WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen maroon/silver ‘loud’ F-250 (update: found), and two other reports

Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch:


My truck was stolen from in front of my house last night between 10:00 pm and 6:00 this morning—3600 block of SW Othello St. Maroon over silver Ford F-250 Pickup with an extended cab. License # C42605D. An important note is that it is a DIESEL engine. It is very loud!

5:34 PM: Dennis sent this update:

My truck was recovered in the 7700 Block of 34 AVE SW. Punched out the ignition switch, content inside pilfered but nothing missing.

I would also like to thank the 911 call center which took the report. And the responding police officer who came to my house, within 1 hour after reporting the theft. The police officers who helped me recover my truck. Most of all I give a BIG THANKS to the lady who found it. With all the talk of “Defund the police” “Police don’t do anything” and “West Seattle is a bad place to live” I say BOLOGNA!

(back to original roundup) Meantime, two more reports from the past few days:

GUNFIRE INVESTIGATION: From the SPD report summaries made available this morning, word of confirmed gunfire early Friday. A report of suspected gunfire brought officers to 30th/Barton around 12:30 am Friday. Callers said the shots were fired from a vehicle. Officers found shell casings but no victims or property damage.

PACKAGE THEFT: Reader report from Stefan in Fauntleroy:

3/12/23 around 9:00 am on SW Director St., a porch pirate stole an Amazon package off our porch. It appeared they were following the delivery truck. They carried up an empty iPhone box and dropped it off while they picked up our delivery (a voltmeter/electrical tester device). I think this was to appear they were doing a delivery.

Our doorbell camera captured some images of the thief.

Green/gray hooded jacket with the lower half in dark blue, purple shirt, and yellow shoes with white soles. Zipped off in a mid-2000s dark-colored Nissan Altima with a small spoiler on the trunk.

Keep your eyes out & stay safe.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen maroon/silver 'loud' F-250 (update: found), and two other reports"

  • Tom March 13, 2023 (11:47 am)

    I feel awful about the stolen package. I live across the street and I saw your package sitting on your porch while I was walking my dog. It was so out in the open just waiting to be stolen but I wanted to knock on your door to let you know you had a package for some reason I decided not to and I apologize for that. I think going forward the next time I see a package sitting on someone’s porch. I’m going to knock on their door regardless. Again, sorry, I did not take action when I could have, it won’t happen again. 

    • Stefan March 13, 2023 (3:30 pm)

      Thank you neighbor for the care regarding the package. No worries, they usually leave them behind a wall where they are not visible from the street. It wasn’t your responsibility but I appreciate the sentiment! Love how we all support each other! 

  • Sillygoose March 13, 2023 (2:38 pm)

    Turn up the chime on your camera, and pick up packages immediately

    • Stefan March 13, 2023 (3:32 pm)

      Thanks Sillygoose, I was out on a walk myself so while my phone chimed, I wasn’t there to pick it up immediately. We do our best.

    • Jr bird March 13, 2023 (4:20 pm)

      They were following the Amazon truck and it was pretty early. We usually do 

  • 1994 March 13, 2023 (11:33 pm)

    Amazon lockers are located all over, it is easy to sign up to have your package delivered to one near your home, they are easy to access and your package will be safe. Remember to give the lockers a try! Hey – you could even get in a nice walk to pick up your package :)

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