In West Seattle Crime Watch, two reader reports about Hyundais:

STOLEN: Reported by Kara, stolen from a friend in Highland Park last night or early today:

Blue Hyundai Elantra SEL, 2018
LIC Plate BYP 0384
Has a yellow “Please be patient…student driver” on left bumper.
Case #: 23-198949

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN: We hope this isn’t the same car. Reported earlier today by Megan, who hasn’t heard whether this was ultimately resolved:

I came across a dumped Hyundai in the same spot one was found earlier this week. It’s partially pushed over the edge of a ravine at the Riverview Playfields. Down by the little league fields.

I’ve attached some pictures in case anyone recognizes it. I also tried calling SPD non emergency number but I couldn’t get through to anyone.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Two Hyundai reports"

  • Linda Chia July 14, 2023 (11:29 pm)

    Hi! My friend Kara posted on my behalf. It does really look like my car but I’m not certain. By chance, would you have a picture of either the front or back?  I appreciate this so much!

  • Chris July 15, 2023 (8:52 am)

    A lot of stolen Hyundai and Kia cars showing up by the Barton street p-patch. I’ve had to report 4 in the last 2 weeks.

  • Tree Hugger July 15, 2023 (12:02 pm)

    This is the second car this summer to have been driven off this cliff,  maybe Parks can do a better job of closing after hours vehicular access to Riverview Playfields?  Or we can continue to accept damages to the park and greenspace and pay to haul out stolen cars.

  • Jim P. July 15, 2023 (9:21 pm)

    ” I also tried calling SPD non emergency number but I couldn’t get through to anyone.”

    Nothing more exciting than calling the police and getting….nothing.

    I’d contact the Mayor’s office and politely but firmly demand an explanation.

    • Jay July 16, 2023 (10:39 pm)

      SPD says not to use that, call 911 instead to report information about crimes.

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