WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Silverado pickup truck

From Mel:

We live on Portland & 39th and early this morning (12:40 a.m.) our truck was stolen. It’s a 1998 blue Chevy Silverado with a 6-inch lift on it. There’s a decal on the back left corner of the cab window that says “Sanchos Tacos.” The rims are very distinct as they have skulls in the center of them. Per our night-vision cameras, we could only tell that the thief was male and wearing a high-visibility vest, light-colored pants, and dark sneakers with a little white on them. He had his hood up to conceal his identity.

(Added: Plate – WA B55189Y.) Call 911 if you see it.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Silverado pickup truck"

  • Auntie October 30, 2020 (12:00 pm)

    License plate tip – since most people don’t know their license plate number (myself included), I recommend putting a small sticky-note with your license plate # on your insurance card that you carry in your wallet. If your vehicle is stolen, having your plate # handy might help locating your vehicle more quickly.

    • WSB October 30, 2020 (12:10 pm)

      Good tip, although in some cases it’s just that people forget to include it in the note they sent us. I just got it on followup and am adding.

  • wendell October 30, 2020 (1:22 pm)

    Or keep a photo of your license plate(s) on your phone.

    • WSB October 30, 2020 (1:27 pm)

      Also, I’m sorry to say, good idea to keep a pic of your vehicle itself, in case something happens. (Motorcycles, bicycles, cars, trucks, whatever.) We always publish photos if sent with the Crime Watch report. – TR

  • Jennifer October 30, 2020 (6:24 pm)

    Sorry to hear. It seems Gatwewood is being frequented by the same “unwanted” visitors as of late. We’ve had numerous car break-ins on SW Ida Street.  Time to put up flood lights and organize a late night block watch of volunteers to catch these crooks. 

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