WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver damages cars

The photo and report are from Jim:

A hit-and-run driver in a distinctive red van clipped a bunch of cars down by Lowman Beach this morning shortly after 11:00 a.m.The van pulled over momentarily. Driver got out, looked at the damage, and decided to take off. While the van was pulled over, my neighbor took … pictures. She describes him as a thin man wearing a baseball cap, possibly in his 30s. The van has a solar panel on top, and will likely have some body damage. (Possibly an) early ’90s Chevy cargo van.

Jim says the driver hit at least three cars.

P.S. We’ll add the police-report number when we get it.

ADDED FRIDAY: It’s 20-214915.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run driver damages cars"

  • Mark Erskine July 16, 2020 (9:18 pm)

    Bad enough it happened at all.  But almost noon!  This happens in broad daylight.   So sad.  Hope this jerk is caught. 

    • Van July 17, 2020 (9:34 am)

      What makes noon a more sad time than any other for this to happen?

  • Helen July 17, 2020 (7:44 am)

    I’ve seen that van parked up the hill from Lowman Beach on a side street near the 76 station on Fontanelle. I think they owners may be living in the van. There are 2: a white man and a white woman.

  • Helen July 17, 2020 (7:50 am)

    I reported my info to SPD and they tried really hard to attach it to a case but no one has called it in. If you did/ plan to, make sure my report is attached to yours.

    • EDev July 17, 2020 (12:47 pm)

      Hi Helen. I’m the owner of one of the cars that were struck. Thanks so much for your vigilance! A police report was filed yesterday under the case #2020-214915

    • WSB July 17, 2020 (1:06 pm)

      I have since received the case # (am adding above too) – 20-214915.

  • Lola July 17, 2020 (8:15 am)

    Will keep my eye’s peeled for this Van and try to get a license plate since this is my route to and from work.  I can’t even believe the amount of drivers who are that brazen or who get behind a wheel of vehicle when they are impaired.  My sympathy’s  to the people who had their cars hit by this POS.  I hope they catch him before he does anymore damage or kills someone. 

  • Js July 17, 2020 (10:31 am)

    Check ” down by the river”…

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