West Seattle Crime Watch: Smoking burglar; busy car prowlers

In West Seattle Crime Watch:

SMOKING BURGLAR: A Monday burglary, reported to us via text:

We live in the Admiral area by California & Massachusetts St. Our basement was broken into … between noon & 5 pm. The person(s) entered through a window by breaking it with a rock. It appears nothing was taken but they’d smoked three cigarettes and left the cigarette filters on the floor of the basement. The police have been contacted.


This morning my neighbor knocked on my door to let me know that both of our vehicles had been broken into by smashing out the passenger window (in our off street apartment building parking lot.) At least 3 cars were hit at 2500 SW Trenton Street and the police did say there was another location a block away that had a similar problem last night. It happened between midnight and 7:30 AM, but none of us were woken by alarms.

Since receiving A’s e-mail, we also heard from Rich, also at that same complex, who says he was one of “6 or 7” hit overnight.


My SUV was broken into last night between 9 pm – 7 am this morning. Vehicle parked in my driveway and my driveway does have motion lights. Doors were locked but when I was leaving for work this morning I found my all of the doors unlocked and the contents of the storage compartments were laying on the seats and floorboards. No windows were broken nor were the door locks tampered with. I don’t keep anything of value in my car but they did take around $25 in change and a large blue and black CD case with roughly 100 or so CD’s in it. I live in the 9400 block of 13th Ave SW in the Highland Park neighborhood. A police report has been filed.

One last reminder that car prowls and thefts are the spotlight topic at tonight’s West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting, 6:30 pm at the precinct, all welcome.

2 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Smoking burglar; busy car prowlers"

  • Sally April 26, 2016 (3:56 pm)

    I live in Sunrise heights, Webster and 29th.  My SUV was broken into as well in my carport, no windows broken but my car was locked.  Stole my change and everything from the glove box was strewn about.  They took my glasses and change.  Another neighbor told me she caught someone trying to steal the tires off her neighbors van in the driveway.  There is a rash of car prowlers in the neighborhood for sure!

  • Nick April 26, 2016 (6:33 pm)

    I live on 14th so much auto glass all over the place within a few block radius.  contacting the police to report your another statistic is getting old . Even if the car is unlocked and they still will break your window. There basically is no consequences for these criminals police are not interested in doing anything other than asking you to call so they can update stats. Also the text box on here is clunky on iOS hence the bold. 

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