Local musician has guitar stolen from car on NW Market St


We just got an update from Mark Pickerel that his stolen guitar has been located. Check out his post on our Facebook page below:

“Good news everybody , thanks to all of YOU and the SPD, we got my guitar back and there will likely be an arrest right away! I can’t tell you all how much I’ve appreciated all of your help and concern over the last few days! I’ll be performing with my Washburn in Yakima this Saturday at the Sports Center and now I can REALLY look forward to it! Thank You Thank You Thank You !!”

Thank you to everyone who assisted in passing on the information.

Original Post:

Local musician Mark Pickerel’s guitar was stolen from his car at approximately 12 a.m. this morning. The car was parked on NW Market St near NW 24th St when the burglary took place.

Pickerel has been a fixture in the local music scene and has played in well known Seattle bands The Young Evils, Screaming Trees and The Tripwires. Pickerel described the guitar as “his only guitar love”. “I wrote every song of mine on it,” said Pickerel.

The acoustic guitar (pictured) is a late 1960s Washburn Prairie Song and has much sentimental value.

If you have any information about the burglary or know the whereabouts of the guitar please contact Pickerel via his Facebook account or contact the SPD North Precinct Burglary/Theft department at (206) 684-5735.

Alternatively, email us at tips@myballard.com and we will pass on the information.

Photo courtesy of Mark Pickerel.

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