West Seattle Crime Watch: From bullets to burglars

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes today:

CASINGS FOUND: Police reported finding shell casings in the 6500 block of Sylvan Way early today after a caller reported people “shooting (in their) yard.” No injuries reported. This is the same block where 14 casings were found after reports of gunfire one Saturday night in May. We’ll be seeking the report on last night’s incident tomorrow.

WALK-IN PURSE THIEF: Marie points out that the most brazen thing about the theft of her purse is that the thief – a burglar, really, under the definition of that crime – just walked right into her house across from Lincoln Park while her husband was home. She says it happened Saturday, after she left to walk their dog, and her husband, who had been sitting on the porch, briefly went in the house to use the bathroom. When he went back to the porch, he saw the thief/burglar at the end of their driveway but didn’t immediately realize what had happened – he said the man, described as “a large Caucasian man wearing a white shirt and dark pants, with long dark hair, approximately mid-20s,” had a strap hanging from under his shirt but then didn’t, after going into some nearby bushes. Later, Marie found her purse in those bushes – “with cash, cell phone, and ORCA card missing.” They believe the man walked in through an open garage door.

STORAGE UNIT BREAK-INS: Jasmine says her storage unit in the 2900 block of SW Avalon Way has been broken into twice in the past month and that she’s heard of others. Checking police-report records, we see two reports for the address this week and a report from late July involving six units. She wanted to warn storage-unit users “to take photos, have a good inventory, and check it often. The insurance company requires proof of interest via photos or receipts in order to file a claim.”

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: From bullets to burglars"

  • Demarie August 21, 2016 (1:13 pm)

    Was wondering if it’s the Public Storage or the Store More? I just started a lease at 1 of them and am curious?


    • WSB August 21, 2016 (1:22 pm)

      Public Storage, according to Jasmine, which is officially at 2964 SW Avalon. The official address of Stor-Mor is not on Avalon, it’s at 2850 SW Yancy (our business mailbox is there so we know this by heart).

  • YourAdHere August 21, 2016 (2:25 pm)

    I came out of the Home Depot on Sylvan Way yesterday around 4pm and was greeted by a pair of gun shots. Not sure if that is related, as they sounded like they came from near the gas stations.

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  • Double Dub Resident August 21, 2016 (2:34 pm)

    The braziness of the guy walking into the house is disturbing and potentially dangerous for all parties involved.  Just another reason to remind the wife of the importance of keeping the door locked if we’re not in the general vicinity of that area  and unfortunately these days it’s good practice in general even when you’re home

    • WSB August 21, 2016 (2:51 pm)

      Not sure who was accountable for the door but police have issued a similar warning before … particularly in regard to people in houses who are outside doing yard work. I appreciate that Marie shared this as a reminder that it can happen in a blink … TR

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