West Seattle Crime Watch: Upper Fauntleroy car theft & car prowls; stolen/lost items found near church

Three notes in West Seattle Crime Watch so far today:

CAR THEFT: Sarah reports her 2010 graphite Subaru Outback was stolen early this morning in the 3700 block of SW Cloverdale [map]. Plate 872ZGT. Call 911 if you see it.

CAR PROWLS: We’re about four blocks west of Sarah and found that both of our cars had been prowled early this morning. The only evidence: The glove boxes were open and what few bits of trash were in them were strewn around. Apparently we left them unlocked last night because we changed our plans at the last minute regarding heading out to community meetings. Two connector/charger cords stolen; we keep them in one car because sometimes breaking-news coverage requires recharging the phones. We’ve filed a police report online – if it happens to you, here’s where to start.


The finder, who asked to be anonymous, reports, “I found a pile of items in the alley parking lot (near Tibbetts United Methodist Church at 3940 41st SW). It looks as though maybe someone’s car was stolen or broken into and these items were thrown aside. It includes some Rick climbing gear like shoes, a harness, a clamp, etc., some clothing and several books. No names that I could see. If someone is missing these things I have given them to the office staff at the church.” You can call Tibbetts UMC (a WSB sponsor) to ask about the items, 206-932-7777.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Upper Fauntleroy car theft & car prowls; stolen/lost items found near church"

  • Furor Scribendi November 18, 2016 (12:18 pm)

    WSB, I’m sorry this happened to you or anyone else in our neighborhood!  Intrusions like this are becoming more commonplace, so thank you for your news coverage and instruction on how to report to the police if necessary.

  • Al November 18, 2016 (2:49 pm)

    What are the church ours my storage at uhaul was broke into. That maybe a few f my items. They got into 5+ storage units

  • Sarah Steere November 27, 2016 (9:00 pm)

    *Update on stolen Subaru outback, 2010 graphite (missing on 11/18) it was found in seatac on 11/21 and arrests were made. We just got back from a week away so picked it up last night from tow lot, missing all of our things and full of thieves things! Just happy to have it back, thanks SPD!  We also just bought the club to put on it. Seems like the next best line of defense!? Fingers crossed for the rest of the people missing cars!

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