anything.

Paul was awaiting police when he e-mailed us, so a report will be in the system soon.

In Fairmount Springs, a resident who doesn’t want to be identified is the victim of the type of theft we’ve never heard of in our years of West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

I wanted to let you know that we had an unfortunate and bizarre event take place last night (between Mon-Tue). Someone(s) had stolen the whole freakin’ windshield of our old 1989 Suburban truck. I couldn’t believe my eyes but indeed, the whole windshield was gone gone gone!!! We are on the 5900 block of 42nd Avenue, between Raymond and Juneau.

I had just moved the truck yesterday afternoon, so instead of being parked in an open space with great visibility on all sides it was parked under the neighbor’s cherry tree and lots of shrubbery around. We had tools inside the truck but nothing else was taken. Doors were still locked and nothing else had been touched as far as we can tell. Someone obviously needed an old Suburban windshield with a crack in it! Our neighborhood will be on the lookout moving forward, and let’s warn other owners of old Suburbans that someone is prowling for parts!

And Dave reports a case of package theft and vandalism in North Delridge:

We live on the 50xx block of 26th and we had a package stolen off our porch today between 2p and 330p. Adding insult to injury, some inflatable kids toys were popped.

Now two found items that might be stolen property – first, a bicycle found by Vanessa in Highland Park:

It turned up in front of her home overnight earlier this week, near the south side of Henderson/13th SW.

And a backpack, found by Zach, who has been trying to turn it in to police:

I found the Nike backpack on SW Brandon in the grass on the side of the road outside the golf course near the gate for Camp Long. The backpack has some light blue basket shoes, a leopard purse, and some other small items. In the backpack was a student ID; however, the wallet was completely empty when I found it at 6:30 am on the 22nd of July. … I’m going to try and drop it off at the police station again tomorrow morning.

7 Comments

  1. I have seen that “bicycle found by Vanessa” stashed in the bushes at the bottom of the Myrtle stairs to Delridge a few weeks back.

    Comment by Josh W — 8:31 am July 24, 2013 #

  2. We heard glass breaking around midnight on Monday. We got up and went outside but didn’t see anything suspicious. We’re near California and Raymond, so maybe it was someone with the windshield?

    Comment by Sarah — 9:20 am July 24, 2013 #

  3. oops, looks like you forgot to close out the italics somewhere, causing everything else on this page and on the main page to be italicized below this article

    Comment by junctioneer — 9:30 am July 24, 2013 #

  4. Already fixed, but thank you! Sorry!

    Comment by WSB — 9:44 am July 24, 2013 #

  5. Yep they must have a need – our old 1998 Suburban was stolen. When found on a street two weeks later it was stripped clean every seat, light fixure, the wheels, dash gone but the windsheild was intact.

    Comment by Gone — 4:24 pm July 24, 2013 #

  6. Seattle-Tacoma is the 4th worst region in the United States for car/motorcycle thefts. Seattle police need to start sting operations, and get this under control. I hope a new police chief and mayor will address this epidemic, as the current administrations are inept failures of the first degree.

    Comment by scubafrog — 4:51 pm July 24, 2013 #

  7. My car rear window was taken a few years back. They also went inside to take the car stereo too, of course. Easy to do; box knife the rubber seal and the window comes right out. They couldn’t have gained much financially, but it was a huge hassle for me.

    Comment by steve — 9:22 am July 25, 2013 #

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