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4:26 AM: The fire is described via radio communications as “well-involved” on at least one side of the house – mostly exterior but partly extended into the house’s kitchen.
4:38 AM: The fire also is reported to have extended into the attic. Two more engines have been requested. Our crew is just arriving.
4:51 AM: This is not yet under control, firefighters have radioed, and our crew verifies they’re continuing to haul more hoses toward the house; they’re also reporting roof collapse on a shed-type structure behind the main house. No injuries reported so far, and they’re dismissing a medic unit.
4:56 AM: Now it’s been declared under control.
5:07 AM: … now “tapped” in both structures, and they’re calling for the investigator to find out how this started.
5:29 AM: That official determination won’t come until later this morning, but SFD spokesperson Capt. Shata Stephenson just talked with us at the scene and says the fire appears to have started toward the back of the house, which actually has two non-residential structures behind it, and the one with the roof collapse is the one all the way at the rear of the lot. (added – video from his briefing)
Two people were home at the time, both checked out for possible smoke inhalation, but both found to be OK. We’ve also confirmed that the address is 4737 26th SW. Crews will be here at least another hour, so you’ll want to avoid 26th SW – which is an official greenway – in this area.
10:35 AM: SFD says the fire was accidental, started by a candle; damage totals $150,000 to the structure, $100,000 to contents.
8:09 PM: Police are at 16th and Barton investigating a reported exchange of gunfire, and radio discussion says they have found shell casings, but no victims, and that those who were involved are believed to have gotten into at least two vehicles and left. More to come.
8:19 PM: If you heard/saw a helicopter, that was Guardian One looking around for anything matching what descriptions police have so far of the vehicles – white mid-2000s Mercedes SUV, and a black vehicle.
8:25 PM: Our crew has talked with police at the scene. No property damage so far as they can tell; they say they have found one confirmed shell casing, 9mm. Along with the aforementioned white SUV, the description of the second vehicle involved is now black or blue. By the way, if you’re a bit south of the scene and noticing police pulled over with a silver car, near 15th/Roxbury, that’s NOT believed to be related – they noticed plates on the car that were reported as stolen, and pulled it over.
8:40 PM: Our crew says police are wrapping up at the scene. No further reports of progress on finding those responsible, but if you have any information, call 911.
8:44 PM: Now police are investigating a report that one nearby residence was hit by a bullet.
9:31 PM: We went back over to find out more about that. Police confirm that a bullet went into an apartment two buildings south of Barton, along the alley between 16th and 17th.
SIDE NOTE: From SPD’s latest SeaStat briefing last week (last page here), the Southwest Precinct – West Seattle and South Park – has had 41 confirmed “shots fired” (meaning confirmed because of shell casings and/or property damage and/or victims), second after the South Precinct, which has had 111.
It’s been a long road for the Delridge Grocery Co-op. Is their food store getting close to reality? The “professional market study” mentioned in our update last September is in, and DGC says “the results are favorable” but – “there is a lot to think about.” They hope you can help with that by showing up for their next step: A town-hall meeting 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 30th, at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).
4:48 PM: On the Delridge Way pedestrian overpass at SW Oregon, Hate-Free Delridge is keeping its promise of “standing for peace.” The photo above shows the signs and their holders facing southbound traffic; several are facing the northbound lanes too, with signs including “Words Not Warheads” and “Peace and Justice on Earth.” Their plan, as first announced Sunday – with the explanation “We need to be heard. We need to speak out” – is to be here until about 6 pm, and you’re welcome to join them. Lots of honking from passing drivers so far.
(added) Susan Lebow of HFD explains what it’s about:
5:08 PM: More people continue arriving to join the demonstration, all ages including a family with two kids who just walked up.
Added above, a photo of the side facing northbound traffic (some of the signs, political and festival, were hanging on this side long before the event).
