West Seattle Crime Watch: Handmade items stolen from van; police on package-theft patrol

In West Seattle Crime Watch:

HANDMADE ITEMS STOLEN FROM VAN: Above and below are photos showing some of what was stolen from a van parked in West Seattle, sent by Sydney:

I wish to report items stolen from my boyfriend Victor’s van between 10:30 pm and 430 am (Thursday night) on 47th SW. The culprits busted out the lock on the back doors (the end of the vehicle facing the street) and stole a large plastic bin which contained several custom handmade leather witch and pirate hats (aka tri-corners), 4 large handmade, hard-cover leathe= bound books, as well as a red roll around duffel bag which contained a generous variety of hand made pewter cloak clasps and other brooches and pins. When Victor left the house to search the neighborhood, he found the plastic bin abandoned on the side of the street south of our house, but they left nothing else.

We’ll add the police report number when it’s available. If you have any information on items like these having been dumped and/or offered for sale, we can in the meantime connect you with Sydney.

POLICE PATROL FOR PACKAGE THIEVES: From the Southwest Precinct Anti-Crime Team:

Seattle PD Southwest Anti-Crime Team has been running a special program this holiday season to make sure all the boys and girls on the “Nice List” receive their presents.

A special bonus related to this program is the chance for package thieves on the “naughty list” to spend Christmas in jail.

See something/someone suspicious? Call 911.

13 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Handmade items stolen from van; police on package-theft patrol"

  • flimflam December 22, 2018 (12:20 pm)

    these thieves are such slime. 

  • yohoho December 22, 2018 (1:08 pm)

    may the wrath of all pirates floating the seven seas be upon these people.

  • anonyme December 22, 2018 (3:50 pm)

    This afternoon as I was walking home (after the #22 failed to show – again) I saw numerous vehicles and individuals that appeared to be working the neighborhood.   One vehicle I think I’ve seen several times this week appears to be a silver Mazda sedan.   Beware, Arbor Heights.  Gawd, I hate thieves.

    • B.W. December 22, 2018 (7:28 pm)

      Too bad our city doesn’t feel the same way about thieves. 

  • Jon Wright December 23, 2018 (1:04 am)

    Why is the UPS truck in the bike lane?

    • Rick December 23, 2018 (5:27 am)

      That’s your takeaway from this?

    • flimflam December 23, 2018 (7:37 am)

      you are so right! the truck should just stop in the middle of the street, just look at that line of bikes behind it! grrr.

    • wetone December 23, 2018 (9:21 am)

      Please tell us JW where are they supposed to park ? In the street ? blocking roadway that most likely is used more, or where it’s parked leaving way for all to go around. Seems to me driver parked in a common sense spot. Coming from one that drives, rides and walks ;) If there’s anything really to b%#h about, one could say it parked to close to corner, but then delivery vehicles are usually gone with-in  minutes.Happy Holidays

      • Jon Wright December 23, 2018 (2:39 pm)

        Where are they supposed to park? In a legal parking spot or loading zone. Why are private companies conducting their business somehow entitled to ignore traffic laws and stop willy nilly wherever is convenient for them?

        • wetone December 23, 2018 (4:44 pm)

          Many neighborhoods in Seattle do not have street parking available. Never seen loading zones in residential areas, but that will be changing soon most likely as city plans to ax that type of zoning soon.  Sounds like your issue should be with your local government on street design for all….. especially delivery type vehicles, garbage trucks and personal shuttles that city is pushing so hard.    As far as private companies being entitled to ignore traffic laws. I would say their no different than anyone else using the roads and sidewalks these days,  it’s the new Seattle ;)  Happy Holidays

    • AMD December 24, 2018 (1:12 pm)

      He looks to be at an intersection and based on the tire marks you can see on the wet pavement, he recently got over into that lane.  Logic would suggest he’s making a right turn (and don’t whine about turn signals either; they blink and you don’t know that the pic was snapped in between “on” blinks).  Mystery solved.  We can all get back to our lives now.

  • Cid December 23, 2018 (8:24 am)

    Victor’s theft is particularly loathsome when you think of all the hours involved in creating these pieces. 

  • Highland Park neighbor December 24, 2018 (1:01 pm)

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Victor, you make beautiful things. Keep going, you actually make things that make the world a better place, and your talent is apparent. 

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