Three notes in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:
CAR FOUND: Amanda‘s Mitsubishi Diamante, stolen in Highland Park last Friday, was recovered in South Park. “So glad it’s been found and in ONE piece!” she e-mailed to say.
CAR BROKEN INTO: Dan says this happened Monday night near 37th and Thistle in Gatewood:
The center console was rifled, though there was nothing of value. The only thing missing was a set of keys to my mom’s old place.
POLICE RESPONSE ON 36TH SW: We checked out what was reported as a sizable police response in the 6000 block of 36th SW just before 7 pm tonight. Police were getting ready to leave when we arrived, but did tell us that they rousted a trespasser who was sleeping on/in an outdoor hot tub at a currently vacant property. This type of situation is often the subject of questions at community meetings, and police have said they are continuing to work with the owners of vacant properties to get authorization to order obvious trespassers to leave – without pre-authorization, it’s more complicated than you might guess.
P.S. Next West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting – your chance to bring concerns and questions to local police, and hear their updates firsthand – is next Tuesday (March 21st), 7 pm, Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).