Extra edition of West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon, since we try to get auto-theft reports out relatively quickly. From Josh:
My 1997 Honda Accord was stolen from 2000 block of SW Trenton ST right behind Staples between the hours of 830 pm last night (9/21/13) and this afternoon (9/22/13). It is a forest green Accord and the passenger side door handle is half broken off and there is a green Mesa Verde National Park parking sticker that’s about 1.5×1.5 inches on the left bottom front windshield. License plate ALC6772.
Call 911 if you see it.
Ahead, a road-rage incident reported to police, and a knife found in The Junction (stolen? lost? maybe you know):
My friend and I were driving south on 16th Ave SW today near SSCC, when we saw that the car in front of us was really swerving a lot. They swerved for about a block and they started swerving and pulling into the curb lane, so when they were in the curb lane we passed them. They swerved back onto the road and almost hit us, so I honked at them. They honked back, continuously, and sped up to tailgate us while honking (they had been driving very slowly before).
They followed us for about a mile like this, while we called 911. The 911 operator told us not to stop, and when we got to the four-way stop at SW Henderson St., we sort of slowed down and rolled through instead of stopping, and the passenger of the car following us opened their door. We kept going, and when we got to the red light at 16th and Roxbury, the passenger opened the door completely and got out. I turned off Roxbury quickly as the passenger chased us on foot. We kept driving for about a mile and they didn’t follow. A police officer followed us and took our report, and chaperoned us to our designation.
The car was a black, 90’s model Cadillac (or similar car), with tinted windows, on VERY large lifted tires, with black rims. The license plate started with AJS. Watch out, and stay safe!
Final note – Jodi found a pocket knife, in a case, in The Junction. If you lost one or had it stolen, please comment – she’s looking for descriptive information to help match it with its owner.