West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen SUV; two hit-and-runs

Three reader reports this morning in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN SUV: Tony reports from Gatewood this morning, “A 2000 tan Chevy Blazer was stolen on the corner of 39th and Willow. Be watchful, the car was taken from the driveway of the homeowner around 3:00 am.” Plate: ANJ1117. (Side note – the SPD crime-reports map shows 8 other auto-theft cases in the past week, a lower rate than last time we checked the big picture.)

HIT-AND-RUN #1: From Randy – this happened early Saturday on Genesee Hill:

About 3 am, the police were heard knocking on our front door. They informed me that our car was hit by an apparent hit-and-run driver. Our Saab was spun 180 degrees and came to rest against a utility pole. We had owned the car since new, 1988, and would save it if we could, but it is beyond repair. It can be utilized as an organ donor. The car was parked on SW Genesee outside our home kitty-corner from Genesee (Hill) Elementary School. The hit-and-run driver has not surfaced.

HIT-AND-RUN #2: Christine reported this via the WSB Facebook page:

(Friday) night around 7 just north of the post office on California, my visiting parents’ rental car was struck in a hit and run. There were some people out walking dogs and 1 nice women thought she saw the women who hit the car and them apparently a boyfriend came to help get the car and took off!

Contact police with info on any of the above – or any other crime. P.S. The next community crime-fighting meeting is a week from Tuesday; the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets March 18th, 7 pm, at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster).

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen SUV; two hit-and-runs"

  • phil dirt March 10, 2014 (6:59 am)

    Notice to the Seattle Police: If my car is hit by a hit and run driver, DO NOT KNOCK ON MY DOOR AT 3:00 AM!

  • helridge March 10, 2014 (11:29 am)

    Poor Saab, that sucks!

  • ReneeJ March 10, 2014 (12:03 pm)

    @Randy re: hit and run #1…I live on 48th ave between Alaska & Oregon. I smoke outside & tend to see things unfold at all hours of night!
    I believe wholeheartedly that I saw the car that was the perp come down 48th@2:10-2:20 am
    If u wanna speak to me, I can email u my phone #?

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