Two car crimes in West Seattle Crime Watch today – both happen to be from WSB readers named Cheryl, coincidentally: First, a stolen SUV:
My mom’s car was stolen early this morning from 7300 block of 30th Ave SW [map] and I wanted to see if we could get it on the blog to hopefully track it down. It’s a 2000 Red Jeep Cherokee Sport/Freedom Lic Plate #ABJ5598. … The police came out and we filed a report General Offense #13-297919.
One clue – a bumper sticker for Twilight Artist Collective.
I wanted to let you and your readers know that my car was prowled last night, in my driveway. My stereo was stolen and the dash is all torn up, items were stolen from the glove box (paperwork and whatnot), and a dark teal Eagle Creek backpack full of my son’s clothes from camp was stolen. I know there has been a rash of car prowls in the neighborhood recently but I felt safe because my car is parked to far off the road. Not the case.
There’s no car-prowl wave shown in that area on the Seattle Police crime map, which – since we’ve long noted it’s not a perfect representation of everything happening – might be a glitch, but if anyone who’s been hit has NOT filed a report, please do, for reasons from increasing the possibility you’ll get your stuff back if it gets recovered, to increasing the possibility of patrols as SPD moves more and more into a data-driven world. You can even report car prowls online.