West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary suspects nabbed on Sanislo roof

January 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm | In Crime, Delridge, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 9 Comments

A question came in last night about a police/fire sighting at Sanislo Elementary on New Year’s Day. Nothing on the logs when we looked – but now the answer is in, via SPD Blotter:

On 01-01-2012, just shortly before 3:00 p.m., officers responded with school security, to an alarm at a school in the 1800 block of SW Myrtle St. Officers set up containment and used Seattle Fire Department ladders to gain access to the rooftop, where the 2 suspects (men 27 and 19 years-old) were hiding. The suspects were taking into custody without incident. The suspects had two packs filled with items stolen from the school. They also had burglary tools. Both suspects were booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.

That wasn’t the only time local police called on SFD to help with an investigation this past week – we covered a ladder-to-the-roof effort early December 29th in The Junction.


  1. Hellz yeah! It makes me warm all over when scum get caught red handed.

    Comment by Chuck and Sally's Van Man — 2:37 pm January 3, 2012 #

  2. I’d love to hear the defense on this one as to just why they were on the roof of the school.

    Taaking the concept of the “open classroom” a bit too far I think.

    Comment by Jim P. — 2:53 pm January 3, 2012 #

  3. From Roger Ebert’s Movie Glossary:

    “Villains being chased at the end of a movie inevitably disregard all common sense and begin climbing something — a staircase, a church tower, a mountain — thereby trapping themselves at the top.”

    Comment by Forest — 4:07 pm January 3, 2012 #

  4. Book-em Danno!!

    Comment by Rumble — 4:58 pm January 3, 2012 #

  5. Horray!! One more for the good guys!

    Comment by JO — 6:21 pm January 3, 2012 #

  6. Sorry WSB: In this case I don’t really want to read the words “alleged”… ;-)

    Comment by JayDee — 7:15 pm January 3, 2012 #

  7. WSB do these guys have any connection to the home that was broken into earlier in the day? SPD was looking for guys around Brandon and 21st around noon.

    Comment by Thadeus — 8:17 pm January 3, 2012 #

  8. Nevermind WSB had my dates wrong sorry, it was on the 2nd when SPD was over there.

    Comment by Thadeus — 8:24 pm January 3, 2012 #

  9. Yay! Glad they got caught. We heard the alarm going off at Sanislo at least a half-dozen times over the holiday break. I assumed there was a malfunction with the alarm system. Now I wonder if there were that many break-in attempts…. (And yes, I did call 911 if the alarm kept going more than a minute or two.)

    Comment by Linda W — 11:16 pm January 5, 2012 #

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