Four West Seattle Crime Watch notes this afternoon: First, a WSB Forums post with details on stolen fishing gear, taken from someone who came here to join the big fishing rush at Lincoln Park – the friend who reported it hopes you might spot it on Craigslist or at a pawn shop and report it to police. Read the post here. Ahead, three reports including a burglary whose victim thought the culprit might have used a sledgehammer:
Hal e-mailed the burglary report:
My house in Arbor Heights was burglarized on Thursday. The house is on 35th Ave near 110th St. [map]
It happened while I was at work during the day. I think it was one person who did it. He was determined to get in. He came in through a door in the carport. It’s a metal clad door with a strong dead bold. He hit the door with something powerful enough to destroy the door and frame. I think it required a sledgehammer and must have been very loud. It looks like he hit it about eight or ten times.
They took a few things and all my medications. I think they were looking for drugs because they left all my electronic equipment, computer and guitars. I had received medications by mail the day before and I wonder if there is a connection.
There is a police report.
Alex‘s car was broken into near The Junction:
We live on 40th Ave SW between Alaska and Oregon. [map] They took my gps, broke locks and alarm system.
Alex hadn’t called the police before contacting us (but has now) – as we remind everyone, PLEASE report everything to SPD. Even if only so they can have better records of what’s really happening, when determining where to patrol, etc. – and you never know when they might arrest someone for something else, and be able to trace her/him to your case, providing there’s a report on file.
Finally, a case of illegal dumping, reported earlier this week by K:
Last week someone dumped a dresser, a reclining chair and a big tv in a wood case on our parking strip near 48th and Spokane. [map] I know it wasn’t our neighbor because I asked and anyway, he would have put it on the corner if he wanted it gone. The recliner was taken within a day but the other stuff has been there a week. (We’ve called the city but the recording says it can take up to 10 days for them to respond.)
Tonight at about 11:00 pm, I heard someone pull up outside the house and the sound of young men’s voices. Then I heard a loud smash and one of the men say “oh s@&t”, laugh and get back into the car, which left in a hurry. I saw them drive off but couldn’t see much, it was so dark.
Turns out they turned the tv over into the street and then took a dresser drawer and smashed my neighbor’s car windshield.