West Seattle Crime Watch: Car stolen near Westwood

Zach‘s day got off to an unpleasant start:

This morning at 6:00 am I walked out from my apartment on SW Trenton to where my car was parked on 25th near Westwood and discovered it was stolen. No broken glass on the scene but car was missing none the less. It is a White 1999 Honda Civic with Montana license plates.

Just wanted to get the word out for those living in the area, so if you see any suspicious activity make sure to report!

While Zach’s car theft isn’t on the map yet – it lags several hours – we checked the past week’s worth of theft reports, and here’s the screengrab – eight reported thefts in the past week:

For specific locations, you can check the map here (click on any icon for more info). And SPD continues to tweet reported thefts (minus locations) at @getyourcarback.

P.S. If you’re one of Zach’s fellow Westwood residents – or Arbor Heights, or Roxhill – public safety/crime is part of the agenda for the second meeting of the area’s new community council, next Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Branch Library (35th/Henderson); here’s the Facebook event page.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car stolen near Westwood"

  • Tony March 1, 2013 (9:55 am)

    That sucks! I live on the same street and have parked by that car. Hope he gets it back and the thieves are found!

  • zoinks March 1, 2013 (12:10 pm)

    Owners of pre-2006ish Hondas or Subarus with noncomputerized keys:
    These cars are incredibly easy to steal. It takes about 20 seconds to use a “close enough” key to open the door and start them.

    Get a steering wheel lock or some kind of supplementary ignition lock. Expect theft otherwise.

  • Michah March 1, 2013 (12:23 pm)

    agreed on the hondas, had a civic stolen too many times to count, finally invested in a cheap steering wheel lock and was never messed with again.

  • catwoman March 1, 2013 (12:44 pm)

    Or drive a stick shift. That prevented mine from driving off. Young punks are less likely to have this skill.

  • phil dirt March 3, 2013 (9:03 am)

    My wife’s 91 Honda had a steering wheel lock, but the car was stolen anyway. When the stripped down car was recovered in a Delridge area apartment parking lot, the steering wheel, with the wheel lock still attached, was laying on the floorboard. The only lock that seems to work is attached to the steering wheel AND the brake pedal. With more and more people moving into apartments in West Seattle, and societies soft on crime policies, we can expect more and more crime. Better get used to it. Or better yet, bombard our city council with demands to put some limits on developers who are, in conjunction with our city government, packing more and more people into what is becoming a densely populated West Seattle. We need to have city council representation elected to serve West Seattle’s needs, instead of our present policy of council members elected at large.

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