West Seattle Crime Watch: Two stolen-car cases

In West Seattle Crime Watch – two stolen-car cases:


15TH/ROXBURY: This one unfolded over the past hour or so, on the city side of the 15th/Roxbury intersection – thanks to everyone who texted about it. The van in our photo above was stolen, police say; when they tried to pull it over,its driver and passengers jumped out and bolted, leaving the van on 15th, just north of Roxbury. So far, no luck finding the suspects.

FAIRMOUNT PARK: We got a note this afternoon mentioning a green Civic, damaged and seemingly abandoned, at the end of the alley that runs along the west side of Fairmount Park Elementary:


The e-mailer asked if we had heard about a stolen car like this one. No – but we found it on the SPD Twitter feed @getyourcarback, and advised them to call it in to police, which they did, reporting back later that SPD and the owner had arrived. We do not know where it was stolen from, because @getyourcarback does not cross-reference to case numbers or addresses, but it was taken somewhere in Seattle.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Two stolen-car cases"

  • Steve October 25, 2016 (10:26 pm)

    Not one of the thieves caught? How is that possible? Doesn’t the article say the police were there, trying to pull the car over?  I’ve seen some very fast running cops in the past.  Do they not footchase anymore?

    • WSB October 25, 2016 (11:06 pm)

      I don’t know the exact circumstances, such as how close the police were when the van stopped and the people in it bailed.

  • Ma hood October 25, 2016 (10:29 pm)

    How can I tell what time this was posted? Was right there. 

    • WSB October 25, 2016 (11:01 pm)

      If you’re not seeing the time stamp, you’re on a particular mobile view that we have not managed to fix yet – scroll down and choose DESKTOP, which brings up a different kind of mobile view that DOES include the timestamps. Anyway, this was published at 8:12 pm. – Tracy

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