Update: Helicopter search over Myers Way after domestic-violence suspect flees in stolen car

August 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | In Helicopter, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 5 Comments

7:28 PM: Thanks to everyone who tipped us about Guardian One circling over Myers Way just south of Roxbury (map). It’s a King County Sheriff’s Office search, according to a Seattle Police officer who told us she could only say they’re “looking for somebody” and SPD is assisting. We’re trying to reach KCSO to find out more.

7:42 PM UPDATE: Just talked to KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West, who says the search started with a report of a domestic-violence situation at a supermarket on 1st Avenue South in Burien; a plainclothes detective happened to be there, saw the male suspect on the run, called for backup, got in his car and followed the suspect, whose vehicle was determined to have stolen plates. The suspect abandoned the car and fled in White Center, and was believed to have made it to the Joint Training Facility vicinity, which is where the helicopter was searching. No word of an arrest yet, Sgt. West said, and she also didn’t know about the domestic-violence victim’s condition/status.

8:34 PM UPDATE: Sgt. West says the suspect’s not in custody yet but they did determine that not only were the plates on the car stolen, the car itself was stolen too.

5 Comments

  1. Thank you for the update! Was wondering what was going on!!!

    Comment by tanyar23 — 10:25 pm August 29, 2013 #

  2. any word on the victim?

    Comment by m — 10:54 pm August 29, 2013 #

  3. No, sorry, Sgt. West was not sure of the details of the original incident – but we will be following up in the morning in hopes that she’ll have access to a more-detailed report. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:05 pm August 29, 2013 #

  4. thanks, wsb.

    Comment by m — 11:23 pm August 29, 2013 #

  5. Interesting that they’re looking for the suspect around one of the trails to a greenbelt “encampment” – see that shopping cart? The officers should just hang out there, because monthly benefits arrive this weekend and the flashy cars will be visiting to do business right there too.

    Comment by GenHillOne — 6:04 am August 30, 2013 #

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