WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; mystery mower, Buddha

Two West Seattle Crime Watch items today:

BUSINESS BURGLARY: That boarded-up window at the gas station minimart north of Lincoln Park is because of an overnight burglary. The police report says cigarettes and lighters were taken.

MYSTERY MOWER, BUDDHA: Both dumped, likely stolen, abandoned by Riverview Playfield:

Thanks to Kay and Craig for the reports/photos.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Business burglary; mystery mower, Buddha"

  • Yma March 25, 2020 (2:44 pm)

    Oh myid love to have the Buddha if the home is not found. As for mowers – I have one to give away! No more grass here.

    • Sea March 25, 2020 (3:46 pm)

      Buddha might be left for the completion of a ceremony. 

    • C.A. March 25, 2020 (3:49 pm)

      Yma – Ooh! What kind of mower/is it working? We had to cancel our monthly yard service due to lack of employment/funds, and while the push mower we were given provides a nice workout, my allergies and busted knees would love not having to work quite SO hard to keep up the yard. 😜

  • Graciano March 25, 2020 (3:23 pm)

    Biz burglary… can’t take one without the other I guess! The police report says cigarettes and lighters were taken.”

  • Parts guy March 25, 2020 (3:30 pm)

    I’ll take those pliers and the screwdriver holding that mower together.

  • Wolfgang March 25, 2020 (3:43 pm)

    That buddha statue looks like one that was near a house I used to walk by on my way to work, somewhat near ercolini park

  • Ron March 25, 2020 (3:43 pm)

    I believe this article about the placement of a Buddha statue in Oakland under a tree may be appropriate for how this statue may have come to be where it is now.


    I would suggest keeping this statue where is is and celebrate it during our time of hardship.

    However, if it was stolen, that’s another story altogether. You know what they say about karma…

    Thank you for posting.

    • Buddingbuddhist March 25, 2020 (3:50 pm)

      Oh yes I’ve seen these across SE Asia. Just a neighborhood shrine for all to worship if that’s your thing and the flowers are an offering. Likely not dumped. 

    • Graciano March 25, 2020 (3:53 pm)

      I was thinking that maybe someone put it there, if so thank you!

    • A March 25, 2020 (5:26 pm)

      Yep, I walked by this buddha yesterday and immediately thought of the Oakland buddha (I coincidentally used to live near that one, too). It appeared to have been intentionally placed rather than dumped, but who knows. 

    • Ron March 25, 2020 (8:09 pm)

      In addition to my original post, I listened to Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Happiness, today. Thank you Seattle Public Library! While not Buddhist, I found it comforting. And it was more insightful (and enlightening) that watching the news. Take a breath everyone.

  • neighbor March 25, 2020 (3:47 pm)

    Look at WSB 7-14-17 post – is that the same Buddha?

  • Craig March 25, 2020 (4:15 pm)

    I’m with you Ron.  I hope the Buddha sticks around. 

  • Janelle March 25, 2020 (6:19 pm)

    The buddha statue arrangement and picture is lovely, thanks :)

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