West Seattle Crime Watch: The loot left behind

Car prowlers who hit a neighborhood west of Morgan Junction apparently had no use for CDs. It’s a complicated story – this is from the first note we received from Grant:

On the morning on Tuesday, May 17, a neighbor in the Beveridge-Holly neighborhood (off Fauntleroy near California) found a container of CDs abandoned in front of her mailbox. The container holds ~10 CDs and they are mostly from a “Golden Age of Country” disc set. I also found three abandoned CDs on my yard waste bin. Suspecting car prowlers abandoning loot, I checked my security camera footage and found that at 3:37 am, three drunken-appearing men deposited a vodka bottle in my recycling bin and these three CDs on top of my yard waste bin.

A neighbor confirmed these are her CDs and so the men in the video who abandoned them are almost certainly car prowlers.

That neighbor subsequently said those were empty CD cases. So far, no one in the neighborhood has spoken up for the other CDs – but the neighbor who did ID the CDs recognized something else in the video: A white box that had contained comic books and some paperwork from her job, all of which was taken from her vehicle.

Then, Grant contacted us again before we finished writing this, to say yet another neighbor found this tossed-aside garage-door opener:

If you have any clues about the unclaimed CDs or opener, or the identity of the people in the video – please speak up.

P.S. Car prowls remain the top crime problem in our area, Southwest Precinct Capt. Pierre Davis told the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council again last night (here’s our story in case you missed it).

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: The loot left behind"

  • unknown May 18, 2016 (4:44 pm)

    Well one good thing I can say is at least they didn’t litter and just throw the bottle on the ground and have broken glass every where!

    But again I hate to repeat myself…do not leave your garage door opener in your car (at home or away) because exactly as this situation some one stole it and now can return to get into your garage and house and steal everything you’ve worked so hard for! Luckily these guys were too drunk to do anything with it if they were the ones that discarded it.

  • Marina May 18, 2016 (5:32 pm)

    At least they recycle.

  • N. AD Dad May 18, 2016 (8:38 pm)

    “Golden Age of Country”? When did that occur? Before pickups, lost dogs, lost girl friends?

     “Red Solo Cup” is as golden as it gets for me! 

  • KJ May 18, 2016 (10:02 pm)

    I was car prowled for the second time last night. Nothing of value in my car. Just forgot to lock it

    Bed Bath and Beyond coupons all over my car and outside of it.

  • KJ May 18, 2016 (10:03 pm)

    Forgot to add. I live in the Granada by Rite Aid.

  • MF May 19, 2016 (9:39 am)

    We forgot to lock our car on May 16th.  Found stuff all over our front seat.  Only an auxiliary cable was taken.  We live on 42nd between Findlay and Juneau.    

  • WS Fd May 19, 2016 (1:19 pm)

    Well, if the police actually cared, I’m certain they could lift some fingerprints from these items. But that might actually, you know, catch these criminals. Twice I had my car busted into, even had the identity of thieves after they turned my camera over to the pawn shop. Did the police do a damn thing? Nope. They’d rather hand out $150 for people going 7 miles over the speed limit to help fund their pensions.

  • Double Dub Resident May 19, 2016 (5:13 pm)

    @WS FD,

       Do the police have speed traps to make money for the city? Yes they do, but to say that the police don’t care is a grand over-generalization. I work for the police dept. as a civilian and I continually hear police officers speak about their frustration about crime. Unfortunately, the higher ups and the DOJ have essentially developed a hands off approach when it comes to what is deemed as “petty crimes” such as these.  Police officers that I talk to want to be more pro active, but they have essentially have had their hands tied.  

  • face less May 20, 2016 (12:10 am)

    The police don’t care. My car and my neighbors car got broken into. The thief broke my window, climbed in and only found an umbrella. He took the umbrella and used it to bust into my neighbors car. The thief took a bunch of stuff from my neighbors car including his laptop, cell phone, house keys and some other goodies. Later that night the cops got a call from a young woman that said her boyfriend beat her up. When they arrived at her home to take a report, they questioned her about who beat her up and where he was at that moment.  The girl turned her boyfriend in for breaking into a bunch of cars that night. The cops made the girlfriend take them to where the thief stashed all the goods. She took the police up to a church on Thistle and 39th and low and behold, there was a ton of stolen goods behind the big old rhody bush. There were laptops, a pink autographed Storm basketball and a bunch of tools, mobile phones etc. The police provided the police report to my neighbor and yes they know who broke into our cars but they never arrested the guy.

  • Double Dub Resident May 20, 2016 (4:19 am)

    What you didn’t provide  Face Less was information even stating if the guy was there or not TO BE arrested. 

    Go to a meeting where police are involved in the discussion and ask about it. 

    This is the type of policies that come about when the media and community make hyperbole claims that the Seattle Police are out of control with the DOJ coming in appointing private lawyers to “oversee” police and creating  hands off policies for PR reasons. This is what Seattle asked for and this is what they got. 

    By the way people can look up Merrick Bobb, one of the private lawyer hustlers to see some of the ridiculous things he sticks Seattle with the bill for. 

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