WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another stolen classic van (update: found)

10:10 AM: Two categories of stolen vehicles that we are hearing more about lately are work trucks and classic vans. In the latter, April sent the photos and report this morning:

Our friend Thomas parked his van outside our home in Highland Park last night, 3/21, to carpool to work, and it was stolen.

It’s a 1984 Wofsburg edition Vanagon with lots of character (stickers on the windows, etc.) and her name is Elsa.

1:58 PM: Thanks to the readers who spotted it (see comments below)! April confirms Thomas has it back.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another stolen classic van (update: found)"

  • Cranky March 22, 2022 (11:00 am)

    How very inconsiderate of these cretins

  • Carl Benson March 22, 2022 (11:26 am)

    As of 11:25 AM Tuesday, it’s parked on SW Cloverdale at 6th Ave SW, next to Westcrest Park. I saw it on the way home from my walk.

    • WSB March 22, 2022 (12:28 pm)

      Sounds from the scanner like a reunion is happening right now!

  • Ryan March 22, 2022 (11:28 am)

    I don’t know if it’s the same van but one like that with lots of stickers was parked on Cloverdale next to Westcrest Park.  I passed it walking my dog about a hour ago.

  • WSRes March 22, 2022 (8:23 pm)

    On March 21 this unmarked tow truck drove off with my neighbors gold 1969 Chevrolet Camaro. SPD has been notified. Lots of subsequent reports from the Ring community saying they saw it headed south from the Fairmont neighborhood. 

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