WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Arborist’s blue Chevy pickup truck stolen (update: found)

The report and photo were sent by local arborist Michael Oxman:

Sad to report my pickup was stolen last nite from Delridge/Findlay St. sometime between 10 PM Sunday nite-10 AM Monday morning. Blue 1997 Chevy 3/4 ton with camper shell. Chainsaws, weedeater, blower were inside. SPD Incident # 23-155797. License plate TREEDR


12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Arborist's blue Chevy pickup truck stolen (update: found)"

  • anonyme June 6, 2023 (7:39 am)

    Michael, I’m so sorry this happened to you.  It really sucks when some scumbag steals the livelihood of someone who works hard for a living.  I hope this ends well somehow.

  • Chris June 6, 2023 (9:36 am)

    It’s terrible when working people keep getting robbed by drug addicts stealing stuff to pay for their drugs. But today I have a sneaky suspicion that our D1 representative will still vote not to enforce laws on drug use in Seattle which goes against the state decision to enforce laws. This sends a direct message to drug addicts in Seattle to continue doing whatever they want to us working stiffs, so they can keep taking from us to pay for their drugs. There is no common sense in the council when it comes to drugs and they just seem determined to stick with the plan that hasn’t worked. So everytime you are robbed, send the bill for repairs to your D1 representative that is providing a path for criminal rights instead of property protection for hard working people just trying to go to a job.   

    • Lola June 6, 2023 (10:26 am)

      Chris,  remember to vote this year.  Five of them are leaving and I hope the public will Vote for someone decent instead of someone who keeps letting stuff slip by, or thinks that by treating the criminals with a slap on the wrist is the right way.  We need someone in office with some real tough love or at least someone who will fight for US the working class stiffs in our state.  We cannot keep going on like this with the Criminals getting away with stuff, or getting let out time and time again.  I am sorry but I am almost for and Eye for and Eye with all the stuff that goes on around here.  Don’t mean to vent at you. 

    • Neighbor June 6, 2023 (11:51 am)

      While I share your frustration on how often theft is occurring in our neighborhood, casting blame on drug users as the responsible party is not helpful. People who use drugs need our help and support, likely in the form of stable housing and access to basic needs. Crime is a byproduct of inequity. There are a lot of people who are desperate with the rising cost of living in the area, and there are also a smaller subset of people who are opportunists and steal out of convenience. We can be angry about the injustice to victims of theft, while also acknowledging there are not easy solutions to these problems. 

      • Byron James June 7, 2023 (1:29 am)

        If crime is a byproduct of inequity, why do rich people commit crimes too?

    • Boinsted June 6, 2023 (12:06 pm)

      I was about to comment – cue the defenders of crime comments- but Neighbor beat me to it. Nice work. Super helpful. 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul June 6, 2023 (11:57 am)

    Good reminder to take tools inside at night. Especially in West Seattle…Hopefully you have insurance 

  • The Earl June 6, 2023 (5:34 pm)

    Crime is a byproduct of inequality?

  • 37 and Juneau June 6, 2023 (8:14 pm)

    Is this truck still missing? May have spotted it near 37th Ave SW and SW Juneau St, south on Juneau

  • Michael Oxman June 7, 2023 (7:34 am)

    Found it!

  • Megan June 7, 2023 (7:39 pm)

    Hey! I just sent an email, but I’m covering my bases. This truck is parked in front of my house right now!! It just showed up this morning. 40th between Hudson and Edmunds, in a lot off the alley. I hope that helps! 

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