West Seattle news – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:47:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 UPDATE: ‘Full response’ fire call on Harbor Island http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/full-response-fire-call-on-harbor-island/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/full-response-fire-call-on-harbor-island/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:28:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909757 11:28 PM: What started as a “car fire” call is now upgraded to a full response, headed for the north tip of Harbor Island [map]. The fire is described on SFD radio as an RV fire within a few feet of a warehouse building.

11:38 PM: The RV fire itself is reported to be under control; firefighters are checking inside the warehouse to be sure it hasn’t spread.

11:46 PM: Some of the units are being dismissed. SFD’s investigator, meantime, is on the way.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Chased, arrested, released; plea for witness tips; two reader reports http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-crime-watch-chased-arrested-released-plea-for-witness-tips-two-reader-reports/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-crime-watch-chased-arrested-released-plea-for-witness-tips-two-reader-reports/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:05:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909744 Four items in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

MORGAN JUNCTION ARREST: Several people asked about an arrest near West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) on Wednesday afternoon. We finally got information on the case today – it had nothing to do with the store. It started with a 911 call just before 1 pm Wednesday about a man who was reported to be looking into cars near California/Mills and had allegedly stolen a helmet from under the cover on a motorcycle. Police say a resident pursued the suspect and after officers arrived, the suspect tried to run. Their report says he dropped a black garbage bag, a backpack, and two cell phones while trying to get away, and that after he was in custody, he was found in possession of methamphetamine. The trash bag, meantime, was found to contain “various mail addressed to various persons, and an Amazon package.” And the police report lists debit cards and ID that wasn’t in the suspect’s name, as well as a pellet gun, burglary tools, and shaved keys. The 25-year-old Puget Ridge man was booked into jail for investigation of stolen property and drug possession. Tonight, he got out of jail, after a judge ruled he could be released on personal recognizance. We’ll keep watching to see if and when he is charged; online files show he has a property-crime record.

ALSO OUT OF JAIL … the 30-year-old man arrested for investigation of vehicular assault, which encompasses possible DUI, after the North Delridge collision that seriously injured a woman on Monday by Delridge Skatepark.

A commenter identifying herself as the 36-year-old victim’s aunt posted an update saying she is still in the ICU; also commenting, a detective who is asking for any witnesses to the incident to please come forward – call Det. Parker at 206-233-0059, and refer to incident #2018-062040.

CAR-PROWL LOOT TO LOOK FOR: Posting in the WSB Forums this afternoon, a reader who says her son’s hockey gear was stolen in a car prowl last night near 36th/Trenton.

CAMERA THIEF: This video from a security camera shows the person who was in the process of stealing it:

The sender says it happened last Friday morning just after 5 am in the 5000 block of 49th SW:

The guy came onto our front porch and stole our Arlo camera. He then got into a dark colored Subaru Forester (appears to have tinted windows) and went into our alley and stole two of our neighbors’ cameras who is behind us across the alley. Another neighbor was walking her dog and saw the guy get into a Subaru Forester right about the same time this happened. We were not able to get a license plate number. He had on a North Face rain jacket with the hood over his head and dark sunglasses. Both my neighbor and I have filed reports with the police and I gave them a copy of the video.

PREVENTING CRIME: Early mention that next Tuesday’s West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting will feature a presentation on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster) – all welcome.

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BIZNOTE: Brass Knuckle Bistro sets the opening date http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-brass-knuckle-bistro-sets-the-opening-date/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-brass-knuckle-bistro-sets-the-opening-date/#respond Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:57:59 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909751 Almost six months ago, we told you about a West Seattle family’s plan to open Brass Knuckle Bistro in the former 3.14 Bakery space on the north end of downtown White Center (9602 16th SW). Now they’ve announced that March 6th will be the opening date. BKB will focus on sandwiches – see the menu online. (Thanks to Gill for the tip!)

