West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen van & trailer; car-prowled, again; plus, another stolen van

ORIGINAL REPORT, 8:40 PM: Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports tonight:

STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK AND TRAILER: Stolen from 17th SW & SW Trenton in the past 24 hours, Jim reports: A 1-ton Dodge Ram Extended Van, white over gray, towing a square red trailer, “with a point in front and diamond plate and a drop door in the rear.” Call 911 if you see or have seen it.

(Friday morning update: Jim says the van and trailer have been found, not far from where they were stolen, with two appliances missing from the trailer. He also says thanks to everyone who helped look!)

CAR PROWLED, AGAIN: For the second time this week, Kerry‘s vehicle has been broken into, near 40th and Oregon, and at least one neighbor, too:

My Explorer was prowled again last night. Lost my work clogs, pants, emergency air pump, first aid kit and emergency food and water. (I know it seems silly to have all of these things in my vehicle but I’m on the road a lot for work.) It looks like they went in through the driver’s door. My neighbor also had his car prowled and we have both filed police reports. He heard the prowler at 2 am and chased him. He was able to give a good description and recover some of the items stolen from his vehicle.

ADDED 9:38 PM: Since we published this an hour ago, we’ve heard from Ray, who also is a victim of auto theft:

My white 1996 Plymouth Voyager was stolen from its off-street parking spot in Morgan Junction last night. Lic WA AON8275

Again, call 911 if you spot a stolen car – don’t get close to it, police advise, since there’s no way to know the thief/thieves’ whereabouts.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen van & trailer; car-prowled, again; plus, another stolen van"

  • Mark litfin August 14, 2015 (3:38 am)

    Sounds like shots where just fired on 44th Ave over by the Alaska junction

    • WSB August 14, 2015 (4:01 am)

      Someone else mentioned that on another thread. Any time you think you hear shots, please call 911 so they can send police to check – sometimes by the time you call they will have already verified what it was, or wasn’t. Nobody has BEEN shot anywhere, that much we can say for sure.

  • Neighbors August 14, 2015 (4:55 am)

    We also heard shots on 44th. It sounded like 5 of them. Sometime between the Thunder and 3:30am

  • Julia Aiken August 14, 2015 (6:42 am)

    I also heard 5 shots. It was 3:34 by my clock.

  • Roundthesound August 14, 2015 (3:57 pm)

    I heard those shots too, walked out my front door and I saw a car speeding up Alaska ran the stop sign at 44th then slowed down but ran through the light on California heading east. I took a walk around the block nobody was dying so figured why bother calling police since every time I have it’s taken them over 20 min to respond, why waste their time having them drive around the block 20 min later when they could probably use that time responding to crime actually happening (or taking a nap which is what I usually imagine they’re doing). Vehicle looked like a silver sedan, maybe a Nissan Maxima, with a rear spoiler, also saw driver, front passenger, but couldn’t tell if anybody was in the back seat, couldn’t give you a description of them either. Curious if anybody found any damage to their property, I wonder what they were shooting at?

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