WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglary spike

Logged police calls indicate a burglary spike in West Seattle. So does what Erin was told after her home was broken into:

Our home in Gatewood (39th and Southern Street) was burglarized in the middle of the day (Tuesday). The burglars entered through an unlocked kitchen window and took jewelry, computers, a wallet, and rifled through our entire house. The police officers who responded said the area has seen increased burglaries in the past couple days.

We checked Tweets by Beat and found these West Seattle residential burglaries logged so far this week:
-3700 block of SW Tillman
-2200 block of SW Myrtle
-5600 block of 38h SW
-5400 block of 37th SW
-10100 block of 31st SW
-3800 block of 45th SW

Report details aren’t routinely posted so that’s why we appreciate reader reports so we can share information – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you.

P.S. Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner reminds us that she offers “free residential safety/security assessments, as well as burglary follow-ups” – jennifer.danner@seattle.gov is how to reach her.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglary spike"

  • Joleen November 20, 2019 (3:16 pm)

    Our Roxhill/Westwood neighborhood has definitely been targeted. Our shed was hit last week in the middle of the night. They unscrewed the door to get in! On separate occasions/houses, neighbors found tools along the side of their house and  spotted a trespasser in a backyard. We had a meeting to discuss last night and many of us are adding security cameras and extra lighting to hopefully deter the criminals.

    • Darryll November 21, 2019 (9:03 am)

      Jolene,Your story reminded of the guys trying to get into my neighbor’s garage last week.  The video below is from another neighbor’s security cameras. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y5n9blhzb1c9cwl/AAAkBPTNuRLIqTW3ADcSRiWBa?dl=0These guys drive through the alley and drop off a guy before parking around the corner to wait for him. He tries repeatedly to unscrew the locks from the garage doors, but  eventually gives up. I caught the same guy a while later lurking on the street in front of my house. The video has been shared with SPD. 

  • Joe November 20, 2019 (6:05 pm)

    4000 block of Othello got hit today

  • Pondering coincidences November 20, 2019 (8:16 pm)

    What kind of radius would this be to junction plaza? There has been a massive increase in addicts camping out there all day and night and doing drugs(I know as I’ve watched it, fighting and shouting wakes me up)The lights have made it quieter last 2 days at least, just makes me wonder.

    • WSB November 20, 2019 (8:36 pm)

      Nowhere near there.

  • Brandon November 20, 2019 (8:24 pm)

    Hopefully these folks can share any common threads such as construction work?  Or??  Broad daylight and hits sounds like an experienced crew. Stinks big time. 

  • RJB November 21, 2019 (2:38 pm)

    Most of the homeless or addicts in and around the Junction Plaza don’t have cars or tools to break into houses with.  Some are mentally ill and some are just homeless/down on their luck and have nowhere else to go…BTW not every homeless person does drugs or drinks either. 

  • Vanessa November 22, 2019 (6:19 pm)

    We were burglarized today – 7800 39th Ave. SW – between 9-10am. Kicked in the front door. Luckily we think my husband startled them when he got home after only being away from the house for an hour. Our front yard is totally exposed so they took huge risk with visibility. They closed our blinds and curtains and targeted jewelry.Vanessa

    • WSB November 22, 2019 (7:47 pm)

      Sorry to hear that. I also heard a burglary call in another south-end neighborhood but haven’t yet checked the log… TR

  • Sarah November 26, 2019 (1:34 pm)

    Our House was broken into monday 11/25, on the 3700 block of Cloverdale Street.  Took wallet and jewelry, broke in sometime between 10am and 3pm during the day by throwing a rock through our glass back door.  

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