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WEST SEATTLE SNOW: More likely on Friday, forecast says; also, Metro’s advance alert http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-snow-more-likely-on-friday-forecast-says/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-snow-more-likely-on-friday-forecast-says/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:01:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909740

6:01 PM: Thanks to the texter who sent that beautiful panoramic view of the Olympics at the height of today’s sunshine. Much of the snow that fell last night is gone, and aside from the shadiest spots, roads are dry. But the National Weather Service‘s newest forecast says snow is likely Friday afternoon, and possibly Friday night too. SDOT, meantime, says it’s ready: “With a goal of achieving wet and bare street conditions on arterials for residents and travelers, SDOT snow crews are prepared to deploy this evening to pretreat arterials with additional emphasis on public transit routes before Friday’s morning commute.” And its media advisory says the “SDOT snow team is on standby for Saturday and Sunday” just in case. We of course are always on standby too and appreciate the heads-up (206-293-6302) when you see snow start to fall (and other newsworthy sights).

8:51 PM: Just in from Metro:

While transit is currently operating normally throughout Metro’s service area, Metro Transit and other agencies are monitoring weather forecasts and conditions in the event that a predicted midday Friday snowfall could cause traffic or travel challenges in Metro’s service area.

Metro encourages all riders to be prepared in case of a weather event.

Snow & ice
If there are significant or widespread transit reroutes or other service impacts due to weather or road conditions, information will be posted on the ‘Snow, ice & flood alerts’ page on Metro’s website, and Transit Alerts will be sent to subscribers of affected service.

If there are just a few minor or scattered impacts, Metro will send Transit Alerts to subscribers of affected routes.

Transit riders are encouraged to sign up for Transit Alerts for the routes they ride, however, it is also easy to see recent alerts by visiting Metro’s RSS page and selecting the desired route.

We will again launch the morning traffic/transit/weather watch earlier – by 5:30 – even if it isn’t snowing (yet), just so you can check in, whatever the conditions.

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Cat Sitting Hotels: Welcome, new West Seattle Blog sponsor! http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/cat-sitting-hotels-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/cat-sitting-hotels-welcome-new-west-seattle-blog-sponsor/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:33:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909728 Need someplace for your cat(s) to stay while you’re away? Cat Sitting Hotels is a new WSB sponsor, and here’s what they want you to know about what they do:

Cat Sitting Hotels was established in 2011 in Bothell, relocated to West Seattle in January of 2017, and in October of 2017 expanded into the space next door and doubled the size of the Hotel (now there’s the West Side and the East Wing). In West Seattle, we’re on the way to and from the airport for most of our previous customers (as they typically leave their kitties with us when they’re traveling) and also can fill a very big need in the Seattle area for really great luxury cat boarding with loving care from a staff who all have cats of their own and truly love them.

Cat Sitting Hotels began several years ago when the founder / owner needed to travel and looked into having his 4 cats boarded, and found that what was available was mostly smallish cage-like accommodations. Knowing he couldn’t leave them locked up in a small space for a week, he built the first 4 kitty suites in his living room for his own 4 cats. They were huge 4′ wide and 4′ long wood frame enclosures where they’d have plenty of room to move around plus a table and shelves to jump up and down from or sleep on. After returning, then procrastinating for a few months about taking them down, the idea came to care for other people’s kitties in these nice big comfy enclosures. It soon became a cat lover’s dream and his business building in Bothell was converted into the first Cat Sitting Hotel.

Quickly realizing he wasn’t the only one who was so deeply concerned about leaving their precious companions out of their own care, a webcam system was created so feline parents could see their kid from anywhere in the world where they could get internet access. Other recent high-tech options have recently been added such as the Petcube which allows our guest kitties’ parents to both view them and play laser light with them from the screen of a mobile device, or for those whose kitties aren’t into laser play, the Petzi includes the webcam and can dispense treats by touching your tablet’s feeder control. There are also available food bowls which only open for the kitty with that bowl’s tag on the collar, which keeps the food fresher and ensures that only your kitty can eat your kitty’s food. They can be especially helpful for guest cats from the same home but who have different / special diets.

Cat Sitting Hotels is at 3513 SW Alaska. See more photos and info at catsittinghotels.com or call 425-442-1941.

We thank Cat Sitting Hotels for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

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Be part of the solution! Sustainable West Seattle meetup Monday http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/be-part-of-the-solution-sustainable-west-seattle-meetup-monday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/be-part-of-the-solution-sustainable-west-seattle-meetup-monday/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:57:31 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909723 Ever wonder what you can do to make a difference, even just a bit? Set aside a little time for a Monday meetup that can answer the question in some memorable ways. Here’s the announcement from Sustainable West Seattle‘s Stu Hennessey:

Sustainable West Seattle would like to hear from our neighbors on a variety of subjects that we can have a lasting effect on. If you would like to be part of the solution, we would like to work with you. We will be hosting a public meetup on Monday, February 26th, at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St, Nucor Room. The meeting will start at 7 pm.

