WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Water-cooler burglar; porch tampering

In West Seattle Crime Watch, two incidents, plus reminders:

WATER-COOLER BURGLAR: From the police report files, a burglary in the 3300 block of 31st SW on Saturday morning:

(Victim) states he was in bed when he heard his back door open. (Victim) states he had left it unlocked and was staying in the basement due to renovations of the residence. (Burglar) stuck his head in the open door and when (Victim) yelled out, (suspect) fled in unknown direction.

(Victim) states a 5 gallon water cooler was on the table next to the door (suspect) opened and is now missing.

Police searched the area but didn’t find anyone.

PORCH TAMPERING: The video is from Brandon near 35th/Alaska:

This guy was at my door, went through my mailbox, then took apart my device. He never came into the home as far as I can tell.

MEETING REMINDERS: As featured in today’s highlights, West Seattle Crime Prevention Council at 7 pm tonight; then on Saturday, the kickoff for Paws on Patrol, 10 am. Both are at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Water-cooler burglar; porch tampering"

  • Lisa September 17, 2019 (12:44 pm)

    The guy at the door looks like he thinks he knows the occupants. Maybe he’s just at the wrong house?

    • Quora September 17, 2019 (1:03 pm)

      That’s what you picked up from that video?

    • Harry September 17, 2019 (2:06 pm)

      I would say he doesn’t necessarily know the people, but he knows he wants the peoples stuff. HM- 90% of all doorbells are video enabled? How could that be, when only 10% of doorbells chime for occupants? [citation- National Doorbell Assoc. “How come nobody repairs their doorbell? Less than 10% function.”]

  • helpermonkey September 17, 2019 (1:19 pm)

    pretty clear full face view of that methhead. hopefully SPD already knows who he is. also, how incredibly dumb do you have to be to not know that like 90% of all doorbells now are video enabled? 

    • Alex S. September 18, 2019 (11:40 am)

      More specifically, another meth head from Kentucky or Florida.  Don’t ask me how I know the accent and the look. 

  • Jessa Zimmerman September 17, 2019 (1:59 pm)

    Same guy was at our door poking around a week ago but left a VCR and tongs on our bench. If you need more camera footage, let me know. We are on 6th and 100th in white center.

  • Sgt. Joe Bauer September 17, 2019 (4:40 pm)

    We (SPD) do know him. Can the victim please email me? joseph.bauer@seattle.gov 

    • Brandon Ehrlich September 18, 2019 (10:06 pm)

      I see that you requested that I email you.  There is another video where he is tampering with my device but I chose not to share it.  Please touch base if you would like to gather more information.  Happy to help

      • Sgt Joe Bauer September 19, 2019 (7:38 am)

        I’m definitely interested in the video. Did you make a police report? Has anyone else touched the device since it was tampered with? 

  • South Delridge Gal September 17, 2019 (9:43 pm)

    Good police! Thank you, Sgt. Bauer :-)

  • anonyme September 19, 2019 (6:57 am)

    Yes, I’m really happy that the police monitor the blog.  Thank you, Sgt.!

  • unitedwalk September 22, 2019 (10:52 am)

    Than you Officer Bauer for taking action on this type of crime – we sorely need the PD help on this type of stuff and it is very much appreciated.

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