Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight. First one is a reader report from Chris, who hopes that you will be on the lookout for these items stolen by car prowler(s):
At about 8:20 this (Sunday) morning, a purse was stolen from a car on 108th and 35th Ave SW. It had a wallet and a phone (white LG with cover). The purse was a gold cloth purse with a design and a shoulder strap. The wallet was a gold leather. If you see these in the bushes or somewhere, we would love to get them back.
The car prowl has been reported to police. According to the SPD crime-report map, seven car prowls were reported in West Seattle between Tuesday and Saturday (the most recent period mapped):
BURGLAR WHO LEFT A CARD BEHIND: This one is from a police report with narrative now accessible online, from a burglary in the 2600 block of 46th SW last Sunday.
According to the narrative, the homeowners set up security cameras before going away for a few days last weekend; the house was listed for sale and accessible via “lockbox.”. Just after noon last Sunday, the cameras recorded a man entering the house and going through cabinets, pausing at two that contained prescription drugs – one for a family pet, one for a family member, and removing containers from the latter. The police report says the video shows the man leaving a “real estate card” before departing.
The report says that when the homeowners returned, they noticed 70 pills missing from three bottles (the type of medication was redacted [blacked out] in the public version of the report, as have been many other details), and contacted police to report the theft. They provided police with the video. The report says an online photo of the man whose name was on the card resembles the man in the video; eventually he was contacted and asked to come to the Southwest Precinct to talk with police, but, the report says, he “refused and was uncooperative.” The report also says there’s an electronic record of a “real-estate key” being used to enter the house at the time, and indicates the investigation is continuing.
P.S. If you’re just catching up after a weekend offline, our most-recent Crime Watch reports (including two others from earlier this weekend) are, as always, linked here.