CRIME WATCH: Park robbery; motorcycle theft; building break-ins; package taken

Four Crime Watch reports:

PARK ROBBERY: We have two reports that a man was attacked and robbed of his wallet and phone while at Lincoln Park Thursday evening – one from a friend the victim contacted afterward, the other from a nearby resident who says suspects were seen running through her neighborhood shortly afterward and dropped items from the victim’s wallet. The victim described the robbers as five “Somali or Ethiopian males in their late teens (who) wore hoodies and masks”; neighbors’ description of who they saw, “wearing sweatpants, hoodies, sneakers, and protective face masks … light brown skin (and) lean.” We are still working to get the police report for additional details.

MOTORCYCLE STOLEN: This happened in Top Hat, but stolen vehicles from one side of the city-county line often turn up on the other:

My husband’s motorcycle (was taken) last night or early this morning from Southside by Vintage apartment complex on SW 112th St.

Call 911 if you see it.

BUILDING BREAK-INS: An Alki resident in the 2300 block of Bonair reports, “In 5 years living here,-nothing. Now in one night, 3 cars broken into, a storage room was broken into and several tenants’ stuff taken, and a bunch of packages. This was reported yesterday morning. I think people in this area need to be aware this is happening. It’s never been an issue before.”

PACKAGE THEFT: From Joseph – “Unfortunately, we were victims of a package theft at our house near Hanford and 37th Ave SW last night at 11:26 pm. Here is a link to the video from our security camera. It looks like the woman walked right up to our front door. The image is not great, but hopefully someone recognizes this individual.”

21 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Park robbery; motorcycle theft; building break-ins; package taken"

  • Yma August 28, 2020 (1:48 pm)

    Could we get a time for the Lincoln Park robbery as well as the area of the park?

    • WSB August 28, 2020 (2:28 pm)

      7 pm-ish. No idea what part of the park, I would have mentioned it if I’d known.

      • heylady August 28, 2020 (5:24 pm)

        I was walking  about that time. I chose to walk outside of the woodsy part on my way back. Glad I did! Thanks, WSB!

  • Smh August 28, 2020 (1:59 pm)

    Hey I’ve seen that bike ! 

    • Motorcycle owner August 28, 2020 (5:59 pm)

      Can you yell me more information please 

      • Smh August 28, 2020 (7:31 pm)

        It’s ur mom, I hadn’t talked to you yet when I posted the comment. Thought it looked familiar. So sorry that it was stolen.

        • Greg August 28, 2020 (10:23 pm)

          This was so funny.  My wife and I are giggles.

      • waikikigirl August 29, 2020 (8:38 am)

        This is exactly why you need to talk to her once in awhile…so she won’t have to find out your business on-line! LOL!!! 

  • Joseph August 28, 2020 (2:42 pm)

    I’m a regular, several-times-per-week exerciser in the center of Lincoln Park where the fitness bars and rings are. I’ve never seen troublemakers there, but I have seen new anti-police graffiti on the wooden beams of the rings. On my next visit I am taking high-grit sandpaper to erase it. Such vandalism left unchecked just emboldens criminals to escalate their activities to theft and robbery.

    • WS98 August 28, 2020 (10:06 pm)

      Be careful what you suggest, I don’t agree with anyone who defaces property but Anti-police graffiti doesn’t equate with robbery and theft.

  • Bess August 28, 2020 (3:30 pm)

    I live on 45th ave SW above Lincoln Park and saw a group of 5 young men walking down our street about 7:30pm last night. They were walking briskly heading toward solstice park. 

  • MandaPanda August 28, 2020 (8:33 pm)

    I wonder if these are the same “people” who broke into my boyfriend’s car near the park a few months ago! We moved here at the beginning of March, and I had no reason to believe this was a dangerous area. Now, I’m rethinking that and I don’t know how it will get better. Now that it’s the weekend I’m just waiting for some punks to roll up to Lowman Beach early in the morning to light off fireworks and run away. This is insane. Can we get cops patrolling this area or the park PLEASE?

    • Joseph August 29, 2020 (3:38 am)

      It’s FAR from being a dangerous area. I’ve been frequenting Lincoln Park and the area for 30 years (we live up the hill) and there have been very few incidents such as this. I walk through the park after dark regularly and I’ve never had ANY trouble, ever.

    • Wes C. Addle August 29, 2020 (8:29 am)

      This is a pretty safe neighborhood. Crime happens everywhere, unfortunately.  Also, you’re not going to get more patrols anytime soon I have a feeling. 

      • David August 30, 2020 (7:57 am)

        Yes crime happens everywhere but it’s the increase in crime that has people Rightfully concerned.  In addition, the word safe has a different meaning for everyone.    I’ve lived near admiral for almost 10 years and I can honestly say I don’t feel safe anymore but I have friends that still do.  Just because you feel it’s a safe neighborhood doesn’t mean we should all feel that way.  Please Think twice about disregarding another persons feeling because you disagree with it. 

        • Joseph August 30, 2020 (1:55 pm)

          No one is disregarding anyone. I simply stated that I’ve lived in the area for over 30 years and I’ve never seen any problems. The entire West Seattle area is also safer than it was 30 years ago. Remember pre-2004 High Point? A robbery is extremely disturbing, however, and this WILL become a trend if SPD is defunded and criminals emboldened. This incident should be a wake up call for all of us, as it happened in a safe, peaceful area.

  • Kera August 28, 2020 (9:12 pm)

    The incident was at north end of park near residence.  My husband was there and these teens were swearing toward others which it’s not necessary!  Teens need soap in their mouths. And hope their parents see this message to ground them for what they have done! 

    • Omg really August 28, 2020 (9:25 pm)

      you have to be kidding right ? Ground them? They attacked and beat this man,  and stole from him.  So do you really think that their parents are even in the picture ? Maybe that is why they are doing what they do.  Poor parenting in the first place.  They need to be in jail,  not grounded. 

  • Js August 29, 2020 (9:10 am)

    Soap in the mouth. Worked on me. Pa caught me dippin his snuff and took a switch to my britches. Ma ran out and said” pa you call the pollice man and ill git the soap. I made.a.fresh batch last night. Ive been a.changed man ever since. 

  • Kim August 29, 2020 (9:28 am)

    Hey KERA,When my cousin was little her parents washed her and her brother mouth 👄 out with soap 🧼, but that was over 50 years plus ago.On a side note, why didn’t you speak up and tell the teenagers to stop cussing 🤬? When I was a child or teenager adults had no issues with correcting youngsters they didn’t know, but that is the issue with our society some people are too afraid to speak up towards youngsters.  Many people have no clue that they are cussing 🤬 these days due to role models at home and in our community and tv.

  • OldLady August 30, 2020 (7:42 am)

    So, because there is absolutely nothing on TV I watched Andy Griffith show the other day anyways Opie  had been with friends with matches and a candle and a barn burned down Andy asked him if he did it he denied long story short Andy scolded him and sent him to his room to think about it and then told Aunt Bee he was going upstairs to give the boy a whipping… this show was from the 50’s… makes you think doesn’t it? 

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