WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car ‘completely cleaned out’; bicycle found

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch so far today, and a reminder:

CAR BREAK-IN: From Steve:

We had our car prowled overnight, sometime between 11 pm and 9 am. We are on 37th Ave SW between Lander and Stevens [map]. Registration and Title, Insurance, car chargers, special parking permit and shopping bags were taken. The car was completely cleaned out. The registration (etc.) was in a bright-orange vinyl folder.

The tracking number for the incident is T18000652.

(ADDED 1:12 PM) After reading this, Todd e-mailed to say his car window was broken by someone last night just a block west, on 38th SW.

BICYCLE FOUND: A texter found a bicycle at 12th SW and SW Myrtle [map] – near Riverview Playfield – and turned it over to a Parks and Recreation crew that was nearby. The finder didn’t take a photo but described it as a black or gray Trek “commuter bike” that had been purchased at Gregg’s. (The general Parks number is 206-684-4075.)

REMINDER – WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL TOMORROW: 7 pm Tuesday (January 16th) at the Southwest Precinct, it’s the next meeting of the WS Crime Prevention Council, with your chance to bring neighborhood crime/safety concerns to local police. A drug-trend guest is booked this month too.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car 'completely cleaned out'; bicycle found"

  • Chris January 15, 2018 (11:39 am)

    Reminder to check license plates that they have not been changed.   Also put a fraud alert with the credit bureaus just in case.    

  • Swede. January 15, 2018 (12:23 pm)

    Title!? In the car!? Hope that was a typo…

    • WestSeattleCoug January 16, 2018 (5:35 am)

      Ooops… thanks for mentioning that.  Just the registration. I found out through the grapevine that two cars up on 38th were broken into that night as well – smashing windows to get in. Hopefully lots of police reports filed to at least see a presence in the neighborhood. 

  • Lumpy January 15, 2018 (12:25 pm)

    There was also a running stroller with a jacket on it abandoned in the street at Belvedere and Lander.  I assumed it was take overnight and later left in the street.  May be related to the car being cleaned out.

  • SaraB January 15, 2018 (1:47 pm)

    This morning, I found my car was rifled through and a few small items were taken, cell phone charger, etc.  I unintentionally left it unlocked, and judging by the smell, a homeless person spent the night in my car.  It was parked on California, a few blocks south of Thriftway.  The only thing I really will miss is my half-completed pussy hat for next Sunday’s Women’s March II.  If someone finds a half-knitted pink hat, I’d love to get it back!

  • NW January 15, 2018 (6:01 pm)

    I keep no personal info in my truck and what else inside is of no value or easily replaceable also leave doors unlocked almost always it’s an early 90s truck, my registration in my wallet along with insurance info. 

  • ProudPapa January 16, 2018 (4:17 pm)

    If you think the Trek may be your bike, call 206-684-7457 to reach the SW Maintenance office.
    I called the number above and had to be routed around until reaching the right person. I was hoping it was our bike stolen recently. Nope.

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