Five reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today:
BURGLAR(S) HIT WESTWOOD VILLAGE: Thanks for the texts about the board-covered doors at Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) and neighboring NK Nails at Westwood Village. We talked to Kirk Keppler from Wyatt’s. He said they were hit just before 4:30 am; security and police were there within minutes, but the burglar(s) had made their getaway. Investigators have prints and video to work with; Wyatt’s is proceeding with its originally scheduled Open House today (continuing until 4 pm), after hours of cleanup. They were even planning to defiantly and festively put a bow on the board over the door. (added – here’s the photo:)
Four reader reports today as well – all but one involving package theft. The first one has a package thief caught on video:
That’s from Todd, who has also provided the video to SPD after the theft at his home in the 3600 block of 35th SW. Todd says it happened last Thursday night. Any idea who that is? Case number to refer to if you are calling in a tip to SPD is #14-404125.
Ahead – three more theft reports, two involving packages:
Near Fauntleroy Park, Stefan reports package thieves striking during the daytime:
Both my neighbor and I had packages stolen from the doorstep of our adjoining townhomes. Our entrances open out on the alley off Fauntleroy facing Fairmount Park Elementary School. It happened during the day. We found the boxes emptied of contents in the garbage. Pretty brazen. We always have packages sent to work but this was a gift from a relative who forgot that we prefer this. It was from Amazon and apparently is covered by them but the neighbors weren’t as fortunate. Their package was a gift for their son from overseas.
And in Arbor Heights, near 44th/101st, Meridith reinforces the alert to get packages delivered to work or held:
Just wanted to report that I had a package stolen from my doorstep on Wednesday, 12.3. I was home at the time, car in the driveway and they stole it anyway. … The thieves got away with 2 jars of face cream and a wand of mascara, big haul. At least now they can look fresh faced while stealing!! Seriously though, mail theft is a federal offense and we as neighbors need to be vigilant.
Finally from Norm in Gatewood/south Morgan Junction:
Just wanted to make people aware that our Christmas decorations were stolen right off our lawn today. We had a small light up Rudolph and Bumble. (Friday) night they were there and (Saturday) morning they were gone. We live on the 6900 block of California Ave SW in the Gatewood neighborhood. Hopefully this isn’t something happening all over.
We hope not too. Can’t tell for sure because the SPD crime-reports map and Tweets by Beat haven’t posted anything new since last Thursday night. So we’ll take that as an occasion to remind you how much we appreciate reader reports; even when SPD’s automated data systems are working, it’s still harder to get details than you might think, and if you share the news, we can share a community alert. Criminals don’t just stick within microneighborhood boundaries, and what happens in Admiral might be relevant in Highland Park, or vice versa, etc. – firstname.lastname@example.org or, when breaking, 206-293-6302, text or voice.