West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowls; vandalism; abandoned bicycles

Four notes in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:

GATEWOOD CAR PROWLS: From Shawn – “I wanted to let you know about a car prowl last night/this morning. I came out to my car this morning around 6:30 to find the driver’s side door open and everything rifled through. They took some spare change and a handsfree device, and left behind some food. I found that the same thing happened to my neighbor’s car. This occurred in the alley between 36th and 37th Ave. SW, between Holden and Kenyon.”

ADMIRAL CONSTRUCTION SITE VANDALISM: Cindy reports this happened earlier this week at the Admiral site where she is building a house:

I am building a new modestly-sized house that is energy-efficient and environmentally responsible and sustainable in every regard. It will be net-zero in power usage as provided by the eventual roof-top solar installation. This is not a quick-turn developer box but rather a private home project. Someone opposed to this investment in our neighborhood did significant damage [one night earlier this week] to one of the retaining walls.

That included spraypainting the word UGLY on the wall.

ABANDONED BICYCLES: We have two reports, both from the Fairmount Ravine area, both with photos. The first one is from Breck:

Breck says, “Found this at the end of Sumner SW, down Fairmount SW. Hike into the path 30 yards and there it is … it looks like a teen’s bike.”

And from PHC:

PHC found it “on Fairmount, west side, under Admiral bridge. Suspect it is abandoned stolen bike.”

Recognize either one? Let us know, in comments or via editor@westseattleblog.com.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowls; vandalism; abandoned bicycles"

  • Jon August 19, 2016 (7:59 am)

    Our car was hit on 37th between Myrtle and Willow last night, 8/18 or 19, as well.

  • John August 19, 2016 (8:30 am)


    I am sorry to hear of such vandalism.

    I too, have been subjected to hateful speech and expensive vandalism regarding lawful permitted construction.

  • Mike August 19, 2016 (8:58 am)

    I hate people.  We need less people and more wildlife in West Seattle.

  • Old Friend August 19, 2016 (9:52 am)

     Similar to Shawn’s incident my vehicle was rifled through in the Gate wood neighborhood early morning of July 30th.. It was parked in driveway at 37th and Thistle .  Nothing was in plain site, but I may have left door unlocked.

    They stole the ashtray that was full of small denomination coins and a gas gift card that had little value.    There’s obviously someone testing  the doors and seeing what they can find.  Filed a report with SPD, but this is very insignificant petty theft to them. Wish there was a larger police presence throughout city.  

  • JT August 19, 2016 (12:25 pm)

    witnessed a car prowl and alerted authorities ~4:45am (18-Aug) on 107th b/w California and 39th

    white male was walking/stumbling down the street

    gray hooded sweatshirt and gray athletic shorts w/ dark stripe

    police arrived ~5min after calling and were actively searching the neighborhood

  • Rusty August 19, 2016 (2:20 pm)
    “Do you hate people?”
    “I don’t hate them…I just feel better when they’re not around.”
    -Charles Bukowski

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