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Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th!

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Night Out 2014 is Tuesday, August 5th!

Night Out Against Crime 2014 is fast approaching; this year the date is Tuesday, August 5th! This is the 30th year for this annual event which is held on the first Tuesday of August in many communities throughout the area. Last year there were over 1400 Night Out events in Seattle.

If you and your neighbors would like to block off your (non-arterial) street for this event, you can register to do so here.

This is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with your neighbors! It’s also an excellent time to talk about emergency preparedness and exchange contact information. Have a great time!


We’re excited: Night Out is less than 2 weeks away!

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Night Out Against Crime 2014
is fast approaching; this year the date is Tuesday, August 5th! This is the 30th year for this annual event which is held on the first Tuesday of August in many communities throughout the area.

If you and your neighbors would like to block off your non-arterial street for this event, you can register to do so here.  Last year there were over 1400 Night Out events throughout Seattle.  We hope to see even more this year!

This is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with your neighbors! We hope you have a great time!


West Seattle Crime Watch: Thief takes Daily Dose tip jar

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Coffee shops, be forewarned. Out of the WSB inbox this morning, from Cheryl:

I was working at The Daily Dose coffee shop at 5214 Delridge Way yesterday. Around 1:15 p.m. I was in the restroom as I heard the front door open. I shouted out “hello, I’ll be right out,: finished washing my hands and came out. No one was there and the door was left open. I decided whoever it was had quickly changed their mind and left. About 10 minutes later, I realized my tip jar was gone! The thief was swift and deliberate as it was seconds from the time I heard the front door open and came out of the restroom.

It’s not the loss of tip money (maybe $35), but the sense of violation. I hope they really needed it, or at least bought themselves a nice meal! I will be locking the door in the future while in the restroom.

West Seattle Crime Watch: ‘Home invasion’ investigation

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12:52 AM: Police are searching for two people suspected in a reported ‘home invasion’ situation in Highland Park. Scanner-monitored information indicates shots were fired – with at least one casing found – but the victim was not reported injured and no medic crew has been summoned. This happened near 10th and Trenton (map); police, including a K-9 team, are looking for a woman and man who might be known to the victim. More info if/when we get it.

2:09 AM: Still no word of arrests. Robbery Unit detectives are joining the investigation.

West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 car prowls, with stolen items including ‘unmistakable’ skateboard

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Thieves took Eron‘s skateboard in one of two car prowls for which we have reader reports tonight. Eron says it happened “in front of my house at 11th and Kenyon and my dog woke me up but not in time. … they took a lot of things; most of it was recovered by walking just around my block. The big score was a set of keys to nothing in this county and my custom longboard that I made from a vintage kids’ water ski. It is unmistakable. Yellow with red swirls and blue wheels. It is largely a sentimental loss and has very little ‘street’ value, as it is easily identified from any distance.”

Further south on 11th SW, in the 8800 block, Darcey reports: “Someone went thru my car last night. I left the door unlocked accidentally. Didn’t take anything- but we had nothing worth taking. Just threw stuff around, searching.”

P.S. Though local crime-prevention groups don’t meet again until September, you are now two weeks away from a prime chance to get together with your neighbors in support of safety and community – Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th, and you can sign up your block party by going here. (As always, we’ll be stopping by parties around West Seattle, and thanks to those who’ve already sent word of theirs without us even asking – editor@westseattleblog.com.)

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