West Seattle police investigate two incidents involving knives

March 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 3 Comments

Two incidents of note, with sizable police responses you might have noticed Friday afternoon/evening:

THREAT INVESTIGATED: Police were in The Junction in the 10 pm hour investigating a report that a restaurant/bar proprietor was threatened by a man with a knife. We don’t know yet what transpired in the interim, but the search for suspect(s) eventually led to Fauntleroy/Edmunds, alongside the south end of the vacant Huling property on the southwest corner. According to scanner traffic, someone at that scene reportedly had cuts and abrasions, but was not believed to be the original suspect; we were not able to talk with officers at the scene, but saw a fire crew and private ambulance. We’ll update this if/when more information becomes available.

KNIFE CONFISCATED IN SCHOOL PARKING LOT: We checked with police after a note from Gary about several police cars at Chief Sealth International High School right around the time school let out today, 3 pm. Southwest Precinct Lt. Ron Smith says police were called by school security staffers who tried to get a group of about 40 people gathered in the parking lot, including a few who were arguing, to disperse – school security was worried a fight might break out. They told police that four people in the group were not identifiable as students from Sealth or adjacent Denny International Middle School. Police discovered that a girl who was among the four was in possession of a knife. No one was arrested, no one was hurt, but the girl was questioned and the knife, which she said she kept for protection, was confiscated.


  1. The threat incident happened at the Rocksport. Two men vandalized the bathroom and shattered the restrooms mirror. One of the suspects sliced their hand up in the process of punching out the glass mirror. Everything else happened outside the bar to my knowledge.

    Comment by jiggers — 11:31 am March 31, 2012 #

  2. And that is why I don’t frequent the Rocksport. I was dragged to Admiral Pub tonight by friends who insisted on it (I’ve been there one other time in the 8 years I’ve lived in W Seattle) and low and behold a fist fight broke out 2 bars stools down. Could have sworn I was in Pioneer Square. This 30-something is too old for these shenanigans. Can’t believe I just used that word…

    Comment by Cstar — 4:35 am April 1, 2012 #

  3. Catar, fwiw, we listen to the scanner many a Friday/Saturday night and “disturbances” can break out – not frequently, but when they do – almost anywhere. Occasionally Alki, occasionally Admiral, occasionally The Junction. Most of the time though, it’s quiet everywhere … TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:49 am April 1, 2012 #

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