Come to this meetup and take a Virtual Puget Sound underwater tour with diver Laura James, West Seattle’s famous underwater videographer. Find out which “Pesticide-Free” playgrounds in West Seattle are using increasing amounts of glyphosate toxic Roundup where your kids are playing. Learn how you can be a part of the 11th year of Sustainable West Seattle and the GreenLife Festival contribution to the West Seattle Summer Fest street fair.

You’ll also find out about helping our region’s endangered orcas.

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BIZNOTE: The Nook celebrates 1st anniversary by adding coffee and more, as ‘Café by Day’ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-the-nook-celebrates-1st-anniversary-by-adding-coffee-and-more-as-cafe-by-day/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/biznote-the-nook-celebrates-1st-anniversary-by-adding-coffee-and-more-as-cafe-by-day/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:11:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909713

The photo montage is courtesy of The Nook in The Admiral District – where, as of today, they’ve added daytime hours so you can stop in for coffee … and more. The announcement:

It’s been one year since The Nook opened!

And we’re expanding our hours as a “Café By Day” where kids are welcome until 2 pm. We are proudly serving Vivace Espresso, a local and beloved coffee roaster, as well as tasty pastries and hot breakfast sandwiches. As far as the espresso machine goes, we are sticking to The Nook’s old school and traditional ways by using a spring lever machine – the only one you can find in West Seattle! The machine, made by Londinium (based out of London), highlights all the subtle notes of coffee, capable of extracting the smoothest and tastiest espresso shot!

Cafe hours are Tuesday-Friday 7 am until 1:30 pm, with Saturday & Sunday 8 am until 1:30 pm. Cocktail hours will remain the same, still opening at 5 pm.

The Nook is at 2206 California SW.

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FOLLOWUP: More details about Mayor Jenny Durkan’s West Seattle visit Saturday http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-more-details-about-mayor-jenny-durkans-west-seattle-visit-saturday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/followup-more-details-about-mayor-jenny-durkans-west-seattle-visit-saturday/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:21:53 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909702 We first told you back on Tuesday that Mayor Jenny Durkan is coming to West Seattle for a public event on Saturday. We’ve obtained a few more details about the event via the mayor’s office and local community organizations:

-The mayor will be joined by representatives of city departments including SDOT, Seattle Public Utilities, Department of Neighborhoods, the Office of Economic Development, Parks, Office of Housing, Seattle Housing Authority, Office of Planning and Community Development, Seattle Police, and Seattle Fire “with information about city-wide programs, and projects specific to West Seattle”

-The mayor plans to “discuss her vision for building a more affordable, inclusive Seattle” as described in her State of the City speech on Tuesday

She’s also expected to visit several local businesses before the public event, which is scheduled for 1 pm to 2 pm Saturday at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon).

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West Seattle Thursday: WS Transportation Coalition; open houses; more! http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-thursday-ws-transportation-coalition-open-houses-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-thursday-ws-transportation-coalition-open-houses-more/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:37:44 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909692

Thanks to Kersti Muul for the photo taken in Lincoln Park this morning. Snow photos welcome at editor@westseattleblog.com or texted to 206-293-6302 … meantime, here’s a quick look at highlights for the day/night ahead:

TODDLER STORY TIME: 11 am at High Point Library. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 5-6 pm at West Seattle’s only charter school Summit Atlas, which is enrolling 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th grades for next year.(9601 35th SW)

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS’ NETWORK MOVIE NIGHT: Members and non-members, all welcome. 5:30 pm potluck dinner (entree provided), 6 pm movie (chosen from suggestions). More info in our calendar listing. (4707 36th SW)

ART OPEN HOUSE: Art by Lauren Olson, and free massage, during 6-9 pm open house at Nepenthe Massage. (9447 35th SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, see the presentation of the Junction Neighborhood Organization Land Use Committee’s proposal for undergrounding part of the West Seattle light-rail line, as previewed here; also hear from County Council President Joe McDermott about transportation issues including light rail – he co-chairs the Elected Leadership Group for the West Seattle-to-Ballard light-rail line and is a member of the Sound Transit board. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar!

