West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-and-run on camera; dumped blue-and-green bicycle

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports this morning:

HIT-AND-RUN: The photo, report, and video clips were sent this morning by Kendra:

My Jeep was hit hard by a navy blue Jeep (or ?) just before 8 am this morning. Hit so hard it jumped my Jeep onto the curb and grass. Our neighbor witnessed it and they backed up and sped off turning right on Erskine. She said she wasn’t sure how they were driving as they were pretty damaged as well. Called in police report. Be on the lookout of a crashed-in Navy Blue Jeep (or ?).

The crash/vehicle was caught on two security-video views nearby:

Police report # is 18-473833.

BIKE FOUND, LIKELY STOLEN/DUMPED: The photo is from Sean, who says it was found “in the woods”:

If you recognize it, let us know.

14 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Hit-and-run on camera; dumped blue-and-green bicycle"

  • Angela December 20, 2018 (11:22 am)

    We found the vehicle that hit and ran it! The cops have been called to the site that they owner “left” it at.

  • pkhammer December 20, 2018 (11:53 am)

    Thank you to some friends that went out looking around WS, the blue Jeep was located just a few blocks away… Cops have been notified!

    • WSB December 20, 2018 (12:03 pm)

      Thanks for the update!

  • Kravitz December 20, 2018 (1:21 pm)

    Thanks for the update! Please keep us (readers) posted on what ends up happening to the POS that thought it was a good idea to leave the scene. This is my neighborhood, and my vehicle has been hit and left before as well, although not nearly that bad. I would love to have the satisfaction of knowing that these jerks will be held accountable for their actions. It’s especially crappy to have this happen so close to the holidays. 

  • Jon Wright December 20, 2018 (1:35 pm)

    What is the case number?

    • KBear December 20, 2018 (2:10 pm)

      It’s in the story.

  • Chelle December 20, 2018 (1:43 pm)

    Great news finding the car, hopefully it’s not stolen.

  • Jeff December 20, 2018 (1:46 pm)

    Presumably they wanted to avoid a DUI charge and will only get “leaving the scene” now.

  • Mj December 20, 2018 (1:58 pm)

    I hope that the person responsible has insurance as required by law and is charged with hit and run.  This really sucks!

  • KB December 20, 2018 (3:53 pm)

    It was a woman driving. I was on my way to work. She was coming down the dog leg  one lane road off Erskine (SW Heinze Street). It’s a one way, she was coming wrong way towards me.  Drove up on the embankment to get around me without slowing.  Who does that????? I saw her face briefly – she did not make eye contact.Front end heavily damaged with radiator/wiper fluid pouring out – knew it  had to be hit-and-run because of how much fluid was still draining out.  I tried to circle the block to track – but lost her.Hope she gets busted. She could have totally messed someone else up in her get-away.

    • KEndra Hammer December 20, 2018 (6:03 pm)

      KB, Thank you for that information! Wow how reckless! I forwarded your comments to the officer who came to the scene. Still no word on what they found out. Looking at the photos of the rig from my friends who found it; the tabs on the plate are expired as well.KH

  • Craig December 21, 2018 (8:37 am)

    A few years ago I had a very similar hit and run happen to me in that neighborhood while parked at a friend’s house at Erskine/48th. We also found the hit and run car a block away later, without the driver in it (later found him and charged with the accident, but no DUI due to the time lapse). The police said that they knew the guy that hit my car, and he had many DUIs, but most interestingly they were aware that people use Erskine to “take the back route” and avoid police that might be around the main roads. Apparently those roads back around Erskine leading to Beach Dr and others are a common routes to try and sneak home drunk the back way route for folks after visiting bars in the junctions.  I don’t know if that the case here (could have been a medical condition), but it’s interesting to consider. 

  • KBear December 31, 2018 (11:08 am)

    I see the assailant’s vehicle is still sitting in the street with several tickets and an orange tow sticker on it. Why on earth wasn’t it impounded right away?

    • dsa December 31, 2018 (12:33 pm)

      If it was stolen, they may have given the owner the courtesy to retrieve it without to pay additional  impound recovery and storage fees. 

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