5:36 PM: The signs span many sentiments – now from left to right on the NB-facing side, No H8, Peace and Love, Enough!, Black Lives Matter, Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Respect Indigenous Rights, (“no” symbol) Naz, No War No Hate, Words Not Warheads, Hate-Free Zone, “Sure He’s An Ignorant Bigot, But He’s Our Ignorant Bigot, Support Bigot Trump,” No War, Build Unity, Peace and Justice on Earth, and a few with lettering just out of our reading range. The only sound of dissent we’ve heard, hanging out here by the overpass for 45 minutes – someone in a dugout at Delridge Playfield behind us yelled “Trump all the way!” likely out of earshot for those up on the overpass.
6:01 PM: This was scheduled to end about now, but demonstrators are still up on the overpass, and new signs have continued to appear. One that we just noticed says, “We Love You, Heather,” in remembrance of Heather Heyer, the woman killed by the driver who plowed into the counter-demonstrators at the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
6:07 PM: It’s now breaking up. If you’re wondering “what’s next?” we’ve just been told that Hate-Free Delridge and other groups will join West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice in The Junction on Sunday, noon-1 pm, and you’re invited to that gathering too – bring a sign if you want to.
8:06 PM: A “full response” is headed to a possible house fire at Delridge and Holden.
8:12 PM: First units on scene noted smoke. But it’s not a major fire – most of the units are being dismissed. We’ll find out more once our photographer is on scene.
8:21 PM: SFD tells us this started with trees/shrubbery catching fire – they’re not sure how, but it’s so dry, it doesn’t take much. @drewhamlet tweeted this photo:
The flames spread to a fence and the siding of a condo building but it’s all extinguished now, and no one was hurt.
If you’re ready to rally after the ugliness of this past week – from Charlottesville to DC-vs-Pyongyang – Hate-Free Delridge has an invitation for you. Received this morning:
Hate-Free Delridge will be standing for peace on Wednesday, August 16, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.
Come join us on the Delridge pedestrian overpass at Oregon Street.
Bring a sign — for example:
Make Love, Not War
Negotiate, Don’t Escalate
A peace symbol
Tell your friends. We need to be heard. We need to speak out. See you there.
It’s been almost exactly a year since we first reported on the birth of Hate-Free Delridge in the wake of a racist attack on a local family.
11:33 AM: It’s on! Delridge Day 2017 has begun in the park outside Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), celebrating east West Seattle with music, vendors, community groups, food, skating, and fun. First, the entertainment schedule, on the main stage by the community center – the first band, Yesod, has just finished; here are the music and dance performances that are coming up:
11:40 am – AAA Divas
Noon – Burley Mountain
12:40 pm – PI Legion
1 pm – Galaxy
1:40 pm – Dance Brazil
2 pm – Massive Monkees
There’s a second stage on the west side of the park, too, which is also where you’ll find Seattle Police with their Picnic at the Precinct – which includes free hot dogs and ice cream:
And rubber ducks:
At the skatepark on the northeast side of the park, Skate Like a Girl is offering three free skateboarding clinics, at noon, 12:45, and 1:30 pm.
And in the rest of the park, you’ll find dozens of community groups and vendors. We’re here too, and will be walking around shortly to get a list. Right across from us – West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Helpline, the 34th District Democrats, the West Seattle Democratic Women. We also know ORCA 2 Go is here, if you need an ORCA card. Right next to us – the information booth, so you can talk to the festival’s community organizers.
One more thing to mention – right after the festival, 3-10 pm, Ounces is having a Delridge Day afterparty – live music and beer, with $1 of “select pints” being donated toward next year’s festival costs! Ounces is at 3809 Delridge Way SW. More Delridge Day coverage to come!
12:24 PM: The weather’s beautiful – not hot, not cold, a little breezy, sun’s out, and some blue sky’s in sight. The wading pool here at the park has opened. You’ll see it in our short full-circle video on Instagram:
Also in our clip: two horses from the SPD Mounted Patrol have arrived. Meantime, we’ve wandered around to check out more of the organizations that are here – Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, West Seattle Timebank, West Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs, Southwest Seattle Historical Society, Sound Generations, Seattle Public Library, South Seattle College, Southwest Youth and Family Services, Delridge Grocery Master Composters, various health organizations …
At the info booth next to us, by the way, you can buy a T-shirt to support Delridge Day!
