WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run help needed; two found bicycles

Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

HIT-RUN: The photo is from Poy, who says his car – the white one – is undrivable after being hit by somebody in the red one on Harbor Avenue near the 7-11 on Monday. The photo is from his neighbor, who says the two men were seen walking away after the crash. Poy doesn’t know how the other car left the scene – driven away, towed, or … – but if you have any information, here’s the incident #:18-162204.

Now, news of two abandoned (therefore most likely stolen/dumped) bicycles:

FOUND TODAY: The photo and report are from Tom: “I found a bike on my commute home. It was found at the West side of the Low Bridge in West Seattle around 330-345. Police have been called. The bike is currently being watched at Ounces on Delridge. It is a silver Windsor Wellington 4.0.”

FOUND MONDAY: From L: “A BMX-style bike was found over the embankment near Chief Sealth High School. I guess a decent description or the serial number from someone losing a bike would suffice its return. Please call Liz at 206.604.5618. If no one claims it, then it’ll be donated to a good cause.”

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run help needed; two found bicycles"

  • NorthAdmiral May 8, 2018 (10:01 pm)

    I saw the white car wrecked and figured whomever hit it had been at the 7-11 and hit it while pulling out.

    Poy, ask the 7-11 for security footage on the day of the incident. They have plenty of cameras. The party who did this likely was in their store. After the accident the probably hid out in sight of their car then either retrieved it, or left if police arrived. 

    • Poy May 13, 2018 (10:35 am)

      Hi, Thank you for the very helpful information. I’m the owner of the white car.

      I have asked the cashiers in 7-11 twice and they insisted that they have not seen anything. they don’t have a camera pointing to the street. they tried to avoid making eye contacts and talking to me. I’m pretty sure they know something because my neighbor saw that red car at 7-11 several times.

      So far the police can’t find the driver and his passenger. :(

  • Steve fischer May 8, 2018 (10:23 pm)

    I drove by about 2:15 maybe and Seattle police were towing the red car.  No one else was around except 3 or 4 police cars and the tow truck.

  • Jenny May 9, 2018 (10:02 am)

    I’m so sorry to everyone that knew the victim. I happened to be admitted to Harborview ER last night after being hit by a car (I’m ok) and saw a big congregation of what must have been family and friends outside the hospital room of the victim. So much tears and sadness and grief, people struggling.  I’ve been thinking of it ever since. I’m so sorry. 

  • Cdriver May 9, 2018 (10:40 am)

    When I drove by the red car was gone and a tow truck was hooking up to the white car. SPD was still on scene

  • andy May 10, 2018 (8:13 am)

    Is hit and run, all of a sudden, no longer against the law? It’s starting to seem like the new normal. 

    There needs to be legislation in Olympia to increase the penalty for the crime of hit and run.

    • Poy May 13, 2018 (10:39 am)

      Andy, 

      I talked to the police and the investigators department. They both said If no one got hurt from the hit and run, there wont be future investigation. :/ 

      I just lost my 4 months old car and I don’t have any right to know who did that? It’s really sad.

  • Poy May 13, 2018 (11:03 am)

    Thank you everyone. there were several people stop by that evening (5/7) asking me if I was alright when they saw me and my white car. 

    I was lucky that I wasn’t in the car. BUT my car is declared as totaled which is heartbreaking since I just got the car for 4 months. it was a very unfortunate situation. I left work early that day because I was not feeling so well and I couldn’t park in my apartment’s front parking lot right next to the 7-11 because they were painting the new lines. My neighbors said the incident happened at 1.24pm.  they heard a loud noise and they saw my car got hit. the driver of the red car just WALKED out toward east direction. I didn’t know anything till I woke up at 4.30 

    I just hope those guys in the red car be more responsible.  Ain’t I deserve an apologize?!?

    Another sad thing is my wedding reception is coming up next month and now I have to pause the plan for a week or so to deal with my car situation plus I will have to use some of the wedding money to buy a new car 😭😭😭😭😭

    If you happen to know those guy or the owner of the red car, tell them they just ruined all of my plan and left me miserable. ☹

    Poy G. 

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