String of car prowls hits 5th Ave N & Galer

Posted on June 24th, 2011 by Editor


One of our readers posted the following in our forum this morning:

Just noticed on my way to work that 4 or 5 cars had their windows smashed in along 5th Ave. N and Galer Ave. Looks like someone was looking for iPods and anything in the glove compartment….please contact the police if you know of anything that happened last night.

This is just another reminder of how frequent and popular a neighborhood Queen Anne is for the quick smash and grab car prowl. Watch out for suspicious activity and remember to never leave anything of value (or items that may only look valuable) in your car.


  • patrick

    8 cars. mine and my wife’s included. stole everything in the glove box and the center console. 2nd time this year. filed reports. happened around 3am, and I heard them, but didn’t get up, unfortunately.

  • patrick

    8 cars. mine and my wife’s included. stole everything in the glove box and the center console. 2nd time this year. filed reports. happened around 3am, and I heard them, but didn’t get up, unfortunately.

  • Kelley

    Same thing happened to my car this exact time last year- I thought it might be related to school getting out…?

  • Kelley

    Same thing happened to my car this exact time last year- I thought it might be related to school getting out…?

  • Brian

    A fire alarm went off in the condo building directly north of mine at around 3:45 am (Taylor Ave and Garfield). I quickly got up and as I was exiting my building, I saw 2 suspicious people leaving my building. I only saw the last person and he/she(?) seemed to be wearing an oversized jacket, trench coat, or rain gear and had a backpack. They walked from our rear parking lot up towards 5th Ave. I first ran towards the the fire alarm, checked on some residents standing outside, and then I ran up to 5th ave. But I didn’t see the “suspicious” persons anymore.

    The firemen stated that no fire alarm pull boxes were pulled/tampered with.

    However, I wonder if the fire alarm was set as a diversion to the auto break-ins.

  • Brian

    A fire alarm went off in the condo building directly north of mine at around 3:45 am (Taylor Ave and Garfield). I quickly got up and as I was exiting my building, I saw 2 suspicious people leaving my building. I only saw the last person and he/she(?) seemed to be wearing an oversized jacket, trench coat, or rain gear and had a backpack. They walked from our rear parking lot up towards 5th Ave. I first ran towards the the fire alarm, checked on some residents standing outside, and then I ran up to 5th ave. But I didn’t see the “suspicious” persons anymore.

    The firemen stated that no fire alarm pull boxes were pulled/tampered with.

    However, I wonder if the fire alarm was set as a diversion to the auto break-ins.


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