WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The wheel, the tire, and the case of the stolen pet food

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports tonight:

RECOGNIZE THAT BIKE WHEEL? Val‘s yard is where that bicycle turned up this morning – dumped and likely stolen. Val sent the photo of the wheel and says that’s distinctive enough that the rightful owner should recognize it and be able to describe the rest of the bike; if it’s yours, contact us and we’ll connect you.

SLASHED TIRE: This photo and report are from Hilari:

Just wanted to let you know that one of our tires was slashed between 4/5 and 4/7 on 14th and Kenyon in Highland Park. We were on vacation, and our neighbors noticed and sent us a picture. We assumed a flat, but when we took it to the dealer, they said it had been slashed. We filed a police report online.

THE CASE OF THE STOLEN PET FOOD: Paul tells the tale (tail?):

At around 4 a.m. on April 13, two thieves stole 245 lbs. of goods off the porch of a home in West Seattle.

“I wish I could have watched the faces of the two cat burglars as they opened up the boxes with their stolen treasure,” said Marti, who lives at the home. “It was cat and dog food. To the early morning intruders: Bon Appetit.”

Marti continued, “The cat and dog food was intended for pets of homeless and low-income people. A clinic is held twice a month at the Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square, (Doney-Coe Pet Clinic) that distributes the pet food. Volunteer veterinarians also administer free vaccinations and treats cats and dogs for injuries.”

Reminder – if you have community crime/safety concerns to bring directly to local police, your monthly chance to do that is coming up this Tuesday, April 16th – the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting at the Southwest Precinct, 7 pm, all welcome.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The wheel, the tire, and the case of the stolen pet food"

  • WS momma April 14, 2019 (2:34 pm)

    Wow, slashed tires and stolen pet food. What is wrong with these people. It’s a shame we have to place cameras on our property these days. Everyone I know does it now. Sad. 

  • Marti April 15, 2019 (10:31 am)

    Thank you to all the people that expressed concern and offered to help. Mud Bay in the Admiral District helped me restock the food and was able to provide some donations. They worked with me at short notice so that the animals that visited Doney Coe Pet Clinic on Saturday received the food they needed. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Mud Bay for making this easy to accomplish. Kudos to  Amazon.com for refunding the entire order to Doney Coe’s account. Both of these businesses stepped up to help along with many neighbors. There are bad people but there are many more good people in our community. I appreciate all of you and on behalf of Doney Coe Pet Clinic, a very sincere thank you.

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