Crime Wave Strikes 17th Avenue NE

On Tuesday, a resident on 17th Avenue NE saw two black men in the 20s approach her neighbor’s house around 10 AM, knock on the door, determine nobody was home and then left. About 15 minutes later, the neighbor’s burglar alarm went off when intruders broke a window on the side of the house (away from the watchful resident) and quickly stole an iPod and laptop and got away before police arrived. Moral of the story: if you see suspicious activity, call the police. Other residents reported seeing the two men knock on other doors along 17th Avenue.

Have you seen me? Last spotted on the traffic circle at 17th Ave NE & NE 107th Street.

Have you seen me? Last spotted on the traffic circle at 17th Ave NE & NE 107th Street.

Also, one of the sandwich-board yard signs used by the Victory Heights Community Council has gone missing. It was last seen on the traffic circle on 17th Avenue NE and NE 106th Street until it disappeared sometime before Tuesday evening. Any information about where it might be would be appreciated, contact the blog: victoryheights@aol.com.

Car Prowls Vex Victory Lane

Thursday night, a number of residents on Victory Lane discovered car prowls and thefts of some items. Chris said, “Woke up this morning to a open car door and a missing items from my Jeep. Friendly local car prowlers are at it again. Reminder to keep valuables out of sjght and locked inside when possible.”

Good advice. I park outside all the time and I used to keep a lot of loose change and a cellphone charger in my car. These are tempting targets for opportunists, so I cleaned out the car leaving only cloth shopping bags and an ice scraper inside.

Keep an eye out if you can, and report any suspicious activity to the police (they do keep records of activity and will react when a trend appears to be going on in a particular area).

Mini Crime Wave Over Weekend

EveryBlock has two police reports from Victory Heights over the weekend, the first, a bike theft that happened sometime during the night of Friday, May 25th in the 1700 block of NE 106th Street; the second, a forced-entry burglary in a home in the 11000 block of 20th Ave NE that was discovered on May 27th but could have occurred as early as the 24th.

In addition, over in Pinehurst on 11th Ave NE on May 27th a home invasion at a marijuana growing operation resulted in the intruder shooting the home owner. The Seattle Police Department blotter has more details.