West Seattle Crime Watch: Long-gone bike back; salon break-in

October 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

We start our weekend-ending West Seattle Crime Watch roundup with a semi-happy ending. From Adam:

I just wanted to let you know that a bicycle that was stolen from me a year ago has been recovered. It is thrashed, but it is back. I just went to identify it at the station today. They say they are cracking down on the bicycle thefts and identifying more and more. They found mine in a stash that an arrested burglar told them about. The police are taking notice. Just wanted to let you know about a successful recovery. I thought I’d never see it again a couple months after it was nabbed. This is kind of awesome. $900 bike, a tune-up and some new parts are better than dishing out another $900.

Remember that SPD is tweeting info on bicycles it recovers – check @getyourbikeback.

Now, two reader reports received this weekend. From Jackie:

On Friday morning, the staff at Images hair salon arrived at work to find the police waiting there. Someone had smashed the front door, entered the salon then (burglarized) and ransacked it. According to the officer, they have a good idea who did it, so we are hopeful the fingerprints they found will put this person in jail.

The salon is in the 5000 block of California SW, south of The Junction. Next, from Rachel:

Thought I’d share for other Highland Park residents that my car was broken into Wednesday night and my GPS was stolen. I thought my husband had just gone looking for something in the car because our items were shuffled around, but the doors were locked in the morning when I got up to take my kids to the zoo. My husband just noticed today that the GPS was missing. No broken windows, just a thief courteous enough to lock the doors when they were finished.

P.S. The West Seattle Crime Prevention Council‘s next meeting is this Tuesday – and as always, you are welcome to bring neighborhood concerns/questions to police leadership for Q/A during the meeting, which also is scheduled to feature guest speakers, as noted on the WSCPC website. 7 pm Tuesday (October 15th) at the Southwest Precinct, Delridge/Webster.

5 Comments

  1. My husband and I are in the process of buying a house in Highland Park, and I am now a daily reader of WSB. I really appreciate all of the great info that the WSB provides! Thanks!

    Comment by Rachel F. — 10:18 am October 14, 2013 #

  2. I have had my car broken into multiple times in the last year (I’m in the Westwood area). Every time I’ve locked my car electronically, (it actually locks itself after about 5minutes).and they keep getting in. I don’t leave valuables in there, but they took 3 pairs of cheap Target sunglasses and left someone else’s Bob Marley CD. Same with my neighbors. We have filed reports with the police, and apparently there is some kind of device out there that can disable electronic locks. There are never broken windows, just random stuff taken,, including my neighbor’s owners manual to her car.

    Comment by Liz — 11:35 am October 14, 2013 #

  3. Welcome to the neighborhood, Rachel!

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:51 am October 14, 2013 #

  4. Same perp who broke into Ola’s Salon??

    Comment by KD — 4:40 pm October 14, 2013 #

  5. Rachel- Hopefully, you will love it as much as we do! Can’t beat the walkability of parks, restaurants and coffee!

    Just keep a can of paint on hand for tagging!

    Comment by HP Family — 9:16 pm October 14, 2013 #

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