West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary; bike theft; car prowl

Three reader reports:

HALLOWEEN ‘DIRTY TRICK’: That’s how Rebecca describes what happened to a neighbor on the 3900 block of SW Elmgrove [map] in Gatewood:

The neighbor came home Halloween evening to find the back door partially open, and glass shattered by a rock. Drawers in all rooms in the house rifled through with contents strewn about. The only things identified as missing so far are some pieces of jewelry and a few sentimental keepsakes. The pet in the house was shaken, but okay. This occurred sometime during the day. between 8:30 and 4:30. A couple of the neighbors on the street were home, but did not see or hear anything unusual. Police came to investigate within 10 minutes (!) and a report was filed. They said with the majority of recent break-ins, perpetrators are doing a lot of damage to the house, taking very little, if anything at all.


Last night I discovered that my bike was stolen from my back porch (in the 1700 block of Alki Avenue SW; map).

It is a 2010 GET Apache 3.0 – and in really good condition (pristine). Please have anyone who knows anything about this, or has seen it, contact me at 206-898-3415 or phippyj84 (at) gmail (dot) com.

The bike is scheduled on my renter’s insurance, but I would like to find it (hopefully) before I submit a claim!

CAR PROWL: From Haley: “North Admiral on 45th SW, car window bashed in Thursday night while parked on the street. From the glove compartment, took a 10-year-old Garmin and car registration/insurance card. Nothing else was inside the car to steal.”

Hope you NEVER have a crime to report … but if you do, after you’ve reported it to police, let us know so we can alert your neighbors around West Seattle – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you.

1 Reply to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary; bike theft; car prowl"

  • Peel & Press November 1, 2016 (1:29 pm)

    This has got to stop!!!  Maybe I am just hyper aware because my car was stolen last week but every other day there seems to be 3-4 property crimes being reported!  What is it going to take to make an impact on this?!?!?

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