West Seattle Crime Watch: Abandoned bike found, and 4 other reader reports

Reported by your neighbors around West Seattle:

BIKE FOUND – STOLEN FROM YOU, PERHAPS? Anthony found a new Novarra bicycle leaning against a fence north of Lincoln Park on Friday night, apparently abandoned, as tends to happen to stolen bicycles. If this might be yours, please e-mail him details about the color/model/accessories of the one you’re missing – anthonymedeiros1958 (at) gmail.com

HIGHLAND PARK CAR BREAK-IN: Reader report received this morning:

My husband’s car was broken into and vandalized last night. Went to bed around midnight and woke up around 8 am. Found glove-box contents strewn about the seat; a broken phone holder was stolen. We’re right across the street from Highland Park Elementary, 8600 block 10th SW.


Just wanted to report our car was broken into late night Saturday the 9th, possibly early that Sunday morning. They stole a mahogany Martin guitar. It was in the Admiral District off 42nd and Lander on the side of The Sanctuary. We have sent a police report, just now getting the word out as we had to leave out of town the next day.

Side note: Learn more about the newest tactics car prowlers/thieves are using, by coming to the next West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, 7 pm Tuesday at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

HIT AND RUN: From Jon:

Car hit and run: At around 10 am on Sunday 1/10, an unmanned parked car was hit from behind on 55th between Genesee and Dakota. The force of the impact pushed the car into the street. Witnesses saw a black 4-door Hyundai sedan drive away with something (its bumper?) dragging. I imagine there is significant damage to the front of this car. If you see a car that matches this description, please call the Seattle police. Much thanks!

ILLEGAL DUMPING INTERRUPTED: Jim reports interrupting this truck trying to “offload its contents on private property around noon Saturday in North Shorewood – pretty distinctive-looking ’90s Ford pickup:”

That’s just over the city limits line, so it’s been reported to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Abandoned bike found, and 4 other reader reports"

  • JanS January 17, 2016 (1:19 pm)

    regarding thefts from cars…always remember, if you value it, please never, ever leave it in your car, I’m not trying to blame the victim. I live on 42nd, just south of The Sanctuary, and I feel for you.  That’s mighty close to home. Hope your guitar is found. Thieves will take every opportunity they can to take our stuff. We don’t need to make it easy for them.

  • FrankP January 18, 2016 (6:40 am)

    The black 90’s ford pickup maybe a guywho lives in a rv along 1st ave so. By the seattle fire fighters training facility. I seen one matching that description around the white Center area.

  • nate January 18, 2016 (8:30 am)

    That truck looks similar to one that someone caught on video a couple weeks back – also illegally dumping a load somewhere.  That video caught images of the people, but not the plate numbers.  This picture shows the plate, so perhaps they match??

  • WSB January 18, 2016 (8:35 am)

    I think you mean this story – but the truck looks different to me. – Tracy

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