WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Apartment burglary; car prowls; vandal on wheels

Three incidents in West Seattle Crime Watch:

APARTMENT BURGLARY: This happened at the Bridge Park senior-living apartment complex in High Point early Saturday. We tried to get the full report from SPD today but so far have only the brief summary, which says:

On 09-18-2021 at 0056 hours, officers responded to a retirement home regarding a suspect who broke into an occupied bedroom window. On arrival, officers learned that the suspect shattered an exterior window and gained access to the victim’s bedroom. The suspect then fled out the front door after being confronted and into the interior of the building. The suspect attempted to gain access to more occupied rooms as he moved down the hallway, until he was able to gain access to another occupied room. Officers, who were actively searching for the suspect, heard the victim calling for help inside. Officers were able to gain access to the room and the suspect was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary. There were no injuries to any victims.

CAR PROWLS: Matt‘s street got hit by two rounds of car prowls last Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and he put together a narrated video with security-camera footage – see it here.

VANDAL ON WHEELS: We heard a dispatch this evening about someone tearing up the park next to Delridge Community Center by driving a dune buggy on it. A bit later, a reader sent us this video:

Incident number is 21-248038.

19 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Apartment burglary; car prowls; vandal on wheels"

  • Advtrplz September 21, 2021 (12:26 am)

    I passed this guy coming into West Seattle on my way out via the detour. Can’t mistake that buggy. 

    • bolo September 21, 2021 (11:15 am)

      I’ve seen the dune buggy parked in the bike lane at the Duwamish East Waterway “fishing” bridge during the exceedingly popular recent snagging season.

  • Sasquatch September 21, 2021 (7:36 am)

    How’s the field??!!lots of games there. Whoever did that is an idiot. 

  • Lagartija Nick September 21, 2021 (8:02 am)

    I saw the dune buggy come out of the storage unit parking lot on Yancy and Avalon yesterday around 7pm.

  • Delridge Neighbor September 21, 2021 (9:22 am)

    I saw a very similar looking dune buggy parked on the corner of 25th and Findlay in N. Delridge sometime in the 6:30-7:30 range. No one was in it at the time. It had a strip LED lights along the flag pole that were lit up. I looked to see if it was there this morning but it wasn’t. What’s the right way to report this information?

    • Mariel September 21, 2021 (5:01 pm)

      It might’ve been this stolen buggy. Please report to 911 right away if you see it again.

      • WSB September 21, 2021 (5:26 pm)

        Hi! Do you have a police report incident so that if someone sees it again here and calls it in, they can explain to the dispatcher that it’s a Normandy Park theft etc etc.?

        • Kelly September 21, 2021 (5:41 pm)

          Case number is 21-3649Thank you so much! 

  • flimflam September 21, 2021 (9:24 am)

    Breaking into a retirement home? Really? No shame whatsoever…

  • jonathan vogel September 21, 2021 (9:28 am)

    this guy is all over the  place

  • ~Hockeywitch~ September 21, 2021 (11:15 am)

    Well, driving around in that buggy is gonna get you recognized.. If you are gonna vandalize a public park in full daylight and when a bunch of people are seeing you..Maybe not do it in such a recognizable vehicle.. idiot!! I hope he is caught.. What a jerk…And WHO THE HALES breaks into a retirement home? Good grief!! Nothing is sacred anymore.. I just can’t anymore..

  • Gatewood neighbor September 21, 2021 (11:38 am)

    Viewed Matt’s video of his car break-in but dumbfounded as to why he didn’t try to stop them or scare them away when he was watching them for four hours and narrating the video footage?!  What neighborhood is this?

    • WSB September 21, 2021 (11:54 am)

      I don’t believe that was “live” narration. Many people find out something has happened, then go back and look at their recorded security video.

    • Graciano September 21, 2021 (12:40 pm)

      As WSB stated this was an “after the fact” video and he then posted it on YouTube with the narrative.

  • Balderdash September 21, 2021 (1:23 pm)

    This guy needs to be busted and quickly.  At least he is easily identifiable. Yes!!!

  • brizone September 21, 2021 (1:23 pm)

    Why put all that effort into producing a video of the car break-in without letting anyone know where it happened?  That’s no way to connect the dots…

  • Kelly September 21, 2021 (4:35 pm)


    • Store more September 21, 2021 (7:23 pm)

      Kelly did you see comment above that someone saw a buggy come out of a storage unit parking lot on Yancy and Avalon? That’s the Store More facility. I would call them and see if they have surveillance of that person to find the unit it may have come from.  

      • Kelly September 21, 2021 (7:50 pm)

        Yes! We are looking in the area right now actually!!  Thank you! I’ll reach out to the storage place ASAP 

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