Crime Watch

West Seattle crime/safety updates are here. If something happens and you want to get the word out (AFTER you’ve reported it to police), please e-mail us (call/text 206-293-6302 if it’s breaking news). Note this is NOT a real-time page – if we’re covering a crime story right now, find it here. 

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FOR CRIME WATCH STORY LINKS – scroll down past this next box, which features the “Tweets by Beat” West Seattle incidents coming from SPD via Twitter (IMPORTANT NOTE: These represent classifications of calls – not necessarily confirmed crimes – and the classifications do not always reflect what the incidents turn out to be [or not be] – the SPD automated system also often lists the “reported” time as hours later than the actual time it was called in)


WSB COVERAGE NOTE: The newest crime stories we’ve covered are always atop this archive. We add links below too, but they may lag, as this list is hand-updated:

5/30/2022: Three weekend cases of confirmed gunfire (no injuries)

5/20/2022: Stolen dark-blue Jeep

5/30/2022: Stolen black Forester

5/29/2022: Car, bike, jewelry stolen in burglary

5/28/2022: Stolen RAV4

5/25/2022: Midday gunfire, stolen pickup

5/24/2022: Stolen business van and tools

5/24/2022: White Center crashes after pursuit

5/24/2022: Early-morning shooting, robbery

5/23/2022: Another blue pickup truck stolen; mailbox taken; catalytic converter thief leaves empty-handed

5/23/2022: Stolen pickup truck; dumped-likely-stolen kids’ bicycles

5/23/2022: Stolen café racer motorcycle

5/22/2022: Gunfire investigation

5/21/2022: Another store robbery; stolen pickup

5/20/2022: 2 store robberies in a little over an hour

5/19/2022: Stolen Triumph motorcycle

5/19/2022: Theft victim finds stolen car

5/18/2022: Store robbery; vehicle vandalism; under-car prowlers

5/16/2022: Gunfire, assault, vandalism

5/14/2022: Stolen Civic

5/14/2022: Stolen Accord

5/13/2022: Man shot at 28th/Andover

5/12/2022: Gunfire investigation

5/12/2022: Carjacking, crash investigation

5/12/2022: Charges filed in carjacking, robbery; community help for another carjack victim

5/11/2022: Stolen silver CR-V

5/9/2022: Updates on carjacking, robbery suspects; another catalytic converter stolen

5/9/2022: Stolen pickup

5/8/2022: Stolen van; hit-run damage; car break-in

5/7/2022: Stolen bicycle; search for car

5/6/2022: Assaulted with spray; arrested across town

5/6/2022: Bank robbery in The Junction

5/6/2022: Hit-run driver crashes in stolen car

5/5/2022: Riverview gunfire

5/4/2022: Woman charged in shoplift-turned-robbery-attempt case

5/3/2022: Car theft following gym-locker break-in

5/3/2022: Arson investigation

5/2/2022: Business burglary; gun charge

5/2/2022: Carjacking followup; street holdup

4/30/2022: Repeat catalytic-converter theft

4/30/2022: Stolen silver CR-V (found)

4/29/2022: Carjacking reported

4/28/2022: High Point gunfire

4/28/2022: Sunrise Heights gunfire

4/27/2022: Stolen Ranger pickup (found)

4/27/2022: Stolen Ram pickup (found)

4/26/2022: Store targeted again; stolen pickup found

4/25/2022: Vandalism, theft put two nonprofits’ vans out of service

4/25/2022: Black Cannondale bicycle found

4/24/2022: Travel trailer stolen

4/22/2022: Catalytic-converter theft; officer injured

4/21/2022: Business burglars

4/21/2022: Stolen 1992 white Nissan pickup (update: found); hit-and-run driver damages apartment building

4/20/2022: Stolen silver Trailblazer (found)

4/19/2022: South Delridge arrest; stolen-van sightings

4/19/2022: Parking-lot robbery attempt

4/17/2022: Classic van stolen (update – found!); early-morning gunfire; prowler/burglar alert

4/16/2022: Driver crashes stolen car on Sylvan Way after Westwood Village incident

