West Seattle Crime Watch: Another dumped bicycle, found


Recognize that bicycle? It turned up “abandoned,” likely stolen, behind a Harbor Avenue condo. The finders have it in a safe place and hope to find its rightful owner – if that’s you, or you know who might be, you can contact them directly at ckcarman@msn.com – thanks!

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Another dumped bicycle, found"

  • worried September 7, 2016 (10:35 pm)

    Ok, if aomeone found her bike, what happened to Angela Lansbury?  

    • WSB September 7, 2016 (10:44 pm)

      Well, that’s obscure.

      Soon to celebrate her 91st birthday!

  • Double Dub Resident September 8, 2016 (4:44 am)

    I see dumped bikes quite often in the Westwood /Rosehill area when going to work early in the morning.  Just saw one yesterday as a matter of fact. 

    Now that our $150,000 homeless czar’s answer to the homeless problem is to essentially give them 30 day eviction notices,  they will then, as pointed out in the news,  most likely disburse into parks both urban and suburban, like Roxhill park for instance that already has a problem .  So I wouldn’t be surprised to see a spike in petty crimes such as this if this occurred. 

  • Roxy September 8, 2016 (7:27 am)

    The inference that homeless people are criminals is distasteful. I hope you never have the misfortune of a financial crisis. It is a miserably difficult event from which to recover.

    • UnderAchiever September 8, 2016 (10:26 am)

      Roxy —

      I agree with you that going through a financial crisis due to medical bills, loss of job, etc. is a miserable event.  At the same time I know that most of Seattle’s urban campers suffer from not a miserable event(s) that can be recovered from, but from a series of life choices — camping becomes their lifestyle.

      For those choosing to live an unsheltered lifestyle there is little society can do to move them into sheltered spaces — this would typically be because the unsheltered person couldn’t/wouldn’t make the personal changes necessary to for this to happen.  

      For those suffering from a recoverable event there is a system of Governmental and NGO resources to live in a sheltered environment.  

      There becomes a degree of personal responsibility to all of this.  And there are ways out of living on the streets, in parks or under bridges —  it takes effort to change.  Sometimes it’s easier (hence, more palatable)  to live in a tent than it does to change a lifestyle.  No matter the lifestyle it must be paid for and unsheltered persons tend to resort to taking things from others, selling their bodies, selling drugs, etc.  

  • Jeff September 8, 2016 (7:42 am)

    Yes, because clearly the thirty bicycles, in various states of disassembly, in a garbage ridden campsite, must legitimately belong to the occupant who is just having a bit of bad lack.     This town lost sight of the difference between compassion and enabling at some point.

    • Chuck September 8, 2016 (3:20 pm)

      Well said.  What’s more, we’ve put into office the very fools who are master enablers–all on our dime.

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