West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen; broken; found

In West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

TRUCK STOLEN IN THE JUNCTION: Beau‘s brother just moved back to West Seattle and was staying with their mom when his truck was taken from a street parking space:

The vehicle that was taken is a 1980 black Ford F150 truck with Washington plate # 16650cv it was parked at SW Oregon St and 40th AVE SW and was taken sometime between Monday evening 2/1/16 (after 7pm) and today 2/3/16 (before 3 pm). A police report was filed and it was also confirmed by the police department and their database that the vehicle had not been towed. Please contact Beau at 406-431-6792 or the police with any information.

MORE BROKEN WINDOWS: Following our Sunday and Monday reports on windows (mostly cars) broken out around the peninsula, we heard from two more people today – a caller who said a driver’s-side window was taken out while her car was parked by the tennis courts alongside Whale Tail Park in Alki, and Laurie R., who wrote:

Between 8:30 – 8:45 last night, our driver’s side rear window was smashed. We’re in Sunrise Heights, on the corner of 32nd & Elmgrove. My sister was outside on the porch when it happened and saw a small silver car speed away. She called 911 and the police arrived about 10 minutes later to take a report.

We asked Southwest Precinct Capt. Pierre Davis today if these were considered related; he said detectives hadn’t heard about that many yet, wondering if maybe the reports are in the online queue. So keep reporting them, if they happen.

WAS THIS LOOT? Jovelyn found a “black Eddie Bauer diaper bag filled with supplies and an inhaler” near 29th and Brandon – no ID, dumped in a ditch. The bag also had an invoice book that didn’t belong on the bag but did belong to somebody in the 9700 block of 12th SW whose car had been broken into. Sound familiar? Please comment.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen; broken; found"

  • Alki resident February 4, 2016 (5:04 am)

    Whale tail park in Alki and 32nd and Elmgrove are nowhere near each other. Are you sure that story goes with that incident?

    • Alan February 4, 2016 (8:04 am)

      The two incidents are separate but tied together by the story of someone shooting out windows around West Seattle.

  • KM February 4, 2016 (11:52 am)

    Are they able to determine if these windows are shot out or just the work of another vandal/thief using another way to break windows? There seems to be always a couple windows a night broken in WS, but the shooting out seems to be a different beast with a similar result. 

  • Really P.O.'d 1988 Ford Ranger Owner February 8, 2016 (7:08 am)

     Beware… the stolen truck may be at Stan’s Mt. View Towing at 9000 Delridge Way SW! They stole MY truck last week! (My truck looks strikingly similar to the stolen F150 you pictured, from the flat black paint job to the brand new beefy tires!) Mine was 100% legally parked near SW 118th and Des Moines Memorial Dr. (yes, technically that is Burien, but let’s get to my point…) with perfectly valid tabs and license plates attached (still are, too). It was noticed missing on Monday 2/1/16 but it took me until Wednesday 2/3/16 to be able to produce the required documentation to prove that I am indeed the owner of the no-longer-in-business sole proprietorship company name which the truck is registered under. It still did not come up as impounded on 2/3 when it was finally listed as stolen. But, “miraculously”, Stan’s Mt. View Towing finally copped to having it about 3 hours after it was reported stolen (and an astounding 4 days after they had towed it to their yard). They had impounded it on Sunday 1/31 but listed it in the databases using a VIN they found on a passenger door (which was a replacement door and therefore NOT a proper identifying number for the vehicle)…completely ignoring the fact that it had a license plate number and a perfectly valid VIN on the dashboard VIN plate…y’know, where NORMAL, law-abiding tow truck drivers get the vehicle’s identifying info. I believe these guys saw my truck parked in the same spot day after day, then ran the registration, saw that it was registered to a now-defunct business, and thought they could pull a fast one over on me. I hope they go to jail and lose their towing license forever! They are thieves of the worst kind!

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