WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 reader reports, plus 28 feet of happy ending!

West Seattle Crime Watch starts with three reader reports:

CAR BREAK-IN: From Kala in South Delridge:

Last night my car was broken into sometime after 8pm. I live in a townhome off of 17th and Barton. My Jeep was parked in the designated parking spot for my place..when I came out this morning all my stuff from the center console and glove department were all over the ground..after checking doors I realized that the back hatch was open so guessing they crawled through. Nothing of value was taken other than a wallet that contained only an Id.

We’ve previously had someone cut the lock to our back gate and also have seen lots of people lurking around the area. It’s very unsettling. Just wanted to report so everyone stays safe!

HIT-RUN, THREAT: From Brittany:

(Friday) night a car intentionally rammed into my boyfriend’s car on Avalon Way. He followed the vehicle onto a side street to obtain a license plate and insurance info, at which point the driver of the vehicle exited his car. He leaned in through my boyfriend’s open window and attempted to put his hands on him while threatening to shoot him and beat him up. He then drove away. My boyfriend got a photo of the car, including the license plate, and filed a police report, which hasn’t turned up the guy.

I’m hoping someone will recognize the car and be able to identify the driver so he can be held accountable for his dangerous actions.

Police have the full plate; since this isn’t a photo showing a crime in progress, we’re just showing the first three digits, but if you know who it is, that would likely be enough. We will add the SPD incident # when we get it. (Added: It’s 17-390469.)

HIT-RUN ON THE BRIDGE: From Anne, who says this happened on the westbound bridge, middle lane before the rise:

My red Prius was rear-ended on the West Seattle Bridge Wednesday 10/18/17 between 6:15 and 6:30 pm. It was a white four-door older vehicle that hit me and then drove away before the police arrived. There were at least two males in the car. When the white car collided into me I was pushed into the car in front of me, which was a Subaru SUV. Please contact me or the police if you saw the white car drive away, have any more details or observations , or see a white car with new front-end damage in your neighborhood. It may have red paint on the bumper.

AIRSTREAM STOLEN, THEN FOUND: If you don’t read comments, you missed all this! But it’s too good not to mention in a followup note. Back on Thursday, Esther sent word that her 28-foot classic Airstream trailer had been stolen in the Alki area. In a comment on that report, Michael posted this photo he had taken of an Airstream being towed later that morning, elsewhere in West Seattle:

Esther should have been notified about the trailer’s discovery and tow, but the thief/thieves had switched the plates, among other things. Friday, with the help of Michael’s photo and some other reader suggestions, she got it back! Thanks again to everyone who has helped reunite readers with cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and trailers via WSB Crime Watch over the years … we hope you never have a crime to report, but if you do, please let us know – so much does NOT go out over the scanner, so without e-mail and/or other tips, we won’t be able to report it – editor@westseattleblog.com, or, if it’s happening now, text/call 206-293-6302.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 reader reports, plus 28 feet of happy ending!"

  • Alki resident October 22, 2017 (1:09 pm)

    Brittany- Please decribe the driver, we recently had a very similar situation. Also, what is hanging in the rear view mirror? This is really important. Thank you

    • Brittany October 22, 2017 (5:14 pm)

      A white male in his 30’s, with light brown buzz cut, pretty average weight and height. He had a dog and a female in his car. My boyfriend didn’t see anything in the rear view window.

      • Alki Resident October 22, 2017 (6:59 pm)

        Thank you, I matched my case number with yours. It appears we have two crazies on Avalon doing very similar things.

  • LatteRose October 22, 2017 (2:09 pm)

    Happy to hear about the Airstream – way to go, Michael & others!

  • HelperMonkey October 23, 2017 (9:07 am)

    @Anne – funny, our work vehicle was hit and ran by a young man in a white, 4-door Ford Taurus last week. He lives in the neighborhood. I’ll check for front end/red paint damage to go along with the damage his car suffered when he hit our vehicle. Morgan Junction area. I have the plate number if it turns out to be the same jerk! 

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