West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen/found purses; lawn mower lifted; another car with a bullet hole …

This time we’ll start with the reminder:

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT … 7 pm, precinct (Webster/Delridge). Bring your questions and concerns for local police, who will share updates on crime trends. Plus – special guest, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes. All welcome.

Now, the newest reader reports we’ve received about local incidents:

STOLEN CAR: White two-door 1998 Honda Civic DX, license plate ASU-1986, stolen from the 4700 block of 36th SW. Distinctive features include “a “Drager” Breathalyzer with a camera on the dash, the front end (hood, front bumper, and passenger side fender) had been repainted and doesn’t exactly match the rest of the car,” and no muffler.

PURSE STOLEN FROM CAR: Marj is hoping the prowlers who broke into her car trunk in the south-side parking lot at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) late Monday morning might have discarded her purse – “light colored black leather with a short leather strap and a striped over the body strap. Inside was a black shiny snake wallet, green check register, black & white cat beaded glass case and small brown and green address book. Purse says made in Italy inside.” A police report was filed.

FOUND PURSE: This isn’t Marj’s purse but – whether it was stolen or lost, it turned up, empty, on a bench at Lincoln Park:

DLBJ sent the photo, saying it was “two benches south of Colman Pool.”

STOLEN LAWN MOWER: Tom reports from the 7500 block of 15th SW:

We had a lawn mower stolen from the back of a pickup truck and 150 ft of electrical cord stolen from the sidewalk on Saturday (4/18) around 2:30 pm. A neighbor had seen an unknown white male with a tattoo on his hand driving a black pickup truck looking for yard work at the time of the thefts. Police report has been filed.

BELATED BULLET-HOLE REPORT: We heard over the weekend from Barbara, who saw the report about Admiral cars with bullet holes and wondered if anyone else heard gunfire/had damage from two weekends earlier:

Our car was parked on the street on Alki Ave SW in the 1500 block (not directly in front of our condo building, but close) from the afternoon of Wed. 4/1 through Sunday 4/5 while we were out of town, in our other car. Sunday 4/5 we came home and saw the bullet hole in the driver’s side door.

Police told her they had no other gunfire reports in the area that weekend; if you have any information and/or it happened to you too but you didn’t report it, the case # is 111-279.

THANKS … for sharing Crime Watch reader reports, so your neighbors in the wider WS community can be alerted too. If something is happening NOW, please text or call, 24/7, at 206-293-6302.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen/found purses; lawn mower lifted; another car with a bullet hole ... "

  • clulessinws April 21, 2015 (10:22 am)

    Better than a bullet hole in the azz:) seriously though, sorry the bullet holes happened to you and the others reported recently. Unnerving. That would freak me out.

  • Meredith in AH April 21, 2015 (10:32 am)

    That white stolen car *might* be parked at the corner of 44th SW and Marine View Dr. I’m heading to the airport and there’s an SPU truck parked in front of it or I’d go check – white car with a black line down the side, and definitely has a different-colored (black? dark green?) front bumper…

    • WSB April 21, 2015 (11:42 am)

      Thanks – I went over to look since I was headed that way to check something else out anyway … maybe not, or else it was retrieved/moved already, as I didn’t see anything resembling that type of car.

  • sam-c April 21, 2015 (1:11 pm)

    re: the purse on the bench. It’s not mine, but did DLBJ leave it on the bench or pick it up and take it to police? It’s not clear in the report where the owner of the purse should go look for it.
    (I guess I always thought that when you found something like that, you take it with you and then to police, in order to prevent a more dishonest person from finding it. but i guess this purse is already empty….)

    • WSB April 21, 2015 (1:27 pm)

      I think it was left on the bench. You never know if someone is going to come back in five minutes and look for it, or … At least in the short summer season, the opportunity would be there to turn it in at the nearby pool for lost-and-found.

  • BrandonMac April 21, 2015 (2:21 pm)

    WSB- Thanks for going over and looking, I drove over that way as well as soon as I saw the comment but didn’t see anything.

  • Bonnie April 21, 2015 (3:06 pm)

    The purse has been down there for at least a week. It was hanging on the doors of the pool last week. Now it’s on the bench.

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