WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Packages, contents tossed

This week’s big West Seattle Crime Watch reader-report topic has been package theft – both the thefts and the discovery of discarded boxes/items. Here are the latest:

PACKAGE FOUND: From Kathrine in The Junction:

I found an open USPS package in a bush while I was out walking my dog today and I would like to return it to its rightful owner. The box was open and the shipping address was torn from the box, other that I can make out “Oregon St.” The return address is from Myrtle Beach, SC. If someone can give me the name of the person who shipped the box, I’d be happy to return the package to its rightful owner. The box contains a rather expensive handbag. Or if someone can describe to me what the handbag looks like, that might work as well……

If it might be yours, let us know.

PACKAGES TRASHED: From Manya in Gatewood:

Came home from work (Thursday) and one of my packages was partially opened almost as if someone saw what was in there was of no interest (curriculum books). Then my downstairs neighbor stopped by and said that they found packages from another neighbor opened and the contents thrown all over the alley and possibly some things stolen. Following that, 3 police cars showed up across the street (the owner of the packages in the alley) and the report is that they saw someone in their backyard and it’s most likely related. Hoping more awareness will help either catch the thief or at least help others be on the watch for their own property.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Packages, contents tossed"

  • LyndaB July 29, 2017 (4:24 pm)

    This reminded me of my friend telling me how a guy decided to cut through his yard near Madison Middle School.  He just happened to be outside and saw the guy try to take his lawnmower.  Be aware.  

  • RS July 29, 2017 (4:59 pm)

    My husband reported some discarded/stolen packages left in our driveway on Thursday (see previous WSB article from Thursday). We discovered however on Friday that the thief then took our mail. We only figured it out because of a tracking number on a package. This has been reported to the police and added on to the police report number given to the Blog on Thursday.

    There is someone or a group of someone’s stealing mail and packages. Be sure to have delieveries held at the post office or get signature required if possible.

  • West Seattle neighbor August 2, 2017 (10:02 pm)

    The corner seal on tons of envelopes have been torn open in my mail…

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