WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Firefighter’s gear stolen

Sent by CP:

I’d like to report a theft and ask for the community’s help in recovering the missing items. A fellow Seattle Firefighter who lives out of town spent the night at my house near Lincoln Park before going to Portland for a training. Between 5:30 and 6:30 AM his car was broken into. The thieves took bunking gear (pants, jacket, boots, helmet for firefighting), and several firefighter uniforms. Some of the items were custom-made and irreplaceable, accumulated over a 20-year career as a Seattle Firefighter (he started one week after 9/11). Leather suspenders below.

A police report has been filed. If anyone has information, we ask that they email mattlujan28@gmail.com.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Firefighter's gear stolen"

  • momosmom September 23, 2021 (7:43 pm)

    Are you kidding me?!!! what is some POS going to do with Fire Fighters gear, why would they steal it, who would even buy it? This thievery in WS is getting out of control and something needs to be done to stop it.

  • Karen September 23, 2021 (8:25 pm)

    🙄 disgusting!!  Hoping items are found.

  • major_sigh September 23, 2021 (8:31 pm)

    I don’t think it’s just WS. I think it’s Seattle and other cities too. 

    • Djet7carn September 23, 2021 (8:58 pm)

      This is deflection.  Being just like everybody else doesn’t make it right. We need to be better.Just the “Catalytic converter theft is a nation wide problem” Doesn’t matter, it shouldn’t be here and that kind of thinking is just an excuse for accepting what shouldn’t be happening. Would you accept “Well, lots of people are dying from Covid”.  It isn’t happening here because we know better. 

      • Amy September 24, 2021 (11:31 am)

        Why shouldn’t it happen here, in West Seattle vs. Seattle or nation wide? 

  • Ruckus September 23, 2021 (9:07 pm)

    There probably is a secondary market – stolen or not – among firefighting buffs. I suggest your friend download the national Craigslist app called CPlus for Craigslist. The app would allow him to launch a search for anyone selling firefighting gear in WA or the Northwest or the country. With a few keystrokes the app searches every Craigslist in the US in seconds. If he checked every few days, he might find the thief.

  • jonathan September 24, 2021 (1:39 am)

    Rip off artists are taking everything that isn’t nailed down, and even that’s sometimes carted off.  Out of control

  • 22blades September 24, 2021 (8:02 am)

    That is so low, but then again not surprising. I have professional gear I’ve had for decades that means a lot to me. This scum will turn around & have his rear saved by a firefighter. Somehow, I hope he can recover his gear. It’s irreplaceable.

  • David September 24, 2021 (8:59 am)

    Want to curb the increase in crime? Punish those that commit crimes! Genius, I know. The local politicians tactics are the equivalent of telling a suspect to stop or I’ll say stop again. PUNISH CRIME!! Until that happens, expect the crime rate to rise. 

  • Kimberly September 24, 2021 (10:28 am)

    My heart breaks to hear a Firefighter’s gear was stolen.  BUT.  Why leave precious items like that in a car that I’m guessing was  parked on the street?  As we all know, thieves will break into a car even if they don’t see anything worth stealing.  It’s 2021 people, no cars are safe in any neighborhood anymore.  Please think twice before leaving anything in your car, wherever you park it.

Sorry, comment time is over.