West Seattle Crime Watch: 6 reader reports; car-theft prevention

Long report, but not because of a sudden crime wave – the reports have come in over the past several days. We start with information on crime prevention; the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network has published notes from the auto-theft discussion, featuring a guest from SPD, at its most recent meeting. You might be surprised to see how the Southwest Precinct’s auto-theft trends compare to other parts of the city, for example. It’s all on the WSBWCN site here.

That brings us to an attempted car theft reported by Nathaniel on Saturday:

Just wanted to let you know of an attempted auto theft of a 1994 Honda Accord from the 8500 block of 37th Ave Sw. They destroyed the ignition, couldn’t get it started, then ripped out the battery. Thankfully they left the beer in the backseat so it isn’t all bad!

Next – a stolen bicycle to watch for. John says it was stolen from his front porch on May 29th:

It’s a black Townie Electra with a leather “tank” bag. Contact police if you see it.

Two car break-ins to report. Dawn says hers was broken into Friday night in the 6700 block of 41st, “nothing major stolen” but she “wanted neighbors to keep an eye out and make sure doors are locked and alarms are on.” We also had a break-in report from earlier in the week in a Westwood carport:

I have an older Honda Civic and they popped my window out of the track and unlocked my doors to get in. I didn’t have anything valuable in my car. As far as I can tell nothing is missing… (but) They managed to drop their lighter in my backseat though so they must’ve really tried looking for something.

Missing a safe?

Might even be the one reported stolen recently in the 29th/Trenton vicinity, reports Kezia, who read about that burglary and wondered if the safe found at 26th/Trenton was the same one. It was reported to police and eventually disappeared, though the finder isn’t sure if it was taken away by officers or someone else.

And from Matthew, who wondered if this happened to anyone else this weekend:

(Friday night) at about 10:55 pm whilst watching a movie, my fiancé & I heard two strange thuds and turned our movie on mute to run outside & see what caused the noise. It appears someone egged our home (3 eggs total, from what I can tell). We live at the 3200 block of Walnut Ave SW, just a block from WS High School.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 6 reader reports; car-theft prevention"

  • alki resident June 8, 2014 (6:42 pm)

    Car theft prevention? How bout keeping these thugs locked up so they can’t keep doing it. Never got my $17,000 truck back and tired of sharing my daughters car.

  • steve June 8, 2014 (9:11 pm)

    As for stolen bikes, I would look under the Admiral Way bridge. There’s homeless kids/people living under there. Again! They don’t look like they have 3 cents, but there’s some nice bikes under there.
    I saw a boy and girl going down there with two packs of meat for their BBQ. A guy (with backpack) stopped me on the street and asked me where the homeless bridge party was. I claimed ignorance and said I didn’t know. He said two girls invited him. I wondered if I looked homeless too. Oh well. :(
    Then I heard a cat in the distance. We went our separate ways.

    Eggs…every few months someone goes down our street (in Admiral District) egging houses and cars. You’d think after 3 years they’d out grow this behavior.

  • OfftheCounterbalance June 8, 2014 (10:58 pm)

    My car was prowled last night, just north of Lincoln Park. The prowler took a pair of prescription ray ban sunglasses (good luck with that buddy my eye sight suuuucks) and an outdated gps that i could care less about. They left a pack of marlboro menthol 100s and trash strewn about as a present though. :/

  • Jv June 9, 2014 (11:09 am)

    Looking for hit and run suspect. Vehicle has missing right side mirror, heavy front windshield damage, probable front bumper damage. Vehicle is light metallic blue color. Driver hit a cyclist at sw 11th and sw Spokane. Cyclist was hit with a ton of force and left to die in the street. Vehicle was heading westbound over the lower bridge… Any information call 911.

  • AG June 9, 2014 (2:05 pm)

    WSB did you see the above????

  • WSB June 9, 2014 (2:20 pm)

    I don’t know why they chose to post here, today, but that is the incident we (among others) covered two weeks ago. Still not solved. We also reported the TV coverage of the rider in the hospital, the rider meeting the Good Samaritan, etc. – TR

  • face June 10, 2014 (10:49 pm)

    Hey just wondering if this safe was from the house on 29th and Kenyon???

  • wsres June 14, 2014 (7:44 am)

    Amazon sells a “mean” brake or accelerator pedal steel lock with key, not “The Club brake lock”. This is much heavier steel and no car is getting stolen with that on it. It’s very awkward to unlock, bending over, fiddling around, need light to lock and unlock it. All things a thief will not have time or want to do. Plus it will really annoy a thief that it was installed, making it even more worth it. Hacksawing through a brake pedal versus a steering wheel is a whole different animal. They more than likely won’t want to do it.

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