WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Abandoned bicycle, license plates; vandalism; early-morning encounter…

Four reader reports tonight:

ABANDONED BICYCLE: Usually stolen and dumped – do you recognize this one?

The reader who sent the photo found it at 22nd SW/SW Thistle.

ARE THESE YOUR LICENSE PLATES? Brittany found them in an Avalon/Genesee-area alley last week:

License-plate theft sometimes goes undetected, as we’ve mentioned before – thieves might swap someone else’s plate(s) for yours, to put on a stolen car so that a police plate check won’t come up as stolen … unless you’ve promptly spotted and reported your missing plates.

EGG VANDALISM: Scott reports from Admiral, “I’ve been hit multiple times over the weekend. The first was early Friday morning around 12:50 am. They came back again that morning a half hour later around 1:20 am. Yesterday evening I was hit again at 8:10 pm. I made a police report last night and they encouraged me to let others know to make reports as well if I hear of it happening in other parts of Admiral.”

ALSO IN ADMIRAL: Another reader reports:

As I drove down my street in the 5 am hour, there were two men in all black, hoodies, wearing black face masks… they tried to scare me as I drove. They threw their hands up at my passenger window like a “boo!” motion. Right ahead of me was a woman who was jogging with her dog, I yelled out my window “Did they just spook you?” And she said yes, so I called 911. This was on 41st near Metropolitan Market. They were walking Northbound. From the little I could see, they looked like they were white, maybe teenagers. What the heck were they doing? At 5am? On a Monday morning?

She did call police.

Thanks again to everyone sharing Crime Watch reports so your neighbors all around the peninsula know more about what’s happening – we hope crime will NOT happen to you, but if it does, once you’ve reported it to police (911 if it’s happening now or just happened), let us know … 206-293-6302 if breaking, editor@westseattleblog.com if not — thank you.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Abandoned bicycle, license plates; vandalism; early-morning encounter..."

  • Checkyersource January 31, 2017 (1:47 am)

    I don’t think it’s random vandalism when you get egged 3 different times in a weekend. Someone is mad at you. 

  • Mike January 31, 2017 (7:17 am)

    For the people dressed in black wearing masks trying to spook people, if you think you’re being funny… remember we do have a lot of concealed weapon carrying individuals with itchy trigger fingers, you’re all nuts and you’re risking your own life trying to be funny.  If you had done that to my wife or kids, I’d have beaten the living hell out of you, then called 911.

  • JeffK January 31, 2017 (1:20 pm)

    May 2016 tag on those plates.

  • bhance February 1, 2017 (7:56 am)

    If someone wants to send the serial and more pix of that bike to bryan@bikeindex.org I can check it against our stolen bike listings. :)

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