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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/WEATHER/SCHOOLS: Snowy Thursday updates http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-weather-today-snowy-thursday-watch/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-transit-weather-today-snowy-thursday-watch/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:22:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909664

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

5:22 AM: Good morning! It’s cold enough that most of last night’s snow is still around, though the next round isn’t due until tomorrow. This morning, your sidewalks and side streets will be the biggest challenges. Some links to check:

Metroon regular routes
SDOTwinter-weather-response map shows where crews have been working
More traffic camerashere

SCHOOL CHANGES (updated 8:05 am)
Highline Public Schools – 2 hours late
Holy Family School – 1 hour late, BASS available at 8, school starts at 9
Holy Rosary School – 10:30 start, no am BASE, no am preschool
Hope Lutheran School – 2 hours late, doors open 10:15, school begins 10:30
Kennedy Catholic HS – closed today; freshman retreat activities postponed to Friday
Our Lady of Guadalupe – 2 hours late
Seattle Lutheran High School – will start at 10:30 am
Tilden School – Open as usual for families and staff who can get there safely

Info to add? Text or call our 24/7 hotline – 206-293-6302

7:03 AM: Still no official trouble reports or transit alerts, but in comments below, Steven reports, “Route 56 is stuck on Admiral Way coming out of Alki” and Sam reports, “The 37 that runs by Alki Beach around 6:35 never showed.”

7:20 AM: Thanks for the updates on what you’re seeing, once you get to where you’re going (or if you’re a passenger – bus or otherwise). As for us, here’s the video view from a few minutes ago at California/Thistle:

8:27 AM: If you drive surface Spokane St., be advised there’s a vehicle-fire response at Colorado, which is just west of 1st Ave. S. Haven’t heard which direction. (update) Per scanner, it’s a “small RV fire” partially extinguished by the RV’s occupant.

8:41 AM: 2-car crash reported at 30th/Brandon.

10:19 AM: Police are responding to a downed-wire report at SW Raymond and High Point Drive.

10:25 AM: Also from the scanner, reports of debris on the eastbound bridge from 35th SW – wood on the road.

10:30 AM: Thanks again to everyone who has provided info via comments this morning, in longstanding WSB tradition. Sarah reports, “The police have taped off 30th Ave just North of Juneau all the way to Brandon due to road conditions and the earlier accident at 30th and Brandon.”

THURSDAY AFTERNOON NOTE: Except for side streets in the shade, roads have cleared up – first the snow melted, then it dried in the breeze. No new snow expected for the remainder of today – but stand by for a forecast update later, and SDOT’s plans.

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WEST SEATTLE POWER OUTAGE: 181 Alki customers http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/power-outage-181-alki-customers/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/power-outage-181-alki-customers/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:34:58 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909662

One power outage so far – 181 customers along 62nd SW in Alki lost electricity just after 1 am. No cause listed but just as we were typing this, our tipster says it came back on.

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Questions, answers, complaints, concerns, and lessons learned @ West Seattle Crime Prevention Council http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/questions-answers-complaints-concerns-and-lessons-learned-west-seattle-crime-prevention-council/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/questions-answers-complaints-concerns-and-lessons-learned-west-seattle-crime-prevention-council/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:20:27 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909570 By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

With the scheduled guest out sick, this month’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting was all about questions and concerns brought by those in attendance – from tagging to harassment to park problems.

First, the regular update from Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis, who as usual lauded community members for “seeing something and saying something.” Property crime remains West Seattle’s biggest problem – “always has been” – right now, all categories are spiking, and he says police suspect that’s because some “prolific offenders” are out of jail again. He vowed “to get back out there and … round them all up,” noting that police circulate weekly, sometimes daily bulletins about particular suspects, “especially if they have warrants.” If they suspect they know where specific offenders are re-offending, they “saturate the area.”

Sometimes they can get “more time for these individuals” if they can be linked to multiple crimes. “That can be the difference between having a safe and sane six or seven months and a chaotic six or seve months.” He said he knows car prowls for example “are a pain in the butt” and once they get people arrested, they see what they can do to get them kept in custody. He mentions the value of letters from individuals about defendants facing sentencing, saying those letters can be “hell on wheels,” impressing judges.

