West Seattle Crime Watch: 1 stolen car missing, another one found

11:31 PM FRIDAY: In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight – two stolen cars in Westwood, one taken, one found.

STOLEN FROM WESTWOOD VILLAGE: Mel reports a cousin’s car was stolen today from the parking lot near QFC at the shopping center. It’s a green 2000 Honda CR-V with license plate AVT1519, big ding on the front passenger side, license plate inside the car’s front passenger side, “Hawaiian warrior head on the rear-view mirror,” and the sign at right is on the passenger back-side window. (“Keiki” is Hawaiian for child.)

FOUND ACROSS FROM WESTWOOD VILLAGE: A texter reported finding this car earlier today and confirming it had been stolen:

It’s a Honda Civic, plate ALV4567. The finder reported it to police – so if it’s yours, hopefully you’ve long since gotten word of that.

12:50 AM SATURDAY P.S. Not related to either of those two cases so far as we know, but – Heidi e-mailed, wondering about a helicopter heard from North Arbor Heights after midnight. According to this tweet, it was Guardian One, helping with an ultimately unsuccessful search for car prowlers in White Center.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 1 stolen car missing, another one found"

  • M February 13, 2016 (6:30 am)

    Lesson. Never buy a Honda. 

  • mrsMarty February 13, 2016 (8:40 am)

    I feel bad to agree with   M  but it sure seems like most of the cars stolen anywhere are Honda’s :>(

  • Rick February 13, 2016 (9:19 am)

    Certain cars just have certain characteristics. Yesterday I tried to rent a utility trailer and all was well until they asked what I would be pulling it with. After I told them it would be a Ford Explorer I was told no. It was due to insurance/liability/lawsuit issues with Explorers. I knew about Honda issues (ex gf’s was stolen 4 times in 2 years) but this one was news to me.  Whatcha gonna do? 

  • East Coast Cynic February 13, 2016 (9:23 am)

    Honda’s are fine—terrific gas economy and durable.  But it would help some people to alarm their Honda’s if they haven’t done so to make them very challenging to steal.

  • Rick February 13, 2016 (9:56 am)

    Maybe folks could buy one of those wheel boots that municipalities so love. “If you’re gonna steal my car, ya have to pay my parking tickets first”.

  • Matt S. February 13, 2016 (10:25 am)

    The city needs a program for 90s-00 Hondas in high prowl areas, where owners can freely/inexpensively equip their cars with GPS trackers. Wouldn’t that be the most effective way to catch those responsible and curb theft?

  • Wb February 13, 2016 (3:54 pm)

    The club.

  • r February 17, 2016 (10:44 pm)

    this car was from north seattle

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