WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Anybody find their groceries stolen? & 4 other reader reports

The anti-Santas are at it again. Five reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


Our home (4000 block 57th Ave SW) was burglarized mid-morning (Wednesday, 12/7). Fairly brazen entry. Police officers believe more than one entered through a secured back door by breaking a window with a thrown rock. This must have made a loud noise as the rock and glass shards traveled and spread some distance throughout the house. Every room was ransacked, so they were in the home for some time. Jewelry, laptops, printer and a slew of misc (and some very heavy) items taken. They left through the garage and grabbed power tools and a heavy tool box along the way.

The thieves then targeted an elderly neighbor’s home across the street. They threw bricks through a large den window to gain access, but the owner was home and able to verbally scare them off. This neighbor then heard a loud (bad muffler?) small car take off.

TAKEN IN CAR PROWL: Seen any of these items?

I am writing to report my SUV was broken into last night in Arbor Heights some time between 3am-9am. No windows were broken; somehow they popped my back hatch. They took a bag with an extra pair of clothes, makeup etc. The bag was a blue large xfinity bag; the contents were a pair of black yoga pants,a blue long-sleeve top, a military green jacket,a bunch of makeup and makeup brushes, toothbrush, deodorant & my son’s beanie. Not worth much but if anyone finds it I’d love to have it back. Please call or text me @ 206-735-1198.


At about 11a, residents of Genesee Hill recovered 3 bags of groceries dispersed along the edge of a park. This was an Amazon grocery delivery, and all the bags were ripped open, so it appears someone stole the bags from a doorstep expecting to find valuable holiday gifts, and then dumped everything onto the side of the road when they discovered it was all food.

Luckily the food was outside very briefly, because the bags were not even damp. All the food is in great condition and indoors now. The grocery order includes rice crackers. If someone believes this is their delivery, please call the SPD non emergency # to recover it. SPD has been notified. Otherwise we will donate it to the food bank on Sunday.

206-625-5011 is that number, by the way.


I live up by Riverview Park, Orchard Street just above 16th SW. Came home and found multiple boxes from Amazon and others ripped open and on my lawn… called police, who will pick up boxes, and called companies who deliver to report… looks like someone is stealing holiday packages off people’s porches.

ALSO STOLEN FROM PORCH: Package theft hit at Sheri‘s townhouse earlier this week, too, in the Morgan Junction area. It was supposed to arrive on a certain date but instead was left early, while she was out of town.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Anybody find their groceries stolen? & 4 other reader reports"

  • Donn December 11, 2016 (8:08 am)

    Add to that an attempted break-in Friday night on our house near 31st and Roxbury. They dropped the crowbar in the back yard when they were frightened away when we let the dogs out at 9pm

  • CrewJones December 14, 2016 (1:38 pm)

    These dirtbags need to be taught a lesson.

  • Concerned Person December 16, 2016 (4:07 pm)

    We had our vehicle broken into/lock cut off by vagrants and someone using cab to sleep in it at Public Storage at 9200 Olson Place SW off Myers Way not far from Roxbury. Theft of items. I have taken Pictures. If you have any vehicles there or storage units check them and if you see any strange activity at all or after hours please call the police 911.

  • Allana December 16, 2016 (8:38 pm)

    I had several packages stolen from my front porch today, and looks like a christmas card was opened and left in my mailbox. No other mail was there, so can’t tell if anything else was taken, but FYI.

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