News blog for Seattle's Fremont neighborhood

 

Hey Fremont, Keep An Eye Out For A Purple Backpack

July 18th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Wayne had a rather unpleasant experience last week in Fremont. His car was broken into and, amongst other things, his bag containing all of his school items was stolen. He’d love some help finding it.

Two bags with my school notes were stolen from the trunk of my car in Fremont. I am thinking they were probably just dumped somewhere as there was nothing of value in them – but I’d sure love to get my school stuff back! A purple Jansport backpack and a blue and black tote bag with the Prudential logo were taken. Please reply if you happen to see them on the street or in a dumpster anywhere!

My car was parked at 34th and phinney [July 14th]. The break-in occured at around 9pm. The back windshield was smashed and those two bags were stolen from my covered trunk. I especially would love to find the purple backpack – it had notebooks and binders. No photo, unfortunately. Cash reward if one or both found. Thank you!

If you have any information about the bag or happen to find it, you can email Wayne at waynemiller729 at gmail dot com.

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Getyourcarback Got A Car Back; Stolen Vehicle Found In Fremont

December 17th, 2010 by Sean Keeley

Operated by the Seattle Police Department, the Twitter handle @getyourcarback shares information about recently stolen cars, including license plates, as a way for the community to identify those cars and call 911 when they do. Last week, the Seattle Weekly poo-pooed the Seattle Police’s idea of using Twitter to help folks reclaim their stolen vehicles, saying, “Don’t hold your breath.”

Seattle Police 1, Seattle Weekly 0. That’s because it actually worked and the car in question was found in Fremont.

The Seattle Police twitter account getyourcarback has yielded its first stolen car recovery.  On December 14th at 7:23 p.m. the Seattle Police 911 Center received a telephone call from a woman who indicated that a Honda Civic she had seen tweeted was in the 1900 block of 2nd Avenue NW.  A patrol officer was dispatched to that location and recovered the car and notified the owner.

That sound you hear is thousands of Seattiltes suddenly clicking “Follow” on the Get Your Car Back Twitterfeed.

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