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Uptick in Motor Vehicle Theft

Posted: 14 Oct 2020 By: Jennifer Danner

Passed to us from the Southwest Precinct

The SW Precinct is experiencing an uptick in motor vehicle theft.


  • The precinct is up 10% in the last 28 days
  • Mostly during third watch (between 1900-2100), and mostly in the Morgan Junction area
  • The Morgan Junction community is up 138% year to date (+28 cars), 60% in the last 28 days In an effort to decrease these incidents, we would like to remind our community members about the following prevention strategies:
  • Check on your vehicle regularly, especially if you aren’t driving it frequently
  • Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you’re away, even for ‘just a minute’, please remember this is illegal in Seattle and in Washington (SMC 11.70.160, RCW 46.61.600)
  • Remove remote garage door openers from vehicle
  • Always lock doors and roll up windows, even if the car is parked in front of your home
  • Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked
  • If possible, park vehicle in a busy, locked, monitored and/or well-lit area
  • Utilize anti-theft devices such as the Club (please contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Jennifer Danner for more information about this)
  • If possible, activate alarm

Feel free to reach out to Jennifer (Jennifer.Danner@seattle.gov) if you have questions about these prevention suggestions, and/or if you are interested in a free safety/security assessment.

Jennifer Danner (she/her) #8048
Crime Prevention Coordinator
Southwest Precinct
Seattle Police Department
2300 SW Webster Street
Seattle, WA 98106-3485
Desk: (206) 256-6820, Cell: (206) 471-2849


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