West Seattle Crime Watch: Lincoln Park car break-ins

That’s one of at least two cars broken into in the past hour or so, according to a texter, who says a purse was stolen from the other car but didn’t have a wallet inside. No police report # yet but the victim wanted to get the word out.

15 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Lincoln Park car break-ins"

  • sw November 12, 2018 (5:44 pm)

    Not sure how we can get the word out to folks, except perhaps for even more signs posted in the lots.  Don’t ever leave anything in your car when you go to Lincoln Park.   An empty bag, a few coins in the cup holder, a charging cable…  all are signs there is something inside to steal.  

    • WSB November 12, 2018 (7:04 pm)

      Thinking you won’t get broken into unless thieves have a reason to suspect there’s something to steal, is itself a myth, unfortunately. We’ve published many reports of cars being prowled with nothing inside – and we’ve been victims ourselves. Certainly do everything you can to not be a target, but be aware it might happen anyway. – TR

      • sw November 12, 2018 (8:32 pm)

        Understood.  But how many stories do you publish where a car was broken into that “had a gym bag on the back seat” or similar instance?  Or “I had my wallet, but left my bag in the car.”  Myth or not, it seems a lot of people could take more preventative measures than they do.    

  • just wondering November 12, 2018 (7:25 pm)

    A friend at work, who had parked in the company lot, had his car broken into. All that was there to take was some loose candy!

  • dsa November 12, 2018 (8:56 pm)

    There should be no issue parking at Lincoln Park…ever.

  • Mike November 12, 2018 (9:51 pm)

    This could be stopped with a little dedicated police action.

  • Morgan November 12, 2018 (10:26 pm)

    Are there cameras? Sorry if this has been debated before, but I’m in favor of cameras. Almost never see police drive this neighborhood but that’s just my impression.

  • carole November 12, 2018 (10:30 pm)

    I have reached the point where I leave a note in my dash that says in large letters ” nothing of value in car.”   I use it in the Junction lots, at Westwood, Southcenter, other shopping malls, etc.  Plus I have the steering wheel lock.

  • Lisa November 13, 2018 (7:58 am)

    We haven’t been back to the park since my car was  broke into two of three weeks ago – as reported by WSB.  There was nothing visable AT ALL! It was not my fault nor any of the other victims fault, but it is our problem and it completely sucks.  Cameras, yes!  More police, please. 

  • CarDriver November 13, 2018 (8:16 am)

     PLEASE! Don’t over estimate the intelligence  of crooks. As WSB said they’ll simply break in first to check. Have had friends with NOTHING in their car broken into. Have friends who’ve  left their car’s unlocked and had windows smashed. REMEMBER: THEIR INTELLIGENCE LEVEL IS ZERO! 

  • Rick November 13, 2018 (8:58 am)

    I just don’t lock my doors and have a small folder with my paperwork I take with me. I’ve returned to left open doors but fortunately no damage.

  • Judy Wanamaker November 13, 2018 (9:05 am)

    It’s unfortunate as WSEA increases “affordable housing” and “population density” that the amount of fast food garbage thrown out of car windows onto the street; dog owners who don’t clean up their dog poop; car break-ins; house break-ins, theft/violence; cars without mufflers racing up and down Fauntleroy Ave all hours of the night and graffiti have all risen steadily. The beautiful community that I bought into 12 years ago along CA Ave has been steadily on the decline the past 3 years. As our California Ave neighborhoods/Junctions continue to urbanize we will be no different than any other large downtown city without an increase in police visibility.

    • Km November 13, 2018 (10:09 pm)

      Oh my.

  • wsn00b November 13, 2018 (11:49 am)

    Which parking lot was this in?We pretty much only try to park in the south parking lot which is usually more crowded. We give up on Lincoln Park even if there is parking in the larger central lot where it is almost guaranteed the car will get broken into. It is sad that our first thought about this awesome neighborhood park is “Will our car get broken into?”.  Has SPD ever planned emphasis patrols here?

    • WSB November 13, 2018 (1:06 pm)

      Apologies, I did ask the texter even before I posted but forgot to include. SOUTH lot. And yes, SPD has had emphasis patrols at Lincoln Park, including the lots. But they don’t have the personpower to just station someone there 12 hours a day.

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