West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 more reader reports

Four reader reports in tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch update:

BURGLARY: From Dani in High Point: “My husband and I were burglarized on Saturday, April 9th around 8 AM, on Raymond & Lanham Place. I left with my dog and locked the door behind me. My husband was home. I was gone for roughly a half hour, and came home to a busted door (as though someone used a pry-bar or just kicked it in). Two wallets, my purse and cell phone were noticeably taken. A neighbor returned the purse and wallet (no contents missing but some sparse change), which were found in the High Point Commons Park. My husband then followed the trail of evidence and picked up several receipts from his wallet. He went up towards 30th & Graham St., and noticed his wallet had been tossed over someone‚Äôs fence. A minimal amount of cash was taken, but everything else in place but his ID. We are looking for ANYTHING that will jog memories.”

ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN: From Melissa: “Just wanted to let the blog know that we caught a man wearing a backpack and no shirt or pants attempting to break into our shed in the North Admiral area at 830 pm. After being unsuccessful he moved onto our neighbors’ shed. He was caught by police after a neighborhood search near the intersection of the West Seattle Bridge and Admiral.”

CAR PROWL/VANDALISM: Meredith says this happened at 19th and Austin: “Someone smashed in my rear car window with a brick last night between 3:30 am and 7 am. Nothing was taken. My car was parked just off the street in my driveway.”

PLAYGROUND VANDALISM: Over the weekend at Ercolini Park, someone defaced a fence with obscenities and play equipment with a vulgar sketch. Paul, who e-mailed us about it, reported it to police; we didn’t get to check with Parks today on whether it’s been painted over/removed yet but will tomorrow.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 more reader reports"

  • unknown April 12, 2016 (8:27 am)

    I can’t believe that no one has made a comment on Melissa’s attempted break-in…man was only wearing a backpack!!!  UGH I know I wouldn’t have grabbed him if I was to catch him in that act!         

  • Rachael April 18, 2016 (12:12 am)

    Two nights ago someone broke into my car, parked in the parking lot at Westhaven Apartments on SW Holden Street and 24th. Nothing obvious was stolen. The GPS was even still plugged in!  Papers from the glovebox were in the backseat, and the perp left a large hunting knife in the front seat, which was turned over to police.  Weird break in.  Not sure what the motivation was, if anything. 

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