West Seattle Crime Watch: Phones stolen; bicycle reunion; pickup found – with somebody else’s stolen stuff

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight, two of them followups:

STOLEN PHONES: The mom of a West Seattle High School cross-country runner says he and some of his teammates were practicing at Hiawatha on Wednesday when someone stole their phones. She says, “If anyone encounters suspicious selling of cellphones in West Seattle, they are probably the ones belongings to the students.” If you have any info, report to police and refer to incident report #2016-288545.

Now, the followups:

STOLEN-BICYCLE REUNION: On Wednesday, we published Dave‘s report of a child’s bike, stolen from his dog-guarded yard in the 7300 block of 17th SW. He tells WSB that they got the bike back after a South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) employee found it abandoned alongside a campus parking lot. She took a photo and turned the bicycle in to security; she later checked WSB and found Dave’s description and contact information. They connected and Dave retrieved the bike from security.

STOLEN TRUCK FOUND – WITH SOMEBODY ELSE’S STUFF: On Monday, we published Mardi‘s report of a company-branded pickup truck stolen in Shorewood. Today, she reported that it was found “a few blocks” from where it was stolen. A suspect was arrested, too. But here’s the twist: “We picked the truck up this morning and there was a black backpack with rings and other jewelry” – belonging to somebody else. She’s planning to take it to the Southwest Precinct tomorrow, but if you’re missing a black backpack and/or jewelry, speak up.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Phones stolen; bicycle reunion; pickup found - with somebody else's stolen stuff"

  • Seattlite August 13, 2016 (6:55 am)

    Moms and dads please remind your kids that they cannot leave their cell phones or any other personal items unattended while at sports meets.  Thieves are lurking in every corner.  I hope they all recover their cell phones.

    • WSB August 13, 2016 (7:24 am)

      Just to clarify, this wasn’t even a meet – they were just practicing. But unfortunately it can happen then, too – I recall a story a while back of another local high-school team having its stuff gone through while they practiced at a different (but still open-air and public) facility. – TR

  • Tim McConnell August 13, 2016 (1:48 pm)

    Tim from West Seattle Runner here. If the kids want to leave their stuff with us in the store, we would be happy to watch it. We are just across the street and are open until 7 every night.

  • KD August 13, 2016 (2:47 pm)

    Tim McConnell…


  • chris August 17, 2016 (7:50 pm)

    Thank you Tim from from W.S. Runner. I am the parent that reported the incident, I didn’t get a chance to check when the story was ran or for updates. I will let the coach and kids know if your kind gesture. โœŒ

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