West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen bikes; prowler interrupted

More bike thefts top tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch reader-report roundup. From Imelda:

We are living on 61st and Spokane St. We forgot to close our garage last night and … our two bicycles and one of my kayaking booties were stolen (the other shoe was lying in the driveway). Our bicycles are unique, since they are from Germany, and have fixed lights, a baggage carrier in the back, and guard plates. Both look identical, one is for men, one for women. They were black, brand is Tallard. We are paying a reward, no question asked. We brought them all the way from Germany, and would really love to have them back. If you see them or know where they are please call 206 935 5839

Imelda says a neighbor had a lawn mower stolen last night, too.

And a Westwood resident says alert neighbors interrupted a car prowler:

If anyone had their car prowled in the 35th/36th & Barton/Cambridge corridor last night you may want to contact (police). Our dog alerted us to activity in the alley behind our house and then we heard neighbors yelling. A male in black pants, red tee-shirt and baseball cap was seen trying the door of the neighbors car parked in the driveway at the rear of their house. When alerted he tossed a box full of spoils and took off running up the alley toward Roxbury. A neighbor (me) followed him while other neighbors talked to a police car that had just pulled up and collected the belongings from the street. He was tracked going through back yards and up and down 36th until 3 squad cars descended and picked him up at 36th & Roxbury. Not sure if he was taken into custody or not.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen bikes; prowler interrupted"

  • born, raised, & still in ws August 23, 2012 (9:52 pm)

    Thank you to the neighbor that tracked the suspect down while we were talking to the police- who is also the one who put the report on the blog. I will bring you a bottle of wine for your quick response to tracking him down. :) Also, a big thank you to the gentleman who stopped on 35th and who, I believe, we the first person to see something strange. We are sorry we yelled-you took us by surprise-we were just happy to find you were friend not foe. Please accept out sincerest apologies for our initial reaction (we did not know you were already on the phone with 911) and a huge thank you for your part in helping the police. If I knew who you were, I’d bring you a bottle of wine too! You are both wonderful to have in West Seattle and we are grateful. I love this neighborhood!

  • Alki Lover August 24, 2012 (7:57 am)

    We also had a bike stolen on Wednesday night on 35th and Fauntleroy. Our neighbor happened to be outside and saw the guy ride down the alley on it. He yelled at the guy as he continued down the alley. He called police and they caught the guy about 5-6 blocks away from our house. Not many people ride a neon green bike! Thanks again for having such great neighbors!

  • Mike F August 24, 2012 (12:45 pm)

    Wow, missed this activity, and I’m usually pretty alert. Would like to see cops cruising the neighborhood between Barton and Roxbury from 35 to the greenway more often, since I think that alley is sometimes used for drug deals and I always hear explosions or shots toward the greenway. This morning I debated reporting a sole individual in a reflective work vest with no work nearby, and when I final did, the cops said I should have called sooner; this story’s probably why.

  • Westwood Neighbor August 26, 2012 (11:48 am)

    Happened again last night in rhe same area around 3AM(Sunday AM)Woken by neighbors shouting at a couple of deadbeats in his yard. Police arrived and patrolled the area for about half an hour- don’t know if they picked them up..

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