West Seattle Crime Watch, car-prowl edition, plus the case of the abandoned pants

Tonight in West Seattle Crime Watch, four reader reports – three car prowls, plus the case of the abandoned pants:

CAR PROWL #1: From RC:

I woke up this morning to see my car door open. When I went out and looked, it was obvious someone had gone through the glovebox and center console. A few dollars and a Leatherman multi-tool were the only items missing. Just sucks that someone went through our car. We live on 37th between Alaska and Edmunds. Thought we should share in case others had a similar experience last night.

CAR PROWL #2: From Meghan:

Just wanted to contact you guys to let you know our car was broken into (window shattered and appears that a crow bar was used to pry at the window) and they went through our glove compartment. Stole a phone charger and car adaptor. We believe it happened yesterday or early this morning on SW Edmunds/ California Ave.

CAR PROWL #3: From Judah:

This morning at 8am I discovered that my car had been broken into. The driver side door was wide open and the contents tossed about. The fusebox cover was also opened up so they may have been trying to steal it or disable the alarm. I filed an online report with SPD. The only thing of value taken was a small coin purse with less than $3 in it. I think that the incident must have taken place between midnight and 6 am, based on when we are active in the house. Our house is on 32nd Avenue SW, between Andover and Genesee. The car was parked in the driveway off the alley that runs between 32nd Avenue SW and Avalon Way.

CASE OF THE ABANDONED PANTS: FB sent the report and photo:

Found a pair of worn pants, guys flip flops, a spoon and the top of a medicine wrapper in my front yard this morning — doesn’t look like they fell out of a bag. On Alaska St between 45th and 46th.

Very creepy — so some guy (probably thin, judging by the size of the pants) was walking around with no pants and shoes in the neighborhood sometime this morning.

Thanks again to everyone sharing Crime Watch information – editor@westseattleblog.com if not urgent, 206-293-6302 if it is (after you’ve called 911, of course).

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch, car-prowl edition, plus the case of the abandoned pants"

  • Pops August 25, 2016 (10:46 pm)

    Wonder if the spoon is for heroin. Some guy shot up and nixed his flops and britches. Nah, not around here.

  • Chris August 25, 2016 (10:47 pm)

    What do these a-holes think they’re going to find in these cars?

    • ChannelingLewisBlack August 26, 2016 (2:13 am)

      $3 towards a burner phone and a free charger to charge it with apparently.  

  • Eddie August 26, 2016 (6:30 am)

    “These aren’t my pants!”

    (Favorite COPS quote).

  • Chris August 26, 2016 (6:55 am)

    They are looking for guns according to SPD

  • RC August 26, 2016 (7:07 am)

    Just got a ML500 and not familiar with the remote and accidentally left it unlocked Wed night. Saw that it had been gone through and some trash was left. Nothing to take and no damage so I’ll consider myself lucky.  

  • RC August 26, 2016 (7:11 am)

    Oh,yeah, car was parked in front of apartment building 6500 block of California.

  • unknown August 26, 2016 (8:04 am)

    I wonder if those pants belong to this guy, he was creeping around peoples homes in the South Shorewood neighborhood earlier this week?! When asked by one homeowner what he was doing he said “do you have a glass of water” ….what for that spoon that was laying next to the flip flops and pants? A few other neighbors saw him too creeping around.


  • Erithan August 26, 2016 (5:37 pm)

    Hmmm seems Somone needs a better belt o.o

  • Keri August 26, 2016 (8:44 pm)

    Also had the same experience as Judah, though on the night of the 23rd.  Only thing taken were sunglasses, a Y card, and coupons (!!). 

    We we are on 39th b/w Dakota & Genesee.  

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