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


UPDATE: CAR FOUND — Black Subaru Legacy stolen from Broadview

August 25th, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car has been found and returned to its owner.

Earlier: Mike tells us his black 1998 Subaru Legacy was stolen sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning from the corner of North 117th Street and Phinney Avenue North, next to Christ the King Church.

The car’s license plate is ABE3563. He filed a police report. If you’ve seen it, please call the police.

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Greenwood resident catches package thief on security camera – anybody recognize him?

August 19th, 2014 by Doree

Winnie sent us security camera photos that show a man stealing packages from her front door as well as her neighbor’s home on North 97th Street. She says he was riding a mountain bike. She filed a police report - case #2014-276085.


Does anybody recognize this man?


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UPDATE: FOUND — Honda Accord stolen from Phinney Ridge

July 28th, 2014 by Doree

Update Aug. 6: David tells us his car was recovered in Shoreline and three suspects were arrested after police found it full of stolen goods. He says the thieves also apparently tried to forge a bill of sale but spelled his name wrong.

Earlier: David tells us someone stole his green 1995 Honda Accord four-door sedan from the 6200 block of 5th Avenue NW. It has a bike rack on the trunk and some white tape on the driver’s side headlight. The license plate is 164 ZVX.

If anyone sees it, please call the police (report #14-244695) and then call David at 206-551-4564.

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Honda Passport stolen from Greenwood apartment garage last weekend

July 17th, 2014 by Doree

Gabriel tells us his car was stolen from his apartment complex’s parking garage sometime last weekend. It’s a 1998 Honda Passport, license AME7065. It was taken from the Guinevere Apartments on North 85th Street near Dayton Avenue North.

The vehicle does not have a front plate, has a broken driver’s side rock shield, a rear-mounted spare tire with no cover, and a large “X” that was recently keyed in the middle of the passenger side front door.

If you’ve seen it, call the police and please call Gabriel at 206-297-3737.


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13-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake park Friday afternoon

July 13th, 2014 by Doree

Seattle Police are investigating after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake on Friday afternoon.

From the SPD Blotter:

As the girl was listening to music at the park, a man called out her name. The girl thought she knew the man and walked up to him.

The suspect then grabbed the girl and dragged her to a secluded area near the water and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was able to escape and fled to the Bitter Lake Community Center. The suspect was last seen leaving the park along Bitter Pl. North.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation.

The suspect is described as a white man, 40 years old with a heavy build.

Sexual Assault Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.

If you have any information about this case, please call 911 or contact detectives at (206) 684-5575.

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Honda Civic stolen Monday night from Phinney Ridge

July 2nd, 2014 by Doree

George tells me his 1997 blue Honda Civic 4-door was stolen sometime Monday night from North 73rd Street, between Dayton and Fremont avenues. The license plate is AFL0139. If you’ve seen it, please call George at 206-667-7102.

Here’s a picture of  a similar car.


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UPDATE: FOUND — Another stolen car, this time a Honda Civic

June 23rd, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car was found in Kenmore.

Earlier: We’ve had numerous reports of stolen vehicles in the neighborhood lately. Megan tells us her 1998 black, 4-door Honda Civic (with a regular trunk, not a hatchback), with plates ABV8733 was stolen on Thursday or Friday night, from NW 95th Street and 4th Ave NW. Please call 414-350-6093 if you see it.

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Subaru Outback stolen from Phinney Ridge

June 21st, 2014 by Doree

Update: The car has been found.

Earlier: Jamie tells us his niece’s Silver 1999 Subaru Outback Impreza was stolen last Tuesday from 1st Avenue NW and North 60th Street. The license is ANV9195. If you’ve seen it, please email Jamie.

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Stolen bike found at corner of 72nd and 3rd with cut cable lock

June 20th, 2014 by Doree

Marie found a bike leaning against a telephone pole at the corner of NW 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue NW today. The cable lock was cut and still on the bike. She’s moved it to her house for safekeeping. Email her if it’s yours.


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Thief breaks into Phinney garage, steals bike

June 16th, 2014 by Doree

Matt tells us he found his garage door open on Sunday morning and one of his family’s bikes missing. The garage opens on to the alley between NW 73rd and 74th streets and 1st and 3rd avenues NW in Phinney Ridge. It’s a women’s Specialized road bike, very small frame, with purple paint.

If you have any information, please leave a note in comments below or email us and we’ll let him know.

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Woman catches package thief in the act, gets her package back

June 13th, 2014 by Doree

We hear about mail and package theft all the time around here, but this story has a happier ending. Lisa tells us she caught a woman stealing a package off her front porch at NW 86th Street and 8th Avenue NW, confronted her and got her package back.

Around 1 pm, a woman tried to steal a package from our front door step. I stopped her and took my package back. She claimed that she was given the wrong address by her friend, “Caroline” or something like that, and was pretending to be confused.

She was in her late 40′s – 50′s, white, about 5’6″ with long brown hair tied in a ponytail. She also had heavy eye makeup. She had a purple sleeveless top, black pants, and a black sweater tied around her waist. She had a black backpack into which she had put my package. She also had a push cart, sort of a cross between a baby stroller and pet stroller – it was difficult to tell because she left it at the end of the driveway.

I called the police right after she left and gave them her description. They opened a case number and said that they would let me know if they find anything. I had also noticed a man walking up the street just before this happened but it was too far way for an accurate description. From what I could see, he had on a beige shirt, black pants, and a black backpack.

She left my house walking south on 8th Ave NW.

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UPDATE: FOUND — Dark green truck stolen overnight from Phinney and 90th

June 12th, 2014 by Doree

Update: All says his truck was found on Sunday just off Aurora Avenue, without any damage.

Earlier: Al tells us his truck was stolen overnight from near the corner of Phinney Avenue North and North 90th Street. It’s a 1993 dark green king cab Nissan four-wheel-drive, with a matching dark green canopy. The license plate number is B71963W. It was reported to the police. If you see it, call 911. If you have any information about the theft, please email Al.

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