West Seattle Crime Watch: Mural vandalized; burglary arrest; mailbox theft

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

MURAL VANDALISM: Two readers report that someone has vandalized the new community-inspired mural at the northeast corner of the Roxhill Elementary at EC Hughes campus. It’s been reported to the school and to Friends of Roxhill, the community group that led the project; we’re checking with them on cleanup/restoration plans.

CONSTRUCTION SITE BURGLARY: Got some questions today about an early-morning police response to the mixed-use building site under construction at 4532 42nd SW. Police were called to the site after a report of someone seen there after midnight, stealing tools. After a search and what neighbors tell us were loudspeaker warnings (along the lines of come out or they’ll send the K-9 in), officers arrested a 44-year-old man.

MAILBOX THEFT: Chris sent the video of a driver going through mailboxes in Arbor Heights just before 1 am Saturday:

He says the car was a silver 2006 Honda Accord with aftermarket wheels.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Mural vandalized; burglary arrest; mailbox theft"

  • Kimbee October 1, 2018 (4:16 pm)

    My face is burning I’m so angry about the mural being vandalized. Volunteers work hard to improve the lives of everyone in our communities. ARGH!

  • JRR October 1, 2018 (4:31 pm)

    Who vandalizes a school mural!? Jerks.

  • HelperMonkey October 1, 2018 (4:31 pm)

    the mail theft in Arbor Heights is getting seriously out of hand. I’ve been hit at least 3x that I know of/had my mail returned by the postmaster as stolen.

  • KM October 1, 2018 (7:44 pm)

    We just noticed this vandalism walking home this evening—anyone around 32nd and Holden have possible home security footage that could have captured something?

  • Anonymous October 1, 2018 (9:42 pm)

    The mail theft is getting out of control. Our neighbors and us have been hit several times by the same car in the video in Arbor Heights.

  • tiffany October 2, 2018 (7:48 am)

    Maybe start grabbing your mail everyday, or take the time to get to know your neighbors and ask if one of them can help out..

  • West Seattle Hipster October 2, 2018 (4:10 pm)

    What a shame that a sociopath would destroy such a beautiful mural.

    • WSB October 2, 2018 (4:14 pm)

      My inquiry about the restoration/cleaning plan hasn’t been answered yet so apologies for not having that info.

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