WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning burglary

The report is from Bismark, who lives near 30th/Charlestown:

On February 5 [Saturday] at around 3:30 am, our house was the target of a home invasion burglary.

My roommate and I were sleeping upstairs at that time and was alerted by my dog that someone was inside the house. We quickly assessed the situation and took appropriate action in equipping ourselves with our personal defense and called 911. The subjects ended up getting away with valuable assets and around 6 am we received a call from Kirkland PD that the 4 people responsible were arrested along with the stolen car they had at the time. They are currently in custody … and I am asking the West Seattle community if they have been a target of recent burglary or have footage of suspects entering homes to please contact Seattle and Kirkland PD with your findings.

We hope to bring justice and peace of mind that we don’t tolerate this criminal activity in our neighborhood.

We are also aware that our situation could have been a terrible outcome and luckily nobody got hurt or worse.

The SPD incident number is 22-030289. We don’t have the Kirkland PD incident number yet but will be following up.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning burglary"

  • Nwe February 6, 2022 (10:45 pm)

    That is scary. Glad you both are alright and glad the thieves were caught. 

  • sbre February 7, 2022 (5:08 am)

    “…equipping ourselves with our personal defense…”,  love hearing this! Sooner or later one of these home invasion stories will have a different outcome in which the perpetrators didn’t get away so easily, either leaving a bloody trail for the police to follow or in a body bag.I know of several local residents who have the training and ‘personal defense equipment’ to ensure their safety. Please note that I am in no way advocating violence or bloodshed, nor am I seeking trouble in any form, however not all victims are created equal. This household strongly desires a peaceful life and harmonious community, but realizes that there are those who walk amongst us who seek to do us wrong and/or harm, and we won’t be an easy or soft target for their evil wishes. And sincerely wish that we would never again have to read such an article in our beloved WS Blog, but the reality of life will likely interrupt this utopian dream.Be safe, be happy and enjoy!!

  • Defense February 7, 2022 (9:35 am)

    Glad that you had items for personal defense.  Scary and this shouldn’t be happening so often.  So good for the police to have gotten them off the streets.

  • WSDUDEMAN February 7, 2022 (9:38 am)

    Invest in cameras, security systems and the personal defense you feel most comfortable with. Get to know your neighbors and keep an eye on things for one another. This brazen behavior isn’t going away anytime soon and law enforcement is not always close by.

  • audifans February 7, 2022 (10:32 am)

    We hope to bring justice and peace of mind that we don’t tolerate this criminal activity in our neighborhood.….Well spoken words.

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