West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary attempt; possible bike-theft evidence

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

BREAK-IN ATTEMPT: From A in Arbor Heights:

I live near the intersection of 35th & 102nd in Arbor Heights. When I got home from work today, my crawl space door was wide open. Fortunately, there is no access to the inside of the house from the crawl space. The intruder may have had other motives, including theft, but was disappointed as everything of value is kept secured. A neighbor driving by stopped to comment that they’d found a knife lying in the street outside my entry, and had thrown it in the bushes. Police and Block Watch have been notified.

MISSING A BICYCLE LOCK? We haven’t received any reader reports of bicycles stolen/found in the past few days, but this morning Vanessa found this snipped lock that might be of interest to someone:

Found this morning at 40th SW and Dawson in the middle of the road. The metal U locks would be a better preventative lock.

The most-recent bicycle theft shown on the police-reports map was reported to have happened in the 3900 block of SW Bradford on Monday night.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary attempt; possible bike-theft evidence"

  • WestSide45 August 21, 2015 (7:23 am)

    Curious action by the neighbor to throw the knife in the bushes. If they had found a gun would they have tossed it in a tree?

  • D August 21, 2015 (11:17 am)

    Not cool to make that remark about the “better preventative lock”. I’ve had at least four bikes stolen, and all had Kryptonite U-locks. To imply that the theft would have been prevented by that simple choice is not accruate and is more victim blaming.

  • mrsMarty August 21, 2015 (11:44 am)

    WS45 I thought the same thing as you…just to throw the knife into the bushes. geez!

  • dsa August 21, 2015 (12:54 pm)

    Which locking system do you use now D? That would be good information to hear from an experienced rider.

  • Brian August 21, 2015 (2:29 pm)

    Are people complaining about victim blaming in the context of their bike lock choices? This has to stop.

  • Mike August 23, 2015 (7:38 am)

    There are no existing bike lock systems that are 100% fool proof. Cordless power tools make it easy to cut and remove all locks and even (as proven recently) entire bike racks bolted into the cement/pavement.
    Using bike locks (of any kind) is still wise, it slows down theft.

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