West Seattle Crime Watch: Reader reports, robbery suspect update, and tomorrow’s Block Watch Captains Network plan

4 reader reports, one followup, and a look ahead to a meeting you might want to attend Tuesday:

TRUCK AND TOOLS STOLEN: HWLP says thieves took their truck last night from Arbor Heights, near 35th/104th – despite its alarm system – and while the truck was found via its tracking system, its starter and door locks are broken and “all my power tools are gone as well as all my hand tools and tool bags, along with most of my material used for everyday repairs, (copper fittings/ brass fittings/ nipples, etc.), many thousands of dollars worth.” The truck is “in police impound where they are searching for fingerprints” and HWLP can’t work without it or the tools.

AUTO THEFT, BREAK-INS: From Sebastian in the 4500 block of Delridge Way SW:

I live in a new housing community across from the Delridge soccer fields. One of my neighbors had this car stolen that was parked on Delridge and 2 of my neighbors had their cars broken into last night that were parked in our small private parking lot. We’ve lived in North Delridge for 2 years, and this is the first time we are aware of break-ins and car thefts in that area. Just wanted to make residents in that area aware of what is going on! My neighbors have alerted the police about all of these incidents.


Just wanted to say my mail box was broken into last night on 25th SW/Juneau off Delridge. We own a security box and they ripped the hinges clean off. This isn’t the first time I’ve walked out to my car in the morning to see neighbors’ boxes open. Please beware if you live in the area.

ANYBODY MISSING THIS CAR? Spotted by Debra at 28th/Yancy today – missing all four wheels, she says:


We checked @getyourcarback and didn’t see the plate among the thefts listed there.

FOLLOWUP ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS: The lone adult suspect in a West Seattle holdup spree, a 19-year-old East Admiral resident who was among those arrested after that pursuit and crash in South Park last week, remains in jail, with bail set over the weekend at $7,500. He does not appear to have a felony record, at least in this state. Tomorrow is the charging headline if he and three juvenile suspects are to continue to be held, for now; we’ll continue following up. The robberies in which they are under investigation happened last week at the Admiral and Harbor Avenue 7-11s and the 41st/Admiral Chevron. Probable-cause documents say the Chevron robbery was thwarted by the clerk, who refused to hand over any money, asking, “Is this a joke?”

TOMORROW – WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS’ NETWORK: You don’t have to be a Block Watch Captain, or even in a block watch, to attend this monthly meeting full of helpful, illuminating information. 6:30 pm Tuesday (October 25th), the WSBWCN agenda has expanded – in addition to the Southwest Precinct‘s Crime Prevention Coordinator Mark Solomon, two more guests are planned, precinct researcher Jennifer Burbridge to talk about this year’s Public Safety Survey (taken it yet? publicsafetysurvey.org) and Jake Hellenkamp from Seattle Neighborhood Group to speak briefly about a new crime-prevention project in eastern West Seattle. (2300 SW Webster)

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Reader reports, robbery suspect update, and tomorrow's Block Watch Captains Network plan"

  • Mike October 25, 2016 (8:57 am)

    University Audi could track that owner down in 2 minutes

  • barb korducki October 25, 2016 (3:33 pm)

    I am wondering if the police have a difficult time resolving crime because of our proximity to unincorporated King and some of the criminals going that way with items they steal in SPD jurisdiction.  I hope there is some kind  of cooperation. Yesterday, I noticed several guys with back packs hitting the pawnshop in White Center near where I had a car appointment.  Then I noticed them running out really fast with their stuffed backpacks and sheriff’s  chasing them.  Hopefully, they left some things behind.

  • John October 25, 2016 (3:57 pm)

    That car has been parked there for at least a month. There is a guy who buys auctions cars and then parks them on the street around the gym until he can sell them for a profit. If you know the neighborhood you have seen them: Black Golf/Rabbit convertible, Blue Ford Ranger truck, silver BMW X5 that had bad rear suspension for a while, red Dodge Durango. I’m sure there are more. People need to report these cars. Maybe having the wheels stolen will get him out of the neighborhood.

  • Norman October 26, 2016 (12:18 pm)

    Hey Brian, I also live 25th SW/Juneau off Delridge. Which day was this on ??

  • Mardi November 1, 2016 (7:50 am)

    Barb, that is indeed an issue as they don’t share paperwork. Our truck was stolen in Seattle, so SPD wrote the report. But the truck was recovered in Shorewood by a KCS. We checked the box on our report to have them call us to come and get the truck and not go to impound. It can cost up to $1500 to get it back, insult to injury. Anyhow, the police were not interested in any of the items that the thief left in the truck. They said we could drop them off if we wanted to or throw them away. Not very cool considering that there was some jewelry and drug items that they should have recovered before letting us take our truck. But anyhow, we have tried to get copies of the arrest and it’s been difficult because of the fact that it was handled by both departments.

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