WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Impreza (update: found)

Seen this stolen car? The photo and report are from Ana:

Our car was stolen last night or early morning today from 42nd and Graham. Washington plates #BEN3517. It is a black Subaru Impreza, 1998. Please contact 911 or call (425) 623-5448 if seen.

SPD case # is 2020-017186.

1/19 UPDATE: Found, per this comment.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Impreza (update: found)"

  • West Seattle Guy January 15, 2020 (8:24 pm)

    We have a large number of stolen car reports. A surprising number. And I’m sure it’s just a small number of what actually gets stolen. Are cars not typically recovered?

    • WSB January 16, 2020 (2:26 pm)

      Most ARE eventually found – often via the automated plate readers SPD uses (listen to the scanner for a day sometime and you’ll hear how often that happens), other times by people calling in a suspicious-seeming vehicle, and we’ve had some “reunions” via reports like these too. They may turn up outside the jurisdiction, though – I was researching a case last night in which a guy is facing two auto-theft-related charges, one in which he was found in South Seattle in a car stolen in White Center, another in which he was found in Tacoma in a car stolen in Federal Way … TR

  • Ana January 19, 2020 (11:22 am)

    Update! We found it ! It was found in Auburn this morning. Thank you so much for posting it ! 

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (12:29 pm)

      Thank you for the update. Sometimes stolen vehicles turn up in another jurisdiction – like yours did – sometimes just blocks away from where they were stolen, so posting a “be on the lookout” here is always worthwhile just in case. – TR

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