West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowls; possible gunfire

Reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today:

CAR PROWL: From Mike:

Just wanted to inform you that sometime last night someone smashed the windows on my car and another one on the block. They were parked on Admiral, in the 5900 block (by Alki). Anyway, the thieves only stole a black Atama backpack. I’m guessing that they ditched it once they realized all that was in it was papers. Anyhow, if anyone sees it (long shot, I know), I’d appreciate a heads up.

ANOTHER CAR PROWL: This one surfaced in comments on Tuesday’s roundup – an early-morning break-in in which the thief/thieves “took a Vintage analog keyboard called an ARP Odyssey 2800 and a large blue suitcase.”

(added 5:13 pm) AND ANOTHER CAR PROWL: Just in from Shimi in Gatewood:

Just wanted to let you know my van got broken into last night and equipment was stolen from it as well as extension cords from right outside my house on 38th Ave SW (the Myrtle st. dead end).I have filed a report with the SPD.If anyone sees randomly a Honda EU6500i up for sale please alert me as this was the main thing stolen.

GUNFIRE? Scattered reports early this morning from people who thought they heard gunfire – we received one text from 23rd/Brandon at 1:40 am, two from North Admiral around 6 am. We checked around both times, and then went through the SPD Tweets by Beat log again this afternoon, but no confirmations of gunfire – which just means, no shell casings and/or property damage found (and definitely no victims – they would turn up on the SFD 911 log). Sometimes many hours elapse, though, so if anyone does find shell casings or damage (bullet holes in cars, fences, etc.), please do notify police.

P.S. As we told texters, if you think you hear gunfire, DO call 911 – the more reports they get, the more they are able to try to zero in on where it (gunfire or not) happened.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowls; possible gunfire"

  • Carol O, April 29, 2015 (8:47 pm)

    Anyone missing a Blassport black upright luggage bag? Was just out for a walk and saw one on the corner of 45th SW and Director st, westside.

  • LarryB April 30, 2015 (8:29 am)

    Sounds like there have been quite a few car prowls happening, and I feel for the victims. Happened to me up in North Beach once.

    It was the one time I broke the cardinal rule – never leave anything in a car where it can be seen. Another good rule – never put stuff in your trunk and walk away.

  • holym April 30, 2015 (8:37 am)

    this crime is soooo.bad around here!! people need better lighting around there house and cars as a deterent. some day there gonna get whats coming to them.

  • G April 30, 2015 (10:30 am)

    Even if you do take a criminal off the street, there will be another to replace him/her. This is a problem with the culture of the city, speaking broadly, and a city’s police department is only a reflection of that.

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