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


‘Tis the season for thieves to steal packages from porches

November 21st, 2012 by Doree

Like clockwork, thieves have begun to steal packages from front porches. We received an email from Kathy, who tells us someone stole mail and packages from her Greenwood porch several times over the past week. She’s heard from several neighbors that they were victims as well.

It’s a good idea to have packages shipped to your work address, or to a P.O. box or shipping business in your neighborhood, like Greenwood Sip & Ship.


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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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KOMO: Thieves steal wife’s ashes from car in Phinney Ridge

May 9th, 2012 by Doree

KOMO 4 reports that someone stole a backpack with a woman’s ashes from a car parked in Phinney Ridge. Widower Mark Matson told KOMO he put the backpack with his wife’s  ashes into his SUV on Monday night. He planned to hike into the Cascades the next morning to spread her ashes.

You can read the full story here, including a description of the urn.

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