Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fox 12 @ 10 pm

They covered this, thanks Fox 12.

The full video is available here. They edited it quite interestingly, and I think managed to leave out my blog's address and my insurance company. (I said a few things about how well they've treated me.) Sphere: Related Content

Friday, February 27, 2009


So, Progressive is handling the transfer from the tow yard in Vancouver to a storage place they work with to avoid storage fees. I received a call first from the Portland Police to alert me where it's stored, and then later from Progressive to let me know what happens next.

I'll try to stop over to get some pictures before anyone touches anything. That and I'm curious if they got into the trunk. (The release was disabled, but maybe they tore out the back seats to get in.)

Anyway, Tuesday or Weds I'll have an estimate of damages. So far I know the tires and battery are gone, and the steering column was torn up badly. If it can be restored, great, but I'm not going to get too optimistic.

Besides the rental Jag rocks. Sphere: Related Content

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's found!

Thank you CraigsList, and thank you Jason! It's in Vancouver, a little damaged, but alive! Sphere: Related Content

Where to find a crime report

Auto thefts in my neighborhood on a map.

Apparently I'm lucky #19. At least I get a prime number.

Oh, and the car's still gone, but thanks to Enterprise Car Rental for the Jaguar I'm driving right now. It's a marginal upgrade, but I'm not sure the gas mileage is good enough. Sphere: Related Content

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

More pics

My car, with it's cousin.

I didn't take many pictures of my car. It was a car, why would I? Sphere: Related Content

So, my car was stolen

My green 2000 Honda Civic DX, license plate 400CSZ (Charlie, Sierra, Zebra) was stolen sometime between 6:25 pm on 2/23 and 8:25 am on 2/24 from just NW of NW Thurman and NW 28th in Portland, OR 97210. Uncertain neighbors have mentioned parking near it as late as 10 pm.

I really liked that car, but it's just a car. I'm not pissed off about my car being gone, but I am pissed off at the person who stole it. If it's recovered, I really hope that whoever did this is caught. I'd love to take them to small claims court over the inconvenience alone.

She doesn't like snow, but she behaves in it, at least. My insurance company is Progressive, and so far they've been awesome. I even got a Jaguar as a rental.

I'll update how things go here, as well as details regarding how it's handled. I did learn to not keep my title and registration in the car anymore. (D'oh!) I learned that I need homeowner's insurance (or similar) to make a claim on the contents (things not installed) in the car. No big worries there, just annoying. Sphere: Related Content