WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Auto-theft arrest after car-on-side crash; plus – prowl loot to look for

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reports:

(Photo sent by Nate)

STOLEN-CAR-ON-SIDE CRASH: The crash happened in the construction zone at 22nd/Delridge just before noon. According to SPD, the Subaru was stolen from the Arco station qt Delridge/Orchard and the thief “fled northbound on Delridge Way SW at a high rate of speed. The suspect lost control of the vehicle in an active construction zone.” He then fled on foot; officers pursued and arrested him. Police add, “Thankfully no construction workers were hit or injured.” Some were on scene doing Saturday work, as the photos show.

(SPD photo)

The suspect was taken to jail.

CAR PROWL LOOT TO LOOK FOR: Katie says this happened at 37th/Ida in Gatewood:

I left our car unlocked last night and my son’s backpack was taken. It’s pretty bright, so easy to spot. [stock photo] It also had his favorite hat, a black and white Vans beanie with a pom pom, and a blue fleece blanket with snowflakes. Also, bright blue fingerless gloves. If you see any of this, please let me know! Nothing is worth much, I’d just like to recover anything that was dumped!

If you find any of the above, contact us – westseattleblog@gmail.com – and we’ll connect you.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Auto-theft arrest after car-on-side crash; plus - prowl loot to look for"

  • AMD February 6, 2021 (3:13 pm)

    Wow, thank goodness the construction workers are all safe!  Hopefully this doesn’t mess up their work or their day too much.  I’m guessing these thieves aren’t from around here based on their choice of escape route (much like the car thieves that take off speeding north on 16th and end up in the bushes).

    • M February 6, 2021 (5:56 pm)

      Actually, they probably are from around here. They will drive over the low bridge and not care about the citation automatically mailed to the car’s registered owners. I just got one in the mail yesterday from our car that was stolen on Jan 16th!

    • Auntie February 6, 2021 (6:06 pm)

      If they were smart, they probably wouldn’t be criminals…

      • bolo February 6, 2021 (7:42 pm)

        If they were smart they wouldn’t steal a car inches away from a police station.

        • Auntie February 6, 2021 (8:38 pm)

          I’m guessing most of the police at the Southwest Precinct are out on patrol, doing their jobs, not sitting around waiting for a crime to happen nearby. Actually, the last few times I have driven by there, the lobby isn’t even open so if you have something to report or need help, don’t go running to the precinct – dial 911 to get your best response.

  • Randy February 6, 2021 (8:04 pm)

    Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

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