Mostly quiet night, with a brief helicopter interlude

June 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm | In Helicopter, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 5 Comments

(Mostly cloudy by sunset – some drizzle, too. Photo by JayDee, from Upper Alki)
With the SPD promise of presence on Alki for potential last-day-of-school gatherings, we’ve been monitoring the situation since afternoon. Nothing major. We did see officers at the beach during our afternoon and evening drive-throughs. We ourselves had a bit of a close call just after sunset at Me-Kwa-Mooks, dodging a group of teens running back and forth in the street on Beach Drive. Not long afterward, the Guardian One law-enforcement helicopter was over that same area for a bit and subsequently tweeted that they “assisted @SeattlePD near 56/SW Oregon with a large group of teenagers partying that took off into the woods. Patrol contacted them.” (Right after that, the helicopter headed north to Ballard, tweeting that they helped SPD handle “a large fight disturbance” at Golden Gardens.)


  1. Any chance you know who does the tweeting and if they do in the air? It’s so cool that they tweet and post videos. I wonder if they would ever be willing to have say a live map of where the helicopter is with real time status.

    Comment by tim — 11:17 pm June 19, 2014 #

  2. They are definitely still airborne when they do this – for example, between the Me-Kwa-Mooks and Golden Gardens calls. I would think that a real-time map would raise issues the same way it would be to map where police units on the ground are.

    Comment by WSB — 11:24 pm June 19, 2014 #

  3. end of the school year kegger, perhaps?

    Comment by JanS — 12:50 am June 20, 2014 #

  4. Parents. Parents. Parents. Let’s do our job and know where are kids are. Stop making them everyone else’s problem.

    Comment by Jasper Bluestone — 8:23 am June 20, 2014 #

  5. Teens partying at the end of the school year brings out a helicopter…..really? I think of the parties we had in the 70′s in West Seattle might require the swat team today!
    Hey kids, have fun and be safe.

    Comment by Born on Alki — 11:24 am June 20, 2014 #

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