West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 reader reports and your chance to bring concerns to local police

Four reader reports from the weekend in West Seattle Crime Watch, plus a reminder about this month’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting:

INSTRUMENTS STOLEN: Another case of musical instruments stolen from a car. They may well already be up for sale somewhere – that’s what happened in another recent case – so Brandon, who plays in a band called Black Bone Exorcism, hopes you’ll be on the lookout. Here’s the flyer including his contact info. He says the gear all has “stickers and marker spots for settings …” A police report is filed.

TOOLS STOLEN: Leschi residents visiting West Seattle report that their Toyota Tacoma parked in the Les Schwab parking lot at Fauntleroy/Alaska was broken into on Saturday night “and approximately $2,000 of tools (were stolen) and some items of little monetary value but lots of sentimental value. Please be on the lookout for these that might have been tossed aside. Name ‘Solem’ written on some.”

WINDOW BROKEN: Late last night, around 10 pm, somebody broke a window on Reed’s car at 11th/Barton. “Nothing stolen, just a broken window. Filed a police report.”

SIDESWIPES: This might be a warning as much as anything else, Adam reports, if you park in this area:

Within the last week, I have seen 3 or 4 different instances of sideswipes of parked cars within one block of The Sanctuary (Lander and 42nd).

There were two (recently) that seemed a little bizarre. Both were on 41st Ave SW between Lander and Admiral. Police were on the scene at about 7:15 am when I drove by. What makes it strange is it seemed like the parked cars rammed into the cars parked in front of them and it didn’t seem like those cars were hit from behind. Both instances were on different ends of the block. Another instance was on Lander at the Safeway. The other happened in front of the Sanctuary on 42nd Ave SW.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL TOMORROW NIGHT: 7 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, May 17th) is the monthly meeting at the Southwest Precinct with your chance to hear about local crime trends and bring concerns to Seattle Police. WSCPC president Richard Miller also usually books a guest and this time, it’s a rep from city code compliance – which relates to issues including “nuisance houses.” The precinct is at 2300 SW Webster.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 4 reader reports and your chance to bring concerns to local police"

  • unknown May 16, 2016 (11:09 am)

    I wish these people would get caught because all this is doing besides the theft is making our auto insurance rates go up and out of the roof!!! AND I don’t even have a claim and I’m feeling the effects from it.

  • Double Dub Resident May 16, 2016 (3:24 pm)

    @Unknown, even if they do get caught, most likely nothing will happen to them due to our impotent judicial system and they’ll be back on the street in no time.  I work for the police department as a civilian and I constantly listen to the frustration from officers because of this. 

  • unknown May 16, 2016 (4:46 pm)

    Yes I know but I just wanted to vent my frustration…thanks for listening! :>)

  • JanS May 17, 2016 (11:30 am)

    Parking around The Sanctuary is horrendous, and when there’s a function like a wedding? It’s nearly impossible Guests think nothing of parking illegally on Lander or 42nd. 41st SW is barely passable sometimes, and on 42nd? Good luck. People riding the bus parking their cars, employees from Safeway parking their cars. I know, because I live on 42nd. And then there are the kids from the high school zipping around the neighborhood(they’re invincible, you know) after school, or guys on dirt bikes going up and down the alley because it has dips and valleys, exiting the alley  onto a busy street…. And the alley  between 41st and 42nd from Lander to Admiral is one way going north, and people insist on going the wrong way. I was missed by mere inches by a guy who didn’t see me coming on westbound Lander as he was illegally coming out of the alley. Visibility  is terrible. I really feel sorry for those living on 41st. Some have garages and parking in back of their homes…but some don’t, and they have to deal with Starbucks street parking, and people flying down that street. Speed limit is 20…good luck with that.  lol…rant done…sorry it’s so long.

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