Car Break-ins Occuring in Madrona

We’ve said this once and we’ll say it again and again; please don’t leave any valuables in your vehicles overnight. There has been a series of break-ins in Madrona as of recent, and reports have been filed for break-ins along residential streets. One resident reported a break in on the corner of 32nd and Olive, and believes whoever broke in must have used a disarming device to disarm their car alarm. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, but the contents of the car was rifled through and is certainly disconcerting. car pic

Another resident reported that their vehicle was also broken into, and that nothing inside the car was stolen, but their license plate had been taken in exchange for a plate for a stolen vehicle. Please be aware that break-ins might be happening in your neighborhood, and take the necessary precautions to protect your belongings.

Seattle Police Investigate Arson at Madrona Elementary

Seattle Firefighters responded to a 911 call this weekend early Sunday morning to a fire at Madrona Elementary School. According to the Seattle Times, firefighters quickly extinguished an intentionally set fire that burned a shed outside of the school. Someone had called in an arson after driving by the school around 12:30am Sunday morning and seeing the flames, and firefighters were able to put out the fire within 10 minutes. school

An investigation has since been determined that this incident was intentional, and has been handed over to Seattle Police for investigation. The fire has reportedly caused $2,500 in damages, with $1,000 damages to the school’s exterior, $1,000 to the shed, and $500 in damages to the contents that were inside the shed. If you have any information about this incident, please contact Seattle Police as soon as you can.