West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen ashes; scam callers try again

ORIGINAL REPORT, 5:42 PM SATURDAY: Two more West Seattle Crime Watch notes as evening arrives:

STOLEN ASHES: Car prowlers might not have realized what they were stealing from Meghan: “Another car break in (in the 2100 block of) Fairmount Ave. This time they stole fishing gear and an urn with ashes in it. It’s a wood box about 12 by 12 and in a red velvet bag. We would really like the ashes back, could you post something about it, in case they ditched it on the side of the road somewhere around West Seattle?”

UPDATE, 3:25 PM SUNDAY: We heard this afternoon from Maureen, who said she found the ashes and took them back to the funeral home on the label, which said they’d contact the family; then she found this story. We sent a note to Meghan to be sure she’d heard; Maureen, meantime, re-contacted the funeral home, which said it had reached the family.

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FAKE ‘CITY LIGHT’ SCAM CALLERS, AGAIN: This has been going on now for years, but just in case you haven’t heard or forgotten – Jenny from The Bridge says she got the classic scam call today: “I received a call from a person claiming to be a technician with Seattle City Light and that he was going to disconnect me unless I called a number and paid my bill. I called the number, asked them to verify my account number, at which point they hung up.” That’s not the way City Light works, as the utility explains on its Scam Alert page; SCL says you can report suspected scams to them at 206-684-3000 and to the SPD non-emergency line at 206-625-5011.

1 Reply to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen ashes; scam callers try again"

  • Maureen Rigert August 7, 2016 (2:14 pm)

    A friend and I found the urn in the red bag while walking north on Fairmount Blvd on Saturday morning about 9 am.  We carried it home and called the funeral home named on the envelope inside the red bag.  They picked the urn up Saturday afternoon.  Please contact me and I will give you the name of the funeral home.

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