WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red 4Runner (found!); store arrests

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports:


My red ‘86 4Runner was found to be stolen this morning at 7am. It was parked in the Seaview area 4600 block between Raymond and Juneau. Last seen around 2:30am.

Lic #BAL5663
Has a celebrate diversity bumper sticker on back bumper, the bumper is also dented.
Back window has a Rogue Community College parking pass sticker on it.
Drivers side back seat window has a Dutch Brothers sticker in the form of fingers peace sign ✌️
Front bumper, drivers side is missing the black plastic bumper cap.
Top of truck is sun bleached to white.

Call 911 if you see it. (Friday Update) See comments – found!

STORE ARRESTS: From an SPD Blotter report about arrests made during “retail theft emphasis” operations, this one at Home Depot on Delridge:

(Wednesday afternoon) officers arrested two people for theft and recovered a loaded handgun from one of the suspects. Police searched the 35-year-old woman and found the weapon stashed in her purse. Police booked the woman and her accomplice, a 39-year-old man, into King County Jail.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red 4Runner (found!); store arrests"

  • WSEA September 5, 2019 (6:34 pm)

    I feel for you 4runner owner.   My car was also stolen in admiral this morning.   I guess its just the cost of living in Seattle.   Surprisingly, I’m not really upset.  Maybe desensitized to all  the stolen cars in west seattle. 

  • Mike September 5, 2019 (8:35 pm)

    Post the 4Runner details and photos on:https://www.toyota-4runner.org/classic-t4rs/https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/#/forums/94https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/forums/everything-else-northwest-region.212/Those will be people that are likely to be aware of a first gen solid front axle 4Runner when the are near it.

    • Ryan September 6, 2019 (8:22 am)

      Hi, Its parked next to my house at – 9811 20th ave sw In the back parking lot(white center) I just called the police so they should be getting ahold of you hopefully soon. 

      • Josh September 6, 2019 (11:02 am)

        Thank you so much for the information and kind action taken!  I was able to retrieve my 4Runner and found little damage.  Some items missing but, still drivable and in one piece!  Very much appreciate you and your kindness Ryan, thanks again for looking out and taking time to help. Peacefully….

        • Mike September 6, 2019 (3:56 pm)

          Glad you got it back!  Good eye Ryan!

  • Alex. S September 6, 2019 (10:47 am)

    Addicts and thieves usually drive cars like this to commit crimes, and they simply park them after running out of gas.  At this point they usually just steal another nearby car to get to where they want to go.  A lax criminal justice system is what is mostly driving this crime wave.  Addicts won’t stop until they hit rock bottom: Seattle municipal judges and a super-weak city attorney ensure these serial criminals will never be seriously punished – or, at least, not for a long time. When they end up hurting or killing somebody.  

    • rayn September 6, 2019 (12:21 pm)

      well said!

    • Marc m September 6, 2019 (7:39 pm)

      Alex what is your solution for the “irredeemables” then?  Death penalty?  Life?  

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