West Seattle Crime Watch: Motorcycle stolen, then found

June 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

6:28 PM: From Jessica via the WSB Facebook page:

Our 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa was just stolen in the last 3 hours from the back alley of 35th Ave between Andover and Dakota. License plate 0A5253. Waiting on officers now, please be on the lookout!

If you spot it, call 911.

7:27 PM: An update from Jessica – they found it:

My husband found it stashed on 34th Ave just a block from our house. It had been stolen, rolled, and parked right on the street, presumably until the thief could come back with a truck. Many thanks to Officer Nicholson for coming out so quickly and taking the report!

4 Comments

  1. Saw a man in a motorcycle helmet taking a motorcycle (very fast) driving it north across Dakota and up the alley. It was around 6:00 PM.

    Comment by David Drewes-Moore — 6:58 pm June 21, 2014 #

  2. Buy a big link chain and padlock. Make ‘em work for it!!

    Comment by wsres — 6:29 pm June 22, 2014 #

  3. I am so sick of all the vehicle thefts in West Seattle. It seems like there are way too many thefts, per capita, in West Seattle compared to the rest of the city. Is this just me projecting, or is this correct?

    Comment by Guy — 6:37 pm June 22, 2014 #

  4. What are you using to compare? Where do you get news about other precincts?
    .
    I don’t have per-capita information because I can’t find a reference for population per precinct. However, we recently featured the Block Watch Captains Network report on its auto-theft conversation with SPD. As linked there, and here:
    http://wsblockwatchnet.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/more-about-vehicle-thefts-highlights-from-our-monthly-meeting
    .
    January through April this year, SW Precinct average monthly auto theft was down year-to-year, compared to big increases in other precincts (follow the link and see the graph/numbers). The average number for January-April was 42/month, also the lowest number of any precinct, though I have heard it said that SW Precinct is the “smallest” precinct. It covers West Seattle and South Park which means at least 100,000 people and that would be about a sixth of the city’s population; in the period covered, the city’s auto thefts totaled 455, and Southwest Precinct had 42 of those, which means less than 10 percent of the auto thefts but roughly 15 percent of the city’s population. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:17 pm June 22, 2014 #

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