WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 stolen vehicles to watch for

Two vehicle-theft reports received so far today:

That’s Indy‘s red 2001 Subaru Impreza hatchback. The plate in the photo is NOT the current plate – the car now has license # BUZ7132. Indy says it was “last seen in West Seattle 1/22/21.” Next, Jesse‘s stolen Toyota:

Jesse reports, “My truck was just stolen around 1:15 pm today in broad daylight in the 30th Ave SW alley behind Luna Park Café. They apparently took something out of my neighbor’s truck, and cut through the club on my steering wheel. They might not get far though, the engine surges when at an idle stop…” The plate, shown in the photo, is BTZ1825.

If you see either of these – or any other known stolen vehicle – call 911.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 2 stolen vehicles to watch for"

  • Matt January 23, 2021 (4:12 pm)

    Jesse, they might have cut through your steering wheel.  Generally you use the leverage of the club to break the normally hard to break factory steering lock.  Then saw through the steering wheel made of soft steel that bends in a crash, clubs are made of hardened steel. Hope you get it back, looks like a nice older Toyota.

    • Jesse January 23, 2021 (5:06 pm)

      They stole a cutter out of my neighbors truck, i found half of the club on the ground, haha 😔 very gutsy of them to do in the middle of the day.

  • Chris January 23, 2021 (5:27 pm)

    Suggest using the brake lock.   Steel lock goes over brake making it so cannot be used.   We got ours at locksmith near California & Admiral a ways back.    Use both the steering lock and/or brake lock.    They cannot get the brake lock off!

  • Ex-Westwood Resident January 23, 2021 (6:09 pm)

    The best is a fuel line lock valve that can be locked from inside the car.  A friend had one and when his car was stolen, they got about 25 feet and it “died”.

  • ToyotaLover January 23, 2021 (10:37 pm)

    I saw your Toyota driving down Roxbury towards south park today I was commenting to my friend how clean it was for its age it was right around 130-200 pm perhaps see if there’s cameras around there 

    • Jesse January 24, 2021 (1:09 am)

      Thank you, I’ll check it out

  • LD January 24, 2021 (1:38 pm)

    There is a Volvo on jacks in Westwood Village area, been parked by EC Hughes Park for over 2 days, facing the wrong way on the street, and filled inside with boxes.

    • bb7 January 24, 2021 (3:25 pm)

      I did a license plate search and the car is not stolen. It’s most likely someone that lives nearby and doesn’t have the space to work on it. That happens a lot.

      • Roxie January 24, 2021 (9:20 pm)

        How do you do a license plate check.i have a car that been in front my house for 4 days now and dont know who’s it is. Possible stolen with broken door handle. Thank u. 

        • bb7 January 24, 2021 (9:53 pm)

          Just google ‘license plate check’. Its hard to find a good site that doesn’t make you pay but if you look around enough you find one that is accurate. I’ve used it to help me buy vehicles, You get the vin number and theft reports and some various other public reports. 

  • ToyotaLover January 24, 2021 (4:33 pm)

    Jesse I reviewed my Garmin cam and this was as close as I could see it but I followed it to my exit on  509 and it drove slowly down into South Park?? Might be a good place to start your search there?? It had 2 people in vehicle

    • Jesse January 24, 2021 (7:03 pm)
      • Thanks for checking the cam, time to go scout out South Park
  • Jesse January 26, 2021 (1:55 pm)

    Truck was found on 115th off East Marginal Way in Tukwila, thanks everyone for your help. Going down to get it today and I’ll keep an eye out for the red subaru

  • g January 26, 2021 (5:17 pm)

    where is the car with the door handlesmissing? is it a white sedan ? 

  • Stefan Robert January 30, 2021 (3:20 am)

    This is high time to use electric vehicles. Day by day increase the popularity of electric cars. Electric cars help to reduce carbon emissions. It is increasing the ability of sustainability. 

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