WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Prowling; car vandalism

Two reader reports tonight:


At 7 am a man came into my backyard and a few minutes later walked back up the street and got into the passenger seat of a car parked on 54th and Genesee. He was white, dark brown shaggy hair, green jacket carrying a backpack. Mid-twenties. Car was a gold sedan, not run down. Had plates but I couldn’t see them. As I left my house, I then saw a young white couple, one man and one female, going through bags and purses on the corner of 46th and Genesee. They got out a pipe and were smoking from it huddled under a blanket as students walked past on the way to the school building.

Emily filed a police report – 23-78873.


Here in Arbor Heights last night around 2:30 am, our car window (parked on 100th) was broken by what seems to be a rock or BB gun. Our neighbor across the street also had theirs broken as well as 3-5 more vehicles all along the street between 37th and 45th. No other info about who or why but it definitely hit quite a few neighbors.

No police report # for that yet.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Prowling; car vandalism"

  • WSlite March 23, 2023 (10:37 pm)

    Regarding Arbor Heights Car Vandalism story…you can add at least another 2 victims to that list. I know of at least 2 vehicles with broken windows that happened sometime today/overnight along 31st Ave SW near SW 100th St as well not far from you. Keep your heads on a swivel and check neighbors’ security cams. Hopefully someone got a license plate and can charge these criminals for new car windows!

    • NuttsinWC March 24, 2023 (10:20 am)

      One of my trucks’ camper also got hit in the wee hours of the 23rd as well, nothing stolen, and a glass shatter pattern that didn’t make much sense unless something was thrown, but didn’t see a rock or object in the truck bed. A bb makes sense though. If they’re all related, the person(s) have a wide area since I’m in White Center South of Roxbury & 4th Ave SW. 

      • WS Res March 26, 2023 (6:57 am)

        Breaking car windows with a spark plug is an old, old trick.

  • Ts March 24, 2023 (12:22 am)

    Add another car (Kia) attempted theft in Westwood area 10:00am-12:30pm, broken window and ignition 

  • Lisa March 24, 2023 (2:26 am)

    Same here, January 2023 car window broken near 35th n Roxbury. Found a window replacement company that only charges 250$ n window works gr8.

  • Bradford March 26, 2023 (12:29 am)

    Saw 2 neighbors with broken windows in my neighborhood too. A van’s side window and a SUV’s back window. Nothing looked stolen (still lots of stuff in cars), just broken glass on the ground. Saw the first one and didn’t think much of it until I saw the 2nd a block over. Roxbury/26th. Also on the 23rd

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