West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrest on the water; missing fire pit; burglary

West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

TROUBLE AT SEA: Thanks to Wendy (who sent that photo), Erin, and Lynn for mentioning police activity on the water and on land off the Don Armeni/Anchor (Luna) Park area around sunset tonight. After hearing via the scanner that police were going to tow a boat downtown, we headed over in hopes of asking shoreside officers what was going on, but we just missed them. Via e-mail, we did get some information from Southwest Precinct Lt. Paul Leung, who says it involved “a disturbance between a male and a female. Officers boarded the boat. The female retracted her story but the male was arrested for several outstanding DV [domestic violence] warrants.”

MISSING FIRE PIT: James, near Lincoln Park, says the fire pit used for neighborhood gatherings all summer is suddenly missing.

(Saturday), my family and I went to Alki for lunch and then ran some errands. We’re sure the fire pit was out front when we left, but now it’s not. It was close to the street, but didn’t have a ‘Free’ sign or anything on it. I’d like to see if a nearby neighbor picked it up wondering if it was indeed abandoned. We live on a block with very light traffic (46th Ave SW between Kenyon & Austin) and don’t see many cars that don’t live close. It disappeared between noon and 4:30 on Saturday (yesterday).

The fire pit is black iron. The base is up on legs, and the fire is in a tray surrounded by an iron lattice. It’s probably 3 feet long on its longer side, and 2 feet wide. Can you see if anyone in the neighborhood took it thinking we were giving it away? No harm no foul if we get it back.

It has been reported to police just in case it WASN’T a mistake.

ADDED 1 AM – SUNDAY BURGLARY: Just missed a phone call from someone who reported being burglarized in Belvidere Sunday, coming home to find their home on 37th SW “trashed,” including jewelry left behind that didn’t belong to them.

P.S. No West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting this month, but WSCPC says it will reconvene in October (10/21, 7 pm, at the precinct).

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Arrest on the water; missing fire pit; burglary"

  • Meg September 15, 2014 (12:04 am)

    Any news on what was going on at 12th/Henderson earlier this evening? Big police presence, person on the ground & taken away by police.

    • WSB September 15, 2014 (12:41 am)

      Don’t know what the original call was about but apparently a suspect got combative and that led to police calling for more backup. The usual ways we at least get hints on the types of calls – Tweets by Beat, etc. – lately tend to break down every weekend, so there’s nothing on there hinting on how it started, sorry. We heard about the big response & went over but it had cleared by then. – TR

  • Alan September 15, 2014 (8:07 am)

    My guess on the firepit would be metal collectors. Those guys can be handy when trying to get rid of something large made of metal, but I have stopped one from taking items when the owner wasn’t home and the items were not signed or on the street. Maybe check the local metal recyclers.

  • Diane September 15, 2014 (11:42 am)

    “SUNDAY BURGLARY: Just missed a phone call from someone who reported being burglarized in Belvidere Sunday, coming home to find their home on 37th SW “trashed,” including jewelry left behind that didn’t belong to them.”
    ~
    did this person leave a phone # to find out more info? this is where I live; would like to know more

  • David September 15, 2014 (10:27 pm)

    Diane….you can text or call me at 2069313970 – turns out they stole my car as well. Call me if you live nearby and are concerned.

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