West Seattle Crime Watch: Dumping; vandalism

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports:

DUMPING: Michael sent the photo and video below after reporting this last night:

This pickup truck just dumped 10 huge black bags of what appear to be trash in front of our house, and sped off. Video attached of vehicle. You can hear them throwing the trash out in the beginning.

Non emergency line was called and police were supposedly dispatched. Would love it if you shared and asked folks to be on the lookout for that pickup, this is a pretty brazen dumping on a public street. This was on 32nd Avenue SW between 106th and 105th.

VANDALISM: And from Arbor Heights, Evelyn asks, “Did anyone else in the Arbor Heights get your house egged around 1 am? We got woken up by a huge loud noise and realized someone egged our home.” It has been reported to police.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Dumping; vandalism"

  • Garbage Man November 15, 2018 (3:01 pm)

    This used to happen to me all the time in my old place. It’s infuriating. The police would never respond and we’d be stuck having to disponse of the garbage, almost always contruction materials.

  • Dounkey November 15, 2018 (3:23 pm)

    People are terrible.  Happens in my neighborhood all the time, right by a school too. Multiple no dumping signs, but it’s continued for years.  So many ways to easily dispose of trash. I can’t understand why people go out of their way to trash people’s neighborhoods.

  • waikikigirl November 15, 2018 (3:28 pm)

    I know it’s gross but maybe you could dig thru it and find an address in one of the bags like from junk mail or even a bill or something.

  • Lola November 15, 2018 (4:20 pm)

    I know our neighbor had a couch dumped on his parking strip a few weeks ago.  I looked up what to do and it says it is the homeowners that have to have it removed or taken to the dump.  If this ever happens to me I would push it out into the street and let them handle it.   I did post the couch on the free sites of FB and someone did come by and pick it up.  So frusterating when people do this. 

    • KM November 15, 2018 (10:33 pm)

      Try the Find it Fix it app next time it happens. I use it all the time when people stuff on the sidewalk, street or right of way, in front of their house or others.

    • Highland Park resident November 20, 2018 (12:18 pm)

      That’s illegal dumping and you can report it online at the Seattle.gov website.  It will be picked up.  I don’t know where you got your info about it being the homeowner’s responsibility, but that’s  not true.  We have furniture dumped in the ally behind our house fairly often.  The city picks it up if you file an illegal dumping report. 

  • Lisa November 15, 2018 (4:53 pm)

    If you go through the trash to find an address, etc – please wear heavy duty gloves and beware of needles!

  • Barb vadakin November 15, 2018 (5:02 pm)

    Anybody close by having remodel work done? 

  • Mike November 15, 2018 (5:53 pm)

    Find it fix it app, illegal dumping report, they’ll come get it.  Yay tax dollars!  Literally a waste.

    • Garbage Man November 15, 2018 (6:15 pm)

      No, they will not “come and get it” unless it’s on public property. You don’t know what you’re talking about. 

  • 1994 November 15, 2018 (8:36 pm)

    Over on S Graham Street at least once a week, if not a couple times, on the corner of 32nd or 33rd there is always a pile of garbage that some person leaves. This week it was especially large with a couple of large mattresses covering the sidewalk and heaps of garbage. Some person or persons is routinely using this corner as a dumping spot. I assume the city is always cleaning it up. And on it continues….instead of maybe trying to catch the dumper and giving them a huge fine, every week is a new pile of garbage. People can be terrible.

  • anonyme November 16, 2018 (6:20 am)

    This has happened to me 3 times so far this year in Arbor Heights.  I reported on the illegal dumping website, and they were pretty prompt about picking it up.  FYI @Garbage Man, the planting/parking strip IS public property and the city WILL pick it up.  I do know what I’m talking about as I’ve had to do it so many dang times!  Once I did actually go through the trash and found a phone bill.  I reported it, but I don’t think there’s any enforcement…surprise, surprise!

  • anonyme November 16, 2018 (12:16 pm)

    Think I might know who this is.  Truck is parked on 35th at 98th.  Owner has been fined for trash related incidents quite recently.  There is a line of vehicles in the vicinity of the residence, most of them used to store trash.  Both the truck, the behavior, and the fact that the dump site is about two minutes from this location make this worth looking into, IMO.

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