WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Trailer stolen; Kia theft attempt fails

Two reader reports:


Trailer in attached image taken from our driveway today in Fairmount Park neighborhood. No license plate or rear gate on trailer. An attempt to steal it occurred Saturday by a male and female in Ford Econoline van that now has front right damage after they smashed into my car!!

We’ll add the report # when we get it.


Sometime late Sunday night/early Monday morning, someone broke into my car. Parked in front of the house (west of The Junction). They smashed the passenger-side window and attempted to hotwire the car but failed. The police report number is 23-232990. Nothing was (thankfully) stolen from the inside of the car. Car is a 2014 black Kia Forte.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Trailer stolen; Kia theft attempt fails"

  • JW August 16, 2023 (9:20 am)

    My 2019 Kia Soul was stolen from in front of my house on 42 nd  during the night 

    • WSB August 16, 2023 (9:47 am)

      Sorry to hear that. If you send us a note including make model plate police report # etc. we can include in the next Crime Watch.

  • Karen August 16, 2023 (3:48 pm)

    We had a Hyundai broken into – smashed window, and they tried to steal it, monday afternoonNear Westwood villagesuper annoying, third car at our house this year! 

  • Julie August 17, 2023 (8:17 pm)

    My neighbor caught a couple in a white van trying to steal their trailer last Saturday. They reported it to the non emergency number but were blown off by the guy who took their call. If there’s a police reference number, they may have info that will help. We have it on video as well.

    • Dan August 18, 2023 (3:36 am)

      Same trailer. Got away with it this time 

    • Dan August 18, 2023 (3:38 am)

      Do you think you may have any video of it being taken on the 15th?

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