West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen bicycle; found bicycle; burglary hotspot …

In West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

STOLEN BICYCLE & BREAK-IN ATTEMPT: That’s Lisa‘s bike, stolen – via cutting off two locks, including a “U lock” – in the 9100 block of 45th SW between 10:40 last night and 2 this afternoon. She adds, “They attempted to break in to my apartment but were unsuccessful.” A police report is in progress. Be on the lookout for her bicycle.

ABANDONED BICYCLE: In most cases, that means someone stole it and cast it aside, so we’re featuring Denise‘s discovery here:

Located 18th/Myrtle near greenbelt to Sanislo, 1/2 block north of intersection, in bushes on west side of road. (Wednesday) morning, I was dropping off materials for a specialist at Sanislo Elem, and saw this abandoned bike. Thought “physical fitness bicycle” characteristic was familiar…

BURGLARY HOTSPOT: Another one Tuesday in the general Camp Long area. From George:

At 9:10 a.m. our back door alarm was triggered (5200 block of 35th Ave SW near Brandon). Neither of us were at home but the police were dispatched. They didn’t see any forced entry — the burglar(s) must have been scared off by the alarm, but clearly the back door had been tampered with, which triggered the alarm.

Ours is at least the third house in the immediate vicinity that has been targeted by burglars in the past year, so this is a reminder to call 9-1-1 if you see any suspicious activity. Likewise, if anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously or perhaps running from or speeding away from 35th and Brandon at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday and can provide any identifying info, please contact the police.

Then on Wednesday morning, according to a note from another area resident, 36th between Brandon and Findlay, had a burglary attempt following at least two car break-ins and home burglaries since Sunday. One of those victims saw a man trying the doors on her neighbor’s house yesterday, then called police, only to see the would-be burglar “hide in another house/yard across the alley when they drove by”; she then saw the man break into another house after police left. Neighbors Then watched as he came back and entered her neighbor’s house, as she tried again to get the police to come. This tipster also says, “I would like to let folks in our extended neighborhood know to be on the lookout and to report any car prowls or suspicious activity.”

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen bicycle; found bicycle; burglary hotspot ..."

  • smokeycretin9 September 24, 2015 (5:36 pm)

    Uhhh, if that white bike is a Murray brand bike, I put that out for free on 21st and Roxbury sunday afternoon. I got it and another from my father, who is now not wanting to ride because of his age. It was too far gone and rusted for me to try to do anything with, so I put it out for free.

    • WSB September 24, 2015 (5:37 pm)

      Quite a haul from there to Sanislo …

  • Smokeycretin9 September 24, 2015 (6:20 pm)

    Yeah it is, but I am 99 percent sure it’s the same. It had grey foam covered handlebars and the same weird pedals and was white with oink and baby blue graphics.

  • Kwhitson September 24, 2015 (10:12 pm)

    Update from 36th and Brandon. A neighbor who was home came at the request of other neighbors who were madly texting one another from work after getting the frightened message of our neighbor who was witnessing the break-in. In spite of having a broken foot, the neighbor who responded was able to get to the scene, confront the perpetrator, and get a good look at him. He later provided a description that we’re pretty sure helped the police, who later caught up with him. As far as I know, however, the stolen property (a fire-proof safe, maybe 14 inches square) has not been recovered.

  • Wsgal September 25, 2015 (8:29 am)

    I live about 2 blocks from here, closer to where the burglary happened at corner of Raymond and 36th. I’m wondering if you can share the description with the rest of us? Not sure if all things are connected but my neighbors dog has been barking insesintly during the day. Way more then usual. I went out to my alley (Juneau and 36th) to put the garbage out about 4 nights ago and all the dogs on my street started barking loudy and I saw a guy run down the alley toward Juneau. I could tell he didn’t belong there because he didn’t seem to have direction and when he got to the end, got confused about which direction to go and turned left. I didn’t get a visual from front but saw from begin, tall bigger guy, very baggy pants and shorty hair. Also, this may be totally unrelated but someone was driving down my street, stopped in front of my house, took a picture on their iPad and sped away not knowing I was standing outside. Maybe there has been some casing going on. Leave lights on, call the police if you see anything! I’m reactivating our block watch.

  • Homedk September 25, 2015 (12:02 pm)

    We live on 36th very close to Camp Long too, so appreciate learning about this so we can get the word out to our Block Watch group. If there are any future incidents, please send me an email at hansenviewblockwatch at comcast dot net. Our BW area includes the 5000-block and the northern portion of the 5200-block of 35th, 36th & 37th. Would be nice to connect with those of you who are nearby!

  • P Cosko September 25, 2015 (8:52 pm)

    Thanks so much for the update. Let’s pray this is the end of it. I really appreciate being in a neighborhood where everyone watches out for one another. I’m a part of that too.
    PCosko

  • Yikes September 26, 2015 (12:31 am)

    The burglar is seen, hides from cops in another yard, then continues burglarizing at a different house. It seems this brazen thief is not very concerned about getting busted, and sees the police and bystanders as simply inconveniences. How can you even protect your property from these thieves who are so cavilear, due to an ineffective justice system..?(

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