West Seattle Crime Watch: Have you seen Aidan’s sketchbook?

After a car break-in over the weekend, Aidan is just hoping to get one thing back:

Saturday night (last night) our mini cooper was broken into in the Skylark Cafe/Bar parking lot. … They took my messenger bag and my coat, which had a number of things in it – a Surface tablet, my iPod, cash, etc. I’d just been picked up from the airport for Thanksgiving & went immediately to our friend’s band’s show at Skylark. … I’m messaging you because there was a black journal/sketchbook in the bag that is incredibly important to me. It’s a yearly book and I’ve had one per year since I was sixteen (aka over ten years). I will pay to have it returned. The inside of the book has my name and contact number/email all over it.

My boyfriend and I returned there (Sunday) morning to pick around the area to see if whoever broke into our car threw it to the ground or the dumpsters nearby, or anything like that, but we didn’t see it. The messenger bag was very important to me as well. Neither of these are worth any money to anyone except for me – the bag was made for me by a very good friend – and I’m more than willing to pay for them back!!!

We followed up with Aidan to ask for any further descriptive information:

My sketchbook is a Hobonichi Techo yearly planner sketchbook. It’s 4×6″ and it’s very fat. The journal itself is thin but mine is overstuffed with pasted movie tickets, receipts, photos, etc, so it barely closes. It’s black and has a big hero six sticker on the front, as well as a Ninja Turtle Michelangelo popsicle pin (though that might have fallen off). … Other things that might be thrown away/near it that aren’t black and maybe more noticeable: 2 zipper pouches, one white with lions & animals on it, and the other light blue with old camera illustrations. Also a bright red “Keep Calm & Crossword On” NYC crossword puzzle book. The bag I’d love back is a caramel leather with hunter green lining. The strap is falling off the bag.

The journal resembles these photos: This and this. If you have any information, besides contacting police, you can reach Aidan at: lostsketchbookseattle@gmail.com

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Have you seen Aidan's sketchbook?"

  • Tbone December 1, 2014 (6:44 pm)

    Hope you get it back! I keep a journal/sketchbook with me wherever I go, and have since I was in architecture school 25 years ago… I totally understand how you feel… :(.

  • NativetoSeattle December 1, 2014 (7:49 pm)

    We live in the neighborhood and will keep a lookout for it when walking around. I hope you get the journal back!

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