WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 theft reports – keepsake ring; car; bicycle

Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports:


My good friend lost her husband suddenly and unexpectedly not that long ago. She is raising their two young children alone. She was picking up her child at school and only ran in for less than 5 minutes. Her car window was smashed and her purse stolen. She carried her husband’s wallet, driver’s license and most importantly, his wedding ring around with her to keep him close. It was all in the purse. We are asking everyone to look out for the purse with the hopes that it was dumped somewhere. It could be in the Gatewood area or near either the Westwood or Junction QFC, as that is where they attempted to use her credit cards. If anyone knows anything about these items, please return them no questions asked.


Purse- black ‘shorty love’ purse/backpack
Wallet- light pink Kate Spade
Ring – tungsten carbide

We will add the police report # when we get it.

STOLEN CAR: From Conner:

Sometime in the early morning of 01/08/19, my dark blue 2002 Land Rover Discovery was stolen from my house in the Shorewood area. Last seen on 26th Ave. It was parked right in front on the street in a well-lit area, so it’s concerning. A neighbor was walking her dog around 5am and said that my car was still parked there when she walked past the house. Please post about my stolen vehicle and hopefully it will turn up!


Crime occurred Monday 1/6 approx 9:00 pm from 7100 block of Woodside Place SW.

As the video shows, the thief is a heavy-set bearded male wearing dark pants, a letterman’s or baseball-style jacket with lighter colored sleeves, and a baseball cap.

Bike stolen was a black men’s Raleigh Tokul 2 with gumwall tires and no reflectors. Police report has been filed.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 theft reports - keepsake ring; car; bicycle"

  • valvashon January 8, 2020 (7:18 pm)

    Interesting that the Land Rover was able to be stolen.  Inside of these keys (they share the same exact key as the early MINI Coopers) there is an immobilizer (anti-theft) chip.  No chip=No start; you can screwdriver the ignition switch all you want but it won’t start.

  • Sillygoose January 9, 2020 (8:49 am)

    So sorry about your cherished possessions, so aggravating no one has respect any more for others property.  Does the school have cameras that you could look at the footage?

  • Bugsy January 9, 2020 (5:14 pm)

    No cameras:(  It happened during a time when lots of adults were in and out the exact area, picking up kids. And she was parked directly in front of the main door. So brazen. Terrible on its own, totally awful for what was stolen. 

  • Westgirl January 9, 2020 (9:37 pm)

    Maybe check the local pawnshops for the wedding ring? How devastating!!

  • RT January 10, 2020 (8:07 am)

    This is a sad loss but a good reminder never to leave anything visible and snatch-able  in your car no matter how  short the duration of your parking. In some areas I don’t even leave a tissue box out.  Not always effective, because these days some security systems can be overridden …but it’s a start. 

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