WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red truck (found); more catalytic converters taken

Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

STOLEN RED TRUCK: We have two reports about this theft in Upper Fauntleroy, near 40th/Cloverdale. The red 2002 Ford F-250 HD has a red canopy and black roof rack.

(Added: Photo of truck. Not carrying kayaks or bikes when taken)

Plate B30800H. Call 911 if you see it.

CATALYTIC-CONVERTER THEFTS: In a comment, John reports, “Lost mine yesterday morning at 2:35 at 39th and Graham. A neighbor reported a muffled sawing noise but did not see anybody.” Also yesterday morning in Seaview, a texter reports, “My elderly mother’s Prius had the catalytic converter stolen. Thieves jacked up the car and use a sawz-all. Neighbor saw a group of three men. Too dark for details.” The same block had at least one car prowled, too.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen red truck (found); more catalytic converters taken"

  • Dana April 10, 2021 (12:47 pm)

    Heard the same noise Friday morning at 5:45, opened the door and a guy popped up from behind neighbors Prius and ran. Car still jacked up.  Findley & Fauntleroy. Third time this year.

    • Dana April 10, 2021 (12:58 pm)

      Sorry-it was Thursday morning.  Saw them-two guys in a grey coup. Filed a police report.

  • Jerrold April 10, 2021 (5:09 pm)

    Cat converter thefts… Is this even really news anymore?Just kidding, thankyou for reporting these to let us know whatsup. Seems to b almost everyother day though

    • WSB April 10, 2021 (6:10 pm)

      And it has been common for at least 13 years, as our archives reminded me … and yet some still aren’t aware.

  • SA April 10, 2021 (5:23 pm)

    Who is buying these catalytic converters? We need to deal with this at the source.

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