UPDATE: Police search in Junction for 2 suspects, both arrested

(WSB photos taken between 5 & 5:30 pm)
5:11 PM: Police are searching for a suspect on the north end of The Junction, not sure yet why. Updates shortly.

5:22 PM: The suspect police are looking for is someone wanted on a warrant. They were apparently trailing him near California/Dakota when he bolted.

5:31 PM: Helicopter has headed south. Our crew is out trying to find out more from SPD on the ground.

5:35 PM: Police tell us one person is in custody, found by a K9, another still on the loose.

5:43 PM: Another officer we asked said this involves felony theft warrants. And no, we have no description at all of the person being sought.

7:55 PM: Someone asked us if the search is still active; no, it was wrapping up two hours ago as we left The Junction. The post-search Guardian One tweet says the same thing police told us – it started as police tried to arrest someone for whom they had a warrant. The one arrest happened close to where the search started, in the California/Dakota area.

9:01 PM UPDATE: We checked with Lt. Alan Williams at the Southwest Precinct to see if the second suspect had ever been found; he confirms BOTH suspects are now in custody.

49 Replies to "UPDATE: Police search in Junction for 2 suspects, both arrested"

  • WestWendy June 9, 2015 (5:16 pm)

    Cops flying around my block and helicopters now. Staying inside for now….

  • Dave Nichols June 9, 2015 (5:17 pm)

    Lots of sirens headed North towards that area- at least four have gone by(here comes another

  • sf June 9, 2015 (5:18 pm)

    Police helicopter flying circles around California and Andover

  • Sheila June 9, 2015 (5:20 pm)

    Helicopter circling around 44th SW and SW Dakota.

  • sc June 9, 2015 (5:20 pm)

    Helicopter is circling above Oregon and 46th.

  • CanDo June 9, 2015 (5:21 pm)

    Lots of sirens and low flying helicopter circling the Alaska Junction.

    • WSB June 9, 2015 (5:26 pm)

      yes, we are in the area. That’s Guardian One.

  • Erithan June 9, 2015 (5:21 pm)

    Glad you guys are on this!, I’m in the right near th QFC, and the sirens(and now helicopter(s)?) have really had me wondering… Will be keeping an eye for updates!

  • mickey mouse June 9, 2015 (5:22 pm)

    Chopper circling over andover and calif ave

  • lemichele June 9, 2015 (5:23 pm)

    Police coming down Geneesse and 46th, turned around – helicopter overhead.

  • lj June 9, 2015 (5:25 pm)

    A white helicopter hovering over arbor heights

  • Dawn June 9, 2015 (5:26 pm)

    Many police two houses down from ours on 45th as between Genesee and Dakota. People there have been told to go indoors and lock their doors.

  • Yo Yo Ma June 9, 2015 (5:28 pm)

    House is shaking from the helicopters circling.

  • Darcy June 9, 2015 (5:28 pm)

    Now they are right over head on 37th and Andover.

  • lemichele June 9, 2015 (5:28 pm)

    Helicopter still overhead at 46th and Gennsee…

  • West Seattle since 1979 June 9, 2015 (5:29 pm)

    Yikes. Be careful, everyone.

  • WSince86 June 9, 2015 (5:29 pm)

    Any description ? Figure you would put it on if you had it , just have to ask.

  • Terry June 9, 2015 (5:29 pm)

    Police are searching the block between 44th and 45th at Dakota with dogs. Telling people to stay in their houses.

  • Dan June 9, 2015 (5:31 pm)

    Chopper just flew over Tibbets Church headed north.

  • jane June 9, 2015 (5:31 pm)

    Policeman just walked by and said “we got him!” (44th and Dakota)

    • WSB June 9, 2015 (5:38 pm)

      We just updated, one person in custody but apparently another still out there somewhere.

  • sgs June 9, 2015 (5:31 pm)

    This is the second time in 6 or so months that my daughter has experienced being told to go inside by the police. Growing pains and hope we can create a community where this is not the norm.

  • Lindsey June 9, 2015 (5:32 pm)

    circling Gatewood now

  • Linus June 9, 2015 (5:38 pm)

    Just informed by police they apprehended the guy.

