West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car-prowl reader reports

1:47 PM: As police warned again at last week’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, this is high season for car prowls, since thieves will assume everyone has something in the car, even if it’s not visible. We have two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports to share today:

WESTCREST PARK CAR PROWL: Ann reports that her car window was smashed and purse taken while she was walking her dogs at the park on Friday afternoon, 4:15-4:45 pm.

UPPER FAUNTLEROY CAR PROWL: Cate‘s driver-side car window was smashed in around 2:30 am today, but, she adds, “I think the alarm must have scared them off because they didn’t rummage around and take anything. It was parked on the street in front of my house (in the 8400 block of) 42nd Ave SW.”

Here’s car-prowl prevention advice from SPD.

5:20 PM: So far, three more car prowl reports have come in via comments below.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car-prowl reader reports"

  • Monique November 21, 2015 (4:08 pm)

    Seaview Car Prowl – Thursday night, 11/19, 10:30pm, black Dodge Ram seen pulling away from my car. Did not get much however, I think someone was on foot and the Ram picked him up after the car prowl. Beware!Anyone else notice a Big Black Dodge Ram in their hood?

  • Stubbs November 21, 2015 (5:08 pm)

    Car was prowled near upper Fauntleroy as well around 2am this morning. We are on 41st ave in a secure garage. Got away with softball and soccer gear that was in the trunk. It tried to take off with the golf clubs but failed. They were found hidden in another part of the garage. It looked like it was coming back for them. Keep an eye open for a North Face Bag and Hershel Bag with dirty sports gear in it. It’s most likely mine and would love it back if found around the neighborhood.

  • Tyson November 21, 2015 (5:12 pm)

    My car was broken into early Wed morning (11/18) between 2-3am on 42nd Ave SW in the Admiral District. Didn’t see anything but as far as I can tell they only took my vinyl car topper that was worth much less than the cost to repair my window. I’m definitely keeping a closer eye on my car and what’s in it from now on!

    • WSB November 21, 2015 (5:20 pm)

      Sorry to hear it – please e-mail crime reports so we can include in the roundups (not everybody reads the comments) – editor@westseattleblog.com – and also, what we always tell everyone who notifies us for Crime Watch, PLEASE be sure to report it to police, even if nothing was taken – if nothing else, that at least makes for accurate stats. You can even file a report online. – TR

  • Stubbs November 21, 2015 (8:29 pm)

    will do. You say “please e-mail crime reports” How do i go about that? or does the editor@westseattleblog.com work?

  • Coach November 22, 2015 (8:00 am)

    As the coach of this mans adult softball team, it’s troubles me and chills me to the bone to know that someone is out there with my guys gear. What kind of person steals another mans softball gear! One sick individual I say. We need to take this to the streets as good west Seattle citizens, and take down this twisted bat and dirty jock strap stealing individual. That being said, I am challenging the thief to a dual, a home run derby, winner takes all. Justice will be served, on the diamond, or in the streets… Your choice!

  • Ann November 22, 2015 (12:33 pm)

    Thanks WSB for posting about my car break in. I have filed a police report and the thief tried using my cards at 2 gas stations immediately after. I’m hoping they have video to give to police. Does anyone know how often this type of activity has happened at Westcrest? I’m hesitant to go there now with my dogs. 😒

  • Amy November 23, 2015 (6:36 pm)

    @ Ann, my car was broken into while parked in the South lot about 3 years ago. Since then I have always parked in the North lot (or in the street next to it) and never had a problem. The South lot is notorious for break ins, but really no place is safe. Take valuables with you or leave them at home.

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