Then he opened the floor to questions.

One woman described problems in South Delridge – “how can we work … to clean up that area a little bit?” She mentioned lots of graffiti and thinking that cleaning it up would help. For starters, Capt. Davis asked, what about reporting via the Find It Fix It app? That hasn’t worked for graffiti, she said. Capt. Davis said the Community Police Team can work with property owners. Operations Lt. Ron Smith said that if it’s on city property, Find It Fix It can help. Another resident who said he’d lived in the area for more than 30 years agreed that it’s a trouble spot. Vacant problem houses were mentioned; Capt. Davis talked about a property owner who wasn’t dealing truthfully with the police. Precinct liaison Joe Everett said the city has vacant-property investigators who are being “aggressive” right now with that type of trouble.

The South Delridge resident countered that she and neighbors have been doing “everything” mentioned, and then some, but part of the challenge is dealing with city agencies, “and we are calling constantly” to report problems, so she thinks “we need to work a little harder.” Capt. Davis said there are some places where SPD’s accountabilities and capabilities “stop and start,” and they are frustrated too, but can’t make “empty promises” … “even through frustration, the process works, but it’s very very slow.” So, a man asked, when you get lots of calls, do you step up your presence, or … ? Depends on the situation, the precinct commander replied.

Next person with a question: What are police doing to support orders of protection and harassment against people?

She said that a neighbor against whom she has an order is now building a fence in her back yard, saying he has an easement. She wants to know why police aren’t doing anything about it. Capt. Davis said they are very familiar with the issue and have spoken to the neighbor but “there’s a fine line” – and the fact that the neighbor has claimed an easement has complicated matters. Precinct liaison Everett said that the city expects to be filing charges soon. But she is worried that won’t happen in time to stop the fence from being built “in the middle of my yard.” Everett expressed sympathy and said there are two separate issues – “violations of the anti-harassment order will be taken seriously” but the fence and easement are a civil case, and if one is filed, generally a judge will order that everybody just stop what they’re doing. He said violations of anti-harassment orders will be taken seriously, he said. The resident took issue with that. “You guys need an injunction and I hope you can get one as soon as possible,” said Everett, inviting the woman to step out and talk with him. After they left the room, Lt. Smith said they had had Community Police Team officers working on this too.

Next community member with a concern: A woman says she walks in Walt Hundley Playfield park in High Point and has found men going in the women’s bathroom to smoke marijuana. “Should I be calling?” Lt. Smith said, “You just did” and promised they’d check it out, while he also cautioned that marijuana enforcement is “lowest priority” for the city (as it has been for years), and also noted that staffing can be a challenge. But he also thanked the woman for bringing it up, because this issue hadn’t surfaced to the precinct – and that’s why they appreciate people coming to meetings like this and bringing up community concerns.

The issue of what happens when you call 911 then came up. Dispatchers have a set of questions they need to ask, Lt. Smith noted. And he also said that there’s been some trouble lately about where your 911 call goes if you are calling from a cell phone or internet phone – the calltakers might have to ask you more clarifying questions. (An attendee from Gatewood suggested adding information to Smart 911. But he said it didn’t kick in one time he called – because his call was routed to Bainbridge Island. A discussion of how that happened ensued.)

Next, a neighbor of Hamilton Viewpoint Park in North Admiral said she’s called 911 a lot and things have gotten better – though there’s still trouble, like someone who “parked on the grass” the other night. Lt. Smith said they’ll send a Community Police Team officer to check out the viewpoint and ensure that it has physical barriers.

Next person with a concern, a Westcrest Park-area resident: He said he came back home after several days away to discover his garage had been broken into and some tools taken. His tools turned up on OfferUp and he said he called police and tried to get them interested, but nothing happened. So what should he do? Lt. Smith recounted past incidents in which officers can help with that if the Anti-Crime Team is available – “we’ve done it before … we’ve even talked them into coming to the precinct and selling right in the lot.” Capt. Davis said, but don’t do it yourself – give us enough information to set up a sting. “Call the Southwest Precinct, ask for an ACT Team supervisor, or ask for a sergeant or lieutenant on duty.”

