WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Food truck stolen (update: found)

1:37 PM: The proprietors of the food truck Spice on Curve texted to say their other truck was stolen this morning from the Super 24 lot at Delridge/Findlay. (Updated: Here are two photos of the truck):

Plate # is C41589U. The theft happened just after 5:30 this morning. No police report # yet but call 911 if you see it. (And if you live nearby and have anything on your security camera, let us know and we can connect you with the truck owners.)

ADDED 3:12 PM: We now have the SPD incident number – 21-254257.

ADDED TUESDAY MORNING: The truck was found in South Park. But its owners say “they destroyed a lot (and) took the generator.”

25 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Food truck stolen (update: found)"

  • Are You Kidding Me? September 26, 2021 (1:47 pm)

    What’s going on with Seattle?  Criminals and thieves around every corner and under every bush!

    • This September 26, 2021 (3:04 pm)

      Good question, important question…. Just what is going on? Why Are things like this happening?

      • Mike September 26, 2021 (3:58 pm)

        A friend of mine, who is a person that finds people doing bad things, put it this way:”Maybe we should have a list of things that we consider bad.  Then we could have people who find other people doing bad things….I guess you find the guy doing bad things we should put them somewhere where they can’t do bad things again.Just a thought”

        • This September 26, 2021 (5:37 pm)

          Interesting.  There is a whole spectrum of things we as people can consider bad, and guess what, truly every single person would be somewhere on that bad list somewhere, including your friend! So where would it end and where would all these people go? And who would decide?

          Again, think the ‘why’ question is important, and one people continually ask in outrage and disgust, but really don’t follow and dig into and discuss. Why is that? 

          Maybe if we can solve for ‘why,’ we can figure out how to prevent certain crime and ‘bad things.’

          • Mike September 26, 2021 (8:56 pm)

            Yes, *why* are people so ignorant?  *Why* do people feel so entitled to destroy other people’s livelihoods?  *Why* are people so evil?  *Why* are people enabling poor decisions?  *Why* do people keep voting for incompetent and self-absorbed local politicians?  Yes, why… So many why questions to be answered!!!!  If only we could use common sense and logic.  Maybe we just need to take everything from the people that feel this is okay and give it to the people that keep stealing, obviously THAT would solve everything. Or maybe it would only continue to enable the same behavior and not get to the root of the problem, ever, but definitely makes it worse all around.

          • This September 27, 2021 (3:02 pm)

            Some crows and seagulls steal their food. From other birds, animals, humans. Why do they do this? They are hungry. They have needs they are trying to meet. Is it right, perhaps no. But perhaps it’s also not right they are so hungry. Is it understandable to be hungry, yes. Is it understandable that some may be injured, weaker, older, have fewer resources,.etc. and in need of some sharing, yes. When I see hungry crows and gulls, and have a bit of food I can share, I do. Don’t have to do this, but I recognize their hunger, and that one of their resources are humans. When I see houseless people, if I have a moment, and a few bucks, I might offer to buy them a warm drink or meal. I don’t have to do this, but I recognize their hunger and need for compassion, and that one of their resources is generosity from fellow humans. If we want fewer crimes, we have to recognize needs, inequities, struggles, and give and support more, to those who need help. Otherwise, there will be some (not all) who are so desperate, and frustrated, like a starving gull, they will steal your metaphorical french fries. That’s common sense and logic.

            I do hope these folks get their food truck back soon.

          • Resident September 26, 2021 (9:35 pm)

            Your response is ridiculous and not very thoughtful. On that list of things that would probably be degrees of bad. Stealing someone’s livelihood or their ability to do what constitutes their livelihood would be very high on that list of bad things. Such as stealing the truck that allows them to make a living. Whereas maybe if I threw a cigarette butt on the ground that would probably be very low on that list of bad things it is maybe some thing that wouldn’t require such a aggressive response.

          • This September 27, 2021 (3:32 pm)

            Throwing a cigarette butt on the ground would not necessarily be low on my list. That is one of the main causes of wildfires.

            Also a potential hazard for children and animals. I knew of a dog who became addicted to eating cigarette butts while out on walks. He sadly didn’t live much longer after starting this.

        • S.A. September 28, 2021 (8:51 am)

          I agree, Mike. Let’s start our “Bad” list with “hoarding wealth and resources such that others live in abject need and desperation.”  What shall we do about that?

    • James September 27, 2021 (1:53 pm)

      It’s almost like there’s extreme poverty because there’s extreme wealth (looking at Bezos/Starbucks/Big development/etc.)

    • Mike September 28, 2021 (3:54 pm)

      Yeah to busy going to calls for parking issues ….not enough unmarked cruisers!

  • Chris Stripinis September 26, 2021 (3:47 pm)

    Do we have a description of the missing vehicle?

    • WSB September 26, 2021 (5:07 pm)

      Well, besides the two photos, I asked the owners. 22-foot 1997 Chevrolet P39 van with a 6000-watt Honda generator, big freezer, three fryers, small grill, two burners, steam table.

  • Kb September 26, 2021 (10:12 pm)

    Please vote for different people if you want to see different outcomes. 

  • RMW September 26, 2021 (10:18 pm)

    My daughter found the owner in tears this morning, she was devastated at the loss.  It also took the police over four hours to respond. Thank you WSB for posting this information on the stolen food truck. 

    • WSB September 26, 2021 (10:22 pm)

      They mentioned somebody found them in tears and told them to send us the info. Who knows, somebody might see it.

    • Mike September 28, 2021 (3:57 pm)

      4 hrs wow ….not cool 

  • Grrrr September 27, 2021 (12:34 am)

    Terrible. Folks can help out by keeping an eye on the truck’s equipment for sale in OfferUp, Craigslist and Facebook marketplace and tip the police. Or starting a fundraiser.  So disappointed.

  • Jkay September 27, 2021 (6:52 am)

    One of the first comments is correct. ”Maybe we should have a list of things that we consider bad (LAWS).  Then we could have people who find other people doing bad things….(POLICE)I guess you find the guy doing bad things we should put them somewhere where they can’t do bad things again (JAIL) . Vote the “right” politicians into office and we could have all these things back again! Seattle is a complete dumpster fire and it’s 100% due to the people you voted into office… governor, mayor, council…. All of them need to GO! 

  • Adel September 27, 2021 (8:17 am)

    I have a friend who has his old iPhone hidden in his truck to track it should his truck be stolen. It costs him about $10/ month for a cheap data plan. 

    • Rick September 27, 2021 (2:29 pm)

      Good idea.

  • almost died September 27, 2021 (11:14 am)

    Karma. This truck tried to run me off the road on my bike, Delridge near Pigeon Point.

  • Mari September 28, 2021 (5:32 am)

    Are there 2 same trucks?I just saw this truck on Marginal way parked next to U-haul. I was on Uber and cannot check the license plate. It was parked on the parking spot on one of the commercial building?

    • WSB September 28, 2021 (8:05 am)

      Have been waiting for confirmation but they got a call that someone found the truck.

      • WSB September 28, 2021 (9:18 am)

        Update: It’s confirmed. Added above.

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