West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-and-run on video; mailbox vandalism

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports so far this weekend:

HIT-AND-RUN ON VIDEO: Multiple angles of surveillance video sent by a reader show a pickup truck sideswiping at least one vehicle at 16th/Henderson around 3:10 pm. (The last angle shows it most clearly.) If you have any information, the SPD incident number, as shown at the start of the video, is 2016-188993.

MAILBOX VANDALISM: A texter sent three photos of multiple-unit mailboxes hit by tagging vandalism in the 5900 block of California SW. All three were different styles, sizes, words, and colors. As we replied, police suggest photographing tagging/graffiti vandalism and uploading the photos with an online report – as explained here – or you can use the Find It Fix It app.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-and-run on video; mailbox vandalism"

  • Alan May 29, 2016 (11:53 pm)

    It looks like he/she hit three cars. Starting at :38 on the video, you can see the first two cars rock sideways before the third car is struck. The video is probably too blurry for anyone to recognize the truck, but somebody has a white truck in their neighborhood with substantial damage to the front and driver’s side.

  • western2222 May 30, 2016 (6:26 am)

    WSBlog posted the grainy video that was emailed.  Here is the Dropbox link so see if this works.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3qtcz6f36limjo/Produce_35.wmv?dl=0

    The police have his info.

  • AMD May 30, 2016 (7:43 am)

    The drop box video much more clearly shows the front end damage to the white pickup.  When you say the police have his info, do you mean the driver?

  • western2222 May 30, 2016 (9:27 am)

    Yes, they have his info.  Some people following behind him copied down his license plate and found out where he parked. 

  • Alan May 30, 2016 (11:01 am)

    Hopefully, the people following him also saw the person getting out of the truck. I would not be surprised if he reported the truck stolen or claimed that a friend “but I can’t remember who” borrowed the truck.

    I’m going to have to remember to wave next time I drive or walk by your cluster of cameras!
  • western2222 May 30, 2016 (12:12 pm)

    Yeah that’s a good idea and then I will post your video on the blog too(without any incident # of course).  It will not matter if he is charged, because the seattle police do not go after them and it will just be handed over to the detectives and they just make a electronic log of it and close it.  This is how seattle deals with crime.  It goes to insurance and we all pay more.

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