WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver leaves car parts behind, plus 3 burglary reports

One reader report and three police reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

READER REPORT – HIT AND RUN: From a North Admiral resident, via e-mail:

I live on the 1900 block of 42nd Ave SW. Last night at about midnight, my neighbors and I heard a loud noise. We all did not notice anything wrong at that time. This morning when I took a look at my truck, I noticed some damage. The noise was from a car that hit my truck as it was parked in front of my house. I did not get a look at the car last night, but it left some parts on the street. From these parts it is apparent that the car was a 5 series BMW built between 2009 and 2017. It will have some damage to its right front bumper, headlight, and fender. My truck was pushed back 3 feet, into the curb and suffered damage to its right front bumper, headlight, and fender.

The Seattle Police were notified and came to asses the situation. They were very nice and will be on the lookout for the damaged 5 series BMW. If you happen to see a 2009-2017 5 series BMW with damage to its right front, please contact the SPD.

We’ve asked for the incident-report number, and will add it when available.

And from the Seattle Police report files, narratives are available for three recent West Seattle burglaries, which we’ve summarized as follows:

9400 BLOCK 11TH SW: Police were called by residents of a house who believe someone broke in while they were away for about four hours last Tuesday morning/afternoon. They didn’t notice anything wrong until that evening, when they realized someone had gone through their bedroom, taking items including jewelry and a case that contained cash and documens.

5600 BLOCK 37TH SW: Last Monday morning, someone renovating a vacant house on this block discovered that it had been broken into overnight. The burglar(s) took tools from multiple rooms. Police lifted fingerprint evidence from the window through which entry had been made.

9400 BLOCK 22ND SW: Also last Monday, a burglary was reported at a business in this block. “Numerous electronic items” were taken, the report says. The person reporting the break-in told police they suspected a former employee who had been fired.

(Police-report narratives are seldom available for more than a fraction of cases, so please let us know directly if you have something to report in Crime Watch so your neighbors around the peninsula know! Once it’s been reported to police, e-mail the info to editor@westseattleblog.com – but if it’s happening now or just happened, such as an active police search, text or call 206-293-6302 – thank you!)

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver leaves car parts behind, plus 3 burglary reports"

  • Gretchen Hill March 31, 2018 (8:18 am)

    Hello WS, Last Saturday/early Sunday morning our  trailer/car hauler was broken into. Stolen items included tools and a wheeled bag containing racing safety gear. The safety gear was 2 fireproof racing suits & 2 full sets of fire resistant long underwear, socks, & gloves. The additional items in the bag were 20 years worth of racing licenses & a carbon fiber safety restraint called a HANS device. Some of the items were borrowed & will now have to be replaced. If anyone in the WS community found these items please let us know. Reward offered.

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