UPDATE: Karen says there were car prowls ten blocks away from the original report in her area too:
Last night, (probably aroud 2-3 am) some rotten vandals decided to break car windows on 26th Ave West. While I was cleaning up the glass around our car, one neighbor came over and said he had been victimized as well and had noticed 6 or 7 other vehicles further up the street and on W. Raye. I urged him to call in a police report on it. I am hoping the rest of the victims phone the cops too!
Magnolia Voice reader Jamie just sent us this email about a rash of car prowls in her neighborhood. She says that six car windows were smashed overnight:
Just wanted to send out a neighbor alert for all the folks that live on 36th Ave West. We know of multiple car break-ins and vandalism happening on this street. About a month ago one neighbor had their car window smashed and another had about $300 worth of stuff stolen out of their car.
Then early Friday morning last week my husband chased off a kid that was riffling through our car. We called the police and as we were waiting for them to arrive two groups of teenage boys “happened” to be walking by on their way back from hanging out at their friends house….this was at about 4 in the morning. We are fairly certain that the kid riffling through our car was their friend.
Now this morning at least six of my neighbors woke up to find that their car windows had been smashed in. When we spoke to the police last Friday morning he told us that he had been called to our street three times that week alone for car break ins.
I am wondering if other streets in Magnolia are seeing an increase in the amount of car break ins or if we are just really unlucky!
These break ins and vandalism are occuring between 3 and 5 am in the morning. So if you live on 36th and happen to be up at those hours you might peek out side and see if there is anything going on! Anyone interested in doing a 36th ave block watch???
We have heard from other readers recently who are concerned about car prowls being on the increase in Magnolia. We have asked Seattle Police to provide us with information about what is happening and will let you know as soon as we hear from them. In the meantime, be on the lookout and never leave anything valuable in your car.