WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Bowling ball stolen; car vandalized; robbery followup

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

STOLEN BOWLING BALL: At right is Diana‘s son with his prized Denver Broncos bowling ball.

She left it in the car and it was stolen along with her Seahawks jacket.

“Santa” brought the ball, which will cost $250 to replace.

“I am hoping that it turns up somewhere, so PLEASE if anyone sees for sale on the internet, pawn shop, or anywhere else, PLEASE let me know.”

We don’t have the location of the car prowl or the police-report number yet; for starters, let us know if you’ve seen it and we’ll connect you with Diana.

CAR VANDALIZED: The photo and report are from Rose:

Westwood Village neighborhood. My car was vandalized yesterday. I have video which I will send later, have to wait for it to download. Wondering if this happened to anyone else in the area yesterday? Seems our car was picked for no reason, although it has Mississippi plates.

We have cropped the photo so as not to show the entirety of what was painted – it does not appear to be a tag or signature.

ROBBERY/ASSAULT FOLLOWUP: Saturday night, we mentioned police were investigating an incident at the Delridge/Orchard Shell mini-mart, which left an employee there injured after an apparent robbery. Today we requested the report narrative. The victim said it started around 11 pm, when what he described as “at least 30” people came into the store, grabbing food and drink items and knocking over stands containing some of those items. One person yelled something at the employee (it’s redacted – blacked out – in the narrative we received) and then threw a bottle that hit the victim in the face. Everyone subsequently ran out of the store, stealing the items they had grabbed. (If a shoplifting incident turns violent, it officially gets classified as a robbery.)

P.S. As we mentioned earlier, your next chance to bring neighborhood crime/safety concerns to local police, and hear their updates, is tomorrow (Tuesday) night, 6:30 pm, when the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meets at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster) – all welcome.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Bowling ball stolen; car vandalized; robbery followup"

  • NorDel June 25, 2018 (10:20 pm)

    My neighbor had his van spray painted green last Friday as well. He managed to remove it, but I haven’t seen him to ask how.  We are near the Delridge Community Center.  

  • Alki resident June 25, 2018 (10:37 pm)

    Power in groups. I hope each and every one of those punk kids get a taste of karma this summer. I’m sorry to the injured clerk, just unbelievable and unprovoked.

  • clinker June 26, 2018 (7:45 am)

    @Rose, we used acetone to clean spray paint from our car when the same thing happened to us. It didn’t damage the original paint at all. Good luck!

  • Drew June 26, 2018 (11:13 am)

    Last week, maybe Thursday night a maroon/red Pontiac small suv/wagon stopped in front of our house on the 4000 block of Delridge. Got out and opened the back seat door but did not appear to do anything but shake like something out of a zombie movie, looking very paranoid any time a car drive by. Was about 3:30am. Eventually drove off. All black clothing, don’t remember if face was covered or not.

  • Bill Phillips June 26, 2018 (2:20 pm)

    Rose – Yes it does look like they did target other vehicles. A neighbor of mine also had her car spray painted in the early morning hours of the 24th. The same color of spray paint as was used on your car. We are block or so away from Chief Sealth. Unfortunately the vehicle was parked away from both our homes and out of range of our security cameras. Bill

  • Alex June 27, 2018 (8:27 pm)

    Right down 24th there’s a few manhole covers painted with what looks like the same color green paint, I feel some kid found a can and just doesnt know right from wrong yet. I’ll go ahead and try using some acetone to remove, thanks for your reply!!

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