West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary; mail-theft suspect; found loot?

Three notes and a reminder tonight:

BURGLARY: From Liz in Arbor Heights:

Our house at 100th and California Ave SW was burglarized this past Tuesday, March 10th, sometime between 7 and 10am. A Good Samaritan on Marine View Drive called SPD when she spotted the burglar tossing keys (stolen from a dresser in our home) into some shrubbery. SPD then traced the keys back to my husband.

We returned home from work to discover our house a mess, and that our laptops, iPads, and other miscellaneous items were stolen. The thief had climbed our fence and tossed a rock through a bedroom window to gain entry.

We have reported the incident to SPD, along with the description of a suspicious person we noticed that morning. Just a day and a half after this occurred, our next-door neighbor reported that someone had broken into her car!

Neighbors, please be on the alert. We are new to Arbor Heights (just bought our home 6 months ago) and have been very dismayed at this recent rash of issues across the neighborhood.

MISSING MAIL? From Dotti tonight:

Just wanting to let you know we just spotted a man trying to get into our bank of mailboxes on 25th between Findlay and Juneau. I reported it and do have a description if anyone is missing their mail today.

STOLEN? OR LOST? Christine spotted these items by the 37th/Findlay staircase and shared a photo, wondering if perhaps they were stolen and dumped:

If you find something of value, you can always notify police, who can store it in evidence (maybe there’ll even be a “reunion”).

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: Your monthly chance to hear from and talk with local police is during the WSCPC‘s monthly meeting next Tuesday (March 17th), 7 pm, Southwest Precinct (Webster/Delridge).

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary; mail-theft suspect; found loot?"

  • anonyme March 15, 2015 (6:58 am)

    Yesterday when I opened my gate to check the mailbox, there was an empty bottle of Oxy and a bag of pee out there, along with miscellaneous trash. Reported it to police and Block Watch. There is a rising tide of crime in Arbor Heights, so neighbors – please be super vigilant. Many more transients have moved into the neighborhood.

  • Steve March 16, 2015 (12:45 pm)

    We live in the North Admiral district near 41st Ave SW and Walker Street. Last Sunday morning 3-15 we discovered that a prowler had gotten into our vehicles, which were parked in our driveway and unlocked. Whoever did it rifled through the glove box, ashtray, behind the seat, etc. Not much of value was in either vehicle but it was disturbing nonetheless. Both vehicles smelled of cigarette smoke, and there were ashes in one of the vehicles. Should this be reported to anyone?

    • WSB March 16, 2015 (12:48 pm)

      absolutely. Please report it to police. Our car was prowled in a similar way (minus the cigarette smoke) and we filed an online report just so police know what’s happening where and can distribute patrol resources appropriately. http://www.seattle.gov/police/report/default.htm

  • Bo March 19, 2015 (10:06 pm)

    Our house on 112th was burglarized and was wondering if I could get description of person?

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