WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car break-ins; porch theft

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

CAR BREAK-IN: From Ashley:

My husband’s car was broken into early Tuesday morning sometime between 2 am and 6 am. We live on 48th right behind Aegis. It was parked in our driveway but unfortunately he accidentally left it unlocked. They destroyed the ignition when they were trying to steal his car. After that failed, they grabbed what they could including his gym bag out of the trunk. Even though it’s a long shot, we’re hoping it might have been dumped somewhere. It’s a small black duffle bag with red trim and strap and has a cobra on it in white.

If you find it, let us know and we will connect you.


In the early hours of Tuesday, December 15, there was a car break-in on 39th and Stevens in the Admiral Junction. The “grinch” stole EVERYTHING in the vehicle. Please be advised that the thief was able to disable the car alarm in a way so that it did not activate. Also, a neighbor had a package stolen off their front porch during that same time frame. ’Tis the season. :/

SPEAKING OF PACKAGE THEFT: This photo and report are from Nancy:

I live in the 2200 block of upper Alki. This person stole my Amazon package at 5:35 pm Dec.15th. He looks like ha is dragging some heavy objects. Maybe other homes got hit as well. Anyway, hopefully he enjoys his 2021 Star Trek Original Series wall calendar.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Car break-ins; porch theft"

  • Ashley December 16, 2020 (3:47 pm)

    This is what my husband’s gym bag looks like. It’s a really small duffle bag so it’s pretty distinctive and it’s a limited edition so it’s not a very common item. We don’t expect to find it but would really make this bad situation slightly better. 

  • leeloo December 16, 2020 (4:07 pm)

    Merry Christmas ya filthy animals

  • Mellow Kitty December 16, 2020 (5:14 pm)

    It almost looks like the guy is carrying a food delivery bag. It could be a way to not look as suspicious walking to and from numerous porches quickly. 

  • Anna December 19, 2020 (6:19 am)

    In the middle of the day on Dec 17, I was parked just up from Sun Fish on 62nd avenue (on same side of street), waiting for a friend (I do not live in West Seattle.) This guy walks up and  casually starts taking photos directly into the relatively-street-level apartment (or condo) across the street (that has wood shake siding). He audaciously stood right in front of it. No one apparently was in the apartment. I couldn’t tell if he were taking photos of what was on the deck, or in the apartment. There is also a gated garage, so he could have been taking photos of the vehicles. He caught my eye, because he was using a 35 mm camera. To give him the benefit of the doubt, it could have been his apartment. But, he continued to walk by, walks to the street corner of Alki, then walks back, and takes more photos. I just got a new phone (I’m old), and thought I took a photo, but got a short video of him. I wasn’t sure where or how to report it. But this morning, when I saw this blog, and saw the photo above (the man had a similar look and build, and likes his nice hoodies and tennis shoes), I thought I should get the word out.

    • WSB December 19, 2020 (5:13 pm)

      Thanks, although please keep in mind that there are numerous legitimate reasons people take reasons of buildings – real estate/rental listings, government pages such as King County Assessor, etc. We ourselves take a fair amount of photos of buildings, signs, etc

  • Diane December 20, 2020 (9:09 am)

    Someone stole the catalytic converter from our Prius parked on the street. Apparently that’s a common occurrence these days

    • WSB December 20, 2020 (10:00 am)

      We’ve reported on that multiple times recently, and over the years. We can include in the next Crime Watch if you email us info.

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