WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: ‘Apparent home break-in attempt’

Via email, a reader report from Genesee Hill:

Someone shattered the sliding glass door to our basement on Friday night in an apparent home break-in attempt. We live between Dakota and Andover on 54th Ave SW. We have a camera on the front of our home but no record of a trespasser in the front. It seems this person climbed over our backyard fence (which is now damaged) and dropped their flashlight on the way out. We don’t think this person entered our home or stole anything, but we can’t be sure. Either way, it leaves an unsettled feeling. We now have cameras facing our backyard and side yards. The motion lights and home security system are being installed too. Stay alert and look out for your neighbors!

(added) SPD incident # is 23-027070.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 'Apparent home break-in attempt'"

  • Molly January 29, 2023 (8:13 pm)

    I’m glad everyone is safe, but how terrifying! This specific block has been SO crime free, this is shocking to hear! Do you about when they broke the window? A few people on 53rd have ring cameras, so I wonder if they would’ve caught the person who jumped from 53rd into your backyard. 54th between Andover & Dakota is a neighborhood that when you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us. ❤️

  • East Coast Cynic January 30, 2023 (9:06 am)

    From what I’ve read, home burglars like those sliding doors.  Far be it for me to tell home owners what to do, but they may want to consider replacing them with a solid secured door, cause West Seattle is far from being a crime free nirvana where one doesn’t have to worry too much about keeping property protected.

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