CRIME WATCH: 2 car prowls; stolen bicycle; ‘dumped’ 3-wheeler

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Just wanted to send a quick note that my son’s car was broken into Sunday night. This happened in the 2700th block of 38th Ave SW. No damage to the car but about $400 worth of CD’s were stolen. It is an eclectic collection of CD’s (heavy metal, reggae, Hindu music). If anyone sees a bunch of discarded CD’s, please let us know, he would love to have them back.

CAR PROWL #2: From Adam:

Victim of car prowl last night near Genesee. Car was parked in driveway off the alley between 46th and 47th. Criminal got nothing but a couple bucks in coins and a Starbucks card that was deactivated before they could use it.

BIKE THIEF DEFIES DOG: Dave says it took a lot for someone to steal a kids’ bicycle from his residence:

A 24″ kids Specialized Hot Rocks bicycle was stolen from the side of our house on the 7300 block of 17th Ave SW between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. Here is a picture of what it looks like.

The thief had to deal with a barking dog and multiple gates to get into the yard so must have been determined. The bike was under a tarp and other bicycles. This was reported to the police and I believe is call 16-286935. The serial number is WSBC71104. Please contact Dave at 206-409-3439 with any leads, thank you.

ABANDONED, LIKELY STOLEN: Sue found this “dumped in our side yard on 47th.”

If it’s yours, contact her at

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5 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: 2 car prowls; stolen bicycle; 'dumped' 3-wheeler"

  • NativeToSeattle August 10, 2016 (11:49 am)

    Our cars were gone through the other night; we live in Pigeon Point. We must have left the cars unlocked, which is odd. Nothing of major value was taken, and there wasn’t any damage. I think they were just looking for quick cash.  Still filing a police report so they can track the activity.

  • d August 10, 2016 (11:52 am)

    First time I ever seen a four-wheeler with only 3 wheels

    • WSB August 10, 2016 (12:14 pm)

      Yeah, I really need new glasses. The green thing at upper right looked like a fourth wheel. Will fix.

  • AdmiralResident August 10, 2016 (1:09 pm)

    Our neighbor’s nanny had her car broken (also 2700 block of 38th Av SW) into sometime between Sunday night and Tuesday afternoon.  From the look of things, the alarm may have sent them running because nothing was rummaged through.  Another neighbor report hearing a car alarm on our street at 5am Monday morning, may have been the same people as Serena above.

    • Justin August 13, 2016 (6:50 pm)

      I  am a manager at a restaurant downtown. We had a patron walk out on their tab and leave a bag of things behind. After about a week and no claim, my thoughts were it is stolen. The address on items is 2680 38th ave. An electronic device was also left behind. The device has a screenshot of Seattle dance on it. Contact Justin @ 206-406-4011

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