WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Vandalism; burglary; wire theft

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

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CAR WINDOWS SHATTERED: The photo is from Megan, who says her car and others along 9th SW in Highland Park were broken by bullets/projectiles overnight. She counted 10; we haven’t heard from any of the other victims, so we don’t know about others, but SPD’s auto-tweets do show a Highland Park Way/Portland “property destruction” call, which is also in the area. (SUNDAY UPDATE: Megan says police have since told her that 22 vehicles were hit.)

BURGLARY: From Ronnie:

I live in the 5400 block of 23rd Ave SW, half a block south of Brandon. Sometime between 1:15 and 3:15 Thursday afternoon, my house was broken into. I have no idea how they got my garage door open, but that’s definitely how they got in. They walked away with several thousand dollars worth of electronics and guitars. They took 3 game consoles but left behind laptop and desktop computers that were in plain sight. They took my Gibson SG but left several much more expensive guitars behind. The police officer said it was probably kids. I have three dogs that were home at the time, and they were completely unharmed and locked in one of the bathrooms.

WIRING THEFT: Karen says a neighbor in the 5000 block of 36th SW reported a streetlight outage to Seattle City Light and discovered it was because of copper-wiring theft – which would have had to have been done by someone climbing two poles. Neighbors speculated that a truck might have been used. So if you have a streetlight outage, be sure to report it promptly, so that SCL can check out the cause (and repair it, as has been done in this neighborhood already). This SCL webpage offers three ways to report it – an online form, e-mail address, and phone number. And if you see suspicious activity, of course, call 911.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Vandalism; burglary; wire theft"

  • DawgtiredWS January 29, 2017 (9:33 am)

    About 2 weeks ago two of my neighbors also had their car windows smashed out in the 8800 block of 15th Ave SW. Their cars were parked on the street. I spoke with one of the neighbors and it doesn’t appear that anything was stolen.

  • Johnathan January 29, 2017 (2:25 pm)

    My car was hit on 11th near highland park over night between Friday and Saturday. When I contacted spd I was told 23 cars at that point had been hit at that point. Two others in a two block radius have identical pellet or bb gun shots, one of which was between Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning I did a drive down 9th in the neighborhood and counted a few cars. Sunday morning I drove down 4th into Burien and counted at least 8. If you have any info about this vandalism please contact spd.

  • Greg January 30, 2017 (1:21 am)

    Garage doors are *very* easy to break through. Check youtube if you want examples.

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