West Seattle Crime Watch: Pickup truck stolen early today

Be on the lookout for David‘s stolen pickup truck:

Our 2001 Dodge Ram was stolen at 2:30 am today, September 9th, near 39th/Charlestown [map]. We saw the crooks drive off in it when we heard the engine start, but couldn’t catch up. It’s a Ram 1500 with a canopy, golden brown color. It has some historic family photos which, while valueless to anyone, are irreplaceable to us. Bunch of steel and papers on its way to the recycle center in back. Please call 911 if you spot it; the police are also looking.

Checking the police-call map, in the past 24 hours vehicle thefts also were reported at 44th/Alaska (early today) and at Lincoln Park (last night) – no details on those, though, unless, as in the stolen-pickup case, we hear directly from the vehicles’ owners.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Pickup truck stolen early today"

  • bolo September 9, 2013 (10:56 am)

    If there was a lot of metal in the truck, you should give a description of the truck to the salvage yards– have them call police if it comes into the yard to sell the scrap metal.

  • gia September 9, 2013 (1:09 pm)

    cameras at the scrap yard should also help, and id is required at the scrap yard as well. good luck in recovering your vehicle and photos.

  • David September 13, 2013 (1:48 am)

    Got a call at Midnight on Friday morning that they had found the truck in South Park. Picked it up at 12:30 AM- Well most of it anyway. The thieves took the canopy off the BED. We did get the family photos back, so that’s something!
    Anyway, if anyone has seen an 8′ truck canopy with a hose-bib handle on the latching mechanism, please post!

    Calling salvage yards tomorrow, well, actually today.

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