WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Element; car break-in during school concert

Two reader reports received this past hour, both of which include items big and small you might be able to help find:

STOLEN ELEMENT: The photo and report are from Kanti:

Stolen 2004 Black Honda Element WA AWN9996 from our home at 30th and Henderson. Vehicle has rocket box that carried supplies to Standing Rock, homemade Bernie 2016 sticker for WA delegate to the DNC in Philly and many many other heroic events. May we find her soon and continue our journey in sacred activism.

SPD incident number: 17-458428.

(DECEMBER 17 UPDATE: The Element’s been found, with one arrest. Waiting to hear where.)


Tonight while we were attending our son’s 6th grade band concert at the Chief Sealth auditorium, someone broke the back window of our car and stole several items inside. Most notable are a blue & white striped 150 ft arborist rope in a blue canvas bag, a battery-powered lantern, and two brand new pairs of Nike cleats we purchased today to give our son for Christmas. I’m hoping maybe these things will be discarded by the thieves and end up somewhere else in West Seattle – especially the cleats. They are size 5 and 5.5, one indoor pair (black/white) and one outdoor (gray/pink). This happened between 6 8:30 pm on the side of the school and we have reported it to Seattle Police. If anyone finds the items, I’d be happy to come pick them up!

We’ll add the incident # when we get it.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Element; car break-in during school concert"

  • mona December 14, 2017 (8:59 am)

    I’m sorry that happened to you Jennifer. My son’s also in beginning band and I can’t imagine how disappointing it was to see that after such a great event. 

    • Jennifer December 14, 2017 (4:28 pm)

      Thanks, Mona – it was definitely a bummer on such a fun and special night.  The kids really were great, though!  It’s amazing how far they’ve come in such a short time. 

  • Al December 14, 2017 (10:01 am)

    There’s a bag looking like that near the bus stop on morgan/  near thirfty way

    • Jennifer December 14, 2017 (4:25 pm)

      Thanks, Al – we’ll check it out!

  • J December 14, 2017 (11:25 am)

    My car window was smashed this week on 25th ave SW near Chief Sealth. The whole area surrounding the high school is seeing break-ins daily. It’s really frustrating and even the police I spoke to had no hope that anything would change in regard to the frequency of property theft and car prowling in the area.

    • Jennifer December 14, 2017 (4:29 pm)

      So frustrating.  Sorry this happened to you too, J.  

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