WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Seen this just-stolen bicycle? (update: found)

From Jon:

My son just had his bike stolen in front of LA Fitness today (8/31) around 4 or 4:30 pm. It was locked along with another bike and the bike thieves cut the lock and took both bikes. It’s a 2012 Dark Green Diamondback Mission that was custom built with specific parts. It is also a custom frame with the nickname “Jonny Diamond” laser-etched on the top tube above the upper shock mount. This is a unique bike that should not be hard to spot. If you see anything please contact me at (206) 399-0585. Thanks.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Found – see comment.

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Seen this just-stolen bicycle? (update: found)"

  • Mj August 31, 2022 (7:15 pm)

    Nice looking bike, there are several chop sites at the north end of EMW and the trail to north under the street structure.  It would be nice to see SPD investigate these operations.

  • Kyle August 31, 2022 (9:48 pm)

    This is unrelated to the story but I miss the old westseattleblog mobile UI that just showed the story titles for easier scrolling!

    • WSB August 31, 2022 (10:03 pm)

      If you email us we’d be happy to help you troubleshoot. We haven’t changed anything.

  • JVP September 1, 2022 (9:27 am)

    Bikes recovered!  Thanks to a tip from a WSB reader who texted a pic to Jon of a man walking down by Salty’s with the 2 bikes. I heart WSB and this community!

    • WSB September 1, 2022 (9:31 am)

      Glad to hear that.

    • bolo September 1, 2022 (10:34 am)

      Were you able to just grab it back? Did they put up a fight? What did they say?

      • JVP September 1, 2022 (12:52 pm)

        The bikes were laying on the ground next to a bus. No one was there with the bikes so they were able to grab them and had them in their possession by the time I arrived to help out. The perp was seen in the area and headed south toward Alki.

  • Jon September 1, 2022 (12:55 pm)

    We were indeed able to get the bikes back and thankfully without a fight. My wife confronted the man while I was out with my daughter after finding the bikes outside of the school bus/RV he was living in or near across from Jack Block Park. He claimed not to have stollen them but a good samaritan saw the original post and texted me a photo and location of the man with the bikes. I forwarded these on to the WSB a few minutes ago so assume they’ll be posted soon.

    • PDiddy September 1, 2022 (1:22 pm)

      I hope you reported it to the SPD. Those F**rs in the RVs need to go.

  • JVP September 1, 2022 (12:55 pm)

    There was another bike, possibly stolen, seen there with the others. Some kind of commuter with a nice single pannier on the back. I didn’t see it myself, so no other details. We went back to look for it and take pics or rescue it, but it had been removed.  So if someone recently got a bike stolen that has a pannier, it’s possibly in the area by Salty’s.

    • William Gonya September 8, 2022 (1:00 pm)

        It’s painfully obvious that those citizens that sit in front of their computers and guess what’s going on, need the facts:The bikes that were stolen and recovered were taken by a young kid from West  Seattle.  This kid left his ‘bounty’ outside of my bus. (My trashy bus) FYI I’m a 66 yo veteran that’s waiting to get the gumption to have my third open heart surgery. In the meantime I work everyday with a friend doing landscape design and fabrication until I either say, ‘to hell with my fear and get this operation or move on to the sky above us’?  I don’t know this kid that decided to use the bus as his storage site.  I have since met him and he knows we’re not friends!As far as the getting chop shop up on the trail across from Saltys… there is a fella who gets bikes and bike parts from dumpsters outside of local bike shops with their consent that he brings to the recycle outlet for a few dollars.  He is not running a bike chop shop! The police are well aware of him and his job for lack of a better term?  We make every attempt to make our area clean and free from trash and litter.  We have another friend who rakes and edges the sidewalk in another attempt to keep up the area.  We have got repeated compliments from area residents on the improvements made to date.  I pay my taxes and make every attempt to do the right thing as long as I’m still alive. To be judged based on the actions of a few bad 🍎 really sucks. 

  • sgs September 1, 2022 (4:56 pm)

    Are any of these locks that are being cut the U locks, or mostly cables?

  • Andy September 1, 2022 (5:32 pm)

    On a trail in the green belt just behind that trashy school bus lies a pile of crudely dismantled  bike frames, mostly from Specialized mountain bikes. If you’ve had a bike ripped off recently I would go check this ghetto chop-shop.

  • Westy September 3, 2022 (8:18 pm)

    They should arrest them for stealing ofcourse they would say they didn’t steal them. Those mf’s have Probably stole hundreds of bikes targeting the west Seattle area stealing is wrong especially when it’s someone’s personal property that was hard earned 

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