West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car prowlers, 1 on (clear!) video

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports today – both car prowls in Gatewood, first one caught on video:

That video is from C on SW Webster in Gatewood and happened two hours ago:

At 1:15 pm a red sport car (Pontiac?) pulled up next to my contractor’s truck. A white man, late 40’s, 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, medium length dark blond hair, with black wraparound sunglasses and wearing a gray hoody sweatshirt and jeans got out of the car and opened the contractor’s truck. He shuffled in there a bit and got out with something. I walked toward him and asked him if I could help him.
He turned back to his car, saying that no, I couldn’t help him. He then sped away, going south on 39th.

The item he took was just a paper notepad of no value but I just want people to be aware of that red car – that means trouble.

C says a review of earlier video shows the car went by twice before the incident. If you have any idea who the suspect is, call SPD and refer to 16-363849.


Just want to alert neighbors that my car was broken into last night out in front of my house. I am 37 weeks pregnant and had 2 packed hospital bags ready to go in the trunk that they stole. There was nothing of value in them except to me (including a baby book with photos and a letter to baby) so I wish the thieves would just return the bags!

Something like that might be unceremoniously dumped somewhere, so please look around.

13 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car prowlers, 1 on (clear!) video"

  • sc October 7, 2016 (4:20 pm)

    It looks like he got a picture of the license.

  • Pops October 7, 2016 (5:00 pm)

    I wonder what is going to reduce property crime rates in  this city? It seems like Seattle has a problem. 

  • Pops October 7, 2016 (5:03 pm)

    Pretty bold. Glad you have video and a picture of his plate. Not sure what good it’s going to do though, unfortunately. Thanks for letting us know to look out for this DB.

  • Dan C October 7, 2016 (5:07 pm)

    Car is a red Chevrolet Camaro (4th gen, ~1996).  Could be a Camaro Z28.

  • CJ October 7, 2016 (5:24 pm)

    Great video quality!  What’s the make/model of the security camera were you using to record this?

    • Mike October 7, 2016 (5:45 pm)

      The NEST logo is embedded in the video, so… Nest?

  • Brenda October 7, 2016 (5:42 pm)


  • Darryll October 7, 2016 (6:52 pm)

    Argh! Get some ethics in your life, man! What is it going to take to get people to snap out of it?!

  • Jon October 7, 2016 (7:31 pm)

    It’s a Nest (Google) security camera. There are even higher resolution security cameras (up to 4k) that have great night vision capabilities and such; but it all comes at a premium. If you can afford to install something like this at your home, I encourage everyone to do so. The interface is nice and it has a sensitive microphone (along talk-back capabilities). Those cameras run about $200. Data retention for recording is $100 for 10-day storage backlog (you can create your own server to save money if you know what you’re doing). There are both indoor and weather-proof outdoor variants.

  • TheKing October 7, 2016 (10:09 pm)

    Oh my. I’ve got a present waiting for you at my front door red camaro

  • Howard October 7, 2016 (10:39 pm)

    Nest is ok but Mossberg is great! 

  • katman October 8, 2016 (11:07 am)

     Gatewood is a big area. Be nice to have a nearby intersection to reference by(stolen baby stuff). To reduce crime,,, increase the penalty for a crime.  Would you steal a car if it meant drying out for 90 days with free tax payer paid meals and a place to sleep or if it meant 10 years in prison. A criminal got 8 years for killing a cop by plea bargining (in Seattle). In my opinion killing a cop should get you the choice of life in prison or the death penalty. Being a criminal is like joining the circus and our justice system is the clown act. In you go,, out you go to do it again and again and again. How many times do I watch Catch Washintons Most Wanted on Fox and they really want to find someone who has been arrested 30 times before??? lmao What do you think? Duh

  • CrewJones October 11, 2016 (11:26 pm)

    The Nighthawk will hunt down this dirtbag and will bring the pain upon him. 

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