West Seattle Crime Watch: Shot-up sign; package thief on video; talk with police Tuesday

SHOT-UP SIGN: Vlad sent the photo after spotting the bullet holes in that stop sign at 37th & Ida Thistle in Gatewood. “It appears that there are still bullets lodged in the center section where the pole is located behind.” No way to know how recently this happened – he spotted it while walking on a street that’s not his regular route – but he reported it to police.

PACKAGE TAKEN: This security video is from the front porch of a house in the 3800 block of SW Graham last Friday night:

While it might look as if the person in the video dropped something off while picking up the package that was taken, the sender says nothing was actually left behind.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: The community groups that regularly meet at the Southwest Precinct are emerging from holiday hiatus, starting with the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council, next Tuesday (January 15th) at 7 pm. It’s your chance to bring neighborhood crime/safety concerns directly to local police. The precinct is at 2300 SW Webster

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Shot-up sign; package thief on video; talk with police Tuesday"

  • Abyk January 8, 2019 (9:46 pm)

    37th/Ida does not have a stop sign. Did they mean Holden maybe?

  • vlado January 9, 2019 (11:09 am)

    Thanks for catching my location error.  Here is a photo of the actual intersection at 37th and Thistle.  I had misread the sign on my cell phone image.

  • Seaweed January 9, 2019 (11:24 am)

    STOP or I’ll shoot!  (sorry)

  • CLL January 9, 2019 (12:17 pm)

    I live in Gatewood on 38th and Morgan and do recall hearing “pops” around 7am on Sunday morning, 1/6.  From what I remember, there were two “pops” (not rapid fire) then about three more.  Could have been target practice at the Stop sign?  Unsettling nonetheless, especially in a densely populated neighborhood.

  • WSB January 9, 2019 (12:56 pm)

    Police are just dispatching to this again right this moment after someone else called it in having “just noticed it.” You’d think they’d have a record of Vlad’s call (I saw it on Tweets by Beat).

  • NM January 10, 2019 (10:37 am)

    Check google street view.  Those bullet holes have been there since 2016.   

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