9:15 AM: Two more stolen bicycles to watch for:
Amy sent the photos, reporting that they were stolen near 41st/Findlay: “My husband’s beloved custom bikes were stolen out of our garage (Tuesday) after an automatic-garage-door malfunction; the garage door was likely left open all day. These are custom and unique bikes, brand is Speedvagen. So I’m hoping someone can help if they are seen.” Police report # 20-292752.
9:49 AM: Just in from the Southwest Precinct, two alerts – first, a request to help find this car prowler:
The precinct says that on October 6th around 10 pm, this person tried to break into three vehicles in the 7700 block of 20th SW. “After realizing all the vehicle doors were locked, the suspect left on foot. The reporting party stated this suspect has successfully prowled vehicles in the past.” If you have information on who this person is, call the precinct at 206-733-9800.
Also from the precinct, this alert that auto theft is on the rise in West Seattle/South Park:
*The precinct is up 10% in the last 28 days
*Mostly during third watch (between 1900-2100), and mostly in the Morgan Junction area
*The Morgan Junction community is up 138% year to date (+28 cars), 60% in the last 28 days
*In an effort to decrease these incidents, we would like to remind our community members about the following prevention strategies:
*Check on your vehicle regularly, especially if you aren’t driving it frequently
*Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you’re away, even for ‘just a minute’, please remember this is illegal in Seattle and in Washington (SMC 11.70.160, RCW 46.61.600)
*Remove remote garage door openers from vehicle
*Always lock doors and roll up windows, even if the car is parked in front of your home
*Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked
*If possible, park vehicle in a busy, locked, monitored and/or well-lit area
*Utilize anti-theft devices such as the Club (please contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner for more information about this)
*If possible, activate alarm
Feel free to reach out to Jennifer (Jennifer.Danner@seattle.gov) if you have questions about these prevention suggestions, and/or if you are interested in a free safety/security assessment.