4/16/2022: Stolen silver Celica

4/15/2022: Stolen black Escalade

4/14/2022: Gunfire investigation

4/13/2022: Two DUI suspects arrested; break-in attempt; package taken

4/11/2022: 2 victims show up at hospitals after gunfire

4/11/2022: Stolen red Blazer (update: found); car prowlers; window broken

4/7/2022: Puget Ridge gunfire

4/6/2022: Bellevue Rare Coins robbed in The Junction

4/6/2022: Work truck taken in North Highline home invasion (update: found); man hurt in street confrontation; confirmed gunfire

4/5/2022: Catalytic-converter, bike thefts

4/4/2022: Bottle, then bullets

4/3/2022: ‘Odd’ burglary attempt

4/2/2022: Alki search; package taken

4/1/2022: Business burglar

3/31/2022: Stolen 4Runner (found)

3/31/2022: Tank taken; suspected catalytic-converter theft

3/30/2022: Charges filed in Andover shooting

3/29/2022: Another cc theft; cursive tagger

3/28/2022: Another cc theft; house, car vandalism

3/27/2022: Stolen work van; 3 catalytic converters taken

3/26/2022: Stolen Civic (found)

3/25/2022: Shooting suspect in court; bus assault; cara break-in

3/25/2022: Child hit by pellet; car prowl

3/24/2022: Car theft/burglary followup; recognize this lost wheel?

3/24/2022: Shooting suspect arrested

3/23/2022: Another stolen pickup (found)

3/23/2022: Water Taxi dock theft; gun seized

3/22/2022: Two more truck thefts; business burglary

3/22/2022: Another classic van stolen (found)

3/21/2022: First the catalytic converter, then the entire truck

3/21/2022: Attacker found guilty; weekend gunfire

3/20/2022: Stolen delivery van recovered

3/18/2022: Stolen business vehicle (found)

3/17/2022: Stolen red Lincoln (found)

3/17/2022: Another ‘distinctive van’ to watch for; 2 gunfire-on-the-road incidents; window-smashing followup

3/16/2022: 3 notes

3/15/2022: Stolen black Harley

3/15/2022: Gym theft leads to car theft

3/14/2022: 6 reports, from robberies to catalytic-converter theft to found/dumped items

3/14/2022: Stolen pickup

3/12/2022: Unsolved murder’s 10th anniversary

3/12/2022: Garage burglary

3/11/2022: Another stolen pickup (found); charge filed in theft of delivery driver’s car; business break-in attempt

3/11/2022: Stolen business pickup (found)

3/10/2022: Stolen van (found)

3/8/2022: Former doctor sentenced for pandemic-loan fraud

3/8/2022: Road-rage arrest, business vandalism

3/7/2022: Harbor Avenue shootout

3/5/2022: Alki shooter sentenced

3/4/2022: Jail time in trench-death case

3/3/2022: Late-night gunfire

3/3/2022: Stolen red Nissan

3/2/2022: Stolen black Jetta

3/2/2022: Car window smashed

3/1/2022: Assault arrest; apparently abandoned white car

2/27/2022: Cigarettes-forgetting car-theft suspect charged

2/27/2022: Alki double shooter pleads guilty

2/25/2022: More road gunfire

2/24/2022: SSC shelter-in-place

2/24/2022: Stolen electric cargo bike

2/22/2022: ATM theft update; road-rage gunfire

2/21/2022: Cleaning supplies stolen

2/20/2022: Shops hit by grab-and-run thieves

2/18/2022: Carjacking; car prowler

2/17/2022: Stolen brown 4Runner; dumped bicycle

2/15/2022: Stolen climbing gear; package-theft aftermath

2/14/2022: Greenbelt stolen-car suspect charged

2/14/2022: Restaurant burglary

2/13/2022: Stolen white van; items dumped in street

2/12/2022: Stolen white pickup (found)

