West Seattle Crime Watch: Block Watch news; bicycle thefts

3 updates in Crime Watch tonight, starting with these neighborhood crimefighters:

NEW SIGN: The 13th Avenue SW Block Watch in Highland Park is making its presence known with this new sign at SW Henderson. The photo is by Dina Johnson; from left in the photo are Blair, Randy, Art, Brian, & Brian. (If you’re interested in a Block Watch, here’s SPD info on how to get one going.)

SPEAKING OF BLOCK WATCHES: If you are a Block Watch captain or in an “acting BW captain” role, have you RSVP’d for the first-ever West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Appreciation Party yet? It’s coming up in less than two weeks and it’s FREE for captains/acting captains and their guests, but the WS BW Captains’ Network needs you to hurry up and RSVP – all the details are here.

NOW, TWO THEFT REPORTS: Both involve bicycles. First, GI reports, “A good friend had his rare beach cruiser stolen from his garage on Alki. He’s retired and this is his toy and favorite mode of transportation. There is a reward. … If you could put the word out please. Again it’s a tan 1998 Felt Military Police beach cruiser.”

Second, this report comes from SODO, but since so many West Seattleites work (and play) there, maybe you can be on the lookout for this:

Jann e-mailed to say:

Our delivery bike was stolen last night from the sidewalk @ SODO Deli ( 3228 1st Ave S. ) It is a VERY unique vehicle, so we’re trying to get this photo in front of as many people as we can so we can try to bring it back home. It’s a 3 wheel, recumbent, with a hand made wooden seat on the back. It was recently repainted red, but it still has many touches of purple still on it, ’cause I bought it from Purple Perry Pedicabs. When it was stolen, it had the “SODO Deli” sidewalk sign in the back, which is red & white & black.

We’re a small family business with no $$ to spare, so having our marketing/delivery vehicle stolen is a huge blow.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could ask people to call 911 and let them know (if they see it). Incident # 12-180485. Thanks for any help you can give in this!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Block Watch news; bicycle thefts"

  • WsBoB June 10, 2012 (7:56 pm)

    I have been witnessing more and more perfectly good bikes and trikes going to Seattle Metals Recycling. I was going to confront a family of 3 when receiving payment but could not locate them. There is also a metal recycler on MLK that takes anything. I will keep my eyes open.

  • c June 11, 2012 (8:40 am)

    Punks were in the alley at 39th and Morgan Sat. night. Unforetunately, I didn’t lock my car that night and they stole cd’s and junk, literally junk. They left 3 pairs of sunglasses, change, and a leather bag. There is a spot light directly above my car, and the car is in full view of the neighbors house.

  • Silly Goose June 11, 2012 (1:56 pm)

    To SoDo Deli, I was an employee at Rejuvenation Lighting and the homeless men that live in the trailers in the alleys,hit that area really hard at night, we would watch them going to and from their motorhomes with bikes. Good Luck

  • Guy June 13, 2012 (7:35 pm)

    I think I saw the delivery bike under the viaduct on monday. Near the ferry terminal.

  • fred June 15, 2012 (1:45 am)

    For people who want to get rid of criminals, do not look towards the police. I know it seems natural to trust them. But they are really part of a larger system. They are part of a system which is designed to take low level criminals and gets them to become a hardened criminal in order to exploit them in a legal way. They are then profited off of and then let back out on the streets where they are more likely to commit crime and more likely to go to jail. What is the solution? never involve the cops for anything. Figure things out for themselves. Try to help your neighbor and create a better environment to live in. But above all become aware of jails as a for profit business.

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