Four bicycles – stolen or abandoned/”found” – start off this West Seattle Crime Watch report:
VINTAGE BIKE STOLEN FROM SHED: From Marcella:
We live on the 6000 block of California Ave. Last week someone went through our cars in the middle of the night – didn’t get anything of value, mostly just looked through everything.
(Monday) morning, our shed has been broken into. The only think stolen was my bike – a vintage red/white/blue Huffy from the ’50s that my dad had refurbished. It is probably too small for anyone to ride or worth much money, but it was very meaningful to me. Please let me know if anyone sees it.
Now, three bicycles that have turned up, apparently abandoned, which tends to mean “stolen and dumped”:
If any of those bicycles might be yours, let us know and we’ll connect you.
We also have one non-bicycle-related Crime Watch reader report:
‘BAD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS’ … is how Russ slugged this:
Bad news: someone prowled one of our cars on Saturday night in the 10200 block of 39th Ave. SW. (Shame on us for apparently leaving it unlocked.) Several items were missing, although nothing of particular economic or sentimental value.
Good news: a gentleman who lives of 31st Ave. SW appeared at our door after finding the stolen items dumped in his yard. Kudos to you, sir — although we regret we didn’t ask your name!
It appears that the thief (thieves?) decided that our possessions weren’t worth keeping; everything taken from our car was recovered.
However, there was one item that was not ours: a small black coin purse. (Update: See the photo in this WSB comment.) It’s completely empty, but someone out there may want it back. If so, they can e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
And we’ll mention it one more time – TONIGHT is the monthly West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, best place to bring your neighborhood concerns/questions directly to Southwest Precinct leadership. WSCPC president Richard Miller also has booked SPD’s Chief Operating Officer Brian Maxey as the special guest, with a plan to discuss 911 operations. 7 pm, SW Precinct, 2300 SW Webster.