West Seattle Crime Watch: Graffiti attack; stolen tools

Two more West Seattle Crime Watch reports tonight: First one is just out of the WSB inbox, from someone who doesn’t want to be identified:

We wanted to alert everybody that our house in Sunrise Heights was tagged with graffiti by vandals today between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

My wife and I would like to thank the Seattle Police for their excellent response and our wonderful neighbors for their moral support! We’d like the vandals to know that our block watch has been alerted and is being extra vigilant.

Second one came to us originally as a tip from someone who knows the victim. WSB contributor Keri DeTore talked with the victim and filed this report:

West Seattle resident and self-employed contractor Hollis Beebe is asking you to be on the lookout for a number of tools that were stolen from his garage on November 1st. This theft literally adds insult to injury: Beebe is still recovering from falling off a roof on September 25th, which left him with a broken right hand, wrist, elbow, and pelvis. Though he’s walking again, doctors anticipate another six months of recuperation for his arm.

The tools were taken from a detached garage around midnight, and Beebe told WSB that police believe this theft is part of a string of recent robberies in the North Admiral area. He adds that the tools stolen were all professional-grade and some were rare.

Tools to be on the lookout for include:

• Two Honda Generators: One 7,000 watt, one 2,500 watt
• Portable job site power supply boxes
• Small DeWalt Compressor
• Two Stand-up Screw Guns
• Husqvarna Chainsaw, 24” bar
• 1,500psi Honda Pressure Washer
• Airy Pin-nailer
• Concrete Core-driller
• Makita Portable Table Saw
• DeWalt 6” Grinder
• Two DeWalt 4” Grinders
• Ryobi 4” Grinder
• Two Jig Saws: one Bosch, one SkilSaw
• Two DeWalt Roto-hammers
• Ridgid Cordless Right-angle Impact Driver
• Ridgid Cordless Trim Saw
• Two Cordless Drills: one DeWalt 18V XRP, one Ryobi P850
• Laser Transit and Tripod

If you think you might have come across one of these tools via Craigslist or in a pawn shop (the most usual ways to get rid of stolen tools) please report the tool’s model and serial number to Seattle Police via their non-emergency phone number: 206-625-5011 (when you get the recorded menu, press “2,” then “8”). The SPD’s incident number for this theft is 11-357144.

–Keri DeTore, reporting for West Seattle Blog

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Graffiti attack; stolen tools"

  • Amy November 14, 2011 (10:28 pm)

    I live in Sunrise Heights. I’m really sorry to learn about this graffiti attack. I respect the victim’s desire not to be identified, but it would be helpful to know the street and block number.

  • KeithN November 14, 2011 (11:03 pm)

    My neighbor had a teenager knock on their door Saturday at midnight. Then a 2nd time. The neighbor opened their door, their safety alarm went off and the teenager ran off. Maybe related or not, I don’t know. Be extra vigilant folks, and ensure your lights are being switching on/off while you’re not at home. This was nr 35th/Spokane.

  • Krystal November 14, 2011 (11:16 pm)


  • MB November 15, 2011 (9:13 am)

    28th and Myrtle is where the graffiti occurred.

  • Phillip November 15, 2011 (10:56 am)

    Damn, that’s a lot of expensive tools. :( I’d be crying (for real) if those were mine and they were stolen. I feel terrible for Hollis. Hopefully they catch these crooks.

  • Jim P. November 15, 2011 (11:20 am)

    I note a major pile of graffitti on that old school building at the north end of Delridge and on that ?abandonded? house just as you entet the bridge.

  • Chase November 15, 2011 (12:24 pm)

    Wow, terrible rash of these going on lately. Out of protection for our own, was the door left unlocked that night by accident or was the lock picked/broken?

  • kathy November 15, 2011 (9:27 pm)

    One of the reasons I moved away…

    they are every where I know ..but,Seattle is a
    scarry place.

  • Haley November 24, 2011 (10:21 pm)

    This was my dad that this happened to ): But it was 37th Ave near the West Seattle Bridge …. I hope nobody else lost much…..

  • Haley November 24, 2011 (10:26 pm)

    The garge code was figured out. And my dad was handicap and he couldn’t do anything. It was very stressful for everybody !

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