West Seattle Crime Watch: Call this ‘the car-crime edition’

Four reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today, all car-involved crimes, one way or another:

CAR STOLEN FROM GARAGE: Just in from Julie in Gatewood:

I wanted to report a dark-blue 2007 Audi A4 with tinted windows, stolen in the middle of the last night between 11:30 pm to 8:00 am. License plate AFL5094. The rims are scratched up from curbs, but other than that in really good shape. They broke into our garage & took the car. They also broke into our SUV on the street & stole all my kids’ movies.

Julie adds that the car theft followed the prowl – which yielded a garage-door opener for the thief/thieves to use. If you see her Audi, meantime, as the @getyourcarback tweet says, call 911.

Next – a car being sought in a hit-and-run:

KNOW WHOSE CAR THAT IS? Cathleen says they’re looking for a hit-run driver:

The driver, a white male in his late 20’s/early 30’s with dark hair and close-shaven beard, hit our daughter and her two passengers (Wednesday) morning in our car at approximately 7:42 a.m on their way to school at the top of SW City View Street as she was approaching Admiral Way. He verbally assaulted her, refused to exchange information and after adjusting the front bumper/hood of his car, drove away.

Two of our home security cameras captured both the accident, a Van Pool car passing the accident and the man pulling away a minute and a half later as he passed our driveway, unfortunately we cannot make out the plate and are hoping someone will recognize the vehicle, which has stickers in the rear window.

If you have a tip, please contact police directly and refer to incident 14-319713.

Ahead, followups on two alleged-DUI cases from this past week:

BEACH DRIVE DAMAGE: You might have noticed the mangled railings outside this apartment building on Beach Drive, south of Constellation Park:

The damage was done in a crash around midnight Wednesday night, classified on the Seattle Police online map as an alleged case of DUI. We were sent a photo showing two vehicles, but we haven’t yet obtained the report that would explain which one held the driver; residents in the area say the alleged drunk driver hit at least one parked car. As for injuries, Seattle Fire tells us they responded to the scene with a report of a woman on the ground, unconscious, with facial injuries.

41ST/RAYMOND DRIVER CHARGED: Finally, we checked back on the alleged DUI crash last Saturday night, north of Morgan Junction (WSB coverage here), in which a driver hit a taxi on California near Raymond, then continued east on Raymond before going over a traffic circle and finally stopping after hitting a parked car:

(WSB photo from 9/20/14: Ford at right is suspect’s car; at left, parked car that was hit)
Seattle Municipal Court files show that 39-year-old Joon H. Won of Renton is charged with DUI, hit and run, and reckless endangerment. After spending five hours in jail early Sunday, Won is out in lieu of $2,000 bail. And while the initial report from authorities was that they didn’t believe anyone was hurt, we heard otherwise from Lauren, one of the passengers in the taxi, who commented, “I have a concussion and some bruising. My boyfriend has a bad sprain. Ironic that we took a cab to be safe because we knew we would be drinking, and ended up getting hit by a drunk driver.”

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Call this 'the car-crime edition'"

  • JayDee September 26, 2014 (8:46 pm)

    Granted this one frame is bit scarce on details, but doesn’t some one in the WSBverse have an idea which car this is?

    • WSB September 26, 2014 (8:50 pm)

      That’s the frame they sent us – they also say that from something the man said, they believe he lives somewhere not too far from them.

  • JayDee September 26, 2014 (8:51 pm)

    Perhaps Julie can post a single frame capture where someone could look for more detail? Meaning take it into Photoshop and mess with the contrast. I was thinking Volvo, but the sides and back say Japanese mass market.

    • WSB September 26, 2014 (8:57 pm)

      Oh, didn’t know you meant “model.” Going back into our message exchange, she said they think it was a Hyundai Accent.

  • Mike September 27, 2014 (2:20 pm)

    Looks a lot like this 2008 Hyundai Accent http://topcarwallpaper.org/hyundai/hyundai-accent-2008-white-2.html


    As for the Audi driver, disconnect your electric power to the garage door opener. It’s a hassle, but better than an easy break in.

  • Towsb September 29, 2014 (7:13 pm)

    WSB: dead link on the “parking lot purse snatch” from the crime watch page.

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