West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this Maxima? Plus, car-theft stats

February 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Another stolen car to look for – Trevor reports:

My tan-colored Nissan Maxima ’92 was stolen last night from right in front of my house on SW Cloverdale and Delridge [map]. Police says thieves often take older cars like this for a ride and then abandon them. If you happen to see mine, #275USV with chrome rims, please shoot me an e-mail at trevorny (at) gmail.com. Thanks!

Since it seemed anecdotally as if we are receiving more auto-theft reports than usual – knowing that we don’t hear about them all – we checked the Seattle Police Reports map to get a sense of the trends. Here’s a screengrab showing West Seattle auto-theft reports for the past week, February 9th through today:

10 reports in 7 days is about the same a year ago, 43 reports for the Southwest Precinct in February 2013, averaging 1.5 a day. Crime stats are published for last year through November; the lowest month for auto theft in 2013 was July, with 25, fewer than one a day, while the highest was January 2013, with 61, almost two a day.

5 Comments

  1. Trevor, I do believe your vehicle is parked in my alley way. I have called it into police so they can do the verification etc. The plates match. Thx.

    Comment by sallyjoe — 9:18 pm February 18, 2014 #

  2. Thanks, Sallyjoe – in case Trevor doesn’t see this first, I’ll e-mail a note to call attention to this … TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:48 pm February 18, 2014 #

  3. Sallyjoe, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Yes, this is my car, and the police just contacted us and escorted us to the alley to pick it up. The car looks fine and I cannot tell you how happy I am to have it back. Thanks again for going out of your way to identify the car and contact the blog!
    And Tracy, thank you and the WSB for posting the picture and the story. Thanks to the blog, the car was found in less than two days. WSB is such a great platform for the people in the community to get together and help each other. We greatly appreciate having it!

    Comment by Trevor — 10:30 pm February 18, 2014 #

  4. Woot! Great to hear!

    Comment by sallyjoe — 10:53 pm February 18, 2014 #

  5. Woo hoo! One for the community. Congrats Trevor!

    Comment by Laura — 6:48 pm February 19, 2014 #

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