West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary attempt; CR-V stolen/found; car-prowl loot to watch for; found bicycle, motorcycle helmet…

Four reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

EARLY MORNING BURGLARY ATTEMPT: From Richard, who lives near Gatewood Elementary:

Someone attempted to break in our house last night at approximately 12:23 AM. We captured the attempted break-in on our video surveillance system.

We called 911 after we realized this was not a false alarm from our video surveillance system.

Based on our video, he appeared to first climb over our patio railing (not an easy feat), then attempted to open our patio door (which leads to our kitchen). He then walked to our front door and attempted to open it. He then sat on our front yard for a minute and left just before the police arrived.

Seattle police arrived promptly, asked us a few questions, and looked around our yard and surrounding area. Very pleased with their response and handling of the situation.

If and when we get images from Richard’s surveillance video, we’ll add them.


On Sunday 8/28, my 2000 Honda CR-V was stolen on SW Holden St / Delridge Way SW. I’ve also had my license plate taken twice in the past 6 months. Appears to be a commonly stolen vehicle in the area.

Vehicle was recovered yesterday, 8/29, in an apartment complex’s parking lot a block away from the theft location. The inside was coated by the thief with what appears to be WD-40. SPD officer said this is to prevent leaving fingerprints behind.

They took the few emergency supplies kept in the vehicle (fire extinguisher, cables, etc) and left behind a large tool box. Turns out the tool box belonged to my neighbor who had his work van broken into on 8/28 (also on SW Holden St).

Another car prowl victim is asking you to keep watch for some of the items she lost –

SEEN THESE STOLEN DOCUMENTS? Sarah M is hoping a few not-worth-anything-to-anyone-else items might turn up:

My 2004 Corolla was prowled sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning. It was parked in my lot, just SE of Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Edmunds.

I’m hoping someone will find some of the documents that were taken – mostly car-related info of no value to anyone but me. Including a red vinyl Toyota car care manual. I’ve already looked all over the nearby blocks, dumpsters, etc. Also taken, as you may notice this item and then the docs – the prowler carried everything away in a black bag with a bright “Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious” (from Sound of Music) printed on it in bright letters.

I don’t expect to get the “valuable” items (Bluetooth, etc.), but I’m asking if anyone finds docs with my name on it to let me know. Thanks!

FOUND BICYCLE, MOTORCYCLE HELMET: A Roxhill-area resident has found both of these items in recent weeks and think they were both stolen and dumped:

Please comment if you think either might be yours.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary attempt; CR-V stolen/found; car-prowl loot to watch for; found bicycle, motorcycle helmet..."

  • GW Neighbor August 30, 2016 (10:04 pm)


    If you don’t mind what are your nearest cross streets?  My dog went ballistic last night shortly after your break in.  She went nuts like she does when the postman comes to the door but she was facing out our back door like someone was in the yard.  I am sorry for the uncomfortableness this attempted break-in must have caused.  

    • WSB August 30, 2016 (10:16 pm)

      I thought “near the school” was a better descriptor but his note did contain the block, 7100 block of Sylvan Lane.

    • Richard September 1, 2016 (9:32 am)

      Hi GW Neighbor,

      Nearest cross streets are Fauntleroy and Myrtle.  The back of our house abuts Fauntleroy.

      I plan to post videos of the incident later tonight.


  • Franci August 31, 2016 (8:16 am)

    Trivial correction Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious is from Mary Poppins, not the Sound of Music.  :)

  • Cassie August 31, 2016 (8:16 am)

    Hi the Harley Davidson Helmet is mine was Stolen with our 2013 Red Scooter.

    • Cassie August 31, 2016 (8:39 am)

      If you can please turn the Helmet into the Southwest Precinct with the incident # 16-313023 and the location  it was found that would be awsome.

      • WSB August 31, 2016 (8:55 am)

        I am contacting the helmet’s finder to be sure they see this.

        • Cassie August 31, 2016 (9:11 am)

          Thank you 

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