West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 reader reports, including the case of the leisurely package thief

Three reader reports and a reminder in West Seattle Crime Watch:


The one night I forgot to lock my doors, my car gets prowled (west end of 107th near California). Nothing of significant value taken, but console and glove box rummaged through.

They took the parking key card for my office garage, so if anyone sees a discarded ‘thank you note’ w/ a white office key card, please let me know.

A police report has been filed.

PACKAGE THIEF WHO TOOK HER TIME: Usually security video shows package thieves stealing in seconds. This one took her time. You can watch the video here; Brett, who sent it, included this screengrab:

This happened in the 4800 block of 38th Avenue SW on Wednesday.

FENCE-MANGLING HIT-RUN: Not far from there, also on Wednesday, David is wondering if anyone witnessed this:

(Wednesday) sometime between noon and 3:00 pm, somebody drove his or her vehicle onto our property and did substantial damage to our cyclone fence, taking the post with it. The damage extends to our neighbors property as well, taking out an ajoining gate and affecting the operation of separate gate. An eight foot arbor vitae and Mason bee house were also a casualty.

The only entrance in and out of this location is the alley entrance on Findlay just SE and across the street from Fairmount Park Elementary School.

Police were contacted via online. We’re hoping somebody saw anbody coming and coming during that time. There’s only a few vehicles that regularly use it as it’s a dead end. And we’re at the end of the dead end which is why people try to turn around in our in yard when I leave the gate open.

And now a reminder:

WEST SEATTLE BLOCKWATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: Your next chance to bring concerns to local police is during the first WSBWCN meeting of the year, Tuesday (January 22nd), 6:30 pm, at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster). The guest speaker will talk about 911 – spotlighting both the new texting access and the recent outage – as previewed here. All welcome.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 reader reports, including the case of the leisurely package thief"

  • just wondering January 19, 2019 (1:13 pm)

    Face recognition for leisurely package thief?

  • RT January 19, 2019 (5:49 pm)

    Looks like she was tired after a long day of package snatching….missed the big one though. Possibly started her day at Safeway. 

  • HS January 19, 2019 (8:54 pm)

    Well, that’s a new approach – look like your waiting for someone. She even left the larger box.

  • brandon54xx January 20, 2019 (9:48 am)

    Fence mangming:  was garbage pick-up that day?  Looks like utility truck damage.

    • Dave January 20, 2019 (7:48 pm)

      It was something big for sure, but garbage days are Tuesdays. I wonder if any commercial drivers came back to the shop with a broken tailight last Wednesday.

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