One reader report in West Seattle Crime Watch today, from Kellene, property manager of a townhouse complex in the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW:

We have had a mail thief stealing our tenants’ mail. He has hit our mailboxes 8 times in the last month and we have filed reports with the police department and the postmaster general. He rides a bike and comes through in the early hours of the morning between 4:00 and 5:30 am. We are asking for help from the West Seattle neighborhood, to be on the lookout for this thief, and help in identifying this guy. We also want to help community members watch their own mailboxes.

The Police report #’s are 2022-917855, 2022-920590, and 2022-920959.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Repeat mail theft"

  • Question Authority September 27, 2022 (2:55 pm)

    Whatever happened to that prolific mail thief on Delridge that waged war on mailboxes earlier this year?  Is he back in business and up to his old tricks?

    • WSB September 27, 2022 (3:29 pm)

      I already checked, though this person does not seem to resemble that person. He is on electronic home monitoring.

      • T September 27, 2022 (10:25 pm)

        Glad to hear. He was stopped by SPD after hitting my mailbox when my neighbor called it in. He was let go to hop on the 120 with my package (fire stick) in his pocket. Than a few weeks later SPD asked for help locating him…

  • Balderdash September 27, 2022 (2:56 pm)

    I would say exploding dye packs would be fitting, but what do I know

  • Mike September 27, 2022 (3:15 pm)

    That’s a low form of life right there, someone apparently not ready for life on the outside. Cuff ‘im, Dan-O.

  • Jissy September 27, 2022 (7:24 pm)

    EIGHT times in the last month?  Why don’t these residents rally a night watch?  Go vigilant on the POS.  

  • Eric September 27, 2022 (11:25 pm)

    This shouldn’t be that hard.  Have Law Enforcement figure out (by contacting the company) which Lime bike was at this location at that time.  They all have GPS.  So who rented it?Figure that out, and 95% sure you’ll find your offender.

    • Boinsted September 28, 2022 (7:29 am)

      A prolific thief who pays for his Lime bike Rental? Hmmm Possible.I’ve seen many of these rental bikes unlocked so it may not be as easy as you think to track. Additionally, it appears he is pushing the bike with his feet, another sign this Lime bike is no longer operational. 

  • TIPS September 28, 2022 (8:39 am)

    Kellene – per the security video this happened at 19:33:56 (7:33pm) on Wed. Oct. 21st, a week ago.Unless this is separate incident, go and update your camera overlay ASAP. It is showing something completely different than the time description in the post. Security Cameras Must Show Accurate Time for Use in Court if it ever gets to that point. That reminds me, I think my power went out and I need to check my cameras!

  • Droopy September 28, 2022 (9:50 am)

    Such a casual criminal! Could he be more:

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