What the police response in Sunrise Heights is about

(Photos by Tony Bradley)
We’ve had some questions about a big police response in Sunrise Heights, near 32nd/Webster. Here’s what we have learned from Seattle Police Lt. Steve Strand at the scene: It started as a medic call – no details yet of the original call – but the person that needed help became combative toward the Seattle Fire crew, and police were called. While they were trying to get the combative man under control, he collapsed, police say. He has since been taken to Harborview; because he collapsed while police were dealing with him, that escalated the incident to a different level of investigation, which is what the SPD personnel on the scene are doing now.

We don’t have details so far about the person’s age or condition. But we’ll add anything more we find out.

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10 Replies to "What the police response in Sunrise Heights is about"

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    Neighbor September 6, 2013 (8:20 pm)

    There were 9 SPD vehicles on scene… Seems excessive for these details.

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    Neighbor2 September 6, 2013 (8:25 pm)

    Including gang units… Seems odd to me too

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    West Seattle Hipster September 6, 2013 (8:44 pm)

    Not surprised that the gang units are involved, there have been some sketchy incidents in that area:



    Glad the police responded the way they did.

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    I live across the street September 6, 2013 (8:50 pm)


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    Neighbor September 6, 2013 (9:54 pm)

    Since so many neighbors are responding… I have been watching the foot traffic on 32nd between Holden & Myrtle… Does anyone know of a halfway house or something similar in the vicinity?

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    Islewrite September 7, 2013 (12:45 am)

    Xref the WSBeat column this week for a similar-sounding incident on 32nd recently…..

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    KellyM September 7, 2013 (7:40 am)

    Islewrite..indeed this the same house that was the scene of that incident on Saturday afternoon. Neighbors have suspected some drug activity with one of the residents there for some years now. The response on Saturday was large and this was even larger.

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    robert September 7, 2013 (5:33 pm)

    good maybe this will slow some of the highspeed traffic on kenyon. four near misses this week only.. REMEMBER THE SCHOOL IS STILL IN USE FOR TWO MORE YEARS.. SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    pigeonmom September 7, 2013 (8:46 pm)

    I used to live on this street for years. The dude in that house has always been trouble. Too bad, his mom is nice.

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    WTF September 7, 2013 (11:14 pm)

    GOOD! 9 units! Maybe now the PsOS that are dragging the neighborhood down will sit up and take notice.

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