After him, a man living closer to Roxhill Park said there seems to have been an increase in forced-entry burglaries. Capt. Davis said SPD and KCSO share information and “they’re lit up over there” (across the border) but don’t have the resources to deal with it.

What are thieves/burglars’ biggest targets right now? Tools and other items that can be sold, Lt. Smith said.

And for the crime concerns about some people living in unauthorized encampments, Capt. Davis said they continue working on it but “there are a lot of rules involved”; they have to get the Navigation Team involved; there has to be someplace to send people to,

WSCPC president Richard Miller asked about surveillance video in businesses, having learned recently that while sometimes it turns up on TV, if someone has an incident happen inside a business, and asks for it to be provided, there is no requirement for it to be turned over. Miller also asked about Westwood Village; Capt. Davis said a second round of emphasis patrols is set to happen this spring. Lt. Smith noted that when they were doing emphasis patrols, there was a halo effect reducing crime in the surrounding area.

The West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets third Tuesdays most months, 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

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WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Snowy Wednesday night http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-weather-snowy-wednesday-night/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-weather-snowy-wednesday-night/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:19:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909637 (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW PHOTOS, UPDATED INFO)

7:19 PM: Looked outside lately? Steady light snow is sticking on cars and planting strips – at least as of our drive a short time ago from Upper Fauntleroy to Highland Park (the photo above was taken outside the HP Improvement Club, where we are covering the Delridge Neighborhood District Council. No advisory, and the National Weather Service thinks it’s not likely to top an inch, but let us know how it’s going where you are!

8:35 PM: Thanks for the photo above, sent from Beach Drive. And David Nyro tweeted this one from Alki:


9:28 PM: Snow’s sticking on the roads – at least the ones we traveled to get back from HPIC (Holden, 16th, Thistle), where we took this before leaving about 20 minutes ago:

Tweeted from the Admiral District:

From Jana in Morgan Junction, via Instagram:

A post shared by Jana Obscura (@jana_obscura) on

No transportation alerts yet. We’ll add anything that does come up. If SDOT’s winter-weather-response map is up to date, they haven’t been over here yet either.

10:18 PM: Thanks to Timothy Harris for the photo of snowy soccer at Hiawatha tonight:

If you have to head out – we have 12 local traffic cams all on this page. Meantime, Metro is still on regular routes.

11:08 PM: Top-of-the-hour check at our nearest intersection – still lightly snowing:

That’s 340+ feet above sea level. Highest point in the city is near 35th SW/SW Myrtle, above 500′.

12:22 AM: The SDOT map shows crews have finally made it over the bridge and into West Seattle in the past hour. No incidents reported so far; if you see or hear of anything, please let us know (when you can do so safely/legally), text or call 206-293-6302. We’ll start morning traffic coverage extra-early because of the snow.

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CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Honda Ridgeline truck http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/crime-watch-stolen-blue-honda-ridgeland-truck/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/crime-watch-stolen-blue-honda-ridgeland-truck/#comments Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:13:54 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909635 Cheryl hopes you will be on the lookout for her pickup truck, stolen in North Shorewood:

Blue Honda (corrected) Ridgeline truck. License #B34996Z. There arent many of these trucks around. This one has small dents in tailgate, right rear tail light broken but still works. Stolen from 26th Ave SW and SW 104th Feb 20th at 1 pm. They came up my driveway opened the door and stole all the keys on the hook and took the truck. If anyone sees this truck parked anywhere or on the road, please call 911.

The theft happened south of the city/county line, so it’s a King County Sheriff’s Office case, but wherever you see it, they’ll be able to pull up the info.

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See what’s up at your city-run community centers and pool this spring/summer http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/see-whats-up-at-your-city-run-community-centers-and-pool-this-spring-summer/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/see-whats-up-at-your-city-run-community-centers-and-pool-this-spring-summer/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:20:14 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909627 Looking for classes, lessons, camps, special events? The city’s out with the new brochure for area community centers – Alki (5817 SW Stevens), Delridge (4501 Delridge Way SW), Hiawatha (2700 California SW), High Point (6920 34th SW), South Park (8319 8th Ave. S.) – plus Southwest Pool and Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle). Among many other listings, the brochure includes the list of centers where the annual egg hunt will be happening on Saturday, March 31st. You can see the brochure here in PDF.

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