West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen SUV; car break-in

August 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

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.

Next, a car prowl (Seattle’s most-common crime, says SPD) in Arbor Heights, in the 10000 block of Marine View Drive (map):

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.

4 Comments

  1. Our car was prowled last night as well in the same area. Our car was also parked on on a somewhat hidden driveway. I happened to catch the officer that took our neighbor’s report and as I was doing so someone else pulled over to report that a car around the corner was prowled.

    Comment by Arbor Heights Resident — 7:43 pm August 18, 2013 #

  2. We’ve got to keep reporting our car prowls!!

    Comment by AMG3000 — 9:09 pm August 18, 2013 #

  3. Were the clothes stinky and unwashed? I really hope so.

    Comment by AJP — 9:47 pm August 18, 2013 #

  4. This is a week late but my car was prowled overnight on August 11-12 and I used the handy link from this article to file a report. My cell phone charger and 1 glove were taken from the center console. I was walking down my street yesterday and found my ice scraper in the bushes, I knew something else was missing! I didn’t find the other old, worn out glove though. Otherwise, my car was not damaged in any way and for that I am very grateful! I can buy another charger and the gloves were old ones I wore when I had to scrape my windows. I live on 26th by Genesse.

    Comment by annaeileen — 10:18 am August 19, 2013 #

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