WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Chevy Silverado pickup; tent theft

Two reader reports:

STOLEN PICKUP: The report and photo are from Terese:

Neighbors, we need your help! Our truck was stolen from outside our house near Alaska Junction on or around Sunday 11/21/21. It is a 2001 dark blue Chevy Silverado 1500 4×4 with extended cab, has decals on rear window of US flag and WSU/Coug. LICENSE PLATE # B68902G. It is (or was!) in great condition – brand new trailer hitch, tires…

If you spot it please call 911.

Side note: before dawn a week or two ago, a neighbor witnessed two men in a tan sedan who parked in front of our house and broke into the same truck (both times locked, with no damage and no idea how they broke in), and pilfered the contents. (All they took was a red bag of wrenches). Not sure if the two incidents are related.

Thank you for any help! I’ve heard great stories of community helping to identify and retrieve stolen property, so here’s hoping.

Terese 206.890.2277

TENT THEFT: From L:

I’d like to report a stolen Thule roof rack and Roofnest roof top tent.

November 23, 2021 – A pickup truck drove by my house at 3:45 AM, and what appears to be the same pickup and a dark van then drove by the house at 4:56 AM. At 5:25, the same pickup backed up and parked next to my car. There were at least 2 individuals but I suspect 3- as it weighs 135 pounds. They quickly removed the tent and put it in the back of the pick up truck. One individual sprinted to what I’m guessing is the dark van. This took less than 3 minutes. They removed the entire Thule rack with the tent attached.

Police Report Number: 21-921995

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Chevy Silverado pickup; tent theft"

  • Carmen November 24, 2021 (8:13 pm)

    Our 2001 Yukon Denali XL STOLEN same time on early morning on 11/21. Too scared to report to WS Blog as our Audi was targeted 8 days prior with window smashed in looking for valet key which I interrupted.Before that a U-Haul next door on the street and it contents was apparently broken into but unable to start to steal the entire vehicle. These thieves are running rampant. Our SUV was found occupied in early this morning in Issaquah with 4 individuals who walked away once law enforcement approached. No one arrested as they were prowling other cars. Time for a change – this was our wake up call. Please realize this can happen to anyone and anytime with no consequences. 

    • Derek November 24, 2021 (11:24 pm)

      Theft only gets worse. The time to fix social inequality and the poor is now. Need a universal base income.

      • Adam November 25, 2021 (5:48 am)

        Time to fix how you think, Derek.  Someone stealing ppl’s sh— has nothing to do with how much they have and everything to do with moral compunction. I know many without much who would never do this. I’ve known ppl growing up that had enough that also stole. It’s a terrible mistake to pretend that a criminal’s actions don’t lie with them. Nobody steals a high-value roof tent or someone’s truck because they’re hungry. They do it cuz they’re thieves. You wanna fix the problem by handing out cash? By all means, head on down to an encampment today and just hand out all of yours. Not mine. 

      • Walker November 25, 2021 (6:28 am)

        Nice thought, but that likely won’t stop the thievery. This doesn’t sound like a group of desperate poor people, this sounds more professional. There’s a huge black market for stolen goods which won’t go away just by giving people a guaranteed income. That would just be an extra paycheck on top of what they make by stealing. 

        • Derek November 25, 2021 (9:37 am)

          Then capitalism is failing and a new system is needed. I also have more compassion and hope for humans than you.

          • Walker November 25, 2021 (3:33 pm)

            Now that’s judgemental of you. Notice I never said not to have a universal basic income. I said that you shouldn’t expect it to solve the issue of thievery.

            Bad people are going to do what bad people do. It’s up to us to decide whether or not there are consequences for bad behavior.

  • Audifans November 25, 2021 (9:27 am)

    giving these thieves money will not stop this.

  • Audifans November 25, 2021 (9:47 am)

    compassion is exhausted for those who deliberately abuse our sense of compassion over and over.  

  • Mj November 26, 2021 (10:43 pm)

    If everyone had a base income and risked having this taken away if they were caught stealing, damaging anything just maybe the perps would think twice before making a bad choice?

  • Cranky November 28, 2021 (10:58 am)

    yeah… well, it’s just too damn lucrative for thieves to pass up. Takes maybe a couple minutes and they gone.   stolen catalytic converter could be sold for up to $800 on the black market.  

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