WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Casing; more tagging vandalism

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch so far today:

CASING: Laura reports this happened around 4 am near 50th & Edmunds [map]:

A car was driving south on my street (50th ave SW); the car stopped every few houses; two individuals got out, walked up to the houses on either side of the street and shined flashlights into the homes. Perhaps they were looking for open windows/easy access in this heat? I reported this to the police. A good reminder to secure windows if open.

We asked Laura for a description of the car; she says all she could see was that it was “smaller … maybe a hatchback, dark blue or black.”

TAGGING VANDALISM: Via Twitter, @unclebol reports taggers vandalized Gatewood Elementary (a city landmark featured in this week’s Seattle Times Then and Now column) overnight. Here’s how to report tagging/graffiti vandalism (and if you see it in progress, call 911).

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Casing; more tagging vandalism"

  • faceless August 7, 2017 (8:17 am)

    We had this problem in San Diego years ago and what they did to combat it was to get all the parents to get all of the spray paints in their house and secure it from their kids of all ages. The local stores like target, safeway, any stores that sell paint to stop selling to minors. It didn’t take long for the tagging to stop. 

  • Lola August 7, 2017 (9:58 am)

    Thank you Laura,  I live on 50th & Alaska will let everyone know to keep an eye out.

  • Nichole August 7, 2017 (9:51 pm)

    Neighbors car was broken into in our back alley off of 49th in Admiral. Said it was 4 white men in a small mazda vehicle. Might be the same group that was reported casing. Car window broken and neighbor ran out to chase them down around 11PM Saturday night.

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