WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More package-theft alerts, plus a prowler

The newest reader reports we’ve received:

PACKAGES TAKEN – WATCH FOR POSSIBLY DITCHED DISHES: Anne works at home so has not had a problem before, but while out for about an hour and a half last week, had two packages apparently delivered and taken: “I know it’s a long shot, these thieves took two boxes of pieces of my mom’s 1950s everyday dish set — something very sentimentally valuable to me but not anything I think random thieves can hawk or sell. So just in case someone happens to find the contents, [at right] is a picture of the pattern. One box had several of these plates, and one had some tea cups and saucers, which just have the little flourish decoration. If you happen to find these, and I know it’s unlikely, could you please drop me a note at AHin206work – at – gmail.com. Thanks, neighbors, I know we have to work together.” (Anne also wanted you to know, she has since discovered that Alki Mail and Dispatch will accept your package for $4.)

PACKAGE THIEF: The video and report are from Derek in South Delridge:

I wanted to report a package theft to remind neighbors to be alert this time of year. I’m at 18th and Henderson. Amazon delivered a package around 8:30 (Friday) night and at 12:48 AM my camera recorded the theft. Like an idiot I didn’t use the Amazon Locker at 7-11 or Safeway, so I should have seen this coming!

CAR PROWLER: The video and report are from Charlie:

We live above Luna Park across from the housing development. A few months ago my wife’s car was vandalized in our carport, so we installed a video floodlight. At 1am a prowler casually walked up to our cars, checked if they were locked, then moved along, presumably to our neighbors. If anyone in our neighborhood had any theft last night this person may be responsible.

‘ANYONE MISSING THIS CAR?’ So asked the person who texted this photo:

The texter says it’s on SW Barton near 20th SW. We asked if they had called the police. No reply yet.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: More package-theft alerts, plus a prowler"

  • Jissy December 4, 2017 (4:10 pm)

    Holy Stripped down cars, Batman!

    • Swede. December 4, 2017 (5:15 pm)

      Haha! I thought that too.

      Obviously it’s a great neighborhood since nobody reported it even though it’s right in the open on a street. 

      • WSB December 4, 2017 (5:49 pm)

        We don’t know that “nobody reported it.” I only mentioned that – as we often do when people e-mail or text us – I said I hope they’d reported it already, and hadn’t received a reply. I happened to be in the middle of Crime Watch right then so I included it anyway.

  • nachobeaver December 4, 2017 (6:01 pm)

    police were there at about 10am this morning and the car is still sitting in the road as we speak!!

    • WSB December 4, 2017 (6:09 pm)

      Any tags or notes on it? If it were stolen, for example, either they’d call for an impound or – IF it were driveable (which doesn’t look to be the case) – the owner would be accountable to come get it. If still there tomorrow we’ll investigate further.

  • Chris December 4, 2017 (6:38 pm)

    Is it normal for Amazon to deliver in the middle of the night?   We thought, or at least at one time there was, a cutoff time for deliveries?


  • waikikigirl December 4, 2017 (6:54 pm)

    @Chris, tis the season…and for a matter of fact any time now a days the delivery people will be out late making deliveries.

    OH…is that a UPS truck going up the street as we speak??? Why yes it is. 

  • ScubaFrog December 4, 2017 (10:42 pm)

    The last time I saw a car stripped down like that was in Compton CA.  And one close to that back in 1994, in Seattle.  My goodness we’ve taken a leap backwards in West Seattle, haven’t we.

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