West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen black Highlander; car prowl, broken windows

Three more West Seattle Crime Watch reports from the WSB inbox tonight:

STOLEN BLACK HIGHLANDER: Maybe you can do for Jill what Kathy did for Patsy earlier today – find her stolen car. Jill’s 2013 black Toyota Highlander with a black cargo box was stolen just over the line in White Center tonight, near the roller rink. “It was pretty much out of gas, so I hope it didn’t go too far,” Jill says. Plate BEC5570. Call 911 if you see it.

CAR WINDOWS BROKEN: From David in Gatewood:

I live on SW Webster Street (3700 block), and we came out to go somewhere at around 3 pm, and saw that someone had broken the driver’s side window on our red Forester that we park in front of our
home. After a cursory cleanup, we drove up the street and saw that at least one other car had gotten the same treatment — broken window, glass on the street. Nothing was taken, they just broke the window. So for those of you tracking that sort of thing, it’s still happening.

CAR PROWL: From Jerry in Seaview:

Our car was prowled sometime last night or early evening today. It was locked, so no idea how the perp got in. Some change was missing and no damage. 5900 block of 46th between Raymond and Juneau. Be aware!

Something for Crime Watch? Report it to police (911 if it’s in progress!), and then to us, so all your WS neighbors can be aware – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen black Highlander; car prowl, broken windows"

  • Jill October 29, 2018 (12:42 am)

    Thank you so much for posting this, @WSB. We hope to get our family car found one way or another.

    • Mike October 29, 2018 (6:21 am)

      My neighbors car was found a few blocks from there. Hopefully you get it back without any damage.

  • Kendra October 29, 2018 (12:58 pm)

    There several reports of shattered car windows on SW Webster West of 35th, and 39th and Othello. Body shop says they used a BB gun. 

  • Jill October 29, 2018 (4:59 pm)

    The black Highlander was found and we have it back!! I am putting my hands together for the wonderful WSB reader who saw this post and called the police when they spotted it! That is how it was recovered so quickly. THANKS so much to this person for being alert and taking action. The other good news is that the Westwood Village Target has security footage of the person who used my credit card at Target (obtained from glovebox of stolen car). It was a caucasian male,  that Target security followed because he was acting suspicious and seemed to be on drugs. Turns out he is the one who stole a car before entering Target, so their instincts were on point, and now the footage is being turned over to the police. I’m happy to hear this , but not hopeful he’ll be caught in the grand scheme of things. I just want to see the footage so I can keep an eye out for him! 

    • WSB October 29, 2018 (5:10 pm)

      If it’s someone police are familiar with – they just might be able to. (And as they’ve said time and again, repeat offenders tend to be responsible for a lot.) Glad to hear of another “reunion.” – TR

  • Greg November 1, 2018 (12:58 pm)

    This is the vehicle responsible for the broken windows and other damage to a numerous vehicles on Webster and Othello between 35th and California on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

    • Tentruckmen November 1, 2018 (4:02 pm)

      The above SUV is a Green 2001 Chevy Tahoe. The hood is held in place by a ratchet strap with additional front end damage. No front plate. The right side is damged all the way down ( side swipe) with the rear window smashed out as a result. Rear bumper is bent up and the plate is half covered. The driver side rail step and lower door is damaged ( you can see it in the video).  The driver has a big fat gut and the two passengers front and rear look young, teenagers. Front passenger had on a hoodie. There might have been someone crouched in the far back but it’s hard to tell. This was taken at 1:24 in the afternoon on Sunday. 

  • Kendra Williams November 1, 2018 (3:22 pm)

    I am the other person who had their drivers side window shot with a BB gun during the Seahawks game at 12:30 in broad daylight. If you add up the 3 cars these guys vandalized, it equals over $1,500 damage. Expensive little joy ride. The police have been given the video evidence and will coordinate the police reports. If these losers decide to vandalize any more property, these charges will be tacked on. Take the time to file on line police reports. It keeps are neighborhood safer. 

    • Greg November 1, 2018 (3:43 pm)

      Thank you, Kendra, agreed.  By the way, the bill on my car alone is $2,500.

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