WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglary spike continues

Back on Wednesday, we reported on a spike in residential burglaries in West Seattle. After a comment on that story tonight, reporting another break-in, we checked back with the Tweets by Beat log, and note that it’s continuing, with at least six residential break-ins in the past two days, all on the south half of the peninsula:

-8100 block 29th SW
-8800 block 16th SW
-7700 block 28th SW
-7800 block 39th SW (as reported in the aforementioned comment)
-7500 block California SW
-4000 block Othello

After the last story, Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner asked that we remind you she offers “free residential safety/security assessments, as well as burglary follow-ups” – she’s at jennifer.danner@seattle.gov – in case you’re not sure your home is as burglary-resistant as it could be.

9 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglary spike continues"

  • Friend O'Dinghus November 22, 2019 (8:45 pm)

    I can’t wait to tell my neighbors by way of our small email group. We can nail the rotten thieves in the act. Jail for the holidays! Thanks WSB!

  • Fred November 23, 2019 (12:49 am)

    What time of day do these usually happen?

    • WSB November 23, 2019 (12:56 am)

      The log’s time stamps refer to when they are reported and even at that are usually a few hours lagged, so without hearing directly from victims, we don’t know. But far more burglaries happen during the daytime – burglars want to get in and out when nobody’s home. – TR

  • Neighbor November 23, 2019 (6:42 am)

    They broke into our house about 2p. Left through the garage. We are assuming that they backed a van into the driveway and loaded up because I came home to the curtains pulled and the garage door half way up. Hate it!!

    • Gatewood Area November 25, 2019 (9:57 pm)

      Where at? These burglaries are within 2 block radius of us! 

  • Gatewood neighbor November 23, 2019 (12:33 pm)

    Ours earlier this week happened sometime in the middle of the day as well, sometime before we got fraud alerts indicating our credit cards were being used in the late afternoon. They entered through a small back window that was unlocked. Installing a security system now.

  • Neighbor November 23, 2019 (6:06 pm)

    This happened to us during the last string of burglaries in September. We unfortunately never heard anything from the police, and found out that they hadn’t even started an investigation after 3 weeks. Make sure to follow up by phone with the Southwest Detective.

    If the credit cards were used at a store, you should ask the detective to request video footage. I don’t know if they were able to get it from our case after time passed, but maybe not too late for you.

    The pattern of what happened sounds too similar- my apologies to you all.

  • anonyme November 25, 2019 (6:36 am)

    It almost appears as if they are moving north to south.  If so, Arbor Heights residents should be looking out for them.  Our legal system won’t punish them, so maybe a citizen’s arrest would provide a wake-up call.

  • Sherie November 25, 2019 (10:10 am)

    They backed a car into our driveway at 7:25 am (garage door was left open by mistake) and were there 2 minutes, taking a pressure washer, tools, gift cards out of another car parked in garage, etc.   We believe there were 2 people to do this.   Live 1/2 block from Alki.   Happened on Nov 1st.  Was reported to police.  

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