WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search after carjacking

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Police are searching for a 2000 dark green Honda Accord reported stolen at gunpoint from the alley on the west side of the 3000 block of California SW. According to emergency-radio exchanges, the car’s owner said two men armed with pistols took her car and were last seen northbound in the alley. The preliminary description, according to dispatch and officers, was two Black men in their mid-20s, 5’8″, medium build, in light-colored hoodies, one with “some kind of badge,” both with pistols. The car’s plates were reported to start with BXU, and the car is reported to have rust on the roof. The victim was not hurt. If you have any information, call 911.

23 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search after carjacking"

  • Sasquatch April 29, 2022 (4:41 pm)

    Is the 3000 block of california the block with Srivali Thai? Their address begins with 3.Thanks

    • WSB April 29, 2022 (4:51 pm)

      No, their street address is 3247, which means they’re in the 3200 block. We weren’t able to talk to police at the scene but their activity, and the initial dispatch, was in the alley behind the Island View Apartments complex.

  • Auntie April 29, 2022 (6:50 pm)

    What the ding-dong-heckamadoodle-hell (thank you Steve Martin) is happening to West Seattle. Drive by shootings, carjackings, rampant vandalism. Come on! Something’s gotta stop all this foolishness.

    • Mando#2 April 29, 2022 (7:25 pm)

      Lisa Herbold  is all over this!

      • mark April 30, 2022 (8:10 am)

        Been saying for 2 years  that we need to vote out Herbold, Sawant and Morales if we EVER want to make this city safe again. 

        • Delridge neighbor April 30, 2022 (10:07 am)

          I agree Mark!  Enough is enough! 

        • Deshawn April 30, 2022 (1:14 pm)

          It’s time.. 

      • WS resident April 30, 2022 (9:35 am)

        Please tell me this is sarcasm, right?

  • Diane April 29, 2022 (8:03 pm)

    yikes; this is Seattle Housing Authority, Island View affordable senior housing; so a low-income senior woman got carjacked? awful!!!

  • Eric April 29, 2022 (8:24 pm)

    Yes, a female senior citizen (my mom!) was just carjacked in the Admiral district!? What the heck.  The police were at the scene very quickly. But what are we as a community going to do about this? There have been at least 6 incidents of theft at this senior housing apt in the last year, culminating with this brazen attack.

    • Diane April 30, 2022 (4:43 pm)

      thank you Eric for sharing this very important information; I’m so sorry to hear this happened to your mom; agree 100% that the residents at this senior housing are not receiving appropriate & necessary care & attention to live safe & healthy

  • vee April 29, 2022 (9:57 pm)

    high bail or no bail, prosecute , hold accountable and jail time , no more poor them,  and a slap on the wrist, support your police

  • Morgan April 29, 2022 (10:16 pm)

    Not enough police, not enough prosecution, not enough enforcing broken windows…

  • Dot April 29, 2022 (10:54 pm)

    Can we please get more police? The crime here is terrible

    • Mark April 30, 2022 (9:44 am)

      Not with Herbold on the City Council!

  • tim April 30, 2022 (8:18 am)

    I hope mom is doing ok.  When they find the car I hope they dust for prints and get these scum off the streets. 

  • Julio April 30, 2022 (11:05 am)

    Seattle Housing Authority has an obligation to keep their tenants safe.  There needs to be a full-time property manager in the building and  a security guard, given the number of thefts in there.  When my mother was living there, years ago, there was an ever-changing cast of temporary property managers who lived elsewhere, were hard to reach and rarely came on site.  I tried to find out when/where SHA had management or board meetings but it seemed to be a well-kept secret.  I would NEVER choose an SHA property for my elders.

    • Diane April 30, 2022 (3:24 pm)

      thank you Julio for sharing your experience with SHA; agree 100%

    • JulNJer May 2, 2022 (9:46 am)

      Julio, what do you think a property manager could have done in this instance besides maybe provide moral support? 

    • JRH May 14, 2022 (9:36 am)

      I am sorry that this is happening.   Seattle housing’s website is seattlehousing.org.  email the executive director.  Organize a community meeting with the residents of the building.  The last 3 years may be worse due to covid.  HUD has rules about housing that does not allow SHA to do certain things but security cameras extra surveillance routines, people watching out for people who are vulnerable and being targeted. Some of SHA vehicles driving around a little more could help.  Give it another tray.  There are a lot of SHA employee who live in West Seattle and they do care but the need grows.

  • Jacqueline April 30, 2022 (7:11 pm)

    I live in SHA’s senior apartments (Island View Apartment).  Since 2019 there have been at least 6 criminal events in back of this building.  Cars have been broken into, interiors ransacked, and belongings stolen. Two cars had there catalytic converters stolen,  One car had a bumper ripped off.  Two cars have been stolen.  Yesterday, as Eric reported, one of our  female tenants was pulled out of her car at gunpoint and her car stolen with her purse, money, and documents taken. Obviously, we seniors have become more vulnerable to attacks from young men who are not afraid to do whatever they want.  The police officers who show up are wonderful but they cannot stop these social problems by themselves.   I think neighbors need Town Watch patrols, day and night, in West Seattle and Town Watch signs post all over the area. Any suggestions for making this happen.  I’ve lived in places that had Town Watch organizations and  would be happy to help with this. 

    • JRH May 14, 2022 (9:44 am)

      try again.  This could be worse because of covid.  Please organize the building and try again.  After vaccines people are easier to find at SHA.  website is seattlehousing.org.  email the executive director to see who can be assigned to help hear concerns.  Things are better now with vaccines.  Any person who targets someone vulnerable it not what anyone wants at SHA.  We operate by HUD rules

  • JRH May 14, 2022 (6:59 am)

    I agree too, time to find a new west seattle representative that supports police.  When I voted for Lisa Herhold, she supported our need to keep safe neighborhoods.  Anyone who is living an honest life should welcome and thank our police officers in Seattle.

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