**UPDATE FROM FAMILYWORKS**
THE VAN WAS FOUND! Everyone was so kind to get out the word, and a community member (Thank you, Blount Family) spotted it in the parking lot of Horizon Church on Aloha and 99. Big dent in back, with a wheelbarrow inside (what??) and keys in the ignition. So, we are thrilled to have the van back. Thanks, everyone for your support and for keeping your eyes open. Love wins. Always.
Earlier today, Wallyhood was informed that FamilyWorks was broken into and had their van stolen over the night of July 4th. According to their press release, the perpetrator was an unidentified white male, the incident occurred around 4 a.m., and police are investigating.
FamilyWorks is an important resource and food bank in the neighborhood, and the van, which was a donation from the Boeing Employee Community Fund, is a critical part of their operations to deliver food to homebound individuals, transport food between the Wallingford and Greenwood food banks, and pick up food and other donations that provide vital resources to food-insecure households in North Seattle.
The vehicle is a white Nissan commercial delivery van with the FamilyWorks name and logo, and license plate C5857B. If you have any information about the theft, please contact Executive Director Jake Weber at [email protected] or call 206-694-6726.
As if that news were not bad enough, FamilyWorks was not the only neighbor to experience auto theft and burglary on the 4th! Coco Vishoot posted her experience on the Wallingford/Fremont Community Facebook group this morning:
Last night, someone broke into our apartment at 34th and Wallingford while we were asleep. They took my car key off of my key chain which was in my purse along with one debit card out of my wallet and a laptop. Then they stole my car – a green 2001 Subaru Outback (LL Bean edition). License plate AWA 9549. If anyone sees the car, please let me know! We are waiting for the police to file a report.
For any information related to that incident, please call Coco at 541-852-9430.
It is disheartening to hear about these disturbing events happening in our little neighborhood, especially on the night of a holiday. We hope the perpetrators and vehicles are found quickly. It’s a good reminder to always keep your eyes and ears open at all times and look out for your neighbors!