West Seattle Crime Watch: Roxhill-area police response; vehicle theft & attempted theft; stolen/found bikes…

In West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

POLICE INVESTIGATE GUNFIRE REPORTS: Thanks to those who texted us (206-293-6302, any time) about possible gunfire heard in the past hour in the Roxhill/Westwood area, and then the ensuing police response. We found officers investigating at 27th/Roxbury; they had not yet found any evidence of gunfire, such as shell casings or property damage, nor were any victims reported, so far. Witnesses reported a red car might have been involved, and police are investigating that. We’re continuing to check back on what if anything they’re finding.

From the WSB inbox:

STOLEN CAR: From Margaret in Highland Park:

Our car was stolen out of our driveway last night some time between 10 pm and 8 am on 13th Ave SW between Trenton and Henderson. It is a purple 2014 Honda CR-V AWD. South Carolina license plate KIR 919. Police report has been filed this morning.

Please call 911 if you see it.

ATTEMPTED CAR THEFT: From Todd and Amy in Seaview:

We know we are late to report but someone tried to steal our 2002 Dodge minivan last Wednesday night/Thursday morning. It was parked in the alley between 41st & 42nd Ave SW and Graham (just north of Morgan Junction). I came out Thursday morning 8/13 to find the car had been ransacked, the ignition switch lying on the floor and a hole in the steering column.

Looks like the anti-theft device did its job. Apparently they didn’t want our old cassette tapes, CDs or wetones. Why they wanted an old mom van is beyond me. This little incident is going to cost over $1500 bucks to repair. I suspect since they couldn’t get our car started they went and got Ray’s van instead (which sounds like it wasn’t too far away from ours). A police report was filed Thursday morning.

STOLEN BIKE, FOUND BIKES In addition to filing a police report if your bicycle is stolen, please let us know – lately we are receiving an increasing amount of reports of bicycles discovered, abandoned, and while we are advising the finders to report police know, you might be able to get it back sooner if there’s a match here. So far this weekend, we have a report of a bike theft at an apartment building in the 3000 block of 63rd SW in Alki, with another bicycle, a black Schwinn, abandoned nearby and tagging found on a railing; also a Schwinn bicycle (color unspecified) abandoned behind a building at Delridge/Andover; and a blue Trek bike found in an unspecified area of West Seattle.

ADDED 2:41 PM – FOLLOWUP: Thanks to a reader for finding Ray‘s stolen van, reported in Crime Watch on Thursday night. She called 911 last night after reading the report here and connecting it to the van that had turned up on her street near Morgan Junction – and Ray confirms today that police contacted him last night to say it had been found. (The other stolen van in that CW roundup also was found, as updated there.)

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Roxhill-area police response; vehicle theft & attempted theft; stolen/found bikes..."

  • Starsky August 16, 2015 (1:51 pm)

    What do the bikes look Like??

  • Ryan August 16, 2015 (2:21 pm)

    Any info on the activity around 30th and Genesee?

    • WSB August 16, 2015 (2:40 pm)

      Nope, somebody already asked about that. I was listening to the scanner at that hour, worked until 6 am, heard nothing, and no one texted us – reader alerts are more important than ever as many calls are sent directly to officers’ screens, no radio dispatch. The original tweet says carjacking, second tweet (usually the official classification) says robbery, but then on the police report map (it’s all the same incident number), it’s listed ‘only’ as a stolen car. Unless we happen to hear from the victim, I won’t be able to get any details any sooner than tomorrow – TR

  • wsmom August 18, 2015 (10:51 pm)

    We had our bikes stolen in the alley behind 63rd The 3000 block also. Blue mtn bike and pinkish road bike. The blue has betty snowboard stickers all over it.

  • wsmom August 19, 2015 (9:27 am)

    Sorry, those were both Diamondbacks, the mtn bike was an adult Sorrento, the road bike was an Ascent.

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