West Seattle Crime Watch: Missing a jewelry chest? Plus, latest burglaries; window mystery

In West Seattle Crime Watch:

DOES THIS JEWELRY CHEST SOUND FAMILIAR? Amy, who found it, is all but certain it’s tossed-aside burglary loot:

Hi, I found a large wood jewelry chest dumped in some shrubs in the alley behind where I live. I suspect it belongs to someone whose home was (burglarized) and dumped after they took all the contents. I live near California / Findlay. Wood (cherry colored), 17 x 11 5/8 x 9 1/4, the top lifts up, 3 narrow drawers, burgundy lining. There is a small gold plaque on the top that could be engraved but isn’t. Each side has a gold handle. Sticker on the bottom says: Eureke Mfg. Co, Division of Reed & Barton Silversmith’s Norton MA -2766, also stamped 9/99.

When last we exchanged notes, she was reporting it to police, too. (ADDED: Commenter says this is a silverware chest.)

SPEAKING OF BURGLARIES: Here’s a screenshot from the Seattle Police crime-reports map, showing seven reported burglaries/attempts in West Seattle in the past seven days:

Four are linked (on the city-website version) to reports with details: Last Tuesday night in the 2100 block of 49th SW, a video-game console was stolen; the victim thinks the burglar got in through an unlocked door … Last Tuesday morning in the 8700 block of 16th SW, a resident called police about a man who appeared to be trying to break into a garage off the alley; when confronted, he said he thought it was his friend’s house, and walked away (description: “white male, approximately 6′ tall, wearing dark jeans, a black sweatshirt and a black baseball hat” and carrying a black suitcase “with clothing sticking out of it”) … Earlier last Tuesday morning, in the 9400 block of Delridge Way SW, someone pried open the main entry door to Last Monday in the 9400 block of 7th SW, a house was broken into, its door kicked in and a window smashed, but nothing appeared to have been taken – spots of blood, possibly from the intruder(s), were noticed and sampled for evidence.

WINDOW MYSTERY: From Matt in Fauntleroy:

Sometime early Sunday morning (between 5:00-7:00 AM, I would guess) a window at my house (45th & Director) was hit with an unidentified object.

It looks like it was shot with a bb/pellet gun but I have been unable to locate any bb/pellet/bullet. I did call the police and they sent an officer over. He was unable to determine what broke the window, but guessed that it was either a rock or a bb. Just thought I’d let you know in case anyone else in the area suffered the same misfortune.

If you did … be sure to report it.

ONE MORE REMINDER: Tomorrow night brings the next crime prevention/safety meeting in West Seattle, 6:30 pm Tuesday, as the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meets for the first time since summer recess. Agenda details are on the WSBWCN website. (No, you don’t have to be a BW captain, or even member, to be there – all welcome.)

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Missing a <strike>jewelry</strike> chest? Plus, latest burglaries; window mystery"

  • sy September 22, 2015 (2:27 am)

    That’s not a jewelry box, its for silverware

  • Wsgal September 22, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    Any info on the 36th? Report doesn’t state any details and I live close to this house.

  • John Woods September 22, 2015 (3:22 pm)

    Our home was hit twice 2 months ago on two separate occasions. Report was filed. Most likely kids by the fact they targeted gaming consoles and left jewelry. Admiral district

    • WSB September 22, 2015 (3:32 pm)

      Sorry to hear that.

  • Rhonda September 24, 2015 (8:28 am)

    My place on 59th in Alki was broken into and robbed August 27th. missing was air-loom jewelry, Premier Design jewelry, apple laptop, binoculars and cloths. also got a couple of pictures and a mirror. pillows, towels and hairbrush. missing is a jug of Noxzema and tennis shoes and ladies shoes. I’m rather pissed about the whole thing. but hope someone is found and looking pretty nice in MY cloths and jewelry!!! Mainly not happy that someone is watching me and my house….neighbors beware.

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