West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Hateful graffiti’; car/carport prowl

Two reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

‘HATEFUL GRAFFITI’: That’s how Lindsay described what she found by Seola Pond over the weekend:

We cropped the photo; the post/box is defaced with a swastika and a word/name that contains “white.” That area is on the city/county line so Lindsay was looking into reporting it to both jurisdictions: “Very disturbing in our family-friendly little neighborhood.”

CAR/CARPORT PROWLS: Also in Arbor Heights, as reported by James:

We had thefts from our cars and our carports, as did our neighbors who live right behind us. Our cars are parked off the street but were not locked (I know, we learned our lesson).

The contents taken: several jackets (north face, etc), boots, a bike from our neighbors, a few other items (and we’re still trying to figure out if there’s more). Just a good reminder for people in our area. … It could have been worse – they were nice thieves – they left all of the jackets/gloves of our 2-year-old son. So there’s that positive to take from this.

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7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 'Hateful graffiti'; car/carport prowl"

  • DBE March 4, 2019 (12:33 pm)

    We live off Barton Street kitty corner-ish to p-patch. Our cars were prowled last night too. Three cars parked off the street on ally parking pad. Nothing of great value taken and cars were unlocked. I’m really most upset they took the coin tray along with the few coins!!!! C’mon! Looked like something “fishy” was happening at P-patch this morning. SFD response to brick oven…? I was hoping to find my coin tray dumped here. No luck. 

  • anon March 4, 2019 (1:07 pm)

    What is the point of posting pictures of random vandalizations? The only thing this accomplishes is giving the vandal far, far more exposure than they would have otherwise received .

    • Melissa Aaron March 4, 2019 (3:34 pm)

      Except, Anon, they didn’t post the graffiti. And I, as a Jewish resident who lives near Seola Park, want to know what these anti-semitic, racist jerks are up to. I appreciate WSB keeping me informed about what’s happening in my neighborhood.

    • Railroaded March 4, 2019 (4:55 pm)

      If there is crime in my area, I want to know about it. 

      • Graffito Nooscence March 5, 2019 (7:52 am)

        Graffiti that is contained within a small area is usually the acts of youthful immaturity; but the real problematic graffiti vandals can’t be dealt with on a neighborhood scale. They often span all over the city and the worst of the worst spread into multiple major cities in the region and often time everything along the way by the freeways. CLEPTO tags have showed up in Portland side-by-side with prolific vandals from as far away as Boston. 

  • Mike March 4, 2019 (9:06 pm)

    https://www.seattle.gov/police/need-help/graffiti for in Seattle https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/on-line-reporting/on-line-reporting.aspx for King County (White Center) Even if it’s just punk kids, report it.  There are some tags that are gang specific and gang units are able to identify and track those locations. 

  • Graffito Nooscence March 5, 2019 (7:42 am)

    I’ve been awared CLEPTO who made the Seattle’s Most Wanted a few years back was identified according to SPD’s Graffiti detective. Does anyone have any more info on him? Who is CLEPTO, and what was the outcome? 

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