Auto theft continues to run higher than usual in West Seattle, according to what Southwest Precinct operatisns commander Lt. Steve Strand told the Fauntleroy Community Association board tonight. (More on the meeting tomorrow.) Here’s a reader report we received tonight from NJ:

I’m on the hunt for my 1993 Subaru Impreza Wagon, teal blue, license plate AIN2495. It was stolen sometime between 9 pm March 9 and 6 am March 10, from the 4700 block of 48th Ave SW. It is likely parked/abandoned in West Seattle, as the transmission was in need of repair and probably wasn’t much fun to drive around. I am hoping someone will spot the car in their neighborhood. It has been reported to the police.

If you see it, call 911 ASAP. (And then let us know so we can get word to NJ!)

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen teal Subaru"

  • Seaview neighbor March 11, 2020 (6:50 am)

    I’m in the 5000 block of 47th, and called police at 11:30 last night because two people passed my house on foot and then lingered down the street at a neighbor’s appearing to try to enter his old pickup truck. They were hard to see from my window, and I wouldn’t have noticed but my dog was losing her mind at them. They eventually took off walking north. I was comforted when two SPD cars appeared to survey the block almost immediately but at that point the people I saw were gone. I wonder if this is related.

    • Dawson March 11, 2020 (8:04 am)

      Those folks got into my truck last night as I’m north of you. I heard my truck door close shortly after midnight but thought, naw can’t be and didn’t go check. They took a black plastic center console organizer, set of keys that are on a metal bottle cap opener, black Gerber pocket knife, clipboard with some laminated stock on it and my Pearl Jam home show CD. Really bummed about that last one. If anyone finds this stuff please let me know.

      • Seaview neighbor March 11, 2020 (10:04 am)

        Sorry to hear it. I wondered if I was crazy after calling it in last night (I didn’t have a good enough view to see anything definitively malicious), but something about it didn’t sit right with me. I hoped a little bit of police presence might be able to scare them off for the night (assuming they’re related).

      • The DUDE March 11, 2020 (3:27 pm)

        Nooooo!Not the Pearl Jam.

  • Lola March 11, 2020 (8:11 am)

    It might not be reported to police but it might be done with the Abandoned Car Hotline or done online.  I know in my neighborhood if I see a car in one spot for longer than a week on our block I do the online Abandoned Car.  Just a thought not sure if they connect to the police or not?

  • Lee March 11, 2020 (10:50 am)

    As a recent victim of car theft, I wonder if the number of stolen cars is still above last year’s to date. In February, the Blog reported that we were 29-30 incidents ahead of last year. BTW, my SUV was recovered in Federal Way but because evidence of drugs was found inside, it was declared a bio-hazard and will be destroyed.

  • Alex S. March 11, 2020 (1:24 pm)

    All owners of 90’s era Subarus should be required to use a Club or ignition cut-off.  Too many of these cars are used to commit crimes a lot more serious than auto theft.  And many of these thieves end up hurting people when they run from the police.  Same way guns need to be locked up:  lock up your old Subs, Accords, Camrys and Civics!!

    • East Coast Cynic March 11, 2020 (5:32 pm)

      They really need to go car alarm or ignition cut-off.  Nowadays, the thieves are so skilled that they go through the club like a hot knife thru butter: They’ll cut it off or remove the steering wheel and replace it with another and drive off.

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