Relatively quiet weekend – no major incidents – but we do have reader reports to share in West Seattle Crime Watch today, and we’ve checked the Seattle Police map for current trends, noting for starters that burglaries are still running above average:
The map shows 23 burglaries reported in West Seattle since last Monday. That’s compared to 24 the previous week, and up from last October, which SPD online stats say averaged 18 a week. Eighteen is also the weekly average this year, through August, the most recent month for which SPD has published monthly stats. To see addresses, go to the map and click on any icon, which will tell you the street/block number and when it was reported.
Ahead – a stolen-vehicle report plus a look at the map/numbers for how that category of crime is trending in West Seattle right now, as well as other reader reports on car break-ins, mail theft, and two likely stolen items found:
STOLEN TRUCK: Just heard from the owner (who didn’t want to be identified) this morning; the theft happened one week ago:
My truck was stolen from behind my house under its carport on Monday night October 14th sometime after 8:00 pm from the alley behind 56th Ave SW, two blocks down from Alki Beach. Please look out for a purple 1995 Nissan 4×4 pickup with a black canopy and call Seattle Police if you see it parked/abandoned anywhere! I reported the theft the next morning with (SPD).
The SPD map shows 11 West Seattle auto thefts reported since last Monday (October 14th):
Checking the map for the previous week’s time frame, that’s a drop – 14 were reported a week earlier.
CAR BREAK-INS: From Jennifer in the 6600 block of Holly Place (map):
I woke this morning to find my car door ajar, glove box broken, stereo controls for my aftermarket and very old 6-cd changer ripped out and contents of my car scattered. My car was locked and nothing of any real value was in it. It was parked under our street light and bedroom window.
And from Gaelen:
My truck was broken into on Thursday night about 11:00 pm on Marine View Drive SW between 110th and 112th. [map] Looks like they were looking for the quick grab of cash and change; but unfortunately they got my wallet with my I.D. and cards. Canceled cards but now have to go through the pain of getting it all again.
MAIL THEFT: From a resident who didn’t want to be identified:
We live 1 block north east of Morgan Junction. During the first week of October, we had some mail (a package- including a check) stolen from our doorstep. We have contacted the police and they have a case number. If you live in the area, and have lost any mail/packages recently, please contact the police.
STOLEN SIGN: If your Alki restaurant/pub lost an A-board in the past few days, check with SPD – a resident found one (no establishment name on it, just the promotion) in an Alki dumpster and turned it over to police.
FOUND SKATEBOARD: Possibly stolen? Alan found one near Don Armeni last Wednesday, “a Santa Cruz longboard, very new looking, found in the grass area between the street and sidewalk next to the boat launch.” Comment below if it might be yours.