West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car; condo-storage break-in

December 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports this afternoon: First, we received e-mail today from Jeff, who is still hoping to get his car back, stolen Tuesday near 27th and Kenyon, a gold Honda Accord, plate # ADU3170. Call 911 if you see it.

This next report’s sender asked to be anonymous:

We are in the 3800 block of Beach Dr., on the ground floor of the building is a locked door leading to 6 storage closets, also locked (but not, alas, with deadbolts). My neighbor went in there (Wednesday) and found all 6 doors open,with obvious jimmy marks on the outside door. I can’t tell if anything’s missing … but wanted to let the neighborhood know that thieves are on the prowl and this type of door (no dead bolt) is attractive to them. We’re having better locks installed.

And another reminder – if you haven’t read SPD’s holiday-season safety/crime-prevention advice, originally published here just before Thanksgiving, read it now!

2 Comments

  1. Have we had a dip in burglaries again or is it just me not hearing about them?

    Comment by AG — 5:30 pm December 8, 2013 #

  2. 14 in the past week, according to the police-report map. Whether you hear about them here on WSB or not depends on whether we hear about them. Not all burglaries turn up as scanner traffic – police get a lot of communication via text/screen dispatches – and even if we do hear a call, we can’t always check it out as breaking news unless there’s something unusual about it, so we rely on reader reports, but know that’s just a percentage, and not a consistent percentage. Details are not available via the SPD system for at least several days, if ever – they publish just the location and type (residential/nonresidential, occupied/not occupied at the time of break-in) initially – so reader reports are the only way we can get more details and share news such as distinctive items to look for, and we are glad to hear from victims, though sorry to hear it happened at all. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:36 pm December 8, 2013 #

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