WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Ford van with coffee-related signage (update: found)

9:27 AM: The report and photo are from Stan:

Sometime overnight my 1998 Ford E-250 van was stolen from in front of my home near corner of 48th and SW Stevens. Van is white, with a raised roof cap, and would be hard to miss, with signage from its previous life as a coffee van consisting of the word Coffee in front, and other coffee-related signage (all on the roof cap). Signage seen on van body has since been removed. WA license CDV0613.

If you see it, call 911. We’ll add the police-report number when we get it. (UPDATE: It’s 24-55953.)

12:06 PM: As Stan commented below, a reader tip has reunited him with his van.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white Ford van with coffee-related signage (update: found)"

  • StanSwanson February 28, 2024 (11:32 am)

    van has been recovered thanks to an obseervant blog-reader.  Thanks to them!  some items stolen from it, and stuff from other thefts left inside.

    • Kiera Silva March 6, 2024 (9:15 am)

      Hi Stan: We believe whoever stole your van went through our neighborhood early morning hours of 2/28. A bunch of stuff was stolen from my husband’s work truck. Is there a way I can get in touch with you to see if maybe we can recover some of our stuff if it was left in the van?my email is kiera@kierasells.com. Thank you.

  • Kevin w March 1, 2024 (4:15 pm)

    I discovered that this van was used in the attempted theft of my neighbors truck that night, but was interrupted by another neighbor around 130 that night in the north admiral district. I subsequently had my truck stolen from just around the corner last night 3-1 ,I was fortunate to be able to quickly recover thru tracking with limited damage (found in Georgetown area) but this activity has become relentless. I caution anyone with a truck, van, or large suv to take precautions and talk with your neighbors and to stay alert. The police are of extremely limited help and the reality is that we are all on our own. After market alarms, tracking devices, kill switches or other means of prevention are your only hope. Even if you catch them in the act the police are unable or unwilling to pursue this type of property theft. Write your council member. 

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