The latest West Seattle Crime Watch reader report is from Gabrielle, whose Seaview home was broken into sometime in the past few days. When she sent a brief note, mentioning items of sentimental significance were missing, we asked if any additional details were available so people could keep an eye out – in the shrubbery, on CL, maybe even eventually in pawn shops. Here’s her report:
Our home was burglarized while my husband and I were away on a short vacation. It happened sometime between 11:30 am Thursday 9/18 and 5:30 pm on Saturday 9/20. We are located at 46th Ave SW and Brandon Street. [map] Many small items were stolen, while they seemed to leave anything of significant weight/couldn’t be carried by one person. Many jewelry items, small power tools, and an iPad were taken. Items of high sentimental value are as follows and should be looked out for at pawn shops:
-18k Gold Locket, 1/2″ diameter, Floral Engraving, Highly Sentimental
-Diamond Necklace Pendant & White Gold Chain, 1 karat total weight, 4 square diamonds set in white gold
-3/4 karat heart-shaped ruby solitaire on yellow gold band, Highly Sentimental
-Tiffany’s Stainless Steel Heart Tag Necklace, Custom Engraved G.D.S.
-Tiffany’s Stainless Steel Heart Tag Bracelet, Custom Engraved G.D.S.
-Handmade/Custom Letterpress Jewelry Wall Case, Highly Sentimental
-Nordstrom Necklace & Earring Set Round CZ with Pave Setting, sterling silver setting/chains
The burglars came though our front door, prying open a lock and damaging jamb. No other entry point was found. We are in the middle of a large-scale first floor renovation, which may have made it appear the home was vacant. Most of the items stolen were from 2nd floor. Seattle Police was called immediately, Case #14-315312.
This has been a terrible experience for us but we will try to remain positive. Most important thing we could tell our neighbors… Make sure your home is harder to break into… nothing to guarantee it won’t happen, but as many deterrents as possible can’t hurt.
SIDE NOTE: Checking the West Seattle Tweets by Beat (which includes dates, addresses, and incident types, no other details), here are the other burglaries reported in West Seattle earlier this past week (residential unless otherwise noted):
Friday night (9/19), 4200 block W. Marginal Way SW (commercial burglary)
Thursday night (9/18), 2300 block Harbor Ave. SW
Thursday night (9/18), 7000 block 16th SW
Thursday morning (9/18), 9800 block 35th SW
Wednesday morning (9/17), 4500 block 38th SW
Tuesday night (9/16), 5100 block Admiral Way (previously reported here)
Tuesday night (9/16), 2200 block SW Holden
Tuesday morning (9/16), 9000 block 14th SW (commercial burglary)
Tuesday morning (9/16), 2600 block 41st SW
Tuesday morning (9/16), 2200 block SW Holden
Tuesday morning (9/16), 5200 block 18th SW (previously reported here)
Monday evening (9/15), 3900 block SW Austin
Sunday morning (9/14), 1500 block SW Kenyon
If anything is missing in that time frame, apologies, we have only the Tweets by Beat log to consult, unless we received a reader report (such as the 46th SW and Admiral Way cases) – we hope you never need to send one, but if you do (once you’ve reported the crime to the police), email@example.com.
P.S. Two crime-prevention-related public meetings are coming up this week – the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting at 6:30 pm Tuesday (September 23) at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster), and the special joint Highland Park Action Committee/Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council conversation with SPD, 7 pm Wednesday (September 24th) at HP Improvement Club (12th/Holden) – preceded by a 6:30 pm potluck.