West Seattle Crime Watch: Helicopter again; stolen truck found; bike found; fence theft

May 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

Four notes in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon. First, if you noticed the Guardian One helicopter back over Highland Park/White Center again a bit earlier – it was helping deputies catch a suspected car thief. More on our partner site White Center Now.

Speaking of vehicle theft – Adam Werner from Clean Air Lawn Care (WSB sponsor) e-mailed this afternoon with good news about the stolen truck reported here a month ago:

I want to let everyone know that our stolen truck was recovered this morning off of 43rd and Aurora. The truck is in the same conditions as the night it was stolen (minus a tank of gas). We had a woman call us this morning who noticed that the truck had been parked there for several weeks. Thank you to everyone who has been on the lookout or has continually asked if we had found it. This is a great start to our Memorial Day weekend!!

Anyone missing a bicycle? Ciara says this has been outside her apartment complex for at least two days:

She’ll be reporting to police, who are expected to come pick it up, so if you recognize it, make sure you’ve filed a report, and then check with SPD.

Finally, Dawn has a message to whomever keeps stealing parts of her bamboo fence in Westwood:

To the Westwood thief. Please stop taking my fence. These are solid Tonkin cane bamboo that cost me an arm and a leg to build. You want some, go buy your own.

P.S. Next crime-prevention meeting in West Seattle – the WS Block Watch Captains’ Network meets Tuesday (May 27th) at 6:30 pm, with a guest speaker talking about auto theft and how to prevent it. All welcome, not just Block Watch members/captains.

7 Comments

  1. It’s the Pandas stealing the fence!

    Comment by Christopher — 6:05 pm May 23, 2014 #

  2. The panda only “eats, shoots and leaves”, a far worse crime.

    Comment by J — 8:16 am May 24, 2014 #

  3. If you can get me some details on that found bike (make, model, color) etc. I can look it up in the stolenbicycleregistry.com database

    Comment by bryan hance — 11:27 am May 24, 2014 #

  4. I’m sure that if either one of you had spent an entire summer building that fence you would just let some jackass dismantle it piece by piece and not bother to say anything about it.

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 1:00 pm May 24, 2014 #

  5. What a cool fence! Only a senseless vandal could destroy something so creative.

    Comment by Bradley — 11:09 am May 25, 2014 #

  6. @sophista-tiki…It’s because of special landscaped residences such as yours, and much like so many of us that make West Seattle so beachy and charming. I’m not sure why crime seems to have started leeching off our beautiful neighborhoods. Many of us support you.

    Comment by wsres — 11:52 am May 28, 2014 #

  7. install a camera

    Comment by faceless — 2:17 pm May 30, 2014 #

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