West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen pickup truck; hit-and-run; car prowl

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today:

STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK: Keep watch for Caleb‘s truck:

Stolen from south side of West Seattle Corporate Center lot (Delridge/Andover)
2011 Red Dodge Ram 2500
Black wheels
Has a leveling kit
Black Top Bed Cover
5th wheel hitch
IBEW Sticker on the back window

Call 911 if you see it.

HIT & RUN IN ALKI: 56th and Lander is where Julie reports this happened: “Between 6:30 am and 8 am Sunday 9/25 morning, our blue 4-door pickup was hit while parked on the street. If you have any information, we would greatly appreciate your help. Police report filed.”


I just wanted to let everyone know our car got broken into last night or this morning. We live in an apartment complex with a covered carport on California Ave in Morgan Junction and we came to our car with the contents of our glovebox strewn about. Luckily, we had no valuables in the car and there was no property damage. We’re grateful they left our national parks pass and discovery pass. However, I wanted to let my neighbors to keep their eyes out! Even though we didn’t lose anything, we are reporting it to the police.

REMINDER – WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK ON TUESDAY: You don’t have to be a Block Watch Captain or even a Block Watch member to attend the WSBWCN meeting 6:30 pm Tuesday (September 27th) at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster). A special guest from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will talk about her work including prosecution of repeat property-crime offenders.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen pickup truck; hit-and-run; car prowl"

  • redblack September 25, 2016 (5:37 pm)

    there should be a special place in jail for people who steal from blue collar working men like caleb (if he is, indeed, an electrician.) work vehicles are tools that we use to earn a living.

    we can’t exactly carry all of our gear on  buses which go nowhere near where we work. it’s like income theft.

  • GinaK September 25, 2016 (8:43 pm)

    Gina here–turns out we are missing some Rayban sunglasses. It’s a stupid material thing, I know, but they were one of the first gifts I bought my now fiancĂ© and am sad that token is probably being sold to maintain someone’s high.   I love our neighborhood, but am tired of petty property crime!!!! 

  • Rin September 25, 2016 (10:15 pm)

    Gina, our car got prowled last night too, just up the hill from you. Glove box had obviously been rifled through, as well as the trunk. Everything was taken from the console, which thankfully wasn’t much: cheap sunglasses, small mag light, etc. Thankfully our car seat was left in its place, it was the only item in the car of value.

    Sorry that happened to you! 

  • Eman September 27, 2016 (7:53 am)

    Redblack…really?  So crimes against other than blue collars workers doesn’t rate the same value? Crimes against all law abiding citizens is serious.  This message brought to you by a hardworking Blue Collar Worker.


    • hj September 27, 2016 (2:19 pm)

      While all crimes are equally serious, the impact of a crime on a person does differ based on circumstances. I got all of my wheels jacked from a garage in the Junction a few months ago. Fortunately, I have a second car so I was able to use that while I got replacement wheels. Had that been my only car, then my life would have been significantly more disrupted by having to arrange (and pay for) alternate transportation.

  • Adam September 27, 2016 (11:57 am)

    Your truck is on the corner of 21st and Charleston. I flagged a cop down and told her about it.

    • WSB September 27, 2016 (12:16 pm)

      Thanks, Adam! We’ll ping the person who reported it to us in case they haven’t already heard from police!

  • Sergio September 27, 2016 (12:54 pm)

    Hi Adam,

    Thank you for your help! I related the message to my friend and he asked if you knew whether the truck was parked or moving? Also, if parked was it in a driveway or street?

    thank you

  • adam September 27, 2016 (1:48 pm)

    It’s parked on the side of the street.

  • Sergio September 27, 2016 (6:05 pm)

    My friend got his truck back! Thanks for looking out. It’s nice to know we have this community blog and the readers who contribute to it.

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