Six reports in Crime Watch:

BULLET THROUGH WINDOW: Just before 11:30 Friday night, according to a police-report summary, officers were called to a residence in the 2700 block of Alki Avenue SW for a report of a shot fired through a window. The single round was found embedded in an interior wall, according to the summary. It’s believed to have been fired from a vehicle. No injuries reported.

UNLAWFUL GUN POSSESSION: Just before 8:30 Sunday morning, SPD and SFD were called to a report of an unconscious person inside a car on Harbor Island. The report summary says SFD got there first and alerted SPD to a handgun seen by the car’s occupant. The person was found to be a convicted felon, and the gun was stolen, so they were arrested and booked into jail.

STOLEN CAR: Riley sent this reader report: “We had a vehicle stolen in front of our property at the 3900 block of Morgan around 5 am on Sunday. The attached photo is a stock photo but identical. There is no defining appearances to set it out from others. Lic #485XFZ. 2008 Acura TL type S. Police report number 2022-249779.”

ANOTHER STOLEN CAR: Dan sent this reader report and photo from just south of West Seattle:

North of 11th and 100th: Stolen Silver 2015 Hyundai Elantra, license plate number CBB2126. Our neighbor was able to provide doorbell cam footage of two individuals scouting, entering, and driving away with the vehicle around 2:45 am this morning. Any eyes our neighbors could provide or any advice on getting word out would be greatly appreciated.

POLICE CAR HIT BY DRIVER OF STOLEN CAR: Shortly after 3 am Sunday near Delridge/Juneau, someone driving a stolen car emerged from a driveway “at a high rate of speed,” according to the SPD summary, and hit a police car headed for the precinct. Despite major damage, the car was driven away from the scene, then abandoned nearby, and two people bolted. The police car was damaged badly enough that it couldn’t be driven, but the officer was not hurt.

HIT AND RUN: Reader report:

Hit and run at the intersection of Walnut Ave SW and Hinds midday on Sunday, Sept. 18. ‘Seeking a greenish van that crashed into a small car with 2 people inside, pushed it into the telephone pole (above), and drove away without stopping. The hit and run driver’s car (pictured below in the distance north of fire hydrant) is an old Toyota Sienna with a stripe around it.

The people who got hit had their airbags blow up and both people were shook up. Their car is in bad shape. If you see the greenish van, take a photo of the license plate number, AND REPORT TO THE POLICE. SPD incident # 22-249758.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Six reports"

  • Scooterista September 19, 2022 (6:13 pm)

    I work in the neighborhood and am curious – what kind of damage is likely on that van from the hit and run on Walnut?  Do any of the broken parts around the pole belong to the suspect van? Might it have some paint from the victim’s car on it? I see cars through here all day long and might spot it.

    • Courtney September 19, 2022 (7:29 pm)

      We believe any damage to the van would have been on the front driver’s side quarter panel. We don’t believe any of the debris belonged to the van. I am the driver of the car that was hit and can send additional photos if you’d like? 

  • mygoodness September 19, 2022 (7:51 pm)

    Bullet through an apartment window in the beloved Seacliff apartment building next to Spuds in the heart of Alki?  Good heavens. How frightening for the residents, many whom have lived here for decades.

    • Regular Guy September 20, 2022 (8:46 am)

      The person wrote on Reddit that they just moved into the apartment that same day. Quite a welcome.

  • Cindi B September 19, 2022 (9:11 pm)

    Is the link to Riley’s car correct?  Asking because it’s the same car picture that shows stolen from Dan in the photos for Dan’s section.  I can’t tell an Elantra from an Acura from the side, just wanting to know what we’re looking for.  And I had my Acura stolen from the 3800 block of Morgan years ago, so the fun never stops.

    • WSB September 19, 2022 (11:41 pm)


  • Chrissy D September 19, 2022 (9:12 pm)

    I love how after this list of BS that we all have to deal with, that the crime prevention meeting is postponed til next month.

  • East Coast Cynic September 19, 2022 (9:27 pm)

    Re the stolen car crash into the cop car, I’m wondering if the officer radioed for assistance and if so, did the assistance drive after the car and attempt to run after the miscreants?

  • Odd son September 20, 2022 (12:39 am)

    We really need McGruff to pay a visit.

  • Balderdash September 20, 2022 (6:03 am)

    Looks like they enjoy travelling in pairs.

  • Bailey Nguyen September 20, 2022 (12:36 pm)

    It’s amazing what is going on in this area. I was told things calm down in the winter when it rains. 

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