WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Camping gear stolen

WSB readers have done a great job lately finding stolen items reported here – documents, a backpack, even a car. So maybe you can find some of what a thief took from Makenzie:

I wanted to report a break-in this morning on 46th and Walker. My car was broken into, and about 400 dollars worth of camping equipment was stolen. I wanted to put the word out in case anyone in the neighborhood finds the contents somewhere, or knows anything about it. The stolen property includes; a REI hiking backpack (around 25 liters), two Nalgene water bottles, a pair of down-filled pants (Mont Bell brand), a Patagonia rain jacket, and a map of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

If you find any of this, let us know and we’ll connect you.

16 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Camping gear stolen"

  • Cycleman August 3, 2020 (4:40 pm)

    That’s awful. Hope this doesn’t stop you from enjoying the great outdoors!

  • Flipzzzz August 3, 2020 (5:25 pm)

    Really sorry to hear this . I will keep a look out . So whilst we are talking crime just curious if you called the police to report this ?. I’ve had break ins and the police have been so supportive and helpful throughout the process . If we defund what’s the plan for break ins .???are we required to just tack posters to poles and try solve ourself .. crime isn’t going away it’s getting worse . 

    • makenziewhite2 August 3, 2020 (7:40 pm)

      Yes, I did report the break in over the phone. They haven’t contacted me yet, unfortunately.

  • Yma August 3, 2020 (7:18 pm)

    Ok – I’m going to go out on a limb here.i am a big fan of our folks at the SW Precinct.As I understand it, the defund initiative is to divert that money back to areas that were defunded decades ago & maybe shouldn’t be within the purview of all that our officers need to do.(I’m gonna get vilified) I think we can both support our local officers and at the same time support change.

    • CR August 3, 2020 (8:34 pm)

      No, not really. Police officers cost money. We need more of them, not fewer. We need a DA and city attorney who will prosecute property crime. We need to not be #1 in the US for worst property crime of any major city. Social workers are not going to prevent or catch thieves. Getting chronic repeat offenders off the street, and making sure that they know there will be consequences if they commit crimes, is the only thing that will stop people from doing this with impunity.

  • wseaturtle August 3, 2020 (9:24 pm)

    Yes really.  I think we can support our officers and support change. And yes,  Makenzie, we’ll keep an eye out.  I’m hoping for a speedy return.

  • AdmiralSDV August 3, 2020 (9:34 pm)

    I’m weary hearing from the citizens who have nothing better to do than hunt down comments on the blog and stoke fear about defunding the police. First and foremost, more money does not mean more police officers, plain and simple. All you people ready to criticize the spending of the state/city/county, but an actual measure gets put in front of you that would require a government agency to be accountable with their spending and you’re too close-minded to figure out what it actually means before you’re telling everyone that crime will run rampant in our city if we force some hands. Talk about speaking from both sides of your mouths. Second, there are armies of protestors supporting defunding initiatives across the country, as well as within our city. Some here themselves have actually chimed in to say they joined the marches that have been happening in our neck of the woods in recent days. Conversely, I have not seen a single opposition demonstration in public. If you actually care, go out and do something. March. Start a movement. Bring ideas of change that you want to see, which you think are better. Whatever it is, the status quo doesn’t work to treat all people equally, so it MUST. CHANGE. 

    • Sam-c August 4, 2020 (5:58 am)

      Thank you for putting it well. I agree.

    • KM August 4, 2020 (8:24 am)

      There were 2 rallies downtown supporting SPD in the past couple weeks, both sparsely attended. It’s much easier to flood local Seattle publications comment sections getting people to sign petitions and what not–you can do that from anywhere. One thing I’ve noticed in online groups that think “Seattle is Dying” or what not is several of them don’t live here. There’s a lot of comments on “Safe Seattle” group along the lines of “so glad I don’t live there!” and “I would vote for (conservative candidate in Seattle), but I live in Kennewick.” So, that could be part of it. I think TR has commented that they receive readership from all over, so we can’t assume anyone commenting here lives here. 

    • JES August 4, 2020 (8:54 am)

      Thank you, I 100% agree. I am so sick of the fear mongering. Do your research before disagreeing, read what’s in the actual proposals! And if you still disagree, ask yourself why you’re ok with the status quo. Do your research! 

  • KT August 4, 2020 (4:39 am)

    The police would like to remind you to PLEASE STOP leaving valuables in your car.Thank you.

  • flimflam August 4, 2020 (6:24 am)

    hmm, i wonder who would steal camping gear? not much of a black market for that…

    • makenziewhite2 August 4, 2020 (12:45 pm)

      All the stuff that was stolen was inside of the Rei backpack, so I’m guessing the person just grabbed it hoping that there would be a laptop or electronics inside. 

  • miws August 4, 2020 (9:16 am)

    There’s a post, over in the Forums, from someone who found a “…pretty new looking…”  tent, minus poles, down near Nucor. —Mikehttps://westseattleblog.com/forums-2/topic/found-tent-no-poles/

    • makenziewhite2 August 4, 2020 (12:46 pm)

      Thanks for letting me know! Doesn’t look familiar, but I appreciate the thought anyways. 

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