West Seattle Crime Watch: Another Junction-area burglary; tires slashed; prowler on video

Three reports in tonight’s West Seattle Crime Watch roundup:

CHURCH BURGLARY: Thanks for the tips. Another non-residential Junction break-in – what was on the Tweets by Beat log as a “commercial burglary” reported Tuesday morning in the 4100 block of 42nd SW was a break-in at Holy Rosary Church, according to police report details we were finally able to obtain today. The report says someone got in through a window and stole items including cash and credit cards, but left behind “evidence” that police have collected and are following up on.

TIRE SLASHING: John reports from North Delridge:

I just want to let you know that several cars including one of my own had their tires cut last night. All the cars were parked on 28th Ave SW across the street from The Dragonfly Pavilion Park Between Yancy and Nevada. I have heard this is a growing problem in West Seattle.

PROWLER ON VIDEO: From the Shorewood/Arbor Heights area:

I wanted to send you a video I caught (Tuesday) at my house of a prowler. We had numerous packages stolen last week and set up this camera.

Nothing was stolen (so far as) we can tell.

The area the man is seen walking into, and emerging from, leads to and from the house’s side yard and backyard. A police report is filed – #2016-108242 – if you have any information.

Thanks for the tips and reports – 206-293-6302 text/voice if urgent, editor@westseattleblog.com if not – as long as you have already called 911/SPD!

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Another Junction-area burglary; tires slashed; prowler on video"

  • JanS March 31, 2016 (9:27 pm)

    looks like it’s time for an exploding box of dog poo…if anyone can think about how to rig such a thing…

  • waikikigirl April 1, 2016 (8:46 am)

    This resident with the video is near our home and while getting dinner ready we notice this guy walking down the middle of the street with a “looked like a bed sheet” thrown over his shoulder (like Santa’s bag) and it appeared to have things in it…my question is when should we call the Police or are we all just so shook up over all these break ins and … that we are just jumping the gun thinking that things like this guy must be a “crook”? any vehicle or person that comes into our neighborhood usually 98% of the time lives in the neighborhood so this is why he “stood out” besides having the sack over his shoulder and looking back as he was walking.

    OH…the hubby did get in his truck and followed him to see where he was going and he just went down the street and right back up in the same direction he came in. Our neighborhood is sort of like a cul-de- sac.  

  • Marty2 April 1, 2016 (9:13 am)

     I’d call 911 and let them decide if they should investigate.  The advise to our block watch is to report any suspicious activity you observe in your neighborhood.  Obviously your husband thought it was suspicious enough to follow the guy.

  • waikikigirl April 1, 2016 (11:10 am)

    Marty2…I know we should had called the Police and I hate to say this but by the time they would have gotten here he’d be long gone and what if the guy was just carrying his laundry to his Parent’s house… I know what we “thought” was wrong and from now on I/we will call the Police.

    On another note…my Hubby’s name is Marty…is this you????  

  • Marty2 April 1, 2016 (4:35 pm)

    Waikikigirl – I assume you know your neighbors enough to recognize their usual friends and family members and you had a feeling this guy was not a normal visitor to your area.  It doesn’t hurt to call, you never know if the police have a patrol car in the area or if other people reported the same person in other nearby areas.  At the very least, they have a record of suspicious activity in your area and can provide more frequent patrols if necessary.  I’m not your husband, but he must be a lucky guy!

  • wingme April 2, 2016 (7:11 pm)

    the police take hours to show up

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