West Seattle Crime Watch: Morgan Junction home searched

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)
Thanks to Blake for the tip on this: For the second night in a row, Seattle Police officers (including what appeared to be SWAT/undercover officers) showed up in force at a West Seattle location. This time, it was in the 6700 block of California SW. No word if anyone was arrested; before Christopher Boffoli got there for WSB, tipster Blake said it appeared nobody was home when police arrived. Christopher talked with officers, who said they could only say they were there serving a search warrant and conducting an investigation. The trucks shown in our photo towed multiple cars (according to Blake, they were checked out first by K-9). We’ll see if more information is available later this morning.

SIDE NOTE: No indication so far if this has anything to do with last night’s arrest of a man at 41st/Edmunds, but there’s a followup detail on that; the King County Jail Register shows that suspect got out around 9:30 last night after posting bond for $50,000 bail.

THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE: Seattle Police spokesperson Det. Mark Jamieson says it was a “narcotics search warrant served by the (Anti-Crime Team),” no further details at this point.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Morgan Junction home searched"

  • Tim February 10, 2011 (7:40 am)

    Didn’t he get busted with drugs and a weapon? How is he out on bail? Glad all the hard work SPD did to build a case may be for naught if this guy bails.

  • funkietoo February 10, 2011 (9:20 am)

    Hmmmm…wonder if this is the Meth/Drug house that causes so many problems…..

  • Lauren February 10, 2011 (11:06 am)

    What sorts of problems?

  • funkietoo February 10, 2011 (1:08 pm)

    ….confirmed narcotics search warrant. Sounds like the Meth/Drug house…unless there is more than one in that block!

  • Lauren February 10, 2011 (1:41 pm)

    I live close by, and I think I know the house in question, but probably don’t live close enough to know of the problems of which you speak. Have there been previous incidents?

  • cj February 10, 2011 (6:18 pm)

    I am so glad to see the police are catching on to what is going on in this house. Between the numerous vehicles in the yard including a huge RV, the Christmas decorations on the porch year round, moldy carpets, broken windows, broken lawn mowers on the side of the house, people screaming profanities at loud volumes, blankets hung over all the windows and so much more, this house needs to be taken care of. I am afraid this will just be one more time the police shows up at this house and then nothing seems to change. I guess we will see. I appreciate the updates.

    • WSB February 10, 2011 (7:35 pm)

      CJ, have you guys complained again lately? I just checked the DPD online page for what I *think* is the house where this happened last night (Christopher noted the number, but since I have no police records or court documents at this page, we will not identify it, lest the number be off), and the most recent complaint seems to have been last fall, with the case closed for “voluntary compliance.” It mentions the vehicles, etc. If this is still happening, I’d advise you keep complaining … the separate story of the fire truck on the lawn seems to indicate DPD is responding to complaints … TR

  • SPD February 10, 2011 (7:52 pm)

    Someone should go and talked to the owner of that house. I did but he got very mad at me!

  • steph February 10, 2011 (8:10 pm)

    This operation has been going on a long time. Most people in the neighborhood refer to it as the “Drug House”. Last summer was their most “active” time. Regular trips to the McDonald’s parking lot to get in someone’s vehicle then walk back, people pulling up in front and going in and out in under a few minutes, deliveries in back of strange Tupperware-looking containers, etc, etc. Phone calls to police seemed to be going nowhere, so we gave up-glad to see that they may have been listening.
    As for vehicles: They would move the cars after a few days or as soon as they received warning. One vehicle had two tickets and day tow truck arrived it was moved. Despite the two they towed away, there is still at least one up front that belongs to them- Black Impala.
    The Dogs: For over a year a staffordshire terrier has been “stored” in back. Numerous calls led to no change. One resident of the house was seen beating the dog out front, and at least 3 people called Animal Control. After much attitude received from the operator, they finally sent someone. Animal Control has been called many times recently, as neighbors have been hearing someone beating the dog at night (dog crying and screaming while someone yelled)- not proof of anything though. A neighbor asked officers last night about the dog, and was told Animal Control would be contacted. Let a local organization know about dog today-should be faster then Animal Control. There was a rottweiler tied up front for a few days a few months ago, but I think someone stole/saved it (thank God!).
    I hope they finally close down this operation. The block (and whole of West Seattle) will be much better off without this “Drug House”.

  • Sloan February 11, 2011 (6:08 am)

    the guy was busted for drugs and a gun and he posted bail and is out already??! Sheesh.

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