WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red CR-V; license-plate thefts

Two reader reports:

STOLEN CAR: From John: “We had a 1999 red Honda CR-V stolen in the last day from SW Stevens St and 46th Ave SW. License BHY9500.” If you see it, call 911.

STOLEN LICENSE PLATES: From Leah, who says this all happened on 40th SW between Edmunds and Hudson:

My daughter’s car had the license plate stolen late evening on 7/31. She has an AZ plate only on the back with tabs expiring in 11/2020.

I talked with a neighbor a few days ago who was outside while I was walking my dog and mentioned his back plate was missing and asked if it was stolen. He said yes and said it was an out of state plate (didn’t say which state) but said the tabs were expired because he was trying to sell it. I told him about my daughter’s stolen plates and told him to report to SPD …

While walking our dog this morning, we saw another car parked that had both plates missing which my daughter says she saw last night with both plates still on. Looks like the car of a student from out of state (parking pass for Warren Wilson College-NC).

This now makes three cars with stolen plates on the same street.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red CR-V; license-plate thefts"

  • OnAlki August 12, 2020 (7:05 pm)

    Looks like someone is starting a collection. :/

  • Clinker August 12, 2020 (8:51 pm)

    Two sets of stolen plates on 3000 44th too, couple weeks ago.

    • MrsT August 12, 2020 (10:11 pm)

      It was three sets of plates. Two Sounders plates and one UW plate.

  • ttt August 12, 2020 (10:30 pm)

    About a month ago I caught a guy in the act of stealing my rear license plate near ercolini park. I took a picture of him and chased him off and called the police. The police took the picture, but I did not file a report. I reported it to the blog. The man was white in his late 50’s to mid 60’s wearing a black polo shirt with a white logo and a black Hat with a white logo and he had a blue duffel bag that was opened, but empty. It was 8am and a weekday. When I confronted him he started yelling at me telling me that I stole his plate and he was taking it back. I ran inside and got my phone and took at picture of him and called the police. He started cussing at me and walking away quickly.

  • Sillygoose August 13, 2020 (8:39 am)

    This is exactly why I have been calling traffic enforcement for months on this group of cars, motor homes on 2629 SW Andover.  I see these people changing plates on these vehicles daily! Heck some are spray painted out black, shattered windshields and traffic enforcement still does nothing.  I mean seriously how can a car with a smashed out rear windshield, or a U-haul that has a shattered front windshield, license plates are spray painted black, or how about the piles of mountain bikes and electric bikes they are stripping daily.  But still parking enforcement cant be bothered to even drive up and run the plates on the vehicles abandoned here to see if they are legit. 

  • Lola August 13, 2020 (11:20 am)

    Sillygoose,  they have to have paying customers, if they write a ticket to those they will never be paid.  I see all kinds of Parking Enforcement all over WS.  As I was leaving CHI Fransican on Fauntleroy the gal was writing tickets like crazy on 38th for anybody who was over their alloted time or who were parked illegally.  These are the people who can pay not the dilapatated RV’S who are illegally parked or who have changed license plates.  Paying customers is who they want to ticket.  

  • Sillygoose August 13, 2020 (1:14 pm)

    @ lola if the plates were at least ran they could then find out which plates don’t match the vehicles have them impounded.  Have a swope with animal control enforce the basic laws of animal ownership that we have to abide by, rabies tag, dog license, leashed animals and scan them for chips.  then see if any of the dozens of bikes have ID’s on them, where are their helmets to ride them etc…Come on basic law procedures.  

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