WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Pickup stolen (update: found); tools taken; car vandalized again; parking-lot car prowls

5:21 PM: Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


My gray 2000 GMC Sierra was stolen while parked on 41st SW and SW Alaska, presumably two nights ago. Plates – C62009W. Passenger side has numerous dents, and it did have a hitch when it was stolen.

Call 911 if you see it.(UPDATE: It’s been found.)


July 28th at 11:10 AM, I was working on a house remodel at SW Dawson & 42nd Ave SW. My pickup was parked on this quiet residential street with my tool boxes in the bed that I was accessing back and forth. At one point, I heard a diesel truck idling out front and by the time I ran outside, they were gone with three Milwaukee Packout storage boxes full of Milwaukee battery power tools. I believe the vehicle headed north on 42nd SW. I was only seconds behind them and tried to follow in my truck, but never saw the vehicle. I’m hoping someone in the neighborhood saw something or has a camera that might have caught a view of their truck at the noted time. Attached is a photo example of the boxes.

REPEAT CAR VANDALISM: Three weeks ago, we published a report of five cars with windows broken, along Beach Drive by Constellation Park. Khody says one of those cars was hit again Wednesday night in the same spot.

ADDED 6:54 PM – PARKING LOT CAR PROWLS: One more incident to add – we got a tip (after publishing this roundup) of multiple smash-and-grab car prowls at the West Seattle Golf Course/Stadium parking lot. We went over and indeed found people inspecting the damage.

We didn’t get a full count but one person guessed more than a dozen.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Pickup stolen (update: found); tools taken; car vandalized again; parking-lot car prowls"

  • Passing Along July 30, 2021 (11:47 pm)

    Max check offer up I read your post went to offer up and notice a guy claiming to be out of Everett who just posted some Milwaukee pack out boxes three hours ago and couple offers further I seen another account listing a bunch of milwaukee power tools. Hopefully you get you tools back it really is messed up that scumbags would take what another mans neans of money as I’m sure you need these to work. Good luck

  • Miles July 31, 2021 (5:18 pm)

    Hey all, the GMC pickup was found. It was left at a motel in Lakewood and impounded in Tacoma. Me and Emma just recovered it and brought it back home. Thankfully it was drive-able, but the catalytic converter was taken among other things. We thank all that were keeping an eye out for it!

    • WSB July 31, 2021 (5:49 pm)

      Thank you for the update.

  • Flo B July 31, 2021 (6:38 pm)

    Miles. For you, and anybody else that recovers a stolen vehicle give it a good cleaning! Crooks aren’t the most sanitary people. When my car was recovered i had it towed to a detail shop first. Detailer said he’s seen some really scummy recovered stolen vehicles.

  • Miles August 2, 2021 (9:18 pm)

    Thank you both, yes we are happy to have it back and it was pretty dirty. It looks like they may have use it for other crimes, as there was a lot of dirt in the car and a mat (most likely used to go under other cars) but who knows. Reported and replaced the plates and lucky it was not too badly damaged. We both appreciate the support and well wishes, never a fun thing to go through…

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