We start off this West Seattle Crime Watch reader-report roundup with Sean asking you to help find his car:
My 1997 Honda Accord Wagon, dark green, license plate # 327 VUF, was stolen last night, between 10 pm and 9 am on the 3300 block of 30th ave SW, right off Harbor Ave. and the WS bridge. Police said it will likely be left in the neighborhood. Please keep a lookout.
West Seattleite Lauren is looking for her car too – stolen just a bit outside this area:
know this is a long-shot, but my car was stolen from near 1st Ave S. and Holgate (Sodo) this past Thursday. I live in West Seattle, so I thought I would e-mail just to see if anyone would keep an eye out for it. The SPD told me they have a 95% recovery rate, but so far I’ve heard nothing, so I’m starting to lose hope. I moved here this past February from Texas, so my car still has Texas plates. It’s a 1997 white Honda Civic 2-door coupe with TX plates 721-GVR. There’s a slight dent in the hood on the driver’s side. If anyone would keep an eye out for it and call the police if they see it, I would really appreciate it.
Three more reports ahead – hit-run, mail theft, and harassment:
Unfortunately, my New, Champagne-colored Volkswagen Touareg was victim to a hit-and-run right in front of my house sometime between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon. The damage to my vehicle is rather extensive and preliminary estimates already exceed 5k. I live on 39th Avenue SW close to Admiral. I am offering a cash reward to anyone who has information regarding this hit and run incident.
I wanted to let those in Arbor Heights / Ocean View (south of 110th between 35th & Marine View Drive) that our row of mailboxes were broken into (Sunday) night. Our mailbox is a locked box which was bent by the thieves enough to remove the mail that was inside. I found grocery store circulars scattered about the street but no mail left behind. I left a note for our neighbors but wanted to spread the word just in case. This isn’t the first time our mail has been rifled through; however, it is the first time the thieves attempted to break the lock to get inside.
From Joel, who just moved to West Seattle four months ago:
I would like to post an incident that occurred last Friday 07/20/2012, around 5:20 AM at the California Alaska intersection, which I already reported to Seattle Police that morning shortly afterwards. So I ride my bike every day to and from the Colman Dock Ferry terminal from West Seattle. I was stopped at a red light headed east on Alaska on my bike and there was a grey SUV, stopped also at a red light headed north on California, filled with a group of young 20’s ish white males, who rolled down their driver side rear window, yelled over at me, and pointed what appeared to be a gun at me, which is technically assault, which is a threat of violence caused by an immediate show of force. I got off my bike turned around and ran with my bike around the corner behind Key Bank and the row of buildings there to evade and escape possibly being shot at. I would like all the bicyclists in West Seattle to be aware that we are easy targets and to be on their guard and be ready to evade and escape this type of situation, just like I did. Also I would like the community of West Seattle to be notified of this occurrence and to report anyone who they know drives around with a group of young white males in their 20’s in a gray SUV and points guns at or tries to intimidate random people for no reason to Seattle Police Department. I do not know the make, model, year, or license plate of this vehicle. Nobody should have to worry about this happening to them in their daily commute.
Any information on any of the above, please call police. Meantime, we’re two weeks away from Night Out – a great chance to bond with your neighbors and talk about crime prevention – if you haven’t already, sign up here.