Four West Seattle Crime Watch cases to report this morning:
BUSINESS BREAK-IN/VANDALISM: Police went to Amy’s Nails at 5631 California SW around 8:30 this morning after the salon’s glass door was discovered to have been smashed.
We talked with the salon’s owner at the scene; he told us that so far as he could tell at that point, it did not appear anything had been stolen.
STOLEN CAR: From a WSB reader who doesn’t want to be identified:
Our 1997 White Honda Civic LX Sedan was stolen from in front of our house in Highland Park (14th SW & SW Trenton) sometime between 6 pm Monday and 5 am Tuesday. WA License #AIZ6670. There is nothing too distinguishing about it, except for the black Britax car seat in the back seat of the car which has probably been dumped by now. If you spot the car, or know anything about the theft, please contact 911. Thanks!
Ahead – a stolen bike to watch for, plus, what a fast-thinking neighbor took to scare away mail prowlers:
STOLEN BIKE: Tuesday morning between 8-11 am, Eli‘s “one-year-old gold-green KONA bike with disc brakes, fenders, lights, etc was stolen from the West Seattle Y’s bike rack. The lock was cleanly cut through and left behind. This is the 4th bike stolen from us, three out of the garage, this in open daylight! So frustrating.”
MAIL PROWLERS SCARED OFF: An anonymous report from Arbor Heights:
Monday night about 11 pm, a pickup truck loaded with junk was observed on the block of 37th Ave SW between SW 102nd and SW 104th. The truck was moving very slowly, stopping and starting as if looking for something. It then pulled up to a row of mailboxes and the driver began looking through each box. One of the neighbors had been observing this, ran outside, and threw a recycling bin at the windshield of the truck. The truck sped off, spilling some of the junk furniture piled on top. Police were called, but the truck was not located.
As police remind us, criminals tend to ramp up during the holiday season, especially thieves … SPD’s prevention/safety advice is here.