West Seattle Crime Watch: Car break-in at Jack Block Park

That’s the mess left behind after a smash-and-grab car prowl at Jack Block Park on Sunday morning. Holly reports that she had just left her car for 20 minutes, parking it by the restroom building, and while she had her wallet with her, she left behind some other items that were taken, including this custom handmade wrap cuff:

If you see it, or any discarded clothing/makeup, Holly has filed a police report, 2018-909292.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Car break-in at Jack Block Park"

  • heyalki October 8, 2018 (3:14 pm)

    not surprising

    • Yma October 8, 2018 (3:42 pm)

      what do you mean “not surprising”? Is that location a crime spot? Does one leave a car for 20 minutes & expect it to be broken into? Are we a society that should expect cars to be broken into? Can we not look out for each other? How can we all help?

      • Steve October 8, 2018 (9:01 pm)

        Yep, not surprising. In West Seattle everywhere is a potential crime spot. Saw a guy walk into a gas station realize he forgot his wallet in a bag on his bike 10 seconds passed and someone was already stealing his bike. Crime can happen anytime anywhere.

      • heyalki October 9, 2018 (7:37 am)

        I used to go there. One time a car next to mine got broken into within 15 minutes of us being there and nobody saw it. Felt bad for the couple, their window was smashed too. I’ve heard of this happening more frequently than ideal there from others too.

  • Yma October 8, 2018 (3:38 pm)

    Oh darn. I’m so sorry. The mess, getting window replaced & that beautiful cuff. It’s such a hit to the gut, we know. Can I help you get that cuff remade/replaced?

  • bwade October 8, 2018 (5:42 pm)

    We need more closed circuit surveillance installed around west Seattle to catch these deviants.

    Our state parks and highways need more maintenance crews and Washington should be looking to California and get our summer fires fought for pennies on the dollar.

  • KD October 8, 2018 (9:33 pm)

    Isn’t that the second time in as many weeks that the tiny parking lot at Jack Block Park (by the restroom it’s only four spaces I think) has been hit with another car prowl break in? Someone must be hanging out to watch and they’ve got to be obvious, due to such few people there. It’s not like the two lower parking lots At Lincoln Park that are ALWAYS getting hit! I swear those thugs must practically live there in the trees and hitting all the time. (Why doesn’t SPD do a sting there? Seems like a daily occurrence at Lincoln Park lots). I’ll bet that some punk has a new hangout at Jack Block Park due to recent activity. 😡

    • Jordan Paul October 9, 2018 (3:43 pm)

      4 spaces? There have got to be about 20 or so spaces at Jack Block. But you swear the “thugs live there” so I’m sure you are spot on….

  • aa October 8, 2018 (9:34 pm)

    It’s not surprising to me. Cars getting broken into is a bummer and cars parked near a park seem to be a favorite spot for the smash and grab. I know it’s not the answer but nothing can be left out. No wires like the phone recharger. No matter how insignificant it seems to you. And if you are going to put something in your trunk to keep it safe, put it in before you get to your destination!

    I’ve been thinking about my car registration in the glove compartment. Does anyone have a suggestion where to keep it so it doesn’t get stolen and it’s accessible for police in a traffic stop?

  • Shannon October 8, 2018 (10:37 pm)

    The EXACT thing happened to me 2 weeks ago in the exact place. Sadly, I left my purse in the car and they broke my window and stole it. I heard them screech away. Within 20 minutes they were purchasing 500$ worth of items at Home Depot with my work credit card. (I was in the process of cancelling my other cards.)

  • sw October 9, 2018 (2:39 pm)

    Good reminder for everyone – don’t ever leave ANYTHING visible in your parked car. It literally takes seconds for a thief to smash your window and grab whatever they see. No matter where you park, make this your standard procedure.

  • face less October 12, 2018 (7:56 am)

    sounds like this is a well documented crime area. is there a reason why the city has not installed camera’s?

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