Crime Watch reader report: Admiral firewood thieves

Just out of the WSB inbox:

I would like to report the following incident that occured around 5:10pm today:

I noticed 2 cars speeding down our alley between Lander & Stevens while I was working in the backyard. I looked up and saw the male driver of the first car (not sure if there were others in that car) who evidently noticed me. The second car was driven by a female and had 4 people in it.

I heard the cars stopping by my neighbor’s house. I looked to see what was going on and saw the people taking firewood from a stack by the garage and throwing it into their cars.

I told them to stop stealing the wood and they just stared at me. When my husband came around the corner, they got back into their cars and left.

One car is a white sedan, the other one is is a beige sedan with a license plate number (ending in) TQW. I’d guess the age of the people high school age to early 20’s.

The SW precinct told me to call 911, which I did.

13 Replies to "Crime Watch reader report: Admiral firewood thieves"

  • GenHillOne March 5, 2008 (7:17 pm)

    Can anyone see a bon fire at the beach?

  • Laurie March 5, 2008 (8:11 pm)

    At about 5:45, we saw 2 police cars w/flashing lights stopped in front of the travel agency at Lander & California. 2 or 3 teenage girls were standing on the sidewalk, calmly being handcuffed. Related to the firewood thefts?

  • J March 5, 2008 (8:49 pm)

    Well I for one hope they got away and had the time of their lives. Go crazy rebellious youth!

  • sassy March 5, 2008 (9:08 pm)

    There is nothing rebellious about it.
    It’s called stealing.

  • Paige March 5, 2008 (9:09 pm)

    i saw that group too!! didnt they look like they represented the people that was posted earlier to be on the look out in the admiral area??

  • TheHouse March 5, 2008 (9:12 pm)

    Teenagers always looking to be Poplar.

    They got caught on Madrona.

    Cops busted their cherry!

    Oh, I could go on and on……

  • WSB March 5, 2008 (9:18 pm)

    My comment on corny arboreal puns:


  • CH March 5, 2008 (9:32 pm)

    Thank you community crime watch!
    The wood was stolen from the side of our garage. WestSeattleBlog is so quick that we saw the story here before discovering the wood missing. Called 911 and they were following up on the report. Thanks again neighbors.

  • J March 5, 2008 (9:53 pm)

    Goodpoints. They should rot in prison with no chance of parole. In which case, I still hope they had one last fun night sitting around the campfire relaxing and enjoying life.

  • Mr. JT March 6, 2008 (7:28 am)

    Don’t these kids know that the pallet boards behind Rite Aid are much better for a beach fire ?

  • gregorywade March 6, 2008 (12:02 pm)

    I expect this to become common place over the next decade or so. Get to know you neighbors, because it does pay. And kudos to the neighbor for looking out.

  • JanS March 6, 2008 (2:42 pm)

    WSB…bad, bad, bad…LOL….

  • N.admiral buis.owner March 7, 2008 (11:03 am)

    Gain respect brats, Youthful pranks my ass, do you want to pay for all our tagged glass? Your parents teach you nothing, But I rule with an iron fist and I’ll use it!!!!!!

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