WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen vehicle, tools, wheels

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports:

STOLEN VEHICLE: Mike‘s white Chevrolet Trailblazer was stolen near California/Rosbury in northwest Arbor Heights early Tuesday. He says it was “loaded with all my carpenter tools.” His other vehicle was prowled, too. We don’t have the license # yet but if you see an abandoned white Trailblazer, it might be Mike’s. SPD incident # is 2021-96035. (Added: It’s a 2004 Trailblazer, plate BVK3796.)

STOLEN WHEELS: Noelle reports this happened Monday night or Tuesday morning in her apartment lot in the 7500 block of 35th SW:

I left my apartment to go to the bank … and discovered my wheels and tires were gone off the rear of my 2002 Honda civic. To put it mildly, I am in shock as it was up on concrete blocks. This is totally devastating for me as I don’t have the money to replace them at this time. Been laid off since the start of pandemic.

She has filed an online police report and sent this to alert neighbors.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen vehicle, tools, wheels"

  • Matt April 21, 2021 (11:59 am)

    I believe I’ve got that white blazer on camera at 7:30pm yesterday headed east on 106th and then he came right back a few min later headed westbound. 

  • anonyme April 21, 2021 (12:50 pm)

    Yesterday a white Trailblazer parked by my house until a second vehicle pulled up and they did some kind of exchange.  Don’t know if it’s relevant, but I’ll report it.  Near 35th & 102nd.

    • EJ April 24, 2021 (1:54 am)

      I think I have it on camera heading southbound on 35th at 6:06PM 4/20. Unfortunately too far to make out any details like license plate or characteristics of the driver.

    • Mike George April 27, 2021 (12:26 am)

      Thank you all . I am born and raised WS boy with several generations in our awesome community and it really sucks some people are so narsistic and evil willing to inflict so much misery on good folks costing thousands of dollars. A huge shout out to WS Blog for helping me by posting my horrible dilemma . The police found my 2004 Trailblazer abandoned on 23rd and Willow a couple blocks down from Home Depot, unfortunately they tore it up and stole the brand new tires and rims and mirrors and door panels and speakers and many other parts off her. Also cleaned out all my tools and even took my damn redwing work boots and Gruden rain gear . No keys either . They broke into my Lincoln and stole me lunch box ( a cooler like back pack) with my spare keys to my trailblazer parked right behind it . I made the mistake of leaving it in my Lincoln locked but they got in some how and took Trailblazer . It is so expensive to replace post office box cylinder and keys they got and rekey house. The impound bill is $283 bucks and the cost to fix everything else is thousands . All so they can sell my crap for pennies on the dollar. What a horrible person it takes to do such bad things to good people . Karma will get you back . It is so awesome how WS Blog immediately informed neighbors and WS folks , you guys are awesome . Thank you so much. I hope and pray these evil people get arrested swiftly . They did leave fingerprints and items that hopefully can connect law enforcement to them ?? Unfortunately being my second vehicle and these trying times I had just dropped comp on my  insurance two months ago and it’s not covered ;( hopefully it still runs tomorrow when I have AAA meet me at tow yard to replace the keys. It’s defiantly heart breaking and so wrong. Lock your cars and keep your eyes open . I went door to door telling all my neighbors to warn them . Thanks all Mike   

  • anonyme April 21, 2021 (1:14 pm)

    I was unable to make a report to police.  911 would not take my call, and non-emergency is just a never-ending hold.  Ridiculous that contacting police should be so difficult.  Anyway, if Mike, the vehicle owner mentioned in the article, would like to leave some contact info I’d be happy to pass the info on to him, and then he may be able to get it to police more easily than I can.  A side note: a few weeks ago I could have sworn I saw a certain recognizable, bespectacled, prolific WS car thief stall out an Audi with no plates, just Carvana fillers.  Afraid of the runaround I’d get, I put off calling SPD for 30 minutes.  They would not take a report.

  • neo-realist April 21, 2021 (1:34 pm)

    Having also had wheels stolen from my Honda, I purchased wheel locks that make them extra difficult to steal.

  • 22blades April 21, 2021 (3:45 pm)

    Between the immediate family we’ve had a set of wheels stolen twice from the same car (with security lugs), car stolen & recovered but stripped & dumped in a swamp, another car ransacked twice & someone has free reign to my car (with nothing in it) electronically. SPD has been a just a statistical & insurance claim exercise. Just whaduya do? (Admiral)

  • Susan April 21, 2021 (3:48 pm)

    @annoyme,  police reports can be made online. Much less frustrating than calling and being put on perpetual hold. 

  • anonyme April 21, 2021 (4:00 pm)

    I am aware that police reports can be made online, which is also a very time-consuming and frustrating process.  The information I have could be time-sensitive, which is why I thought it should be heard by an officer. 

  • Al King April 21, 2021 (4:36 pm)

    neo-realist. Wheel locks and clubs stop the really dumb crooks. Have NO effect on the pro’s. Speaking here as a victim.

  • Willing to help April 22, 2021 (2:29 pm)

    To the person with missing tire on 2002 Honda Civic, out of work. I don’t have much but I can help you, I think marty’s on ambaum in burien can give us a good deal. Not sure  how to reach each other. So maybe wsb can help us get in contact. I’m off on Sunday and Monday afternoon of this week. fixdyan1967love@gmail.com

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