WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Multiple Admiral/North Admiral car prowls, vandalism

Multiple incidents of car prowls and/or vandalism were reported in Admiral and North Admiral early today.

First, we have two photos from Timothy, who reported:

I’m sorry to report that 2 cars had smashed windows from vandalism last night on Walnut Ave SW between Hanford and Lander. It happened around midnight, when I heard my car alarm go off. Nothing stolen from my car. It would be interesting to see if others were impacted and if anyone has video of the area. I have submitted a police report.

Checking archived dispatch audio and SPD’s Twitter/X call log, we noted multiple car break-in/vandalism reports checked out by police early this morning, including at least four different addresses in North Admiral. We asked SPD whether final reports indicated that some or all of the incidents were connected, and spokesperson Officer Shawn Weismiller said he couldn’t confirm that: “This in an open and on-oing investigation and detectives will be looking to determine if the incidents are related.”

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Multiple Admiral/North Admiral car prowls, vandalism"

  • Alki resident October 2, 2023 (9:16 pm)

    Maybe if we close the bridge again there’d be less of this. 

    • Question Authority October 3, 2023 (11:56 am)

      To achieve that peace and tranquility have you considered remote island living behind a tall electric fence?

  • Alan October 2, 2023 (11:50 pm)

    My vehicle was also vandalized last night.  41st and Andover. Broken passenger window. No attempt to  open the doors or the alarm would have sounded. Nothing stolen, alarm still on and doors all locked. I didn’t hear it happen so I don’t know what time it was broken. 

  • Lo October 3, 2023 (7:28 am)

    Just saw 4 cars with smashed windows on 42nd and Findlay area. Rough. 

    • WSR October 3, 2023 (5:05 pm)

      2 cars with broken windows and center consoles ransacked. Blue Honda and gray Subaru SUV. They even tried to smash a dodger charger’s window but either got spooked or couldn’t break it. Such a crazy thing 

  • sam-c October 3, 2023 (7:42 am)

    Something similar happened elsewhere in the city.  Don’t remember what night, but I heard about a bunch of tire slashings concentrated in a neighborhood’s residential area.

    • Mike October 3, 2023 (11:00 am)

      Seward Park, ~50 cars apparently 

  • Nadmiral October 3, 2023 (9:54 am)

    I would assume there is video from someone. Will you please get that to the blog so that this community can visually see who is doing this and keep an eye out for them.  It may save it from happening again. If we can get these people identified and arrested.  

  • RT October 3, 2023 (12:30 pm)

    And incarcerated. Please.

  • Jeff October 3, 2023 (2:52 pm)

    Hey WSB.  Where are you seeing SPD’s Twitter/X call log?  The last post I see to @SeattlePDW1 is from July.  Is there another place to look for those?  Thanks!

    • WSB October 3, 2023 (3:06 pm)

      Yes, there is, I found the changed handles by accident. Unfortunately a change made by Twitter/X means the list still isn’t visible on our Crime Watch page but you’ll see the working individual accounts on our Twitter/X list:
      Remember as always, the call classifications are what was reported, NOT necessarily what was eventually found or not found (for example, there are many “shots” classifications for which either no evidence or another explanation – fireworks, etc. – was found) …

  • Jeff October 3, 2023 (3:19 pm)

    What?  I must have missed they changed it. Thank you so much!

    • WSB October 3, 2023 (3:38 pm)

      It was unannounced and unexplained. It made part of my job difficult (easily finding incident numbers) until I happened onto the changed handles a month or so ago. Sometimes info is hiding “in plain sight” on the city website!

  • Admiral-2009 October 3, 2023 (3:31 pm)

    RT – making the perp(s) pay full restitution in addition to being behind bars would be better and hopefully make them think twice in the future.  

  • Paige October 4, 2023 (8:42 am)

    I woke up to my car and my neighbors car having smashed windows as well. We are at Erskine and Dawson, near the Rite Aid on California. 

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