WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 35th/Avalon investigation; stolen car (found), pickup; another catalytic-converter theft

(updated) Four reports in West Seattle Crime Watch this afternoon:

35TH/AVALON ARREST: Thanks for the tip. Police are just east of the 35th/Avalon intersection; at the scene, they would tell us only that the incident they’re investigating was called in as a sexual assault, and that a suspect is in custody.

STOLEN CAR: The three for which we’ve received reader reports in recent days have all been found, so perhaps this one will be too: Cheryl‘s 1998 white Honda Civic was stolen from southwest Admiral today, between Hinds and Hanford on 47th. License plate AOE4525. Call 911 if you see it. … SATURDAY UPDATE: Cheryl says it was found a block away – a club kept it from being driven far.

(added 6:22 pm)

STOLEN PICKUP: From Susanna:

My truck was stolen this afternoon. 14th and Henderson. It is a 1990 Toyota 5-speed 4×4, lifted body, white exterior, blue interior. Has an oval “woof” sticker in rear window. Husky tool box in truck bed. License is B76570P. Seattle police incident #2021-42255. Please call 911 if you see it. Many thanks for your help.

ANOTHER CATALYTIC-CONVERTER THEFT: WSS reports, “Early Wednesday morning my Honda Element’s catalytic converter was stolen. Near 46th SW and SW Hudson St. Parked on the street.”

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 35th/Avalon investigation; stolen car (found), pickup; another catalytic-converter theft"

  • LAC February 19, 2021 (5:56 pm)

    Was wondering what was going on at 35/Avalon, thanks for the update. Wish and hope for healing for the victim. 

  • Amy February 19, 2021 (7:12 pm)

    Elements must be the car of the moment for the catalytic convert thieves. Sorry! 

    • bb February 20, 2021 (10:54 am)

      Apperently those cars and prius’s have the most expensive catalytic converter. I believe criminals can get 400 bucks per each converter. 

  • Joe February 20, 2021 (8:52 am)

    Catalytic converter theft is rampant and probably underreported. We had one lifted from our Prius in Admiral and after that had a guard installed for $300 that prevents theft. Highly recommend it.

  • trucker February 20, 2021 (9:48 am)

    My pickup, identical to yours, was recovered from a construction site on the 6300 block of beach drive.  It was being stripped for parts.  There is a lot of space up there that cannot be seen from the road.  Good luck!

    • John February 20, 2021 (2:42 pm)

         Hello,I’m Susanna’s BF and I found your stolen truck up off of Beach Dr. When the Police came out and checked the ownership the officer said you didn’t live too far from the site. About how far away did you live from where your truck was dumped?   And how long was your truck missing before the police contacted you?I’ve known two people who had their vehicles stolen and found them dumped not far from where they were stolen. Thank you.

  • Susana February 20, 2021 (11:45 am)

    Thank you. My boyfriend was the project manager at that construction site and is the person who found your truck and reported it to the police. 

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