The most recent West Seattle Crime Watch reports that community members wanted to get the word out about:
CAR BREAK-IN: Another car prowl at Lincoln Park – but it was followed by a gesture of kindness. From Rebecca:
I know that this is pretty routine, but I had my blue Nissan Versa broken into (Friday) morning between 10:30 and 11:30 in the south parking lot of Lincoln Park. My front passenger-side window was smashed and my purse was stolen. I had shoved my purse under the passenger seat but they must have spotted it. It is a light tan and black Nine West “mom” purse, if anyone spots it on the street.
My four-year-old son and I live in West Seattle but my mom is visiting from NY. I was trying to show her how beautiful Lincoln Park is. She was able to see how kind and sweet my neighbors are when strangers stopped and offered condolences. One little girl even urged her mom to give us ten dollars. My son is going to use it to buy a toy.
(Thanks also to Kurt for a tip on this, just before we received Rebecca’s note.)
Four more reports ahead and a nearby FYI:
THIEVES HIT STUDENT ATHLETES: A text alerted us to this – the Chief Sealth International High School tennis team reported that some of their gear was stolen while they were at the Southwest Athletic Complex tennis courts (west of Southwest Pool; map) on Friday afternoon. We don’t have descriptions but the thieves were described as two men between 20 and 30 who grabbed gear bags left by the courts and stuffed them into a van driven by an older woman.
STOLEN VAN FOUND: Speaking of vans, Danielle reports the van stolen from outside her Highland Park home last weekend has been found – no other details yet.
STOLEN KAYAKS: Update from Diane, who reported two yellow kayaks were stolen from the 9200 block of Fauntleroy Way earlier this week. In addition to that, she says two white kayaks were stolen from the 9300 block of Fauntleroy (map) – one was recovered at the south end of Lincoln Park thanks to a tip in comments. Here’s a photo:
Diane says the one that’s missing looks a lot like that one, so if you see it or one/both of the yellow ones, please call police.
BREAK-IN: Johnny reported a Wednesday night apartment burglary in the 4000 block of Admiral Way (map):
This apartment complex is a secure building and our front door was locked. However, our back door leads to a small patio and it is accessible to our other third-floor neighbors. This door’s lock is broken. I wanted to let you know just in case anyone else had reported this and maybe there is some information to be gotten.
And although this isn’t in West Seattle, it’s close enough we wanted to mention it here too:
SOUTH PARK LURING INCIDENTS: From our partner site The South Park News, a report of luring attempts, with a picture of the suspect’s vehicle – again, just mentioning it here as a heads-up; no reports beyond SP, so far.
P.S. The next West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting is only a week and a half away – Tuesday, April 15th, 7 pm, at the Southwest Precinct (map). In addition to a crime-trends update, guests are planned from the SPD Crisis Intervention Team.