West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 incidents, including early-morning response

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning:

BIG POLICE RESPONSE EARLY THIS MORNING: Several people asked about a big police response westbound on Admiral just after 6:30 am. According to Tweets by Beat (the feed you’ll find on the WSB Crime Watch page), it was a response to a report of an “in progress (or) just occurred) burglary” in the 2600 block of 50th SW. We have a message out to SPD to find out if the burglary was verified and, if so, if anyone was arrested. (Added 10:12 am, SPD spokesperson Det. Drew Fowler tells us a man found two intruders inside his home; they fled toward Schmitz Park, search with K-9 ensued but no arrests so far – description: Hispanic males, late teens, one in a black T-shirt and gray sweatpants, other in a black coat, gray sweatpants, with a black backpack.)

FOLLOWUP ON ITTO’S TABLES/CHAIRS: At the end of reporter Randall Hauk‘s story about the future Junction restaurant Itto’s, you might remember the postscript about the theft of tables and chairs from outside the space at California/Genesee. Randall tells us Itto’s proprietor Khalid Agour subsequently spotted the stolen stuff online and with the help of police, they were recovered and a suspect was arrested; the restaurateur wanted to express big thanks to the Southwest Precinct Anti-Crime Team.

CAR PROWL: It’s been a quiet week so far for reader reports but here’s one from last weekend:

My 2013 VW Passat was broken into, at 17th and Henderson, between the hours of 12 am – 8 am, Saturday May 2nd. They broke into the car, made a mess, left a cigarette butt, and a nugget of weed, took nothing but my car registration and my work ID / Key card. They left the change I had in the car, as well as all my kid stuff in the trunk. It seems like the burglars spent time hanging out in my car, but got away with personal information.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 incidents, including early-morning response"

  • sc May 7, 2015 (9:44 am)

    Glad the new restaurant owner found the tables and chairs!

  • JanS May 7, 2015 (9:56 am)

    YAY, anti-crime team, YAY Itto’s !!!!! Good job !

  • Joan May 7, 2015 (12:24 pm)

    One tip: keep your car registration in your wallet, not the car.

  • BlairJ May 7, 2015 (2:24 pm)

    Regarding the car registration: I put a post-it note over my name and address, and then make a copy of it. The copy without the name and address goes into the car. The original goes in a safe place away from the car. The police will still be able to confirm I am the owner of the vehicle, but a thief will not be able to use it to get tabs or to determine where I live or what my name is.

  • ScottM May 7, 2015 (2:51 pm)

    I spotted a suspicious looking person and car while walking my dog at around 6:40AM at the corner of 48th and Charlestown. Young, early 20s Hispanic male riding a spray painted black BMX style bicycle. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black knee length shorts, and had a brown backpack. He stopped at a forest green early 2000s Subaru Legacy parked on Charlestown, used a key to open the passenger door, and proceeded to rifle through the backpack. The car had no license plates front or back. When I came back around the block he was gone. Snapped a pic of the car. When I left for work the car was gone as well. Don’t know if it’s related, but figured I’d post it just in case.

  • chuck and sally's van man May 7, 2015 (3:30 pm)

    Great tip Blair–so doing that!

  • Eric May 7, 2015 (4:04 pm)

    Did you contact the police Scott? Because suspicious activity should be reported to them and not the blog

  • ScottM May 7, 2015 (5:58 pm)

    @Eric – I did indeed, and sent the photo to them as well.

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