West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car to look for

Out of the WSB inbox this morning, from Jen:

We just reported our car stolen. It was stolen from our driveway sometime between 10pm and 5am this morning. It was a 2012 black VW Passat TDI; WA license plate AWL8083. We live on 36th and Juneau [map]. Please let us know if you see it!

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen car to look for"

  • 17th Ave April 11, 2016 (10:41 am)

    Sorry to hear that!  Someone tried to break in/ steal my Toyota Camry last night between 11PM-5:00AM.  They managed to open the door,  all stuffs are all over the floor.  They stole some CD’s coins, little groceries that I left in the back of the car such as toiletries, baby wipes.  They also roam on my backyard, stole some yard supplies and gadgets.  I haven’t asses completely to check what else they took because I have to rush to work.  This is Terrible!  They invade properties and steal.   If these people have energy to do all these, why not use it to get some real job and work, and do good things to people instead of being a pest to the community!!! 

  • Jen D April 11, 2016 (11:26 am)

    It is so scary!  We have two lights in our driveway and that didn’t scare them away.  If intruders are comfortable breaking into cars while in the light, what is to stop them from going a few steps further into the house?  I have two small kids – which they must have noticed with the two car seats in the back seat of the car.  I don’t like feeling that we aren’t safe in our own home and neighborhood.   Thanks, WSB for posting so quickly.   Hope this is resolved soon… 

    • Joe Bags April 11, 2016 (11:55 am)

      Sorry this happened to you. Reading about this happening in WS, and Seattle in general, is getting old. Been going on for years.

  • Neighobor April 11, 2016 (11:54 am)

    We live just up the street on 36th and Brandon and we had a car stolen in front of our home  in front of a street light and bedroom windows just last weekend. They just found the car in Kent, unfortunately un-driveable with the plates and registration stolen. Everyone just needs to be aware and do not leave valuables inside your cars, especially in plain sight! It’s unfortunate and scary to know they have no respect for someone’s personal property and livelihood. To some of us, a stolen car means a lot more than an inconvenience… 

  • Ben April 28, 2016 (9:17 pm)

    So our VW passat was found today, down in White Center.  The car seats and double stroller were gone.  All personal items like sunglasses etc.  They were kind enough to leave a crack pipe, a bunch of bandaids and fast food trash.  The cops didn’t have much interest in “processing”.  Seems a shame that they don’t want to catch them.  I mentioned the crack pipe and he said that prosecutors don’t even charge for something like that.  I commented that that sort of leniency on my recent speeding ticket would be nice.  We have to get it inspected by insurance, and deep cleaned, but glad it’s back so we can enjoy the benefits of the VW recall.. lol.. 

    • WSB April 28, 2016 (9:25 pm)

      Sorry to hear that, Ben. Was that King County Sheriff’s Deputies or Seattle Police? We keep to a strict definition of White Center as in south of the county line but some refer to South Delridge as WC so I don’t want to assume. Just curious which agency made that remark … I don’t know about paraphernalia but drug charges certainly are filed in many jurisdictions; while looking at the jail register, I see VUCSA (violation of uniform controlled substances act) charges all the time. – TR

  • Ben April 28, 2016 (9:49 pm)

    Well, king county found it and alerted us but offered no other information. I followed up with SPD assuming they’d want to finish with the case but they said king county would.  So I didn’t see any interest in investigating.  Too bad. I know they have a tough job.  Worked along side them for years with FD.  And I guess this is one of thousands.. guess it’s up to me and some night vision goggles and taser.  

  • WestSide Vet April 28, 2016 (11:39 pm)

    You can always take it upon yourself to hire a forensics or even a PI to do a fingerprint dusting.I understand the hassle of even dealing with recovery but  like Det.Scotty Bach was saying these cases are always done by repeat offenders and if you can afford to pin point the offender and foward your own investigated work to the DA it’s more than likely they already have pending cases to try,charges already filed or open investigations .Adding your car theft would increase their point range with a longer sentence to serve and there is always civil court .Granted  you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip but all that the criminal is faced to deal with ,does at some point wear weary on them and you get a big enough snowball effect of  consequential  matters  eventually they will stop feeling so invisible to law enforcement and second guessing how easy it isn’t to get away with breaking laws against hard working citizens.I am pretty sure Scotty Bach would  be willing to assist  you in seeking justice,or at least point you in the  right direction.But don’t let the responding officers discourage you.It sends a message to the criminals that you are not the victim to allow these crimes  just be swept under the rug.

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