WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More tire slashings; propane-tank theft; bicycle found

Three reader reports:

MORE TIRE SLASHINGS: A caller this morning reported that at least half a dozen cars had tires slashed overnight in the 4900 block of SW Dawson, southwest of The Junction. (We had one report earlier this week from Admiral.)

PROPANE TANK STOLEN: The video and report are from Julia:

Woke up (Friday) morning to our security camera showing us that someone stole the propane tank out of our BBQ this morning around 2 am. He entered through our front yard and exited out our backyard into the alley on foot. Doesn’t appear he tried to break in. We live on 63rd, between Admiral and Alki Ave.

FOUND BICYCLE: The photo and report are from Steve:

We found this bike thrown in the bushes near 14th SW and SW Trenton Friday.

It is a black Specialized Cirrus Comp. I have the serial number if anyone wants to claim it, we’d need to confirm the number or description with them.

Yours? Let us know. Meantime, Steve’s also trying to turn the bicycle over to police so they can check if there’s already a theft report on record.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More tire slashings; propane-tank theft; bicycle found"

  • Sunshine November 25, 2017 (12:11 pm)

    Any idea around when the tires were slashed?  Also, I have an extra empty propane tank if that person wants it. 

  • flimflam November 25, 2017 (1:04 pm)

    hmmm. a propane tank? now who would ever steal a propane tank?

  • David November 25, 2017 (9:00 pm)

    We also noticed a tank was missing/stolen on Friday. (62nd SW & Stevens). You can’t sell them, can you? 

  • Martin November 25, 2017 (9:13 pm)

    Propane guy looks similar to this burgler – a limp and a hat & hood


  • Cage November 25, 2017 (10:22 pm)

    Possible use for RV’s on Harbor Dr?

    • WSB November 25, 2017 (10:26 pm)

      I didn’t add the backyard video (the guy wasn’t any more clearly visible) but he got away on foot and was last seen heading down an alley. Unless he had a car nearby, that would be a long way to carry that tank – from the west end of the Alki business district, 2 1/2 miles.

  • Cage November 25, 2017 (10:36 pm)

    Just saying propane highly used with RV or portable heating devices.  Why else steal it?  

  • Nick November 26, 2017 (12:51 am)

    I also had one of my propane tanks stolen sometime in the early morning hours of November 5th.  Of course, my cameras weren’t rolling when the theft took place, but I am also on 63rd Ave SW between Admiral and Alki.

  • Mark November 27, 2017 (12:59 pm)

    Very annoying this on going theft problem! 

    The tire slasher(s) hopefully will be caught and forced to pay restitution for replacement tired and the time cost of the affected vehicle owners.

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