Followup: Highland Park’s trashed trailer towed away

Thanks to “GBaldwin” for sharing the photo taken a short time ago as cleanup and towing crews showed up to take away the trashed trailer that’s been alongside Riverview Playfield at 12th and Myrtle for more than a week and a half – tagged with a 3-day warning notice on November 21st. We’ve been covering it all week long since hearing about it from Monica on Monday; last night, our friends at KING 5 News picked up the story too. And as both we and they were told last night would happen – it’s out of here. After GB shared the photo, we sent a WSB crew over and found there’s nothing left but trash on the curb, which will be Seattle Public Utilities‘ responsibility to come get.

(Photo by WSB’s Patrick Sand, added 11:05 am)
As noted in our story last night, anybody with information on the trailer’s owner should contact Community Police Team Officer Jonathan Kiehn via e-mail at If you have an abandoned vehicle (trailer or not) in your neighborhood, you can report them online by going here.

6 Replies to "Followup: Highland Park's trashed trailer towed away"

  • WSratsinacage November 30, 2012 (12:29 pm)

    In previous threads, it appears people know who this belongs to. It would be great if who ever is responsible could be sacked with the towing bill and fined for illegal dumping or having a vehicle on the street for more than 72 hours, at least.
    Good riddance.

  • 1000amys November 30, 2012 (1:47 pm)

    The trash is gone now, too!

  • WMF November 30, 2012 (2:34 pm)

    Thank you, WSB! I bet your coverage helped speed this along :)

  • Sable H. November 30, 2012 (6:55 pm)

    Thank God! That trainer was a nuisance and quite the eyesore. Way to let the culprit know we don’t appreciate trailer trash in our neighborhood and parks.

  • Ajax December 1, 2012 (12:33 am)

    I’m happy for the people in this neighborhood that this thing is gone. Since the City hauled it away and has to deal with the trash, I wonder what message that sends to others without any sense of personal responsibility who want to get rid of large items? I hope they’re able to trace the owner/dumper and fine them.

  • Mike December 1, 2012 (11:00 am)

    Thank you Officer Kiehn and SPU for taking care of this mess.
    May a thousand smashed trailers and bags of junk land in the perps Xmas stockings, as well as some serious lumps of coal!

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