WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue-green Civic; stolen Cannondale bike; stolen percussion instruments

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


My son’s car was stolen on 24th & Holden sometime between 10 pm yesterday and 2 pm today (Thursday 5/10). Blue/green color, 4-door 2000 Honda Civic. License plate AVS9683. Cracked windshield and dented rear bumper. It’s been reported to police and he hopes to recover it, as sentimental-value items were in the trunk. If spotted, please call 911.

SPD incident # 2018-167234.


Yet again another Cannondale bike was stolen from behind my apartment building. This is the 3rd one ! The U Lock was cut off. I’m getting tired of these thieves in our neighborhood. This is my only means of transportation. We are not allowed to bring our bikes into the building, so I invested in a U-Lock and it didn’t stop the thief or thieves from stealing it. It is a black Cannondale, with the writing Beast from the East on the frame. Please call Dawn @ 206-422-3785. Thank you.


My car was broken into (Tuesday) night in the 1600 block of California Ave SW. Window smashed and black suitcase full of percussion instruments (bells, guiro, claves, drumsticks) stolen. There’s a slight chance that the thief dumped it somewhere once he or she realized that there was nothing of value, and I’d love to have it back. I have reported this information to the police.

P.S. Your next chance to check in with local police is next Tuesday, May 15th, 7 pm, when the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meets at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster). Special guest will be talking about transportation safety – SDOT’s Jim Curtin.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue-green Civic; stolen Cannondale bike; stolen percussion instruments"

  • jvp May 11, 2018 (8:19 am)

    Everyone needs to know that any nice bike stored outside will be stolen. Not might, will.  Anywhere, not just West Seattle.  A good U-Lock can slow a thief down by maybe 45 seconds. They use cordless angle grinders that can cut through literally any lock. This is well known by long-time cyclists, but is a painful lesson to learn.

    Caged storage areas inside parking garages aren’t much better. Buy a cheap, ugly bike, and plan on replacing it.  If you know what you’re doing, it can be a great bike for getting around town.

    Harsh reality, but it’s the way it is.

  • Just cause May 13, 2018 (4:44 am)

    There has been a blu-grn civic in Safeways parking lot for two days now

    • WSB May 13, 2018 (8:59 am)

      Which Safeway?

  • me May 13, 2018 (10:54 am)

    Is there a way to put a tracker hidden within the bicycle, a GPS or something? You know the same type of little thing that they put in dogs so that you can find them when they’re lost…

    • Wsunderground May 21, 2018 (6:12 pm)

      Yes u can by a gps tracker u might find one small enough to zip tie under the seat to conceal it but likely will be found and ditched there just isnt anywhere on a bime to hide it what i recomened get a real hardened steal lock with a motorcycle cable aka karley lock they make them so u cant just cut or grind the hardened steal i have the harley cable and a hardened steal padlock on my shed i couldnt cind the key and even with three goor bolt cutters i couldent even dent it. The locks made by master lock can be found at home depoy as gar as tge cable harley lock renton harley davidson has them as well as any motorsports dealer like henshaws dont bye grom ebay if u want the real deal

  • Amy May 13, 2018 (12:27 pm)

    Thanks for the tip. We just checked out all three Safeways (Roxbury, Jefferson Square, Admiral) but the car wasn’t to be found. 

  • Sillygoose May 13, 2018 (5:29 pm)

    There is s green 4 door been parked on 48th Ave SW /SW Holly towards lowman Beach.

  • Amy May 14, 2018 (1:32 pm)

    Thanks so much Goose – drove by but alas, still not it. We really appreciate the help and tips though!!

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