West Seattle Crime Watch: Sign torched; stolen, priceless bicycle; recognize these golf clubs?

In West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports tonight:

SIGN ARSON: Within the past half-hour, somebody set a political sign on fire in Gunner‘s yard in Highland Park (7500 block 12th SW). It was a sign for 7th District Congressional candidate Brady Piñero Walkinshaw. A neighbor saw it on fire and knocked on the door to sound the alert; no suspect description. Police have been called. Gunner says another yard sign (for Vision Zero) was untouched.

SHOTS OR FIREWORKS? Several people have e-mailed today about hearing possible gunfire from south Admiral to south of The Junction to Morgan Junction early this morning. The latter appeared to be fireworks, around 4:20 am, according to one person who says she saw the flashes. No confirmed gunfire reports on the SPD log so far, and we can definitively say no shooting victim(s) turned up.

STOLEN BICYCLE WITH EXTRA SENTIMENTAL VALUE: Have you seen this old, but priceless, bike stolen from Justin?

It was stolen out of a secured parking area on California near Morgan Junction Friday night. It’s a green, men’s, mountain-bike style bicycle with no name label. It was built at home with a kit. It does have a Marin County bicycle sticker on it (pink on the sticker). It’s heavy and has toe-clips (not for clip-in shoes). The black handle bars have extensions (also black). It has 26-inch wheels currently with Ritchie slick tires. It has (had) a red Canondale pouch under the seat. Still in good condition, but it’s over 20 years old. My late uncle built it and I’d really like it back.

FOUND, LIKELY STOLEN, GOLF CLUBS: Jessica sent the photo and report:

(Saturday) evening I found a set of golf clubs that had been dumped in an alley between 34th and 35th SW. They were apparently stolen, because the pockets of the bag were strewn about. They are in a blue Wilson Staff bag and one of the clubs is engraved for Travis.

P.S. – NIGHT OUT: Having a Night Out block party on Tuesday? Let us know, so we can potentially stop by for a photo! We’ll also welcome your photos and party updates – editor@westseattleblog.com, texted to 206-293-6302, or tweeted/Instagrammed with a tag to us @westseattleblog – thanks!

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Sign torched; stolen, priceless bicycle; recognize these golf clubs?"

  • PKGarrett August 1, 2016 (12:37 pm)

    Our neighborhood will be participating in the Night Out block party. This will be the 5th year my husband & I have hosted this event. We have several new family’s on our block this year. We are excited to introduce them to all the neighbors. We’re expecting a good turn out this year. We would love for y’all to stop by. Please email me so I can provide you with an adress. 

  • Kimbee2 August 1, 2016 (5:26 pm)

    the arson to the sign is also a hate crime

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