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


Two kids’ bikes stolen from Greenwood back yard

August 29th, 2016 by Doree

Val says her sons’ two bikes were stolen out of their back yard at NW 84th Street and 6th Avenue NW a few days ago. One is a blue Specialized mountain bike for an 8-year old.

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The other is a black BMX bike for a 14-year-old. They were locked together, but not to the fence post.

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If you see either of them, please contact Val at talaveras@msn.com or 206-297-8272.

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Cannondale bicycle found in Green Lake alley, assumed to be stolen

February 22nd, 2016 by Doree

Sarah found a Cannondale bicycle in the alley behind her house near Green Lake. If you think it’s yours, text her at 443-739-3052 with color and other identifying details.


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Raleigh Detour bike found in Phinneywood area yard

September 8th, 2015 by Doree

Matthew tells us he found a Raleigh Detour 6.5 bike in his yard. He thinks it was probably stolen and then dumped.

If you think it’s yours, email tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with him to provide identifying details to see if it’s a match.

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Bike found in Greenwood

December 9th, 2014 by Doree

Jen found this bike at her house near North 83rd Street and Greenwood Avenue North. She assumes it was stolen elsewhere and dumped there. Anyone recognize it?


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Vintage light blue Schwinn found in Phinney Ridge – looks like it may have been stolen

October 7th, 2014 by Doree

Laird tells us he found a vintage, light-blue Schwinn Traveler bicycle at the corner of NW 60th Street and 1st Avenue NW.


It was leaning against a tree unlocked all day and we assume it was stolen and abandoned there. It’s now safe in our garage and we would like to reunite it with its owner.

Email him if it’s yours.

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Possible stolen bike found on 1st Ave NW between 85th & 84th streets

September 8th, 2014 by Doree

Jeremy found this bike on 1st Avenue NW between North 84 and 85th streets this morning. He thought it had probably been stolen and dumped.

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Thieves steal bikes from condo’s secured garage – again

July 17th, 2012 by Doree

Update: Robin found one of his bikes on Craigslist, and police are investigating.

Earlier: In April, Robin told us that someone stole three bikes out of her his condo’s secured parking garage near Woodland Park Zoo. Now, someone has stolen two bikes she he bought to replace them. It happened around 2 a.m. Monday.

I filed a police report first thing Monday morning. And heard from a neighbor they saw two teenagers riding away on the bikes leaving behind…cable cutters.

This time the bike thieves jumped the fence, broke in through the locked garage door, then they cut the cable lock which my two bikes were locked up to inside the garage

I am beginning to suspect they are watching my place and waiting for me to replace the bikes only to steal them again.

Here are pictures of the bikes. If you see them or have any information, please put a note in comments, or email PhinneyWood, and we’ll put you in touch with Robin.

2012 Transition TR250 Silver Large.

2011 Specialized Pitch Pro.

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3 bikes stolen out of garage

April 4th, 2012 by Doree

We’re hearing from a lot of people these days about stolen bikes. Robin tells us someone stole three bikes out of their condo’s secured garage near the zoo last weekend.

They also made out with my Helmets and some Downhill mountain biking armor. Below are some basic descriptions of the bikes and a few unique parts they had on them. I am willing to give a $100 or more reward, to anyone who can lead me to the bike thieves. I have reported the incident with the Seattle Police.

07 Transition Gran Mal Black with blacked out 888 and a flat crowns, white dirty 30’s, kona wah wah’s, ODI Rogue Grips, Function flat Crown with integrated steam. I hae not seen many Function flat crowns around so this will be a give-a-way.

07 Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho Blue stock with silver super T’s, Golden Sunline v one bars, ODI Rogue Grips, gold RaceFace front ring.

05 Scattante R650 Silver stock.

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Garage burglarized in south Phinney/north Fremont Sunday night

April 3rd, 2012 by Doree

Kirsti tells us that someone broke into her garage at NW 41st Street and 3rd Avenue NW on Sunday night, trashing her cars and stealing her bike (see photo). She thinks the person or people may have slept inside one of her cars because it stunk of body odor and cigarettes.

The bike meant to the world to me. My friends and family pooled money together to get me this bike. It’s a white Cannondale CAAD9 with red tires. I’m offering a $100 reward to anyone who finds it, or the thieves that stole it.

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