WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Auto-theft attempt; package-taker on video

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:


Our son’s car was broken into in the 6700 block of 14th SW. It was around 6 or 6:30 (am) and he was there while neighbors were out, leaving when one walked towards him. It was a tall Caucasian male in his 30s. He was in what my neighbor thought was a “recycle can blue” Camry wagon, but he didn’t confirm the make or plates. He broke into a 1995 Escort Wagon. It looks like he first tried to steal it, as the ignition was damaged and then started taking parts. Because he was taking parts, we think that the car he was driving might have been an Escort wagon, rather than a Camry.

If you have any information, this is SPD incident #2017-203437.

PACKAGE TAKEN ON CAMERA: The report and video are from Mike:

We had a package stolen from our porch (Tuesday) at around 12:30 pm. We’re in the Fauntleroy Park area (41st & Dawson), so be on the lookout! … I hope they enjoy the grass seed! ;)

This is SPD incident #2017-905037.

17 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Auto-theft attempt; package-taker on video"

  • Oakley34 June 8, 2017 (6:43 am)

    Now that is some classic cartoon thievery.  Dopily look around to see if you’re being watched? Check. Slip on the shades for extra sneakiness?  Yup.  Then quickly try to soft shoe across the porch with all the grace of an elephant whose feet have fallen asleep.  If only instead of grass seed it was fertilizer…

  • smittytheclown June 8, 2017 (7:43 am)

    Heavy set white woman driving a white SUV.  That narrows it down to about 2,000 people!  Someone must know her though – come on people!  

  • John June 8, 2017 (8:02 am)

    Someone most recognize this thief?!  What a way to make a living.  Stealing packages from someone’s porch.  She’ll get arrested and cry in court that she has to make money to feed her seven children….pathetic.

    This is why I love the movie “Escape form New York” with Kurt Russell.  We need exactly that.  It doesn’t matter what your crime is.  We throw you in a walled off environment and you’re on your own.  No assistance from the outside.  That thought would stop crime.   

  • My Precious June 8, 2017 (8:13 am)

    Not to take away any credit from the thief but, why do Amazon/UPS drivers so frequently leave packages in plane sight when it would take half a second to place them to the side or in the screen door?   

  • justme June 8, 2017 (8:45 am)

    My Precious; Exactly!! I even have a sign on my porch that says, “please place packages out of site” with an arrow pointing to the perfect place to drop them. Sometimes they put packages right in front of my screen door.

    Hope someone can identify this piece of s&it!!!

  • Double Dub Resident June 8, 2017 (8:57 am)

    I hope you’re being sarcastic justme 

  • Carole June 8, 2017 (9:11 am)

    Amazon has locked delivery boxes which are free to use.  I have used the one outside Safeway at Jefferson Square.  You direct delivery to one and you get an email on delivery with a 6 digit code to unlock your compartment.  Easy and secure.

  • miketown June 8, 2017 (10:41 am)

    Hey folks… that’s my doorstep with the sneaky thief.

    This package was *not* left by UPS, USPS, or FedEx; they do a great job of hiding their deliveries. This was an Amazon courier who [practically] just threw the box next to the door, snapped a photo, and went away.

    I reached out to amazon, and they “take full accountability” for their deliveries, and “would take my feedback”. :rolleyes:

    • PeanutGallery June 8, 2017 (5:51 pm)

      I’m having issues with the Amazon couriers as well–leaving things in obviously unsafe spots. 

      Try:  jeffb@amazon.com

      I received a personalized response (rather than the standard bullsh@t online responses).  Obviously NOT from Jeff B, but it did seem to come from a human that gave a flying fintwiddle.

      • Chuck June 8, 2017 (11:00 pm)

        “a flying fintwiddle.” Thank you for that :) 

  • Vanessa June 8, 2017 (1:34 pm)

    “enjoy the grass seed.” Ha ha ha ha, I’m sure that’s not the Maui Wowie kinda grass seed either.

  • Morgan June 8, 2017 (7:35 pm)

    What was the police incident this evening in Morgan junction ?

    • WSB June 8, 2017 (8:09 pm)

      Where and when, and what did you see? No one texted/called about anything, and I’m not seeing anything on Tweets by Beat (though that can lag a few hours) nor any SFD callouts that might have signaled something with injuries.

  • SpaceDust June 8, 2017 (7:36 pm)

    Amazon drivers are just like the new paper carriers, They are told to leave the package by the front door. 

    What do you expect, You wanted FREE delivery? 

    They have already calculated that a percentage of packages will be lost, stolen or damaged. Don’t expect anything more then Sorry, we will get you another one out tomorrow.

  • SpaceDust June 8, 2017 (8:28 pm)

    The more I think about this..,

    Only UPS and FedEx knock on the door. The rest just leave the package by the door.

    Stealing packages can get you 5 years in the gray bar motel. 

    • Double Dub Resident June 9, 2017 (4:51 am)

      Stealing packages gets you a slap on the wrist and a stem talking to

  • burnttoast June 9, 2017 (11:29 am)

    Putting a sign on the door and an arrow pointing where to place package is no help…thieves will just follow the arrow.

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