West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this stolen motorcycle? & more

UPDATED 2:52 PM: *Four* items in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon – first, a stolen motorcycle:

VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE TAKEN IN GATEWOOD: From Jackie:

Last seen at 9 pm on 9/14/2015 in West Seattle on Myrtle and California SW. Police report made, but please contact us if you know of anything pertaining to this bike:

1974 Honda CB 550 Four

Original (faded) olive green tank
Original black frame
Chrome fenders, shocks and tailpipe
New custom light brown leather long, flat seat with diamond pattern stitching
Light brown leather grips with galvanized pipe looking caps
Gold/brass tail light, 3″
Black “bullet” style Rizoma turn signals

Call 911 if you see or have seen it. **WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Found, thanks to a watchful WSB reader! Thanks! Jackie reports tears of happiness.**

ARMED STREET ROBBERY: The SPD map indicates someone was held up in the 4800 block of Fauntleroy Way SW just before 11 last night. We have a request out for details from the report and will add them as soon as we get them. (added 3:31 pm) SPD says a man in his 40s reported being held up by three people, one of whom had a gun, near 40th and Edmunds just before 11 pm. They made off with several items including his bag, wallet, and phone. They were last seen fleeing westbound on Edmunds. The only description so far: All males, white or Hispanic, with dark bandanas over their faces, and dark clothing.

CAR PROWL FOLLOWUP, AND STOLEN CAR FOUND: We reported Betina‘s car break-in in Arbor Heights the other day. We’ve since received a followup about both the break-in AND a stolen car that turned up nearby. You’ll recall that whoever broke into Betina’s car left the hood partly open Turns out that the radiator hoses were taken (and they weren’t even new). Meantime:

… (Also) I called the police a couple of days ago to report an out-of-place vehicle in front of our house. It was missing the driver’s door and was getting soaked by one of our rare summer rain events. It turned out to be a stolen car. The owner arrived a couple of hours later grateful to have the car and its contents back (unfortunately, minus a door). It turns out that it was the green Honda that WSB reported missing on Sept. 4th.

P.S. – Final word of reminder – the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council resumes its monthly fall/winter/spring meeting schedule TONIGHT, 7 pm, Southwest Precinct meeting room (Delridge/Webster) – police updates, a discussion of self-defense devices, AND neighborhood Q/A if you bring it.

(ADDED 2:52 PM) STOLEN CAR: Just got word of this:

Our car was stolen this morning between 5:30am and 11:30am today from 12th Ave SW and Kenyon Ave. It is a green/blue 1997 Honda Accord, license plate WA 880YZC.

Call 911 if you see it.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Seen this stolen motorcycle? & more"

  • PSPS September 15, 2015 (5:10 pm)

    “whomever?”

    • WSB September 15, 2015 (5:30 pm)

      Sorry, fixing.

  • Brooke September 15, 2015 (7:00 pm)

    I think I just saw this bike on Murray Ave SW just off of Lincoln Park Way. I took a picture since it caught my eye and I remembered seeing it on the blog.

  • Brooke September 15, 2015 (7:06 pm)

    I called 911 and reported it. Looks just like the picture on the blog. I also have the plate for confirmation.

  • Eric September 15, 2015 (7:33 pm)

    I wouldn’t be surprised that the crook would be brazen enough to take a stolen bike out in public. My neighbor, who lived by the library on 35th and Henderson got his car stolen and the next day saw the people in his car over by the Sealth field sitting in it like it was theirs.

    • WSB September 15, 2015 (7:37 pm)

      I’ve sent a note to the person who e-mailed the news to us, in case they aren’t checking the site. I hope it’s true. We’ve had some good results here with people spotting stolen vehicles reported here.

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