West Seattle Crime Watch: Eye-catching car-prowl loot, and more

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:


Someone broke into our car in the 6000 block on 42nd between Monday night and Tuesday morning and stole a GPS and 3 big bright blue bags containing ‘Begin with Books’ for kids that we had borrowed from the library. And a French 1 dvd, ‘Little Pim’ Eating and Drinking.

If anyone sees this, could they please return them to the library on our behalf? We were told that the thieves might just throw them in the bushes so we be in the lookout for them once they realize the bags had books in them.


3 of my neighbors have had their cars broken into at overnight in the last 4 weeks. 6900 block of 37th Ave SW. One of the cars was actually unlocked and the registration to the car was stolen. Another neighbor reported he found some of his missing items down the block. Seems like we have some bad mojo in Gatewood happening between the car prowls and the fires. Please let people know to be on the lookout for anything strange.

BREAK-IN: From Patricia:

Just want folks to know that there was a break-in (Monday) in North Admiral – during the day. Perpetrators barged through a chain ‘hold’ device on the door, and then broke the glass of an inside entry door with a hammer. Stole a bike, checkbook (later tried to cash a check at Bank of America in the main Junction), and also jewelry. Reported to police.

Finally, an **update**:

SFD AT TONIGHT’S CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL MEETING: Update from West Seattle Crime Prevention Council president Richard Miller about tonight’s meeting – Seattle Fire Engine 11’s crew has just been confirmed as the guest. Got a question about SFD? Come ask. And bring your neighborhood crime concerns for local SPD. 7 pm, Southwest Precinct, Webster/Delridge.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Eye-catching car-prowl loot, and more"

  • caprial October 21, 2015 (9:23 am)

    Someone came onto our front porch and stole our Seahawk windsock, that was secured. Front porch theivery has happened alot in my neighborhood lately (42nd & Charlestown). Its not the items, but the boldness of these criminals that is hard to ignore. Good thing I have video footage!

  • Catch our Car Prowlers October 26, 2015 (7:07 am)

    Hello West Seattle Neighbors,

    We’ve recently been the repeated victims of car prowl on the 41XX block of Fauntleroy Way SW. At the end of August our rear passenger window was broken and a backpack stolen from the rear seat. This truck was parked at the curb in front of our home.

    More concerning, and more recently, our 2002 Toyota 4Runner was stolen from the same curb at 3:42 am on Friday 10/23. Additionally concerning is the fact that they repeated visited the vehicle 4 nights preceding the vehicle theft around 3:30 am and then 5:00 am. A vehicle would approach, stop, and then remotely unlock our vehicle. It appears to be two vehicles working in tandem. Both late 90s to early 2000s subcompact cars.

    I sell commercial video surveillance for a living and have outfitted our home with our high end $1,000 cameras since the theft. I’ll continue to post suspicious activity and remain vigilant until this activity stops.

    You can view still images at my imgur account: http://imgur.com/gallery/zesvE

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