WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Broken car windows

Sent by a reader who signed “distressed resident of West Seattle”:

My partner’s car window was parked on Fauntleroy Way in front of the Maris Apartments last night. We woke up this morning to find the back right window smashed and a few dog walkers mentioned they had seen 3-4 other car windows smashed along the way as they were passing us.

Nothing is believed to have been stolen, which angers us even more because it feels whoever is responsible for this did this just because. We also found an interesting looking tool that may have been used to cause the break as it was sitting in the middle of the glass on the ground. It happened sometime between 10 pm and 10 am. We have filed a police report and inquired in our apartment building for potential footage.

4 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Broken car windows"

  • Phil February 11, 2024 (8:56 am)

    We live just up the hill from there and had both of our vehicles vandalized last week. Definitely experienced thieves as they used different methods to enter the vehicles based on known weaknesses in those vehicles. One has an aggressive siren on it that seems to have discouraged them after they busted the lock, a lock known to be easy to bust. The other has a factory security system that only alarms if the doors are opened or if the front glass is broken, and they knew to smash the rear glass. They smashed the rear glass and reached in and folded down the seat to access the trunk. Only thing stolen was an empty bag. Certainly not the first time this has happened in the 13 years I’ve lived here but it’s the first time in quite a while. 

  • Angrrrry February 11, 2024 (11:05 am)

    I live in the Highland Park area and about two weeks ago the same thing happened to my car parked in front of my house. Driver’s side front window smashed, nothing stolen. Just a big mess to clean up. I filed a police report even though nothing will come of it. My neighbor said the same thing happened to his work van. 

  • Vanessa February 11, 2024 (2:22 pm)

    I live near Fauntleroy as well and I’ve definitely seen multiple cars vandalized in 42nd Ave. The crackheads wandering around at nighttime around 10-11pm make me uneasy because West Seattle is a nice area but they make it sketchy and unsafe. I wish there was more street light to illuminate the streets because it is quite dark, barely any street lights there.

  • Azimuth February 11, 2024 (2:23 pm)

    I got my first taste of a porch pirate yesterday! I’m thrilled to have joined the club…

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