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Attempted gas theft

April 22nd, 2012 · 24 Comments

MV reader Lindsay writes:

I live on the corner of 22nd Ave W andDravus Street. Last night, between 9:30pm and 5am, somebody attempted to siphon gas out of my gas tank. The person must have gotten spooked, because they left the tube in my gas tank as well as the nozzle and an empty Pittsburgh Steelers backpack. They managed to get my gas tank door open (which has a locking mechanism) and chipped the paint in the process. The police came and took the evidence, but I just want to warn readers to stay on the lookout. I’ll be buying a locking gas cap…

Thanks for the heads up!

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  • Michael on McGraw.

    aw…big troubles in small town America.  Let’s call in the FBI.

    • Bs Susie

      I’m not to sure about the FBI but if i were a home owner in Magnolia i would be calling Susan York to save my community before it is absolutly to late.

  • Jay Edgar

    I appreciate the report.  Lets let the FBI focus on white colloar crime lords (also living in Magnolia).

  • Michael on McGraw.

    Jay Edgar, good to see you come out of the closet with your concerns.  White collar crime in Magnolia?  And how about those residents continuing to use the Internet to scam people out of rental deposits?  Think the ‘Voice’ would be interested in that?

    • Heywood

      Spell it out. Send to: tips@nullmagnoliavoice.com

      • Michael on McGraw.

        Who said it hasn’t been done, pal.     Any other orders, Spencer?  Not exactly an outfit you hear back from.  But try and siphon a gallon of gas, you definitely have something there.

  • Digphotodude

    Hmm, might it have anything to do with all the camped out RV people who “live” on 20th and  Dravus by the Arco?  

    • Dick Gozinya

       What is the deal with those permanently parked vehicles?

      • Chardmacooley

        go to the city abandoned vehicle site and report them if parked 3 days or more, it’s worth it..

        • Digphotodude

          What Charmacooley said. Report early and often:
          http://seattle-p1csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/Home.mvc/Index

          Select Abandoned Vehicle and take it from there. 
          Your name and personal information are NOT required.

          • Unterseecat

            I don’t know how long it takes them to come, but I’ve reported vehicles who still lingered around for well over a month. Same deal with people who park their boat+trailer on the street.

          • Chardmacooley

            I take a pic with my phone, makes it easy to report, they will get a sticker on their window, then they either move or are towed, I report the same ones over and over…

          • Dick Gozinya

             So what is the deal? Once stickered, do they move or get towed, and then come back to permapark in the same spot?

          • Chardmacooley

            they do,  we need to be as perseverent as they are…

        • Chardmacooley

          http://seattle-p1csrprodcwi.motorolasolutions.com/ServiceRequest.mvc/SRIntake
          is where to report, the am/pm address is 3201 20 w, you need to say the vehicle is on the east side of the street, they will tag it for towing, take a pic of the plate so you don’t have to keep writing it down, if we keep reporting they will move on..

    • Unterseecat

       Probably. Folks were siphoning gas out of vehicles in Ballard for a long time. Usually it was to start-up the RV to move it to another location or give themselves enough power to energize an outlet so they can cook.

      What they’re cooking is another story altogether. Anyone recall the RV that burned down in front of the condos in Ballard a few years back? Big meth cooking operation going on there, don’t be surprised to see it in other RVs around here.

      • FireDude

        I put that fire out.  There was no drug cooking operation in that particular RV.  The occupants of the RV tried to start it by pouring gas directly into the carburetor.

  • sss

    I have had gas syphoned three times in the last 2 months.    

    • Chardmacooley

      where did it happen? did you report it?

      • Lindsay

        Yes, I reported it to the police who just seemed annoyed. Oh well….

        • Lindsay

          Corner of 22ND and Dravus

          • Chardmacooley

            you might see my other posts and report the vehicles camping near you. I see some suspicious characters around that corner…

          • Lindsay

            Thanks, yeah I saw the post. I guess I should start taking nightly walks down past the Arco……..