West Seattle Crime Watch: Vehicle and ski gear stolen in The Junction; Pigeon Point car prowls; Highland Park plate thefts

ORIGINAL REPORT, 3:52 PM: Two more West Seattle Crime Watch reports this afternoon. First: Stolen cars are sometimes abandoned nearby, sometimes driven many miles, so this could be anywhere. From Kimberly:

I woke up New Year’s morning to find my beloved 1996 Nissan 240SX (lic# AFC7216) stolen from the street along Erskine Way, just west of California Ave, south of the Alaska Junction. The loss of the car is bad enough but it also contained all of my ski gear.

My car is pictured (above), parked outside of Uptown Espresso at Edmunds and California. Mine is the car in front; both cars pictured are Nissan 240SXs (or similar model) and I would like to speak to the owner of the car parked behind mine. That car is a souped-up version which showed up in the neighborhood a week or two ago but which has not been around since. If you see either car please contact me by phone at 2O6-379-6OI4 (voice or txt). The skis are Salomon Siam 10s in a 149cm length, with Salomon Z10 Ti bindings, the boots are translucent orange Tecnica Diablo Race and the poles are a blue Swix Mach Carbon. … There were also other items such as helmet, goggles and gloves.

CAR PROWLS: Meaghan reports, “Up in Pigeon point on 21st Ave Sw, two of our neighbors had their windows smashed on their cars this morning. I’m not sure if anything was stolen.” We also had a comment earlier today from PSPS on the day’s first story, reporting what looked like the aftermath of car prowls on 40th SW north of The Junction; we couldn’t find anything obvious when we went to look, but if you were a victim, please let us know so we can include in Crime Watch coverage, editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you.

ADDED 5:57 PM: From Dawn in Highland Park:

Several neighbors report license plate theft on my block. Sometime in the past several nights, someone stole the license plate off my RV parked in my backyard (not fenced to alley access). Some neighbors said they were replacing plates with different plates. Mine was not. 12th & Henderson.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Vehicle and ski gear stolen in The Junction; Pigeon Point car prowls; Highland Park plate thefts"

  • Chris January 2, 2016 (5:34 pm)

    I see car theft is a huge problem here but so is too much trust. Where im from you cant even leave quarters showing let alone ski gear. Never leave anything of value overnight. Sorry this happened as well. Hope the police get the culprits and ur belongings.

  • Silly Goose January 2, 2016 (7:00 pm)

    There was an earlier post about someone finding ski gear, maybe that is it!

  • comment January 3, 2016 (9:17 am)

    I believe someone may have a mechanism for opening locked car doors in WS. A few weeks ago, I had a garage door opener taken from my car and my brother had an Ipod taken from his car. Both of us remember locking our car doors before entering businesses in the 6500 block of California Ave.

  • Christine January 3, 2016 (1:47 pm)

    I live in Pigeon Point on 21st and had my car broken into 12/20 and my new tennis shoes stolen. Luckily I did not have anything else of value in the car but the thieves did leave their small flashlight in my car for trade? too bad they didn’t drop their wallet too.

  • Curate January 4, 2016 (9:03 am)

    @comment: I agree! I had my car rifled through overnight a few weeks ago (nothing taken), and I was flabbergasted because I always.always.always lock it (obsessively).

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