What the police response at 32nd/Cloverdale was about

Thanks to those who called to let us know about a significant police presence at 32nd/Cloverdale, including officers with rifles out. Southwest Precinct Lt. Norm James says it involved a report of an armed man apparently threatening to harm himself. He says the man is in custody.

9 Replies to "What the police response at 32nd/Cloverdale was about"

  • WTF September 28, 2010 (3:48 pm)

    What about the incident at Alaska & 42nd. Five blues and one unmarked with fatigue wearing cops.

    • WSB September 28, 2010 (3:50 pm)

      When was that? We got multiple calls on 32nd/Cloverdale, none from 42nd/Alaska. Checked out 1 from yesterday afternoon at 42nd/Oregon (briefly lost child), though …

  • acf September 28, 2010 (4:45 pm)

    32nd and Denny is right by Denny…what time did this happen? Does the man live around there or was he just wandering the street?

    • WSB September 28, 2010 (4:48 pm)

      Police say it’s a house they’ve had multiple calls to in the past. My impression was that he lives/d there.

  • WTF September 28, 2010 (4:51 pm)

    Driving past Alaska QFC (approx. 12:30). The blues and the unmarked (guns drawn) turned a guy near the bus stop at Jefferson Sq. on Alaska. Odd, since the guy looked disheveled and weak. First time I’ve seen “the fatigued guys” since the bank robbery.

    • WSB September 28, 2010 (4:53 pm)

      Guns drawn is SOP for a felony stop (if a suspected car thief, for example). Will see if I can find out anything about this.

  • Smurmary September 28, 2010 (9:09 pm)

    It appears the WSB is a shill for the armed police of this city. Why not take a progressive angle on crime and justice? Address the issues of the people who read the blog, not the authorities who shoot first and ask questions later. The WSB should cut all ties to the police force and talk about homelessness, unemployment, and drugs – these are the root causes of most of these incidents. Why are they happening in our community and what can be done about it? That would be far more progressive and valuable then repeating police scanners and police press conferences.

  • Garden_nymph September 28, 2010 (11:11 pm)


    I for one am glad to have the WSB for scanner and police updates. They have years of experience and I think they do a great job. This is not a b*tch blog and if that’s what your looking for, then go elsewhere.

    Patrick, aren’t you glad you turned around?! I am!
    Thanks again for the work you do.

  • sarelly September 29, 2010 (9:56 am)

    The article on police training was interesting. I agree with Smurmary that there is more to West Seattle than what the business community and the police are doing, but I see the WSB as a website primarily geared to the needs of the business community that supports it. There is not much about people who don’t own property or don’t run businesses. It would be nice if there were a blog where social issues were addressed, or even where cultural events were reviewed, but I don’t think this is the place for that. WSB is not really a blog about quality of life issues, building community, or supporting social connections. If it were re-named the West Seattle Business Association Blog, that might be more accurate. I’ve lived in West Seattle for fifteen years and have yet to see anything here that represents me socially or culturally, which could feel alienating if I didn’t see it for what it is – the best place to get information fast when there’s a commotion. I’m happy to have it as a resource.

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