Meantime, lots of people stopping by – all ages, including families with strollers, people on bicycles, and we’ve seen a few dogs, like this cute trio:
At the booth across from us, the 34th Dems are offering voter registration, if you aren’t registered yet. Lots of things you can sign up for and learn about here, besides having fun, enjoying treats, etc.
1:56 PM: Only an hour left – this festival goes fast. Still time enough to come enjoy entertainment and treats. Just caught these dancers on video:
Dancing at Delridge Day! Festival's on until 3 pm pic.twitter.com/4wODyJllE1
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) August 12, 2017
And lots of interesting people have been here today – we’ve been lucky to talk with some of them, including Ken Workman from the Duwamish Tribe council:
He says the T-shirt is available at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse and Cultural Center at 4705 W. Marginal Way, where an art market is happening until 4 pm today.
Across from us, WS Democratic Women have a game going at their booth – you get 10 pennies to allocate between 12 slots, each representing a billion dollars to spend to combat climate change.
They promise us they will share word of the results later! Meanwhile, on the main stage, Massive Monkees are dancing:
Massive Monkees at Delridge Day pic.twitter.com/kYD9TAORDB
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) August 12, 2017
2:44 PM: We’re in the final minutes already! Among the organizations that have enjoyed the day, Eastridge Church says it’s given away almost all the 500 backpacks it brought:
Besides the backpack giveaway, you might also know Eastridge for the turkey giveaway every Thanksgiving season.
Earlier, we mentioned the upcoming afterparty at Ounces, with $1 from select pints to be donated to fund Delridge Day – Ounces is here too:
We asked which pints would be part of the fundraiser – so, if you want to help, be sure to order Lucky Envelope Helles Lager, Rooftop Neutron Session IPA, or Mollusk Kaffeebier Coffee Brown Ale. Again, Ounces is at 3809 Delridge Way SW; afterparty’s on until 10 pm. We’ll add more festival photos when we’re back at HQ later!
Just hours away from this year’s Delridge Day festival, again featuring Picnic at the Precinct, all happening 11 am-3 pm Saturday at Delridge Community Center park. The festival offers a variety of family fun – including activities at Delridge Skatepark – and the chance to meet your neighbors, including many local organizations. We’ll be on scene to report on who’s there and what’s happening, so check here for updates. And if you haven’t been before, here’s what’s offered at the precinct “picnic,” as Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Burbridge describes it:
Precinct Picnics provide opportunities for each precinct’s surrounding neighborhoods to come together and enjoy an afternoon of celebration with the officers that protect their families and businesses. Businesses financially support the event through donations and community groups assist in the planning and execution of each picnic.
The first Picnic at the Precinct was held in September 2004 at the East Precinct. Since then, the Picnic in the Precinct program has grown to include all five precincts. Thousands of Seattle residents enjoy food, music, and an opportunity to learn about and interact with many of the Department’s units, including K-9, Mounted Patrol, Bomb Squad, and SWAT.
They usually bring treats, too. See you at Delridge Day tomorrow!
Still a lot of West Seattle summer fun ahead. The next festival is coming up next Saturday – Delridge Day 2017, 11 am-3 pm on August 12th at Delridge Community Center park. The fun includes kids’ activities, skating clinics at adjacent Delridge Skatepark, music, vendors, community groups, food, and local police presenting the “Picnic at the Precinct” section. WSB is co-sponsoring Delridge Day again this year and we look forward to seeing you there!
4:03 PM: SFD has quickly extinguished what was described as a wall fire at a house in the 8100 block of Delridge Way SW. No injuries reported.
5:37 PM UPDATE: Added photos from WSB’s Christopher Boffoli, who says firefighters weren’t certain how this started, but it appeared to have originated on the outside of the wall.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
Where a burned-out former auto shop (above) now sits at the corner of Delridge and Henderson, a sawtooth-edged 31-apartment building will rise, if the project that just made it out of the first stage of Design Review gets built.
