WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another dumped Hyundai

Reported by Claudia:

Unfortunately, it looks like we found a stolen and dumped vehicle this morning at the intersection of SW Cloverdale St & 37th Ave SW. It’s a black Hyundai Sonata with a WA license plate #AEB1901. The driver’s door has a dent and was left open. The car also looks like it was rifled through with various pens and paper scattered throughout the car and spilling out. I’m guessing the car was likely dumped sometime late at night, 9/15, or early this morning, 9/16.

I reported it to the city as an abandoned vehicle … Whoever this car belongs to, I’m sorry this happened to you.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Another dumped Hyundai"

  • Just wondering September 16, 2023 (10:06 am)

    Can’t the owner be found by the license plate?

    • WSB September 16, 2023 (10:12 am)

      If those are the car’s actual plates, yes, but you need police to look them up.

      • Gatewoodrunner September 16, 2023 (11:55 am)

        I passed this car about 7 am this morning on my run – the trunk was left open with what looked like a nice stroller in the backseat. A neighbor was also seeing it at the same time and said she would call it in immediately. I closed the trunk to hopefully prevent anyone from stealing the stroller – feeling terrible for this family. 

  • waikikigirl September 16, 2023 (11:23 am)

    VIN should help find owner if those plates do not actually belong to that car. But this stinks that vehicle owners have to go thru this misery. 

  • Shadowtripper September 16, 2023 (11:24 am)

    More than likely same “group” ( or as we used to call them; “gang”) that has been responsible for most of the stolen vehicles in this area.  Catch and release is not working.  Judges that are not sentencing repeat criminals should be held responsible for their actions and explain why the majority of criminals are released back into our streets without any consequences.  Unfortunately many are under age and are beginning to carry weapons which makes it almost impossible to interact with a group (gang) stealing your car.  What a world!

  • onion September 16, 2023 (12:07 pm)

    Are there any Hundyai’s  or Kia’s of the affected vintages that haven’t been stolen yet?  If there are, this might be a more noteworthy news story, especially if the never-stolen vehicles are parked outside. My sympathies to the victims.

  • Concerned Citizen September 16, 2023 (12:19 pm)

    Too much crime in this city. How can we ever focus on climate change, when we have to spend resources to deal with trolls doing this petty crime stuff? 

  • Car guy September 16, 2023 (12:33 pm)

    The plates belong to a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, which matches that body style

  • Neighbor September 16, 2023 (2:53 pm)

    This is the second vehicle abandoned in this neighborhood over the past week.  One was parked by our house a couple blocks away.  Filed an abandoned car report, but couldn’t get any info from SPD as to whether it  was stolen.  Car was tagged and within the hour towed away.  Lots of stuff in the car.

  • HyundaiOwner September 16, 2023 (9:57 pm)

    This is our vehicle. Thank you neighbors for sharing on here. We are a family that lives near the Alaska junction and noticed it missing this morning. So sad this is happening to so many. Looked like 2 cars were likely stolen from our street last evening. 

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