WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Two more stolen cars, dumped together

Police are at Roxhill Park right now dealing with two more stolen-and-dumped cars.

(WSB photos)

They are a Hyundai and Kia, one stolen while its owner was shopping across the street from the park at Westwood Village QFC – police reached her by phone and were bringing her over to the scene. The now-notorious hotwire-via-cord was visible inside:

The other car belonged to someone in Burien.

Police reported at least one of these cars eluding them earlier today elsewhere in West Seattle. Radio exchanges indicated officers apparently arrived at the park shortly after the occupants got out and bolted into the park. Last we heard, the search hadn’t turned up anything.

P.S. If you have one of the theft-prone Hyundai or Kia models, we confirmed today with acting Southwest Precinct crime-prevention coordinator Mark Solomon that free steering-wheel locks ARE available even though the giveaway sessions are over – email him at mark.solomon@seattle.gov to arrange to get one.

22 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Two more stolen cars, dumped together"

  • N Admiral September 18, 2023 (4:57 pm)

    That blue car was stolen 5:40am Sunday morning from 1500 block of California Ave SW by a group of teenagers driving a red Camaro, Tesla and other vehicles. Police Incident # is 23-269796 for reference

    • N Admiral Neighbor September 18, 2023 (11:15 pm)

      N Admiral. Yes after seeing your comment reply I went back to check my camera (which faces California Ave SW) and see what appears to be 4 vehicles total driving at a high rate of speed south on California Ave SW shortly after 5:40a Sunday.  Led by a red camera, a dark sedan, a white sedan and then what appears to be the blue stolen vehicle in the back. They were driving so fast and due to lightening can’t truly identify the make & model. Also what appears to be the stolen vehicle from the car jacking in N Admiral last night as well heading north on California Ave SW one minute prior to police arriving to the area. West Seattle definitely is seeming more dangerous by the day especially post pandemic! Very unfortunate! Be aware of your surroundings, get clubs for vehicle steering wheel & always remember property isn’t worth your life. Stay as calm as possible, try to remember details and call 911 when safe to do so. 

  • East Coast Cynic September 18, 2023 (5:17 pm)

    So one car was presumably in the parking area outside of the Westwood Village QFC?  There are cameras, people, security and cops all over WV and nobody noticed a car getting broken into????  Maybe the thieves were very smooth in how they went about that theft?

  • Just wondering September 18, 2023 (5:26 pm)

    Again, why not a bait car to catch the thieves?

    • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy September 18, 2023 (6:19 pm)

      There are lots of these cars out there. Odds of a bait car getting taken aren’t super high.

      • Ta September 18, 2023 (7:51 pm)

        I know a guy who stole a bait car in Bellevue within two minutes of it being dropped off. Happy to say he did his time and got education supports/training and turned his life around

      • NotSoSure September 18, 2023 (8:53 pm)

        I disagree. Put out 1-2 bait cars and it could yield more than the zero results we seem to be getting from our LEO’s currently. Unless they are getting results but the problem is just too prolific? It’d also be nice to hold the car manufacturers liable in some way.  

  • Enough of this September 18, 2023 (5:45 pm)

    I have seen three boys (2 in one car and at least 1 in a second car but there might have been more). These three were a part of the drive by shootings that targeted the same house. They frequent the high point drive sw area and I am guessing they live in the area because they have targeted cars that were not visible from the street. It is absolutely bs that the cops haven’t found anything to arrest these guys.

    • pauline September 18, 2023 (11:08 pm)

      No proof but suspicion….cars broken into and stolen on both MacArthur private road and high point drive…we have camera footage of different races/group that went behind my house…sadly this area is low-income to moderate income. The Damages are difficult to pay. I wish whomever stops!!!

      • Bolo hp September 19, 2023 (10:27 am)

        Boys in 2 cars ran me off the road by MacArthur lane. The first car was a sedan and the car behind was a suv with the passenger   hanging out the window. I think it’s someone in the area too because you would not know what was there unless you went in. I can’t afford to repair my car either. All of these frequent incidents in the same area and it is so unbelievable that police are not doing anything to actually help us.

  • Rob September 18, 2023 (7:13 pm)

    What do we expect.  Yesterday a crazed guy  took a sledge hammer an smashed the windows at the wen Luke museum 200 thousand dollars damages. Took SPD 50 minutes to respond  .it was only 6 pm .SPD saId that was only building damages  an grateful that nobody was  hurt. We had staff shortages 

  • 37th September 18, 2023 (7:44 pm)

    Why is that car dumped on 37th (Sat) still there with the driver door ajar etc?

    • WSB September 18, 2023 (9:38 pm)

      The one at Cloverdale? Supposedly the owner was going to handle it.

  • JS September 18, 2023 (7:45 pm)

    Steering wheel locks do nothing when it takes 3 seconds to saw thru a steering wheel with even the cheapest hacksaw from Harbor Freight. GPS tracker or OnStar is the way to go. 

    • Bolo hp September 19, 2023 (10:28 am)

      What tracker? Apple notifies if there is a tag and if the thieves get that they’ll probably leave after the damage is done. 

  • Concerned Citizen September 18, 2023 (9:11 pm)

    Lovely…. Anyone else tired of these gangs in our beautiful city?

    • Concerned Neighbor September 19, 2023 (3:52 am)

      Enough is enough. I’m also tired/ distraught that our city and WS neighborhood are quickly deteriorating. I realize there’s a police shortage but with some time investigating, these kids could be put in jail to keep us safe. Terrifying they are armed and dangerous.

    • Tired WS Mom September 23, 2023 (3:12 am)

      Unfortunately it’s not gangs, it’s teens with parents who don’t give a rats you know what. 

  • Kelvin September 18, 2023 (10:47 pm)

    I saw these cars being dropped off and the kids being picked up in another Kia on my walk through the park. There were a few AK type rifles being transferred to the new car as well. Be careful out there. 

    • Bolo hp September 19, 2023 (10:29 am)

      Wow thanks for reporting it to the police. 

  • Brandon September 19, 2023 (12:41 am)

    Alright, I’ll find the humor in this unfortunate event. Whichever one drove the maroon kia does not know how to be inconspicuous and its pretty laughable. That is diagonal parking only.

  • waikikigirl September 19, 2023 (7:07 am)

    Start saving now for (y)our insurance rates to escalate, insurance companies are not going to let all these thefts go without a fight, it’ll trickle down onto the auto owners and not the thieves!

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