Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes for you: First, we start with the one that is more often the side note – the WS Crime Prevention Council meeting. Since it’s TONIGHT, here’s your last reminder about this monthly chance to bring a concern directly to police. The meeting usually begins with their update on local crime trends, and quickly moves to an invitation for anyone to ask a question or air a concern. After that – and there’s usually plenty of time – it’s the featured guest speaker(s), this time from the Seattle Police Crisis Intervention Unit. Meeting’s at 7 pm, Southwest Precinct; enter from the parking lot along SW Webster west of Delridge [map].
Ahead, two reader reports – break-ins and a hit-and-run:
Sam wanted to remind people to be careful with open windows and doors as the weather gets nicer, because:
Our building manager (in the 5600 block of) California Ave [map] informed us … that someone scaled the balconies of our building and entered at least 2 apartments via open sliding doors and stole electronics over the weekend.
Kay wondered if the hit-run driver that damaged her car had other victims:
My 2007 black Honda Fit was scrunched and sideswiped all along the entire driver’s side, including knocking off the rear view mirror, while parked on 31st Ave. SW just north of SW Raymond [map] in High Point. It happened between 6 PM last Friday night and 6 PM Saturday night, probably after dark Friday night.
Curious to know if any others in the vicinity were hit. The offender, out there somewhere, is driving a white vehicle with black paint scraped down its passenger side, with a missing passenger side mirror.
P.S. Two ways to keep up with crime coverage on WSB – our archive (category) has everything including our court coverage (accessible any time if you click the word “Crime” under a crime-story headline); stories that are mainly incident reports and/or breaking-news coverage are also linked on the Crime Watch page. (The former is automatic, the latter is manually updated, so once in a while it lags a bit.) Both display stories/links in reverse-chronological order, same as our main news page.
If you have a reader report to share with the community via Crime Watch – provided it’s already been reported to the police – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!