WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglar(s) take bicycle and more; illegal dumping on video

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

BURGLARS TAKE BIKE AND MORE: Rebecca reports her home in the 8800 block of Delridge Way SW [map] was burglarized late last night, with the burglar(s) stealing a bicycle, video-game consoles, and laptops. Since abandoned/likely stolen bicycles turn up often, we asked her to describe the one the burglar(s) took: A black women’s Sportster Comfort 10, serial number starting with 513. If you have any information or might have found any of the stolen items, the police report number is 2017-238353.

ILLEGAL DUMPING: A commercial dumpster temporarily in place for a roofing job on SW Thistle proved attractive to someone looking for a place to unload a couch, JW reports. His cameras caught it around 12:30 am today:

That clip shows the truck pulling up with the couch – this one shows what followed. He’s reported it. (SMC 21.36.440, in case you were wondering.)

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglar(s) take bicycle and more; illegal dumping on video"

  • flimflam July 2, 2017 (4:16 pm)

     huh. at least this person used a dumpster rather than trash the streets  and greenbelts.

    • Marianne July 3, 2017 (7:03 pm)

      flimflam- agreed!

  • chemist July 2, 2017 (5:45 pm)

    That’s the code that also makes it illegal to deposit dog poo bags in someone else’s trash can, but it’s specifically about unauthorized use of “waste container on private property or on a sidewalk or a planting strip abutting private property.”

    Totally splitting hairs, does that statute apply if its a dumpster at the side of a street/in the public right of way ?

  • anonyme July 2, 2017 (5:50 pm)

    I think I recognize the couch dumpers as new renters nearby.  They were using a truck exactly like that one to move yesterday.   Who do I contact?

    • flimflam July 2, 2017 (8:44 pm)

      not exactly sure, but possibly the same number to report the trashed “camps” and garbage blocking the bike paths? find it fix it?

    • Sadtaco July 3, 2017 (12:08 am)

       No one, most of the time stuff like that ends up on a street corner for a month, at least they didn’t litter

  • fiz July 2, 2017 (7:40 pm)

    Ugly sofa!

  • Dave July 3, 2017 (7:45 am)

    At least they used the dumpster they could have dumped it in the street

  • Riomama July 3, 2017 (1:52 pm)

    We had our car gone through last night. Nothing major taken – some CDs and sunglasses – still feels like a violation. 

    • WSB July 3, 2017 (3:12 pm)

      Sorry to hear it. It IS a violation, even if nothing was taken. Please report to police so at the very least they can continue tracking where this happens (we had both cars prowled one night, nothing to take but a charger cord, filed reports anyway so the stats are accurate):


  • Rebecca July 14, 2017 (8:03 am)

    Thank you for posting this, I actually found my bike on offer up and the police were able to make an arrest. Unfortunately the police don’t believe the person selling the bike was the one that broke into our apartment and they couldn’t recover anything else; however one less a**hole on the streets. 

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