WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen CR-V; bicycle theft on video; frames found; more…

The newest reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN CAR: Deborah hopes you can be on the lookout:

Our 1998 black Honda CRV was stolen last night in front of our home on 48th Ave. SW just off Admiral Way. License AMS 2778 . This has been reported to police but if anyone sees it, please call us … Thank you.

(8/25 UPDATE: The car’s been found; phone number has been removed.)

THEFT OR COLLISION? Libby wondered if a damaged car that appeared Tuesday between 37th and 38th on Juneau was stolen and dumped. (We note that it also could have been damaged in a crash.) She says it’s “an older model – mid to late ’90s – Honda Accord station wagon … dark gray or black with a at least 2 flat tires and front passenger damage around the wheel well. WA License # AYS9288.” She’s reported it to police.


Nels elaborates: “Schwinn, dark green and gold two tone. Tattered seat. Taken (Tuesday) on Thistle in the mid 20’s blocks. This bike also has a bright blue rear brake cable. (The person shown in the video) is wearing a Harley X tee-shirt over white logo on front. Hair cut short on sides over ears; longer on top.” We don’t have the police report # yet but you can reach Nels at 206-643-5040.

Meantime, what might be parts of stolen bicycles have turned up:

BIKE FRAMES DUMPED: Al sent this photo:

He says this stack of bicycle frames turned up a few days ago on the Spokane Street pedestrian bridge “east of Harbor Avenue.” Elsebeth also sent us a note today that we believe refers to the same pile.

Next item was found at Hiawatha, so it might really just have been lost rather than stolen, but in case you haven’t seen it in the WSB Forums‘ Non-Pets Lost and Found section:

FOUND – KIDS’ BACKPACK: The listing is here.

And finally:

HIT BY PACKAGE THIEVES? A recent victim whose case was featured here says she got some revenge and suggests others might try the same thing:

Recently, I had a box of diapers stolen from my front door during the night. I thought through all the options of what to do. The blog was kind enough to post my loss. It’s then that I saw how many other people this happens to on a weekly basis and that really made me mad. It seemed like no matter if you have a camera, description, license plate, it’s useless. So, I decided to send the thieves a message. When I received my replacement box, I took out the contents and then filled the box with trash and resealed it and left it on my doorstep. Two nights later, it had been stolen. This time, I was happy about it. If we all send a similar message, perhaps we will as a community be left alone. It’s worth a shot.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen CR-V; bicycle theft on video; frames found; more..."

  • Robert M Neel August 23, 2017 (2:23 pm)

    Anybody know what’s going on around 34th & Webster-Othello?  Helicopters circling continuously…

    • WSB August 23, 2017 (2:29 pm)

      They were looking for a particular vehicle. We are still trying to reach police on the ground to find out why. Now en route to the precinct in hopes someone there can tell us.

  • Alki Resident August 23, 2017 (4:06 pm)

    Saw that man with the stolen bike yesterday evening. Already called Nels. Good luck Nels.

  • Mark August 23, 2017 (6:28 pm)

    It is so disheartening to see another bike being stolen.  Its time to make bike theft an enforcement priority and make bike theft not pay

  • M August 23, 2017 (9:50 pm)

    What is it that they do with these stolen bikes? How are they converting the bike chop shops into their drug money? 

    • WSB August 23, 2017 (10:25 pm)

      More bicycles are found intact than not, at least in what’s been surfaced to us over the years, and police say they are often used to get from crime point A to crime point B. As with some stolen cars.

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