WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen pickup; found bike; BBQ-and-beer theft; ‘white-glove car prowl’

Four reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

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STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK: Above, that’s Paul‘s pickup, “from the alley behind my house in the Sunrise Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, presumably in the early hours of 12/1. It’s a Red/Burgundy 2005 Toyota Tundra V8 4wd, WA plate# C73302C. SPD Incident report #16-432136.” If you see it, call 911.

BICYCLE FOUND: G – whose recently reported stolen truck was recovered – contacted us today about this bicycle:

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G explains, “There was a car prowler arrested on our street last night; we found this bike on street dumped in the bushes. 7100 Block 47 Ave. SW.”

YARD THEFT: From Andrew: “Our yard was burgled overnight. We live just off Lander, as it goes down the street from Admiral to the beach. They took a BBQ propane tank and a cooler full of beer, in case anyone encountered any drunk kids that smell like steaks. Reported to police.”

“WHITE-GLOVE CAR PROWL”: And from Matt:

I just noticed this morning that somebody clearly went through my Jetta near 36th and Andover. No scratches anywhere or signs of forced entry, so I’m guessing I accidentally left the car unlocked or the intruder was a magician. The few things of value (registration, gloves, first aid kit) were left, with only loose change missing. Rather decent as far as these car prowls seem to go, but disconcerting no less. I’m in the process of filing my report with the police, and figured neighbors might want to know. I don’t drive all that often, so unfortunately all I know is that it happened sometime in the past week.

P.S. No West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting this month – we talked with president Richard Miller at an unrelated meeting two nights ago, and he is planning for the next one, January 17th (7 pm, Southwest Precinct).

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen pickup; found bike; BBQ-and-beer theft; 'white-glove car prowl'"

  • WestCake December 3, 2016 (9:25 pm)

    I live in West Seattle, North Admiral, and I witness a lot of prowling going on. I work late hours and walk around for exercise after work. I’ve called and made numerous reports of robberies taking place as they occur, but the police aren’t around when I call. I think there’s about 3 police officers on duty for all of West Seattle in the middle of the night. 

    • WSB December 3, 2016 (9:36 pm)

      The numbers fluctuate. A car-prowling suspect was arrested in south Morgan Junction very early this morning (and remains in jail tonight) but I’m still working to get the details so it’s not in this report.

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