West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Beach Drive search

Followup on the two incidents we were following late last night/early this morning: Police confirm the Beach Drive search was indeed the result of an interrupted car-prowl incident. Around 9:30 last night, in the 5400 block of Beach Drive (map), a vehicle owner looked outside his window and saw the vehicle doors open, then went outside and confronted a suspect, who displayed “a large knife.” Police say they stopped a possible suspect at one point during their extensive search, but the owner couldn’t confirm that was the would-be car prowler. Meantime, as for the Fairmount area shots-fired call, police did not find any damage or other evidence that it was definitely gunshots.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Beach Drive search"

  • LE January 6, 2011 (5:47 pm)

    Can you double check that block number? Seeing how that’s my block, and we were home, and didn’t see a thing.

    Was it maybe 4500? That would match last night’s story.

    • WSB January 6, 2011 (9:01 pm)

      LE, there were actually two calls. (The second caller has commented tonight on the first story.) The first report is filed at that block number, per the city’s online system (the full report isn’t online) and it also matches what was heard originally on the scanner. The very first report I got last night was of police cars north of Lowman Beach, which is in the 7000 block, so the search might have moved quickly on from the original location … just speculating, though.

  • Mn January 6, 2011 (6:45 pm)

    Lots of car thieves around at present in west Seattle
    Lock your cars

  • Dave January 9, 2011 (8:11 pm)

    My car was prowled around that day at 5200 block. I’m not sure what day it was prowled- I use the car sporadically. The prowler slashed an X in the headrest, so I know they had a knife. Unfortunately, my daughter left her camera in the car, which is now gone. I’m getting tired of having my cars prowled on beach drive!

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