WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car-prowl victim gets stuff back

E-mailed by George:

I just wanted to pass along that my car was prowled at the top of SW Myrtle St, somewhere between 1AM and 4AM and the only reason I found out so early was that the SPD officer called me at 4:45 to ask if I was missing an ID.

Sure enough, I just installed a Console Vault yesterday afternoon and had not put everything back in. It was all conviniently in a reusable TJs bag on my front seat. They took that along with some headrest DVD players and my skateboard and grease gun from the back of my truck. All of that is irrelevant since it was all recovered minus some extra keys for all the locks.

The SPD officer said they were pulled over for license plate expiration and given tickets for that but could not be detained. So they departed the scene and were not able to be found subsequently. It was not until he started to process the vehicle he was impounding that he discovered the items. It was 2 males in a green mid-’90s Jeep Grand Cherokee, with a University of Margaritaville sticker in the back windshield originally seen just before 4 AM at 15th and Barton Ave SW.

The report is 18-194460 for the traffic infraction and he said there will be another one once he is finished processing all of my belongings.

We asked George if there were any further details about the impound: “The reason for impound as reported by the SPD officer was that the license plate had tags that expired 2014 and anything over 45 days expired can be impounded.”

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car-prowl victim gets stuff back"

  • HP Neighbor May 30, 2018 (8:08 pm)

    I see that same green jeep with the sticker cruising right around thieving hours (8:30pm -12pm) in my neighborhood. 

  • Parrothead May 30, 2018 (9:09 pm)

    Jimmy Buffet would be bummed. So not cool. So not paradise. Glad you got most stuff back.

  • ugh May 30, 2018 (9:21 pm)

    I cannot wait for the developers to get started at 15th & Barton.  While the review process is dragged on an ungodly long time in an effort to deter all but the most persistent developers, the neighborhood is stuck with a nuisance property that is used over and over as a landing pad for any bad actors around.Just build some new houses already so people can move in and the thieves can move on.

    • So Done on 15th May 30, 2018 (10:44 pm)

      I can’t agree more there is another house on 15th that is vacant where as you say bad actors come and go as they please have seen police remove people from the house but it remains empty for more bad actors to come hang out and be thieves in the area. It looks like a nice house from the outside wonder why it is vacant.

  • Tristan Tannenberry June 2, 2018 (5:39 pm)

    Miscreant:KEVIN CHRISTOPHER KIELY, 31 years old, gave phone numbers as 206 724 2114 and 206 384 1838. Relayed to SPD that he was a landscaper that was employed by ERIC NYE the Tree Guy. He is 5’07” and 145 lbs., brown hair and eyes. The address he gave is his mother’s house in West Seattle and she had not seen him in sometime and knows that he is homeless and a drug addict. The the vehicle is a 1994 metallic green Jeep Grand Cherokee, WA license plate AEZ7248. The registered owner is  KRISTY A. JENSEN.  The girl that he was prowling cars with remained unidentified in the police report but was allowed to leave with a large backpack.

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