2/11/2022: Another 7-11 robbery; burglars steal car

2/10/2022: Followup on greenbelt suspect

2/9/2022: Helicopter-assisted search in Highland Park

2/9/2022: Restaurant robbery

2/7/2022: Store robbed

2/7/2022: Two attempted-burglary investigations

2/6/2022: Early-morning burglary

2/4/2022: Attempted luring; mystery stabbing

2/3/2022: Unusual dumped-likely-stolen item; mail mystery

2/2/2022: Stolen gray Sierra pickup

2/1/2022: Four thefts

2/1/2022: Yet another stolen green CR-V

1/31/2022: Another stolen green CR-V

1/31/2022: Car hit by gunfire, store robbed, stolen vehicle found

1/30/2022: Stolen pickup; catalytic-converter theft

1/29/2022: Recognize this thief? Plus, another interrupted catalytic-converter theft

1/28/2022: Road-rage gunfire, stolen silver Elantra, more

1/28/2022: Store robbed; package taken

1/26/2022: Stolen green CR-V

1/26/2022: Westwood Village Target standoff charge filed

1/25/2022: Another interrupted catalytic-converter theft, and legislation update

1/25/2022: Midday gunfire

1/24/2022: Store robbery; business burglary

1/23/2022: 4 miscellaneous reports

1/23/2022: Twice-burglarized building crowdfunds for more security

1/22/2022: Target takeover was 1 week after suspect’s previous time in jail

1/22/2022: 4 bicycles stolen, 1 bicycle found

1/20/2022: Mystery stabbing; catalytic-converter theft; 2 package thieves

1/19/2022: Two abandoned bicycles

1/19/2022: Driver crashes stolen pickup truck, sought by helicopter

1/19/2022: Shooting victim shows up at hospital

1/18/2022: Carjacking

1/18/2022: Incidents at Roxbury mini-mart, Admiral Safeway

1/17/2022: Gunfire investigation

1/17/2022: Stolen white Subaru Forester

1/17/2022: Car broken into in park lot

1/16/2022: Another catalytic-converter theft

1/15/2022: One-minute business burglary on video

1/14/2022: Building burglary; catalytic-converter theft; warrant arrest

1/13/2022: Food-delivery driver carjacked

1/12/2022: Armed-robbery investigation

1/11/2022: Brewery prowler; business-district vandalism; car with gunfire damage

1/10/2022: Package-theft alert

1/9/2022: Graffiti vandalism

1/8/2022: Stolen-car suspect charged

1/5/2022: ‘Halloween shooter’ not identified yet

1/4/2022: 1 arrested in stabbing near southeast West Seattle gas station

1/3/2022: Two potentially related school burglaries, and two other incidents

12/30/2021: Building-burglary attempt; shoplifter sprays store security guard

12/29/2021: Auto-theft arrest; another stolen car found crashed; abandoned bicycle

12/28/2021: Mountain to Sound Outfitters burglarized 3 times in 1 week

12/27/2021: Lafayette Elementary break-in leaves ‘a lot of vandalism’

12/25/2021: Pickup stolen (since found)

12/24/2021: Bicycle found

12/23/2021: Business, home burglaries

12/22/2021: Prime time for car prowling

12/22/2021: Burglary suspect charged here, plea-bargains in Nevada

12/21/2021: Stolen red Ford pickup

12/20/2021: Weekend robberies

12/18/2021: Seen this stolen company box truck?

12/18/2021: Burglary, arson, vandalism at church

12/17/2021: Quarter-million-dollar burglary

12/16/2021: Burglary attempt

12/15/2021: From the ‘dumped/likely stolen’ file: Nishiki bicycle

12/14/2021: Car prowler; building burglar; big police response

12/13/2021: Teacher reports threat call

12/13/2021: Stolen sports cards

12/12/2021: Man attacked in North Delridge

12/10/2021: Recognize this dumped/likely-stolen bicycle?

