A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Work badge and key card stolen from car on North 79th overnight

January 25th, 2016 by Doree

Lena tells us someone broke into her car on North 79th Street overnight and stole her security badge from Evergreen Hospice. It has her name and picture on it.

I can’t imagine anyone has any use for it, so it’ll probably be tossed somewhere in the neighborhood. Let me know if someone has seen it! Also missing a white key card with the word “waterside” on it.

If anyone finds it, please put a note in Comments below or email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Lena.

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News roundup: Greenwood author publishes 3rd book, preschool and gym open houses, car smash and grab

January 20th, 2016 by Doree

Whole Life Yoga owner Tracy Weber has released her third book in the “Downward Dog” series about yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her dog Bella, “Karma’s a Killer.”

Yoga instructor Kate Davidson is about to discover that when it comes to murder, there’s no place like om. When she agrees to teach doga—yoga for dogs—at a fundraiser for Dogma, a local animal rescue, Kate believes the only real damage will be to her reputation. But when an animal rights protest at the event leads to a suspicious fire and a drowning, a few downward-facing dogs will be the least of Kate’s problems…

The police arrest Dharma, a woman claiming to be Kate’s estranged mother, and charge her with murder. To prove Dharma’s innocence, Kate, her boyfriend Michael, and her German shepherd sidekick Bella dive deeply into the worlds of animal activism, organizational politics, and the dangerous obsessions that drive them.

Revel Athletics at 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Revel opened on Nov. 30, offering barre and yoga classes. It is a sister gym to CrossFit Phinney Ridge right next door. The open house will have a free yoga class from 10-11 a.m., then mimosas and snacks from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Strokes Paint & Sip Studio at 8503 Greenwood Ave. N. appears to have closed. The space is for lease and the website has expired. An email message has not been returned.

Glenn tells us someone smashed in the rear window of a car parked right under street lights on North 72nd Street between Fremont and Linden Avenues last Saturday night. Several items were taken out of the back.

North Seattle Fives Cooperative School is hosting an open house from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday at 5515 Phinney Ave., N. across from the zoo. Prospective families wishing to enroll must first observe a class, then submit a registration form by Feb. 13.

North Seattle Fives is a pre-K program designed to meet the needs of children who are too young for kindergarten or who would benefit from another year before starting kindergarten. Class meets M, T, Th, F from 9:30 – 1:30. Monthly tuition is approx. $280 per child and parents participate in the classroom one day per week.

The gender-balanced classroom, across the street from Woodland Park Zoo, provides a stimulating and emotionally supportive environment for the children. Teacher Aaron, easy-going and inventive, brings a ukulele to circle time. Meet him and parents of the current class at the open house to learn more.

Admission is determined by a lottery in February. Priority registration is given to children turning 5 before December 31, 2016, but children turning 5 before March 31, 2017 are encouraged to apply.

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UPDATED — Crime update: two car prowls, one attempted house break-in

December 14th, 2015 by Doree

We’re receiving quite a few crime reports these days, especially car and house prowls. Here are the latest.

Paul says he had left his house at North 92nd Street and 2nd Avenue NW for just a few hours on Saturday, and when he returned he found two window screens had been cut as someone tried to break in to his house. They didn’t get in. He always keeps his three yard gates closed; someone had left them open.

Gail tells us that on Sunday she saw a car with every window broken except the windshield on North 75th Street near Greenwood Avenue.

Andrew says someone broke into his car on North 74th Street at Dayton Avenue North Sunday night and took a shoe box with size 14 Rockports. If you’ve seen the shoes lying around, please put a note below in comments or email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Andrew.

Updates since our initial post this morning:

Burglars broke into Violet Sweet Shoppe at 6410 Phinney Ave. N. by breaking the window with bricks and severely damaging the front door sometime between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. today. The thieves stole two computers, a small amount of cash, and candy. Please call the store if have any info: 206-297-4441.

Peter says someone stole his wife’s bike out of their carport at NW 97th Street and 2nd Avenue NW Saturday night by cutting a 5/8-inch steel cable. It’s an orange and white retro-looking 2014 Jamis Coda Sport commuter bike.

Pete says another car was broken into on NW 83rd Street between 3rd and 6th avenues NW this weekend.

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Lace-making pillow stolen during car prowl – anyone seen it?

December 7th, 2015 by Doree

A PhinneyWood reader tells us someone broke into her car near 2nd Avenue NW and NW 54th Street recently and stole her lake-making pillow. She’s sure they wouldn’t know what to do with it and would probably just toss it somewhere.



If you’ve seen it, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with her.

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Keys taken during car prowl at 1st & 78th – has anyone seen them?

November 30th, 2015 by Doree

Mark tells us his car was prowled late Saturday or early Sunday at 1st Avenue NW and NW 78th Street.

A few small items were taken, including a key ring with about 10 keys on it. The keychain has a city of Seattle Built Smart vinyl oval key ring. If anyone happens to find the key ring laying around the neighborhood I really need them back.

If you have any information, please email us at tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Mark.

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Bag found in Phinney Ridge with random items likely from a car prowl

November 26th, 2015 by Doree

Ginny tells us she found an Ann Taylor Loft shopping bag on her driveway this morning.

It was full of items that most of us would carry in our cars…phone cables, sunglasses, CDs and an owner’s manual for a 2007 Mazda3. There are a few other items in it as well. It has probably been there for a few days, although the items were not damp. I suspect it was a grab and dash from a car prowl…I live between 3rd and 8th on 73rd.

If you think the items might be yours, email Ginny at grollett@hotmail.com.

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Blue Honda CRV stolen last Thursday

November 16th, 2015 by Doree

Doxey’s blue Honda CRV was stolen last Thursday night from the street in front of his Phinney Ridge house.

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The license plate is plate 743 VKM. If you’ve seen it, please call Doxey at 206-667-8368.

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Climbing gear stolen during Greenwood car break-in

October 29th, 2015 by Doree

Sue tells us her family’s car was broken into on North 87th Street between Fremont and Linden avenues last night. The thief took a bag of climbing gear, including her children’s gear.

My daughter’s harness is purple and signed across the back by Conrad Anker. My son’s is a small child harness (the kind that goes over the shoulders). There are two small shoes with “Chey” written in red ink on the top. The chalk bag is brown and well loved (20 years old and probably climbed enough vertical feet to reach the moon). My husband’s harness was only a couple of years old and in good condition. The rest are well worn, including other adult shoes and my daughter’s blue shoes. We’ve had stuff show up in our yard that was stolen from somewhere else, and always are eager to find the proper owner. Here’s hoping whoever took this just dumped it somewhere and we can recover it!

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Vehicle windows smashed inside gated garage in Phinney Ridge, items stolen

October 6th, 2015 by Doree

Jamie tells us someone smashed the rear driver-side windows of her car in her apartment’s gated garage at North 71st Street and Greenwood Avenue North between 2:30-7:30 a.m. today and stole a number of things.

Please email her at jamielynnlynn@hotmail.com if you have any information or find any of the following:

  • Portable car battery charger
  • Black backpack with many compartments containing:
  1. Asus laptop (very thin), encrypted (police have serial number)
  2. VW Key/remote attached with several other non-distinguishable keys
  3. BECU checkbook
  4. Cell phone batteries (Samsung)
  5. Various USB cables, phone charger
  6. Bluetooth mouse
  7. TopPot travel coffee mug

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