Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports from the WSB inbox today. First, what appears to be a random case of car vandalism (though the victim’s wondering if it happened to anyone else in the area); second, a report of garage break-ins. Both after the jump – plus a third report that *might* involve a stolen car:
From Alex in Luna Park, starting with a photo of what she discovered this morning (with the yanked-off mirror in pieces on the ground nearby):
Occurred sometime last night after 9:00 pm at 30th Ave SW & Harbor [map]. The passenger-side mirror was broken off the car. No other damage to the car, thankfully. Mirror was found smashed about half a block north on 30th Ave SW. Police report has been filed.
This is the first time we’ve been vandalized and are very sad about it. We’ve lived in West Seattle less than a year. I know that vandalism happens all over but it is still very upsetting given how involved and community oriented we’ve found West Seattle to be.
From Ross in Genesee:
I just wanted to let you know that on Thursday night or Friday during the day my alley-facing detached garage and that of another of my neighbors a few houses down (48th Ave SW between Andover and Charlestown) [map] were broken into. The thieves kicked in the door and stole power tools, hand tools and a workshop light. I’m not sure what was stolen from my neighbors.
We filed a police report but really the police can’t do much more than keep a record of it and be sympathetic. Disappointing but understandable.
Finally, what might or might not be a crime situation, but we’re passing it along anyway, sent by Sherry late this morning:
If anyone is missing a white Nissan Pathfinder, there is one ditched (literally) in the alley cater-corner from Fairmount Park Elementary school (southeast corner, 5600 block of 38th Avenue at Findlay) [map]. The young man who was in the car when I went to check it out had the keys, but no had clue how to silence the alarm that went off while I was speaking with him. I called the cops, but they said they’d already been called about it, and they’d be there when they could (that was about 20 minutes ago).
Bonus side note: Interesting link on SPD website about “how to recognize suspicious behavior” that you would want to call 911 about – read it here.