WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire; burglary by tractor; car prowl

Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch, starting with two from the weekend:

GUNFIRE: This is the only “confirmed gunfire” report in the weekend SPD summaries. Police went to 24th/Kenyon just after 1:30 am Sunday after a report of possible gunfire. The report says, “Officers located evidence of a shooting, broken glass, a makeshift memorial and two unoccupied vehicles struck by gunfire.” Someone told police they heard people arguing, then the gunfire, then two vehicles left the area. The report doesn’t elaborate on the “makeshift memorial” but that corner has this history.

BURGLARY BY TRACTOR: This happened just after 7:30 am Friday. Police say someone drove “a large tractor” – which turned out to have been stolen – through the garage door at Stan’s Mt. View Towing yard in the 9000 block of Delridge Way SW. There, they broke into a vehicle that had been the subject of a King County Sheriff’s Office “warrant … involving firearms.” The tractor driver left with a bg of unknown items, but probably not including guns, as police note that KCSO had already executed the warrant “and possibly recovered firearms from inside the truck.”

And a reader report:


Our car was rummaged through last night. I must have left the car unlocked on accident in our driveway. They went through our glovebox and center console. I think they took an old hoodie and maybe a flashlight. Nothing else that we can see. We’re located on 9th Ave SW near Barton SW.

An online report has been filed.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Gunfire; burglary by tractor; car prowl"

  • waikikigirl July 25, 2022 (3:17 pm)

    We noticed a boarded up entrance door (one side) at Home Depot today, wonder if someone tried to break-in in the last few days?

  • Patrick July 25, 2022 (5:33 pm)

    The gunfire late Saturday night/Sunday morning was very close and woke me up. 10 or so shots all pretty rapidly, sounded like a pistol caliber and coming from a single shooter. I didn’t hear the people arguing or any vehicles though. Scary stuff, stay safe out there.

  • WS Environmentalist July 25, 2022 (8:42 pm)

    Parked on the West side of of Harbor Ave SW around 2900, a man with 2 RVs is buying goods from people who push them up the sidwalk in shopping carts and on flat carts.  Some stuff arrives inside various pick-ups and cars.  It is quite an enterprise and we have reported to SPD several times.  We watched the stolen red mountain bike from Alki Bike and Board be pushed up that side of the street and disappear into one of the RVs.On the East side of Harbor Ave SW just South of the entrance to Jack Block Park, a another dark economy RV received a small aluminum fishing boat on Friday/Saturday, stored it on the parking strip overnight and sold it the next morning.   I do not understand why SPD is not investigating stolen itmes with warrants.  We’ve seen SPD bike partrol ride by and lots for SPD SUVs drive by but none of the patrols stop.

  • Jethro Marx July 25, 2022 (10:19 pm)

    Definitely going to be interested in hearing more about the tractor: are there suspects? How would they know their car was there? Were they super-bummed?

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