WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another business burglary; stolen black Suburban; abandoned Elantra (resolved)

Three more reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ANOTHER BUSINESS BURGLARY: Dani at Meeples Games (3727 California SW) sends word that they too were burglarized early Sunday:

Early Sunday (3/12) around 7:20 am, Meeples Games was broken into. We hate that this has happened again, and we are asking the community for help! If you recognize the person in this photo, please contact us (206.535.7896).

If you are looking for a way to support Meeples Games during this time, please stop in and hang out at our cafe, play some games, join one of our events, or shop for a new board game.

The SPD incident # is 23-68017.

STOLEN BLACK SUBURBAN: Sandy‘s vehicle was stolen this morning:

Please be on the watch out for our older-model black GMC Suburban, with a white Rocket Box on top. It was stolen from
SW Findlay, 1/2 a block east of 35th Ave SW, just this morning, Monday 3/13, between 9 and 10:30 am. SPD incident # 23-69053.

POSSIBLY ABANDONED STOLEN ELANTRA: Linda sent the photo and report:

Spotted this car on my way to work this morning. Appears to be stolen and abandoned. Black Hyundai, flat tire, broken window and license applying attempted to be removed. It’s sitting on Fauntleroy Place and Charlestown.

It’s been reported, but Linda sent the report to us too in case its owner sees this. (UPDATE: As suggested by commenters, that was indeed Lauren‘s stolen car.)

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another business burglary; stolen black Suburban; abandoned Elantra (resolved)"

  • Lola March 13, 2023 (3:39 pm)

    WSB,  This might be the one that was posted by Lauren on March 8th?They look the same except for the license plate.

    • Marina March 13, 2023 (5:03 pm)

      That’s totally the same car, including the license plate. 

      • WSB March 13, 2023 (5:09 pm)

        I’ve sent Lauren a note.

  • C March 13, 2023 (9:28 pm)

    I saw the Elantra drive down 45th Ave Sw last night at 10pm going about 40-45 mph on the residential street clearly with a flat tire and swerving all over and flying over the new speed humps. Saw it half “parked” this morning, assumed somebody drunk drove home. Too bad it likely turned out to be stolen- I should’ve gotten video but I’ve seen so many crazy drivers and the cops don’t seem to care. 

    • WSB March 13, 2023 (9:49 pm)

      In case you (or anyone else reading) see something like that in the future: Yes, they do care. I hear dispatches like that at least nightly. And catching video of someone leaving a stolen car can be used as evidence in future cases – civilian video comes up increasingly often in court docs these days. If you call something like that in and get a 911 calltaker telling you you shouldn’t have bothered, that is worth a formal complaint. The 911 center is NOT part of SPD but has its own contact info:


      • C March 13, 2023 (10:22 pm)

        To clarify- didn’t have my phone on me, just WISHED I had gotten video. And while yes I think SPD are doing the best they can, if I called In about every jerk driving way too fast up my street they’d block my phone number. It’s not like I knew it was stolen and I had no idea where they ended up til I saw it this morning on the side of the street. Hope this person gets their car back 

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