CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Car windows smashed in multiple West Seattle neighborhoods; police investigating as ‘a priority’

2:23 PM: We concluded this West Seattle Crime Watch report last night with a brief mention of multiple car break-ins near California/Genesee. Comments and tips so far today indicate that was not the only area hit.

That’s a photo texted from North Delridge, near 26th/Genesee/Nevada, where Jen reports “seven cars in a row got windows smashed at 4:30 am.” Police report #2018-437071. Nothing taken from her nor from two other neighbors that she knows of. Not far away, Mark tweeted this photo while police were on scene at 26th/Yancy:

Meantime, back near The Junction:

That’s one of the cars we saw still parked, with broken windows, in the California/42nd/Genesee area. Police had already been to that area, as evidenced by the card left in the car. We later got a text from someone “hit on 39th and Genesee,” sometime after they arrived home around 10:30 pm; police told them several others nearby were hit. Two other reports from comments following last night’s report: Josue reports five cars broken into at Alaska House (42nd/Alaska), and K reports three car break-ins near 34th/Webster. Wherever you are, if it happened to you, please file a police report even if nothing was taken – you can even do that online.

ADDED 8:55 PM: Southwest Precinct operations commander Lt. Steve Strand sent us this update:

We are actively investigating a number of car break-ins near the Alaska Junction, North Delridge, and others. We identified two possible suspects pending further investigation. We also recovered a stolen vehicle with possible evidence from other vehicles. This is a priority for the Seattle Police Department and The Southwest Precinct is allocating resources to address these crimes. Any tips can be sent directly to me at

9 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Car windows smashed in multiple West Seattle neighborhoods; police investigating as 'a priority'"

  • Erithan November 22, 2018 (3:27 pm)

    I was worried it might be one in our garage, but 5? :( doubt the elderly and disabled here have the money to replace them. So sick of the crime.~Alaska house resident Bad enough were being continually abused by building owners and management now.

  • Disgusted November 22, 2018 (6:52 pm)

    Someone HAS to have camera footage of these criminals in action. How very disturbing. 

    • WSB November 22, 2018 (7:38 pm)

      We just got an update from the precinct; I’m adding. Ops Lt. Steve Strand says they’ve identified two possible suspects.

  • ~Hockeywitch~ November 22, 2018 (8:15 pm)

    Someone took a big piece of concrete and smashed in my neighbors windshield a couple of weeks ago at 35th and  Morgan. Found the concrete chunk by her car…

  • TiredofGovernmentGreed November 22, 2018 (9:06 pm)

    What is wrong with this city?  So sick of the constant crime, theft, and damage to other people’s property.  Catch criminals and punish them!!!

  • Steve November 22, 2018 (11:26 pm)

    Well on the lighter side there was a good Samaritan taping up some of the windows.

  • Paige November 23, 2018 (7:21 pm)

    My car was broken into under the West Seattle bridge in the Spokane Park and Ride last week near the 21 bus stop on the eastern end. Many cars were parked there. They broke the window and stole my battery. I’ve never parked there before and never will again. I didn’t have anything inside worth stealing. Police think they were trying to steal my car. Be diligent folks!

  • Florence Kay Fiddler-Lovell November 23, 2018 (8:47 pm)

    There’s quite a long list of these on the “next door” app.My vehicle was hit October 24.  2 tires slashed and windshield smashed (with a pumpkin). Neighbor had video of 2 “possible” people in a white car.  I say possible because it didn’t video my intersection but just them jumping out of car, running toward my intersection, then running quickly back 2+ minutes later, right about the time my van was hit.  I did file a police report but not the video as I didn’t have it then.The next day my son installed cameras.  I can see my vehicle and some of the rest of the street.  Unfortunately, we dont have street lamps on my block so even the night vision isnt that accurate at any distance.Hoping I dont get hit tonight!

  • Amanda Johnson November 30, 2018 (9:26 pm)

    My sisters car, along with at least 5 other cars parked on SW Holden St in front of Westhavem Apartments also got their windows bashed in on the 24th. I hope they catch whoever did this. 

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