West Seattle Crime Watch: Double trouble; vandalism alert; counterfeit cookie lovers

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight:

A burglary followed by an auto theft meant double trouble at K‘s home:

Our house on 47th and SW Hinds was broken into Wednesday morning when we were out for about 40 min. Rock thrown through the back window. Thief took all of the usual items; MacBook, small electronics, jewelry box. What we didn’t realize was that they’d also taken the spare key to my car and came back last night to help themselves to that too! Car was found totaled in Holly Park by police at 3am.

Car vandalism is the problem in Antonio‘s neighborhood:

I just wanted to submit that the Cottage Grove area has seen some car vandalism lately. My neighbor on 26th has recently had one of his car windows bashed out or shot out parked on 26th and there is an apparent BB shot targeted at the window of my mother in laws car on the same street. This same car was a victim of a hit and run very recently while parked on the same street. I remember too a few months back a neighbor on the corner of 26th and Hudson had the side of his car tagged up but I’m unsure if he reported it or not. I guess long story short, people should be parking in their driveways or garages until whomever is responsible is apprehended. It’s quite pathetic whomever is doing this vandalism and awfully costly for those who have go through the hassle of insurance claims and out of pocket deductibles.

And a quick mention – beware of counterfeit bills; a local Girl Scout mom told us a troop selling at Admiral Safeway was given a fake $100 bill while selling cookies earlier this week.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Double trouble; vandalism alert; counterfeit cookie lovers"

  • cj March 6, 2014 (8:50 pm)

    Sounds like our burglary last November on 51st and Genesee area. Computers, Jewelry & jewelry box and car. Everything else was left pretty much in it’s place- nothing else taken.

  • west side March 6, 2014 (8:52 pm)

    I would recommend a wireless dropcam pro camera (takes hd video and uploads it to external servers in San Francisco). Price is $199 or so…

    Just this week we captured a neighbor vandalizing another neighbor’s car and reported it to them. Worth the price and then some.

  • Ray March 7, 2014 (2:27 am)

    You can add more graffiti from the little #$^#&*$#^$*# to the list. Fifth time in the last year my fences have been tagged.

    Is there anywhere we can look up the graffiti symbols and see which of these low-life groups are doing the tagging?

  • WSince86 March 7, 2014 (11:03 am)

    Ray- I believe that SPD has a dept that specializes in just that! They know who leaves what tags and what they supposedly mean. I’d give the non- emergency line a call and talk to them about it. Especially if it’s the fifth time it’s happened. Probably ‘marking their territory’. Ha!

  • T March 7, 2014 (2:54 pm)

    Ray- you can google west seattle gang graffiti too and you’ll find many of the tags. I attended a meeting with SPD and they are very knowledgeable about whose tag is whose, although stopping it is another thing. My immediate neighborhood is constantly tagged and painted over.

  • joe March 7, 2014 (4:25 pm)

    If you’re tired of painting or getting “tagged” I’d suggest getting a good, recognized graffiti artist to do some real art work on your fence. That would eliminate the horrible tags from being put up. A respected name holds weight and would not get tagged over. Seriously.

  • Jeff March 8, 2014 (7:37 am)

    That presumes I want my fence to look like a subway car from the 1970s though.

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