Thanks for the tip; plus, seen this stolen World Cup banner? West Seattle Crime Watch updates

June 17, 2014 at 2:20 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

We start with a followup that arrived via the comment section of a Crime Watch story from last weekend – a woman attacked and robbed while walking along Jacobsen Road (south of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park). The details we published last weekend came from her friend. The victim had a detailed description of the attackers’ car; WSB readers offered tips; and then today, a comment including this:

… I’m the one who was attacked by the girls. I want to say a big THANK YOU to whoever called in about the car. I got a call from the detective on the case last week, and he found the driver thanks to that tip. She’s only 17. She’s denying everything, unfortunately, but at least she’s seeing that there will be consequences to her actions. She never did the necessary paperwork when she bought the car, and therefore the police repossessed it. … I am so happy that the police have taken action on this and aren’t letting it go! I obviously won’t get my phone back, but am comforted in knowing that these girls won’t think they can just get away with things like this.

So, again, thank you so much to whoever called in (Jeanine?). Great work!! And I also want to say thank you to Steve and Aria who were both concerned citizens who stopped to help me. Thank God for good people!

Meantime – maybe another good person out there can find the World Cup flag stolen from Liesbet:

My beloved World Cup soccer Holland banner/flag was stolen off my front door railing sometime between 12:30 AM and 9:00 AM (today), in the 3600 block of Beach DR SW. It’s especially alarming as the banner was secured with much rope & knots & tape. Someone had to physically spend some time trying to get it off…right at my front door! It has great sentimental value. Here’s what it looks like:

I will report to police as well. Thank you for any help in finding it…maybe flying on someone else’s balcony??? :-(

11:38 PM UPDATE: Liesbet sent a note to say a neighbor found it heaped on their property. Returned or abandoned by culprits? Whatever the case, she has it back.

(back to original) One more reminder – the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets tonight, 7 pm, NOT in the usual spot; join them at Lincoln Park Shelter 1 (upper area, near the zipline, north of the south parking lot).

7 Comments

  1. Im glad to see the community come together like this :)

    Comment by Josh W — 3:04 pm June 17, 2014 #

  2. Yay! And you’re welcome, so happy to hear this! Well, not the part about the stolen World Cup banner, that sucks, but it’s awesome SPD followed up on my call and caught those girls. Was wondering if they did because I hadn’t seen the car for a few days.

    Comment by Jeanine — 3:05 pm June 17, 2014 #

  3. Thank you Jeanine, Steve and Aria. If we can all look out for one another and take action (even a phone call) when something like this happens, it WILL make a difference to the whole community.

    Comment by skeptic — 4:06 pm June 17, 2014 #

  4. What a dingbat to stop and shake down a woman, steal her phone, and park on the road nearby regularly (I just read the original article). She’s 17 so I assume that car was parked in front of her parent’s house? I love that everyone was able to communicate here and find the person responsible, and so glad to hear about / see people helping each other in times of need.

    Comment by Jason — 5:09 pm June 17, 2014 #

  5. Just checked the world cup scores and I’d look for some Spanish hooligan. After the 5-1 spanking, I’d bet they might be a little sore. :)

    Comment by Eric1 — 6:55 pm June 17, 2014 #

  6. So happy to know she got caught. No doubt she’ll only get a slap on the wrist. Losing the car will hurt more.

    Comment by Huck — 6:19 am June 18, 2014 #

  7. Carma for the little 17 year old. [rimshot... crickets]

    Comment by Dudley Beetleface — 9:10 am June 18, 2014 #

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