WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglar steals family keepsakes

Just in case the burglar(s) who hit Tamsen‘s garage in Upper Morgan dumped these priceless items, she is hoping you can keep watch for them:

Our garage was broken into (Thursday) night. All of our garden tools and equipment were stolen. But the most valuable items taken were our Family Bible (that held family history items in it) and 3 photo albums. They were in a black zippered bag. The bible is large, 10″ x 10″, maroon color with gold lettering of “Holy Bible” on it. We’ve filed a police report.

Just hoping the (burglars) tossed the bible and albums. If anyone in the 6300 block in the Morgan Junction area around 38th and Morgan and Graham Street could check their waste containers, we’d be forever grateful.

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

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglar steals family keepsakes"

  • Upper Gatewood Neighbor October 24, 2020 (12:25 pm)

    There was a rash of package thefts and vehicle break-ins on 38th Ave SW in upper Gatewood as well Thursday night.  A family who recently moved into the neighborhood had their truck rifled through although they said nothing of much value was taken.  A neighbor walking her dog early Friday morning reported in an email:  “noticed several empty boxes, one was a case of wine and still had a bottle left inside.  There was also a bunch of photos wet on the sidewalk so I put those inside the box.  There was an address on the box (6500 38th Ave block) and also discovered was an empty Athleta shoe box and packaging (no label on it) on the stairs leading down from 38th Ave to 39th Ave.”  I wonder if the photos are related to Tamsen’s break in?Also found was a key marked STRATTEC on it that looked “forcibly used” since it was twisted.  Our neighbor saved the key if anyone might be looking for it.

    Another neighbor did have short security camera video showing two men, one with a red backpack walking down the alley between 38th and 39th around 2:45am

  • KWSeattle October 24, 2020 (12:33 pm)

    So frustrating! Our truck was rifled through that night. It was parked on the alley between 38th and 39th south of Morgan. Neighbor caught footage of two “walkers” in the alley at 2:45 am (Fri am)

  • Al October 24, 2020 (2:17 pm)

    A big bag is laying on the grass at the gate wood school.  

    • WSB October 24, 2020 (2:25 pm)

      A reader sent word of a zippered bag seen there and we’ve informed Tamsen of that. Thank you.

  • Tamsen Spengler October 24, 2020 (11:00 pm)

    Thanks for the tip. We checked the bag and it’s not ours. Tams en 

  • Dunno October 25, 2020 (7:11 am)

    Also, newer car window smashed same night, same area for flashlight and small change.

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