12/9/2021: Mace-attack suspect charged; theft victim hit again]

12/8/2021: Burglary arrests; business-incidents suspect followup

12/6/2021: Maced by car prowler; another vehicle break-in; two West Marginal business burglaries

12/4/2021: Stolen hardtop; package theft

12/3/2021: Another window broken at Floors Plus NW; inflatable decorations stolen

12/2/2021: Charges filed in business incidents

12/2/2021: Robberies, mail theft, warrant arrest

11/30/2021: Threat suspect arrested again

11/28/2021: Break-in attempts

11/25/2021: White-nationalist group vandalizes mural

11/24/2021: Stolen blue Chevy Silverado pickup; tent theft

11/24/2021: Garage, car break-ins

11/24/2021: Gunfire

11/23/2021: Burglar steals customized three-wheel hand-operated bike

11/22/2021: Highland Park Way crash car-theft/kidnapping suspect charged, and has high-profile West Seattle history

11/22/2021: Another business window broken

11/21/2021: From the ‘dumped and possibly stolen’ file: Shoulder bag, with PlayStation

11/20/2021: Suspect in post-car-theft burglary arrested, two states away

11/19/2021: West Seattle doctor convicted of pandemic-loan fraud
11/19/2021: Home-invasion robbery; building burglary

11/18/2021: Crash following theft of car with toddler inside

11/18/2021: Gunfire investigation

11/17/2021: Child-molesting suspect charged with two felonies

11/15/2021: Bail set for child-molesting suspect

11/13/2021: Gas theft, broken windows

11/12/2021: Store robbery

11/12/2021: Stolen (then found) Chevy pickup

11/10/2021: Still seeking suspect in post-car-theft burglary

11/9/2021: Suspect arrested for Junction incidents

11/8/2021: Catalytic converters stolen in garage

11/7/2021: Safety petition after garage attack

11/6/2021: From the dumped-likely-stolen file: Jewelry and bicycles

11/6/2021: Car-theft victim burglarized hours later (Sunday update added)

11/5/2021: Why the helicopter was over West Seattle

11/5/2021: Can you help catch suspects in 2 violent incidents?

11/5/2021: Stolen black Audi

11/5/2021: Station 36 firefighters ask for security improvements after attacks from above

11/3/2021: Halloween shooter sought; catalytic-converter thieves’ car; keepsakes stolen in storage break-in

11/2/2021: Stolen F-150 pickup truck; catalytic-converter theft on video

11/2/2021: Bike thief leaves another behind – again; catalytic-converter theft

11/1/2021:Stolen F-250 pickup truck

11/1/2021: 2 store robberies; fire-station damage

10/30/2021: Stolen yellow Nissan Juke

10/28/2021: Armed shoplifter; broken-glass mystery; more

10/26/2021: Police hope mask description will help solve robbery

10/25/2021: One bike stolen, one left behind; car prowler; suspected intruder arrested

10/24/2021: 2 early-morning shootings

10/22/2021: Shed break-in attempt; car prowl; bullet damage

10/21/2021: Fairmount Park-area gunfire; car prowl; dumped-likely-stolen bicycle

10/20/2021: Porch prowler; south stats

10/16/2021: Robbery investigation

10/14/2021: Hit-run, catalytic-converter theft

10/13/2021: 2 stolen vehicles (1 found), car prowl

10/12/2021: Police standoff at 35th/Avalon

10/11/2021: Tool Library burglary

10/11/2021: Warrant served by SWAT team; window-smashing arrest

10/9/2021: Stolen bicycles; store robbery

10/8/2021: Stolen Crown Victoria (update: found)

10/8/2021: More gunfire on SW Charlestown

10/7/2021: Construction-site burglary arrests

10/6/2021: Charges filed in two cases

10/6/2021: Stolen Kia Soul

10/5/2021: Residence hit by gunfire; hit-run

10/4/2021: Would-be catalytic-converter thief gets the boot

10/3/2021: Parking-lot vandalism

10/3/2021: Driver of stolen car arrested for ramming police cars, building

10/3/2021: Dumped-and-likely-stolen – vintage water skis

10/2/2021: Stolen pickup

10/2/2021: Playground assault

10/1/2021: Restaurant burglary






Southwest Precinct website 

How to contact SWP Crime Prevention coordinator Jennifer Danner 

Does a registered sex offender live near you? Search here to find out 

SPD advice for preventing “car prowls” 

SPD advice for preventing burglaries 

SPD advice on preventing mail/package theft 

City rules for door-to-door solicitors 

Handy phone numbers – from graffiti to parking enforcement, and way beyond