All four appointed-volunteer members of the Southwest Design Review Board – chair Matt Zinski, Alexandra Moravec, Don Caffrey, and Crystal Lora – voted to advance the project to the second and final stage. This was their first look at the project – the Early Design Guidance phase – which focuses on “massing” (size, shape, placement on site). Here’s the design packet put together for the review:
Along with the board members and architects, assigned city planner Abby Weber was at the meeting, plus two members of the public, West Seattle neighborhood advocates Kim Barnes and Diane Vincent. Both spoke during community-comment time. But first = here’s how the meeting began:
5:44 AM: SFD describes the house as small and “boarded up.” Firefighters spotted a hole in the floor so they are fighting the fire “defensively” – from outside. Avoid that area of Delridge, as it’s an extensive response, blocking the road.
5:54 AM: Our crew is there; we’ve added a photo. It’s the same house that had a fire back in May, and a deadly fire three years earlier. No word of injuries in this fire so far; firefighters report it’s under control. Note that the address on the SFD log right now is NOT accurate – 9226 is the address for the auto shop to the south, which is NOT involved.
6:04 AM: Some of the SFD units are being dismissed. No one inside, no one hurt, so far as firefighters have determined (update: as of a few minute later, they’re searching again). SFD’s investigator has been summoned to find the fire’s cause. Metro Route 128 is being rerouted, according to an alert just texted/tweeted.
6:27 AM: Route 60 is rerouted too. Meantime, our crew is back and we’ve added another photo. We’ve checked the property’s history, in light of the multiple fires; no complaints listed since 2015, and no redevelopment plans on file.
7:15 AM: Metro says buses are back to regular routes.
12:15 PM: SFD spokesperson Lt. Sue Stangl tells WSB the fire investigator could not determine what caused today’s fire, so it will remain officially “undetermined.”
From the city Department of Construction and Inspections files:
REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL AT 5214 DELRIDGE WAY SW: An early-stage proposal has just appeared in city files to redevelop this site [map], which has been remodeled incrementally in recent years and now houses multiple small businesses. The new proposal is described as follows:
Demolition of existing commercial structure and construction of new 3600 sf mixed use building and (4) townhouse units. Mixed use building to include (2) commercial spaces and (4) Small Efficiency Dwelling Units (SEDU). Parking for (6) vehicles to be provided on site.
(SEDU is the city’s term for microstudio apartments.) Again, it’s an early-stage proposal, just beginning its journey through the potential permitting process.
SEE THE DESIGN PACKET FOR 8854 DELRIDGE BEFORE FIRST REVIEW: Two miles south, 8854 Delridge Way SW [map] goes to the Southwest Design Review Board for the first time on Thursday night (August 3rd). We first reported a year ago that a mixed-use project was planned for the site of a burned-out former auto shop. The design packet describes as “a new 4-story building over a below-grade parking garage level with 31 apartment micro-units, retail (café) space, and 15 enclosed parking stalls.” Here’s the packet by Sazei Design Group:
Or, see it here. Next Thursday’s review is for Early Design Guidance, so it focuses on “massing” – size, shape, placement on site – and is set for 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon), including a public-comment period.
Heads up, in case you see the “No Parking” signs and/or plan to be on the road in the early morning – three portable classrooms will be removed from the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 campus next week, to be relocated to other schools outside West Seattle. The information just received from Seattle Public Schools spokesperson Tom Redman says one portable will be moved from Boren (5950 Delridge Way SW) to Ballard High School early Tuesday (August 1st), and two will be going to Ingraham High School, one each on Wednesday and Thursday (August 2-3). For all moves, Redman says, they’ll be moved via a southbound/eastbound route:
Transports will leave from Louisa Boren at about 3:00-4:00 a.m. to meet SDOT requirements for transports to be off city streets by 6:00 a.m.
These transports are coordinated with required SDOT transport permits and will be accompanied by Seattle Police escorts for additional traffic control as they leave Louisa Boren and head south on Delridge Way towards Roxbury and further to Hwy 509 as they leave West Seattle.
“No parking” signs will be installed on the streets along the north side of Louisa Boren, in order to allow for adequate width in the roadway for the trucks to maneuver the oversized loads.
Additional “no parking” signs may be placed at different locations along the route to allow for adequate width in the roadway.
P.S. While it’s not directly related to this, you might be wondering where the possible move of STEM K-8 itself stands, now that almost two months have passed since the district-led meeting about it. We’re checking on that.
