In addition to finding out the city might want to re-claim some of the property you thought was yours, homeowners with yards abutting Volunteer Park have other difficulties to deal with. A Federal Ave couple told police they awoke last Thursday morning to find that somebody had sneaked in their backdoor as they slept in an early morning burglary that netted electronics and cash.
According to a SPD report on the
August July 29th break-in, cops found no signs of forced entry. The thief apparently opened an unlocked set of French doors, entered the home and made off with a laptop, digital camera, cell phone and an undisclosed amount of money. CHS has found reports about five other such break-ins in the area since spring including a reported garage theft last Wednesday. It’s not an epidemic — we found a handful of reported break-ins in the same timeframe not far away near the intersection of Boston and 10th Ave E. To check out crime reports for the area near your are of the Hill, check out the SeattleCrime Map. Locations in the crime map — and on CHS property crime posts — are approximate.
We’re also checking in on status of the compromise a Seattle Parks spokesperson said was being worked out between homeowners and the city to deal with the Volunteer Park property line problems. More on that soon.