Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports out of the WSB inbox. First, another stolen pickup to keep an eye out for – from Rachel:
Stolen 1994 4X4 Nissan pickup, dark gray, turquoise line detail on sides. License Plate: B66561E. American flag sticker in back driver window. Stolen from North Admiral neighborhood 6/30. Call Seattle Police with any information: 206.625.5011
After the jump – a car-prowl case that led to arrests, and the odd item the suspects left behind:
My name is Steve and I wanted to let you and my neighbors in West Seattle know that my wife’s car was entered (Wednesday) night by a group of people. Here’s what happened:
We live around the former Charlestown Café on 42nd Ave SW. Early Thursday morning at about 2:30 a.m. I awoke to the sound of arguing on the street outside our house. Our windows were open and I heard a young man telling a young woman to “shut up”. Thinking someone was having a fight, I opened the blinds to see a group of about 6-7 shadows around my wife’s Acura (parked on the curb). Her car doors were open and her interior lights were on. I assume one of them heard me or saw me because they suddenly began to run away toward California Ave. I called 911 and the police responded within minutes. They immediately set off to look for the prowlers. The officers returned about 20 minutes later and informed me that they had caught these people down by Genesee, and it sounded like they got them all.
They did not break the car’s windows or force the locks, so I can only assume they used some sort of device, or, my wife forgot to lock her car. Either way, they were not in there long enough to take anything (not that there was anything to take). They did leave a black bucket-looking plastic container next to the car which I only assume they were going to fill with loot. What I can’t figure is why this container already had several green-colored bags of dog poop in it (like the kind you walk your dog with). So, if anyone is missing this container, I’ll try to get it back to you.
The prowlers were all young-sounding and the officers think they may have been trying the handles on cars around the neighborhood. Great job by the PD!
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