WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen ‘short bus’ (update: found, thanks to commenter tip); blue Kawasaki motorcycle

Two vehicle thefts in West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports:

STOLEN BUS: From Brendon:

This 2007 Ford E350 short bus was stolen from the Diamond Parking lot behind Coastline Burgers this past weekend. Hoping maybe someone sees it…

CA plate 8LND966
Police report 23-133197
It was taken sometime between 1 am Sunday and Monday morning.

(2:26 pm update: Found, thanks to commenter tip!)


My 2010 Kawasaki Ninja EX250 was stolen last night between 12 am-5 am. I’ve already contacted the police and had a report filed around 5:15 am. (Sadly this is the 5th attempt and 2nd successful theft)

License Plate: 6B8243
SPD Incident # 23-134718
Reporting Officer: Patrick Michaud
^^ Contact Info: 206-733-9800

If anyone happens to see it, please contact either Officer Michaud, or me at 206-755-3328.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen 'short bus' (update: found, thanks to commenter tip); blue Kawasaki motorcycle"

  • Julian May 17, 2023 (12:29 pm)

    As a fellow rider (also of a Kawasaki), I especially hate to see motorcycle thefts. Makes me think I need to go back to putting a bike chain and cover on my bike each night. Hope you get your ride back!

    • JS May 17, 2023 (12:43 pm)

      No joke, my bike was locked down tightly, and they still took the cover. If it isn’t cemented to the earth, it only takes one jerk to ruin someone’s day. I have had more vandalism and theft happen to me here in 6 years than I experienced in all of my years growing up/living on Long Island. 

      • Chris May 17, 2023 (2:12 pm)

        Me too! I grew up in the Bronx, I have been robbed 98% more in the Seattle area than I was ever robbed in the Bronx NY over 2 decades. I’ve had so much stolen from me in Seattle over the years than I can even remember. It is truly unreal what is going on here. And, yes I am moving-OUT of the country this time.

      • DrRobert May 17, 2023 (2:23 pm)

        Hailing from Brooklyn, originally, and I agree. Mail theft, car prowls, you name it. 

  • Ralph Nader May 17, 2023 (12:30 pm)

    I saw this bus parked near the intersection of Dakota and 37th Ave SW  on 37th Ave SW last night 5/16/23.

  • WW May 17, 2023 (12:40 pm)

    Bus is located on 37th, cross street Dakota.

  • Brendon May 17, 2023 (1:52 pm)

    Thank you Ralph and WW – was able to retrieve the bus. Good luck with the bike Dylan. 

    • Ralph Nader May 17, 2023 (3:54 pm)

      Brendon, So happy we, WW and I, were able to help!

  • Jack May 17, 2023 (4:32 pm)

    I saw a Blue Ninja Ex250 parked on Tallman near the Swedish hospital in Ballard yesterday. First time I have seen it there. Good luck in your search. 

    • Julian May 17, 2023 (4:58 pm)

      Did it happen to have the Seahawks logo on the windshield? 

      • Jack May 18, 2023 (3:47 pm)

        I did not notice a sticker. I will be in Ballard tomorrow, I will see if it is still there! 

  • WSeattle May 18, 2023 (12:32 pm)

    What area of W. Seattle was the bike stolen from? I heard what sounded like a loud fast motorcycle several times yesterday on north end of California Ave SW that I hadn’t heard before. Tried to pull up video but couldn’t get a good shot. @WSB Any new updates on the WS bridge fatal DUI accident case? 

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