WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen gray Civic; diapers and bike rack taken

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN CAR: From Sharon:

Gray Honda Civic 1994

My boyfriend’s car was stolen from our parking spot. If you’ve seen this car around or have any helpful information, please contact (425) 238-7683 or 911. Thank you for your help!

When: Between Sun 8/13 11 PM and Mon 8/14 9 PM
Where: Parked in the alley between 42nd and California, SW Dawson and SW Brandon
Make/Model: 1994 Honda Civic, gray
Plate Number: ACS9183
Incident #: 2017-300892

STOLEN PACKAGE, AND BIKE RACK: Joyce says these happened the same night last week:

We had a package taken from our front door Sometime between Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. It was a large box so it probably seemed like a good pick. However, it contained 2 boxes of Honest Company diapers. If the thieves have a baby then maybe it was a good find. If anyone happens to see these discarded somewhere, please let me know.

Also, our bike rack was stolen from our car. It was a Yakima holdup 2. If you see anything resembling that it would be helpful to know. Thanks so much!

Joyce is in the Fairmount Park area.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen gray Civic; diapers and bike rack taken"

  • aRF August 16, 2017 (11:31 am)

    Question for Joyce: did your bike rack have the threaded hitch pin with a locking core? I ask because I’m wondering how far thieves are going in removing racks and whether the locking types have any deterrence value. Thank you!

    • Joyce August 23, 2017 (8:21 pm)

      It wasn’t locked, my fault, but in seven years of having the rack mounted all summer, every summer, it had never been an issue. All they needed to remove it was an adjustable wrench.

  • rico August 16, 2017 (11:37 am)

    Sucks to have your car stolen.  Too bad that such crimes are so far down on the list of city priorities to not even generate any interest from our lawmakers.  After all, stolen cars do not affect the dis-enfranchised, generally.

    • WSB August 16, 2017 (11:43 am)

      Auto theft is a felony, which is prosecuted by the county, not the city, under laws made by state legislators. Are you asking for higher penalties, or … ?

      Meantime, police investigate stolen cars all the time and make arrests. They even use license-plate scanning equipment to detect stolen cars that might not otherwise receive attention. K-9 and (whe available) the G-1 helicopter are even deployed when stolen-car cases result in suspects on the run. One notable incident we covered earlier this summer: http://westseattleblog.com/2017/06/west-seattle-crime-watch-high-point-police-search/

      And if anyone sees this or any other suspected stolen car, please call 911. – TR

  • Rick August 16, 2017 (11:54 am)

    Has anyone checked on the older banged up Suburban with the destroyed right rear tire(looks to have been driven on for a bit) close to Morgan Junction? 

  • Ben August 16, 2017 (4:48 pm)

    We interrupted a bike rack thief today on Alki. We parked by the 7-11 to go on a family bike ride and I assumed that for an hour, busy street, daylight hours, it’d be fine. The rack is not that easy to remove even if you have the keys.

    When we got back to the car, there was a guy who was quite obviously preparing to pull the rack. He promptly got in his car and drove away. It took me a minute to put the pieces together (I was dealing with a crying 6 year old) and by the time I did, I couldn’t see his license plate number.

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