Update: Heavy-rescue response in Arbor Heights

February 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm | In Arbor Heights, West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 10 Comments

(Photos by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)
8:16 PM: Fire and police are on the way to a “heavy rescue” incident at California/SW 106th. More as we get it.

8:47 PM: One-car crash; a man drove into a rock wall.

He was not seriously injured but was being given a field-sobriety test while our crews were there, and was handcuffed and taken into custody after that.

11:03 PM: Updating the location to California/107th, rather than 106th as dispatched. Christopher pointed this out but we had failed to note it here until commenter Gordon mentioned it.


  1. There was a lot of sirens on Fauntleroy five mins ago, they were heading south.

    Comment by Sarah — 8:34 pm February 2, 2014 #

  2. Looks like the Call is closed already.



    Comment by miws — 8:36 pm February 2, 2014 #

  3. So happy we stayed home today. I’m sure there are many drunks out there today. Selfish, selfish people.

    Comment by A — 8:54 pm February 2, 2014 #

  4. Grrrr.. I can’t say how much I hate drunk drivers. They never get hurt and imagine if that wall was a person. Hang ‘em high.
    Get a designated driver if you are going to drink during a Superbowl. There is no excuse.

    Comment by Eric1 — 9:28 pm February 2, 2014 #

  5. I agree Eric 1. The drunk drivers rarely get hurt! Selfish and self absorbed.

    If you drink don’t drive. It’s simple.

    Comment by Brenda — 9:53 pm February 2, 2014 #

  6. we’ll ask him tomorrow if it was worth it…looks like a pretty nice car…jerk…

    Comment by JanS — 10:20 pm February 2, 2014 #

  7. From the picture it looks more like 107th and California. Hard to tell in the darkness, but my wife and I used to walk past there all the time.

    Comment by Gordon Taylor — 10:50 pm February 2, 2014 #

  8. Gordon – sorry, thank you, Christopher actually did tell me that the 911 dispatch location of California/106th was off and it was more like California/107th. (This is why we don’t often quote exact addresses mentioned in the 911 log – knowing it can be and has been wrong – sometimes it’s the address from which an incident is called in, rather than the address where it happened.) Fixing – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:02 pm February 2, 2014 #

  9. Staying home to avoid inevitable public, drunken misbehavior was my strategy as well. Unfortunately, the newest family on our block decided the street belonged to them. People ran and screamed for hours. There was an open fire near their front door. Partygoers cars were parked 10 feet from my daughter’s bedroom window. Headlights were left on and shining in our windows with engines revving. I appreciate “once in a lifetime” celebrations but courtesy has a place in an urban neighborhood where we live so close together. This crash was around the corner. People, please stay inside your homes and away from your vehicles when you so diligently prepare to get yourself and 30 of your friends wasted. Yes, you were loud. Yes, drunk people drove away from your home. And yes, it was scary.

    Comment by Sleepyheads — 9:55 am February 3, 2014 #

  10. Sleepyheads – next time, call the police.

    Comment by WTF — 8:38 pm February 3, 2014 #

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