As far as we know, this is the final West Seattle forum before ballots are due on August 1st – tomorrow (Tuesday) night, the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council hosts 12 of the 15 candidates for the two citywide City Council positions on the primary-election ballot. Seven people are running for Position 8 (incumbent Councilmember Tim Burgess is not) and eight people are running for Position 9 (incumbent CM Lorena González among them). Here’s who has RSVP’d, as sent by DNDC chair Mat McBride:
It’s happening 7-9 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden), and the format is simple – each candidate gets 5 minutes to make her/his pitch. Then you get to talk with them one on one. Even if you don’t want to do anything but listen and leave after that first hour, McBride’s pitch to you: “I’ve said this before, but nothing, nothing is more impactful than showing up. You cannot disregard a community that shows up. Let’s be that community.” All ages welcome.
ORIGINAL SATURDAY NIGHT REPORT: Thanks for the texts about a police search in North Delridge. Officers including a K-9 team are in the Delridge/Brandon/26th SW area. We talked with one officer who is part of “containment” – keeping watch on the periphery of the search area – he told us they are looking for someone who was arrested (for what, he didn’t know) and being treated by an ambulance crew and somehow got away. The only descriptive info he had was 6’1″ African American male – wearing handcuffs.
MONDAY UPDATE: We’re told the suspect is back in custody. Working to find out more.
Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch so far today:
STOLEN LAPTOP: Lisa reports a car break-in, sometime between Saturday night and this morning on Delridge near Home Depot; a black bag containing her boyfriend’s work laptop was taken. Useless to the thief or thieves, she says: “You aren’t able to do much because it is secured and needs a government ID to turn on.” It’s a black Dell laptop, Latitude e7450, serial starts with G7S, also “identifying number (ending with 3837) barcode on bottom.” If you have any info, the police incident # is 2017-250195.
THREATENING GRAFFITI VANDALISM: A reader reports spotting “DIE” in orange spray paint on the side of a house near Fairmount Park. He spoke to a neighbor who planned to notify the residents; the police Twitter log indicates a report has been filed.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
The Southwest Design Review Board has taken its first look at 9049 20th SW [map] – a South Delridge project that will “alter” a building rather than raze/replace it – in the second half of this week’s doubleheader meeting.
Three board members were present for Thursday night’s review – chair Matt Zinski, Don Caffrey, and new appointee Crystal Loya – as was the project’s designated city planner, Sean Conrad. (Here’s our report on the first review of the night, the post-appeal return of 3078 SW Avalon Way.)
Since this was an Early Design Guidance review, it focused on the project’s “massing” – size, shape, placement on site – and the board was satisfied enough to forward it to the next phase. Here’s what happened first:
Saturday (July 8th) at noon, you’re invited to a free self-defense seminar at Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Seattle (WSB sponsor) in North Delridge. The announcement from Sonia Sillan:
When you think of self-defense, what’s the first thing you think of?
For us at Elite BJJ of Seattle, it’s about awareness, empowerment, setting boundaries, having confidence. It’s about finding your voice and believing in yourself. Join us on July 8th for a three hour clinic, where our goal is to leave you with more knowledge, feeling more empowered, and understanding of what self-defense really means (both mentally and physically).
We’re going to show you a wide range of practical techniques and more importantly, the concepts that are critical to learning how to avoid becoming a victim of violence. We’ll be going over basic, EFFECTIVE, self-defense movements and techniques, capitalizing on leverage and momentum.
This seminar isn’t your typical self-defense seminar, so make sure to reserve your spot, bring some friends, and get ready to learn.
Who: No experience necessary; open to all, ages 10+
Child care: If you have kids between the age of 5-10, we will have a movie and toys setup for them! Just make sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a heads up.
Registration: Make sure to RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/eliteseattle in order reserve your spot.
Cost: Free. There are no strings attached to attending this event, we genuinely want to share our knowledge. For those whou would like to contribute to a great cause, we are always supporting New Beginnings-Ending Domestic Violence; feel free to bring a cash or check donation for New Beginnings.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Elite BJJ is at 5050 Delridge Way SW.
ORIGINAL REPORT, 12:43 AM: Both adult suspects in last week’s South Delridge street robbery are now charged, with bail for each suspect quintupled to $250,000.
