West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 bikes stolen; 1 pirate ‘launched’

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports:

From Rebekah:

We had two bikes stolen from our backyard at Croft and Delridge on sunday during the early evening when nobody was home. These bikes hold sentimental value for us. The pink one is a Diamondback, and has whitewall tires, the black and red one has flames on the tires. Both are slightly rusty.

Seen either or both? Let police know – and comment here.

From Guy – whose deck-dwelling pirate is seen first in happier times:

Around 2:30-3:00 am last night my life-size pirate statue was launched off my second floor patio on the 2600 block of Alki. I wasn’t home at the time.

A witness said it was a group of what appeared to be teenagers. They were seen getting into a newer dark green Ford king cab truck with a canopy. I’ve had the statue for three years and honestly I can’t believe it wasn’t stolen prior to this. I hope they get a severe spanking!

12 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 bikes stolen; 1 pirate 'launched'"

  • Oakley34 July 1, 2015 (12:29 am)

    The world needs more pirate statues…and less teens.

  • JanS July 1, 2015 (2:34 am)

    Bad Karma for them…what a cool statue…so sorry it’s been destroyed :(

  • Justin July 1, 2015 (6:53 am)

    The kids should be made to walk the plank, those Scallywags!

  • martin July 1, 2015 (7:21 am)

    love that statue. it always creeps me out.

  • Sue July 1, 2015 (7:56 am)

    I think I saw the teenage boys that stole your bikes. We live near you and were coming home around 6pm maybe on Sunday. Your bikes are pretty distinctive. They headed north on 21st.

  • TFauntleroy July 1, 2015 (8:53 am)

    Teens in summer = “the crazing”. ‘Twas always thus, yes? I know it was 40yrs ago when I was that age.

    Recommend that you do what you can to reduce the nuisance opportunities in your yards and with your stuff and hope for the best.

    BTW, I’m hoping the pirate had signed up for Obamacare? ;-)

  • stanley jaworski July 1, 2015 (10:48 am)


    Maybe with some screws, pins, bondo, paint, and a little TLC we can fix him up.


  • Guy July 1, 2015 (11:28 am)

    Thank you WSB for all you do for our community. I guess all I really want to say is to lock or bolt down anything you want to keep in your yard. I wish they had stolen the pirate instead of smashing it. Anyway, good luck this 4th of July everyone, keep a garden hose ready!

  • martin July 1, 2015 (12:47 pm)

    ill drink one for the pirate on the 4th. yarrrr

  • I. Ponder July 1, 2015 (1:09 pm)

    Real pirates would have cut them open, nailed their intestines to the deck and made them walk the plank backwards, while betting on the length of their intestines.

  • ScubaFrog July 1, 2015 (2:54 pm)

    Bummer. I love that statue. Is it beyond repair?

    Those bikes are nice cruisers, I hope they’re recovered.

  • Westside J July 1, 2015 (3:59 pm)

    I saw that truck and those kids on the beach around that time. Didn’t actually see if it was them who did it. They pulled up and got out as I was walking by, by the time I was headed back they were gone and I noticed the pirate on the ground. Didn’t notice if it was already down when the kids pulled up. :(

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