West Seattle Crime Watch: Custom drum set among loot in apartment-building break-in

That’s Caleb‘s drum set- stolen from the storage unit of his apartment building in the 5000 block of California SW (just south of The Junction) sometime Monday. He and one of his neighbors, Yolanda, e-mailed us early today about the break-in with multiple victims. She said storage units had been broken into and ransacked, with “random valuables” taken. Among the stolen items, Caleb lost his “C&C custom Mahogany drum set, my cymbals, and all my hardware.” He believes it happened between noon and 1:30 pm Monday: “My downstairs neighbor went for a walk around that time and came back to (find the) storage-room door broken open. I’m pretty sure they moved it though the back alley behind my building because I found one of my drum pads back there. Maybe somebody saw something?” The door was locked, Yolanda said, but apparently yielded to being kicked in, and then the burglar(s) broke the locks off the storage units. If you have any information about this, or other crimes, contact SPD.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Custom drum set among loot in apartment-building break-in"

  • Silly Goose June 25, 2013 (2:34 pm)

    This is heartbreaking, go to the pawn shops right now and ask to look at all the recent items that have come in, take an officer with you. Also Craigs list!!

  • Thomas June 25, 2013 (3:08 pm)

    If you’re a renter and you don’t know, renter’s insurance is very cheap (as low as $5/mo in some places) and would get nearly all of the value of stolen goods returned to the owner in a situation like this. I learned the hard way.

  • Skylark Cafe June 26, 2013 (6:51 pm)

    Seems like it was a bad weekend for drums in West Seattle. At some point over the weekend someone broke into our storage room and managed to get out with our cymbals. The fact that we can provide a quality back line has allowed us to book bands from all over the world. Japan, Iceland, Norway…… Discovering that they were missing was the icing on top of our nearly having a bartender killed in a car wreck cake. Can June be over now, please?

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