WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter theft; officer injured

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

CATALYTIC-CONVERTER THEFT: Steve reports, “My 2004 Honda CR-V had the converter cut out sometime last night. It was parked in front of my house on 48th near Charlestown.”

CRISIS RESPONSE LEAVES OFFICER INJURED: We received multiple questions today about a sizable police response Thursday afternoon just north of Lincoln Park. So in case you wondered too – SPD says it started as a person-in-crisis call; while waiting for an ambulance to take the person to a hospital for evaluation, he “head-butted” and then kicked an officer – that’s why more backup was summoned. The officer was not seriously hurt.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter theft; officer injured"

  • Mj April 22, 2022 (10:31 pm)

    Isn’t assault of an officer a crime?  

  • 1994 April 22, 2022 (11:42 pm)

    Time for Seattle Police to set up a sting operation to catch some of the cat thieves. 

  • WS resident April 23, 2022 (10:44 am)

    Our catalytic converter got cut out of our old car on Tuesday as well (North Admiral). It is really time the police does something about it. They need to go after the folks that purchase these things. 

  • BC April 23, 2022 (12:38 pm)

    What do you think the empty unregulated containers are taking back to Asia? Full of recyclable garbage and catalytic converters.

    • Cat Thief April 25, 2022 (7:36 pm)

      Actually most West Seattle converters end up at one of the scrap yards on West Marginal. And those end up shipped to scrap yards in the mid west who break them down for the palladium or platinum. 

  • they April 23, 2022 (5:01 pm)

    We should hire the Cat thieves to run our city’s they seem to always be a step ahead of our current leadership. Haven’t heard to many stories of arrests, old plans that didn’t work and new plans with lessons learned from the old plan.    

  • Mike April 25, 2022 (3:57 pm)

    What happened to the new catalytic converter theft law?  Is it in effect yet?

    • WSB April 25, 2022 (4:19 pm)

      Working on a story about that.

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