West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen pickup; stolen package; 3 car prowls

Five reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


Our 1989 Toyota long-bed, charcoal-gray pickup has been stolen. It has tinted windows, in good shape, a large stainless attached lock box (although they may have removed it already). Last parked on Walnut, 3200 block. License Plate C23495G.

PACKAGE THEFT: Just in from Paul:

I wanted to inform you of a stolen item off of our doorstep in Sunrise Heights.

The ski bindings (Marker Griffon 13 ID, 110mm, black) were delivered via UPS from Backcountry.com and dropped on our doorstep on 23.Nov at 12:36 pm (per the UPS tracking info). We had already left town for Thanksgiving. Between the delivery time and when we arrived home on 27.Nov at 12:30 pm, someone had opened the package and stole the item from the box. They left the empty box on our doorstep.

Ironically, I had texted our neighbor to pick up the box but they were not at home. So I knew I was taking a risk – unfortunately the gamble didn’t pay off.

CAR PROWL #1: Anonymous report:

Between Hudson and Dawson on 41st Ave SW. We left the neighborhood for a day or two on the Thanksgiving weekend and returned to a ransacked car. The villain tossed the whole car, but it looks like they were looking for something other than tissues, papers, pens, grocery bags and Bed Bath and Beyond coupons. No damage to locks or ignition. Looking for weed, perhap? Good luck with THAT!

CAR PROWL #2: Bradi reports a car prowl at 30th/Roxbury. Only one thing taken – a towel branded with the defunct Feedback Lounge’s logo.

CAR PROWL #3: Also earlier this holiday weekend, from Kirstin: “My car was also broken into … in the 3600 block of 48th Ave. Sunglasses, first aid kit, and a trunk full of stuff I was going to take to the Salvation Army truck.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen pickup; stolen package; 3 car prowls"

  • NeighborlyNeighbor November 27, 2016 (11:24 pm)

    As more package thefts plague WS, and the holidays approach, I wanted to share a resource I’ve used with success over the last year to safely receive packages.

    UPS partners with several merchants in West Seattle (Second Gear Sports, West Seattle Cyclery and more) to offer a great FREE service called Local Access Point.

    Via the UPS My Choice site: https://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/sri/ups_my_choice_change_delivery.html, you can designate where to have your shipments securely sent and pick it up at your convenience. 

    As an added bonus, I’m grateful to have built wonderful relationships, and made purchases, with the business community who accept packages on my behalf while thwarting would be thieves!

    Here’s to happy, healthy, and prosperous holidays for all!

  • Driver November 28, 2016 (1:31 am)

    I didn’t know about that. Great idea. 

    People can also look into the locker delivery for Amazon or have packages delivered to their work,

    Lets all not let the bad apples thrive or ruin our holidays.

  • TheKing November 28, 2016 (8:16 am)

    The exploding package full of dog poop as bait is always good bait 

  • ClayJustSayin November 28, 2016 (8:41 am)

    Dont forget the ups store in Alaska Junction. You pay a little for the service, but it is worth it if you get a lot of packages.

  • Brian November 28, 2016 (8:54 am)

    Why would someone break into a car looking for weed? Lol that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Try again.

    • Oakley34 November 28, 2016 (11:45 am)


    • Rick November 28, 2016 (1:40 pm)

      Maybe they figured you forgot you left it there.

  • M November 29, 2016 (10:47 am)

    Someone stole my package the other day too. It arrived at 5:30pm and I couldn’t get to it until 6:30pm and it was gone. I was able to take my other packages that arrived earlier during the day. Otherwise, I would have lost more! It’s not the first time. I feel like if I don’t take in the package right away as it arrives, it will be gone! And the package I lost was a big box of diapers (clearly said on the box). I mean seriously?! Diapers?! But thieves steal everything and anything. 

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