West Seattle Crime Watch: No holiday for car prowlers

Hate to have to remind you, but if you’re driving somewhere to watch fireworks tonight … don’t leave anything in your car. Not even while it’s just parked in front of your house. If you still haven’t gotten that message, we have two more car prowl reports:

FROM FAUNTLEROY: “Seattle Sparkle” posted this in the WSB Forums – a break-in last night in the 9100 block of 45th SW [map], and “they took a quilt gifted to us by a friend and our granddaughter’s favorite Hello Kitty sequin jacket. If you see either of these things tossed please contact me.- the tag on the blanket said Sew Sew Ginger and my granddaughter’s jacket was a 3T. They also took prescription glasses, a Peek 2-4 year green hoodie, a butterfly umbrella, a dry cleaning receipt, and a Boots London canvas bag (presumably to carry everything in). Keep your belongings out of your car and stay safe!”

FROM EAST ADMIRAL: Early Sunday, writes a texter from the 3700 block of Belvidere [map], “there were numerous cars and people enjoying the holiday and the beautiful outside weather. Amongst the noise, around 1 am, we heard a car door opening. Unbeknownst to us, it was our car door and someone was going through our things. Later that morning on our way out, we saw all the items typically in the middle console, haphazardly thrown throughout the car. We accidentally left our car door open, and a very opportunistic criminal went through our car. Please let everyone know to be careful.” The “only thing of value” they’re missing is a checkbook.

WSB crime coverage is archived here. We also keep a link list under the aggregated local Tweets by Beat on our Crime Watch page.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: No holiday for car prowlers"

  • Anne July 4, 2016 (7:17 pm)

    My car had been gone through sometime last night. Nothing taken or damaged, but the compartments were left open. This is Admiral, College between California and 42nd.

  • aed July 4, 2016 (8:00 pm)

    Our houseguest’s car was prowled last night in Fauntleroy (Henderson &44th).  They stole a garage door opener and a work parking pass. 

  • Karl Peterson July 4, 2016 (10:00 pm)

    No shortage of fireworks in the Bellevue/ Hanford Admiral area this evening. 

  • Jacklyn July 6, 2016 (3:07 pm)

    My car was also broken into and rummaged through on the night of the fourth, at 18th/Henderson, stole phone cables from my glovebox, smelled like they smoked a cigarette in side the car. 

  • Don W July 6, 2016 (5:36 pm)

     I arrived home early from work around 4:30 this afternoon and noted an older Maroon colored Saturn (Rear driver side wheel was a spare) driving on 38th near Hanford Street..  The car would drive 1 block and would park and wait for a female wearing a baseball cap to jump out and back in.  There were 2 males in the car.  I drove by the car and looked at the driver, he yelled something through the smoke in the cabin and the female shielded her face inside the car.  I suspect they were looking for packages.  Not sure, as I didn’t see any packages but thought to post so people can be aware.    

  • workdowntown July 7, 2016 (7:30 am)

    I was walking my dog this morning and at the corner of 41st and Walker there is a little stash of goodies – cell phone charger, pills, papers and a scrimmage board…

  • Dan July 10, 2016 (7:39 am)

    The laws need to get tougher on theft & vandalism.  The perps are getting off too easy. 

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