The two adult suspects, 22-year-old Aaron K. Knox and 18-year-old Robert W. Degrat IV, are each charged with one count of first-degree robbery, with a firearm enhancement, which would add five years to any sentence, if convicted. They are accused of stealing a 58-year-old man’s bicycle at gunpoint with a juvenile accomplice last Thursday night in the 9200 block of Delridge Way SW. (Court records don’t show whether the juvenile has been charged yet, so we’ll be checking on his status later today.)
The court documents say the victim told police he was riding his bicycle northbound on Delridge around 9:45 pm Thursday when he was approached by all three suspects. Degrat and the juvenile allegedly grabbed the victim’s handlebars; he struggled to regain control, and while that was happening, court documents say, Knox pulled out a .380 semi-automatic pistol, racked its slide several times, placed it against the victim’s body, and demanded “Give me all your money.” The victim at that point got off his bike and ran. Looking back, he told police, he saw the three take his bicycle toward a vacant house at 9222 Delridge (site of a small fire in May and a bigger one that killed a person in 2014), into which the three then allegedly ran and hid. The victim called 911; police found the pistol in the grass outside the house and eventually found the three suspects inside.
The arrest documents for both Degrat and Knox show them with West Seattle addresses. Degrat is reported to have told police that he had just been kicked out of his residence and went to 9222 Delridge with the juvenile, where Knox allegedly told Degrat he would have to “earn it” if he wanted to stay at that house. The robbery allegedly ensued. Police say they found 13 rounds of .380 ammunition in Degrat’s backpack, identical to what was found in the loaded pistol in the front yard. Both Degrat and Knox – neither of whom has a felony record – remain in the King County Jail.
10:45 AM UPDATE: The 17-year-old suspect has been charged with attempted first-degree robbery and documents provided by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office indicate they are seeking to try him as an adult.
7:36 PM: Lots of room to stretch out on the grass at Delridge Community Center park as the first of four free Monday night “Music Under the Stars” events gets under way. Until about 8 pm, an ensemble (tonight, the Lenora Duo) is performing live; then the sound system will switch to a live broadcast from the Seattle Chamber Music Society‘s Summer Festival concert at Benaroya Hall. This is the second year the series has included Delridge events! If you can’t make it tonight, the next three dates are July 10th, 17th, and 24th. We’ll add more to this story later when our crew gets back from the park.
7:59 PM: Our crew is back and we’re uploading video fro the duo’s performance. (Added – Here’s the video, featuring Alexander Hawker on violin and Roberta Rominger on cello:)
We expect to get information later this week on who’s performing the rest of the month, and we’ll add that to our calendar listings. Meantime, the program for the Benaroya broadcast that’s about to begin includes a Mozart quartet, and works by Stravinsky and Mendelssohn.
For the next four Monday nights, you’re invited to the park outside Delridge Community Center for the second year of Music Under the Stars, free “outdoor musical evenings” presented by the Seattle Chamber Music Society. It’s a doubleheader of sorts – at 7:30 pm, live music by “an outstanding student or professional ensemble,” and then at 8 pm, live audio from the night’s concert at Benaroya Hall, piped to the park by KING-FM. We haven’t yet found the lineup of who’s playing in the park, but here’s info on what you’ll hear from Benaroya at 8. Bring a picnic, bring family/friends/neighbors, bring your own chairs/blanket to sit on, and enjoy the summer night (the forecast looks good).
Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:
BURGLARS TAKE BIKE AND MORE: Rebecca reports her home in the 8800 block of Delridge Way SW [map] was burglarized late last night, with the burglar(s) stealing a bicycle, video-game consoles, and laptops. Since abandoned/likely stolen bicycles turn up often, we asked her to describe the one the burglar(s) took: A black women’s Sportster Comfort 10, serial number starting with 513. If you have any information or might have found any of the stolen items, the police report number is 2017-238353.
ILLEGAL DUMPING: A commercial dumpster temporarily in place for a roofing job on SW Thistle proved attractive to someone looking for a place to unload a couch, JW reports. His cameras caught it around 12:30 am today: