CRIME/POLICE NOTES: From the beach and beyond, including dumped/found purse, bicycles

Tonight’s roundup:

MOBILE PRECINCT STILL AT ALKI: We’ve been checking every day/night; this evening’s photo is from 57th/Alki around 8:20 pm, just before sunset. Very busy at the beach. We also saw bicycle officers. No major trouble reported so far but shortly after we checked out the Alki area, this happened to the south:

BEACH DRIVE CRASH: Mark sent the photo from a crash response at Beach Drive/Atlas within the past hour. It cleared fairly quickly – before we even were able to turn around (having just left the area) to go check it out. No injuries reported.

CAR PROWLER ON VIDEO: Brian shared this security video recorded early Friday just north of Lincoln Park:

He was awakened at 4:40 am “to the sound of my car alarm going off. Went through security footage and discovered this brazen individual swooping into our neighborhood and attempting to break into my truck. Luckily the alarm did its job and the guy sped off empty handed. Keep an eye out for a light-colored SUV with a roof rack/basket.”

ANYONE MISSING THIS PURSE? The photo is from Bri’Anna:

She says it was dumped in the 4100 block of Delridge Way SW: “They took everything but the earphones and keys. Keys are pretty important and at times hard to replace, so I thought I’d share.” She turned it in at the Southwest Precinct, so contact police if it’s yours.

Also ditched, likely stolen – these two bicycles:

RED BICYCLE: Andrea sent the photo above: “As I was driving through my family’s neighborhood this afternoon, I spotted this red Nishiki bicycle. Not sure if anyone had reported one stolen in West Seattle around Fairmount Park. Found at SW Brandon St and 40th Ave SW. I have brought it to my yard for now …” Yours? We’ll put you in touch.

And this one:

PURPLE BICYCLE: From Cass: “I noticed this bike on Roxbury near the corner of 30th SW a couple days ago. It’s still there, so I’m assuming the owner doesn’t know and hope you can get the word out.”

5 Replies to "CRIME/POLICE NOTES: From the beach and beyond, including dumped/found purse, bicycles"

  • Kimberly Valadez May 27, 2017 (11:59 pm)

    7 shots fired on Alki Beach about 30 minutes ago. Beach cleared out by police, sending people away. 

    • WSB May 28, 2017 (12:05 am)

      We heard scanner traffic about a report of a guy with a gun – in his waistband. Did not hear a gunfire report. Scanner’s been busy with police dealing with a double shooting on the east side of downtown.

    • Katie May 28, 2017 (7:49 am)

      Its getting bad again. I grew up on Alki and it was never like this. 

  • Katie May 28, 2017 (7:59 am)

    Re Beach Drive Crash: the car that was pictured was the one that caused the accident. The driver hit two parked cars because he was speeding around the corner. One of them was my mother’s car. The driver hit one car, spun around and hit the other car before stopping. My mothers car was hit so hard that it was pushed a few feet. Driver was possibly racing with another car. Witness said that driver had to be doing at least 40-45mph. There are many walkers, joggers, and bicyclist are in the area too and it could have been a lot worse. PEOPLE NEED TO SLOW DOWN!!!!

  • Archie May 28, 2017 (8:56 am)

    Here’s an idea: make Alki a chaperone-only closed area during the summer weekends.

     Anyone under 35 must be accompanied by an adult.


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