West Seattle Crime Watch followup: 2 stolen cars, found

Though it would be better if the cars hadn’t been stolen at all, we’ll still categorize today’s West Seattle Crime Watch update as good news: The two stolen cars most recently reported here both have been found. Deb‘s husband’s Civic, taken from Westwood last weekend, turned up last night at Hiawatha, “ignition jacked but otherwise OK.” And Stephanie‘s CR-V, stolen from Highland Park, was found at the Auburn Outlet Mall, where she says it had been “parked for four days … the only thing they took was our car seat.” That car also needs ignition repairs. In last week’s SeaStat crime-trends briefing, SPD reported 368 cars stolen citywide over the preceding 30 days, and 275 stolen cars found.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: 2 stolen cars, found"

  • Ray December 10, 2014 (4:18 pm)

    Awesome for the two victims. They got luckier than me when mine was stolen several years ago.

    Still have mine booby-trapped to incapacitate anyone that tries it to steal mine. Shame that this problem never seems to abate here.

  • Seymore December 10, 2014 (5:25 pm)

    Why was the SPD CSI van parked on Wildwood

  • PW45 December 10, 2014 (6:43 pm)

    Weird that this just happened to be right next door to the stolen CR-V:
    coincidence? i think not. (as in, we live next to known car thieves and now one of the neighbors car ends up stolen) these dudes are on our radar.

  • Elisabeth December 10, 2014 (8:54 pm)

    Hey Ray, how exactly have you booby-trapped your car? I have a 97 Honda Civic that’s been stolen once and broken into numerous times. I have ideas how to booby trap the glove box but would love to incapacitate the perp.

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