WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search; bike theft; 2 car prowls

Four West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

POLICE SEARCH: We don’t have many details but a search is under way in the Lowman Beach/Lincoln Park area, with K-9. Radio communication indicates it’s related to a burglary.

STOLEN BICYCLE: From Jana – “Bike was stolen (Tuesday) night from 3200 block of 45th Ave SW. Thieves ripped the lock off the car rack. Bicycle is white, Specialized brand (looks similar to picture), standard handle bars, had a little bell that says “coffee” on handlebar, and needed a new rear tire.”

CAR PROWL #1: From Elizabeth: “We’re Gatewood residents (37th and Austin), and sometime between 11 PM and 9 AM, our new car was broken into. It appears the only things stolen were the temporary license plate off the back window, and the screws from the license plate holder on the front of the car. We also had two screws stolen off the license plate on our other vehicle. We think we accidentally left the car unlocked, as there’s no damage to the windows or locks. I wanted to reach out and provide a heads-up in case other folks in the neighborhood have had any similar experiences recently. Whoever did this dumped everything in the center console on the front seat and left it – including expensive sunglasses, along with masks and hand sanitizer. Very strange! ”

CAR PROWL #2: This was just blocks from the previous report. Via text:

Car prowler at 3:22am on July 1, 2020. Caught him on video in my driveway at 39– SW Austin Street. Both of my cars were locked and he headed east on SW Austin in the Gatewood neighborhood after trying to get in my cars.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search; bike theft; 2 car prowls"

  • Via M July 2, 2020 (11:45 am)

     This looks like the same guys that hit 3 houses in the Arroyos on June 22 at 2:40ish AM.  Can tell by his shoes and build.   Same thing on this end, took items out of center console but made out with a bit more on my end.  He worked super fast in like a min.  Appears to have an accomplice because cameras did not catch a car and I live on a double dead end. Other cameras also did not catch a car but caught a car signaling in the distance (flashing lights).  A neighbor has better footage, but because of face masks can’t see much besides that he appears to be white or light skinned male. We filed a police reports on this end too. 

  • Alex S. July 2, 2020 (12:29 pm)

    Make sure to register your bike on Bike Index – whether it is stolen or not!  The person who had their bike stolen should also join & post on the Seattle Area Stolen Bikes Facebook page pronto!

    • ~J July 3, 2020 (11:15 am)

      Thanks for the tip Alex.  I added it to Bike Index.  However, I am the last human on earth without a FB account so can’t post to your other recommendation :)

      • WSB July 3, 2020 (11:17 am)

        You are far from the last person on earth not using that platform, which is a big reason why we continue our publishing focus on the open-to-all web.

      • Gary July 4, 2020 (3:54 pm)

        Hi Jana Did I help you fix a flat on your front tire. Call me, see if I can help.

  • JCW July 2, 2020 (1:11 pm)

    The car prowl is oddly similar to what happened to us a few days ago in North Shorewood. I must’ve left the driver’s door unlocked, because the other doors were all still secured. They popped the gas door open but the cap was still screwed on. Dumped the center console contents and took a single lens cloth? Super weird. Also, super annoying to wipe down all of the surfaces they might’ve touched. 

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