West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowl; plus, ‘likely stolen and dumped’ sighting

Two quick West Seattle Crime Watch notes so far this morning:

CAR PROWL: From Marvin, “Car was broken into in the 3500 Fauntleroy Way area. Lock your car doors; be aware that while you are sleeping, there are people looking to steal from you.”


The passerby didn’t have time to stop to look inside but guessed that it’s a violin case, seen in The Triangle/East Junction. Possibly yours? Let us know.

THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Haven’t heard from anyone yet – except for an update from the finder, who went back later in the day and took the case – and the instrument inside – for safekeeping.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car prowl; plus, 'likely stolen and dumped' sighting"

  • Trileigh September 20, 2018 (12:12 pm)

    I hope the person who found the violin case brought it inside; with or without a violin in it, it shouldn’t get rained on. So sad that this happened.

    • WSB September 20, 2018 (12:20 pm)

      They weren’t able to, which is why I’m not mentioning the exact location (which is not on a busy street) but will connect someone who contacts us with word that it might be theirs … TR

  • Toni Reineke September 20, 2018 (2:27 pm)

    Whoever picks it up should open the case. Then, even if there aren’t identifiers in the materials inside (e.g., music), there might be markings on or inside the instrument itself (e.g., serial number)  that can help. Being a retired Seattle Schools music teacher, I wonder whether it might be an instrument owned by SPS but checked out to a student.  Sometimes these are marked with the school name. Once that is known, the music teacher should be able to identify the student. Hope this helps!  P.S. Hi, Trileigh! Good thinking! 

    • WSB September 20, 2018 (10:18 pm)

      The finder went back for it when they could and has it now. And yes, it does have an instrument inside. (Violin or viola) I’ll add the photo when I can (might do it as an update tomorrow). Tomorrow when I know I can text them back without waking them up, I’ll check to be sure they saw your suggestions.

  • Liz Harris Scruggs September 25, 2018 (12:17 pm)

    Hi!I am a music teacher for Seattle Public Schools and teach in West Seattle.  Often instruments go missing or get lost but we (myself and the other instrumental music teachers) keep inventories with serial numbers, makes and models.  Would it be possible for whoever now has the violin to contact me at eaharrisscru@seattleschools.org so that I can ask about the serial number and ask around if it belongs in anyone’s inventory?  Thank you!-Liz

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