  • kevin June 9, 2015 (5:39 pm)

    door to door salesman also sighted near the helicopter, selling security and fire stuff. Nice guy, probably not the guy with warrants

  • Cmaster June 9, 2015 (5:40 pm)

    Saw someone running down 47th

  • lemichele June 9, 2015 (5:40 pm)

    Was to say no more helicopters, but came back. Now gone as I type. WTH?

    • WSB June 9, 2015 (5:42 pm)

      Just in via an officer we bumped into – felony theft warrants

  • Kevin Kelly June 9, 2015 (5:43 pm)

    Hello, what’s going on on? Helicopter is back

  • lee kelly June 9, 2015 (5:50 pm)

    What’s going on? Helicopters still above…

  • Wsgal June 9, 2015 (5:55 pm)

    I watched the suspect flee as police were chasing him. He was a young African American man, maybe late teens early twenties, white shirt, black jeans with red stripes and was wearing a hat but it flew off when they were chasing him. He was VERY slender hi top style hairdo.

  • Wsgal June 9, 2015 (5:56 pm)

    And yes, there were many young children in the area when the police were chasing this guy. Very sad.

  • chelle June 9, 2015 (6:00 pm)

    @wsgal where was the location that the man fled from police?

  • Karol June 9, 2015 (6:03 pm)

    Just checking…is this case closed now? We are on lock down and wondered if there is still police activity in the area. California/Spokane

  • Sgs June 9, 2015 (6:17 pm)

    Yeah that sales guy came to our door while this was going on. I don’t open the door but my husband did and he said he could come in and check our smoke detectors. He looked legit but I don’t think they should even be doing that. No we didn’t let him in.

  • Jmo June 9, 2015 (6:20 pm)

    I wonder if they are looking for the same thief that stole a cell phone from our office on the triangle today and the tip jar from the restraunt across the street. I’m sure he lifted a few other things on his rounds

  • West Seattle Guy June 9, 2015 (6:27 pm)

    Is it okay for us to come out of our houses now?

  • JanS June 9, 2015 (6:45 pm)

    wow…I missed the whole thing..massage client at 5pm, Admiral District, and silence here, even with windows open…

  • Yumpears June 9, 2015 (6:57 pm)

    Are the police still searching? There is a chopper over us near 47th and Alaska.

  • Yumpears June 9, 2015 (7:06 pm)

    Of course the chopper just left. I’m hoping the search is over.

  • Real change June 9, 2015 (7:29 pm)

    Sgs, I agree. I hope WS can become a community where we don’t have choppers circling every week and all the other crimes wsb reports. WS doesn’t have the best track record looking back over the last 100 years. But things can change, maybe this is our decade.

  • Real change June 9, 2015 (7:35 pm)

    There have been too many unacceptable things that have happened in WS in the past 10 years. Murder of Ms Guy and the man in the Junction by Talaricos. Various assaults, robberies and flashings of grade school and high school age minors. Police arrested a suspect on my kids playground during recess with guns drawn bank robberies. A mentally unstable man writing gay slurs snd pouring milk everywhere. I mean, i could share so many things. I think anyone reading the blog for a few years knows what I am talking about. Gunfire on Alki last night, nothing new.

  • SickOfHelicopters June 9, 2015 (7:49 pm)

    I want to declare a moratorium on helicopters hovering over West Seattle… or maybe instead we should have a daily convention of them so we have so many we can finally get bored of worrying about them?
    :(

  • Wsgal June 9, 2015 (8:11 pm)

    It was at the Dakota california bank so I thought is as witnessing a bank robbery. The tellers were all yelling and banging on the windows pointing to something to get the police officers attention. He was trying o get the mother and child next t the bank in their car safely. I yelled out to the police that the tellers were banging and that’s when he saw the suspect and they both took off, crossing California nearly getting hit by cars. The one suspect slowed down drastically when he could see he was surrounded by police he was caught 1/2 block south of Dakota.

  • Rick June 9, 2015 (9:21 pm)

    Kansas is looking better. Brutal, but better.

  • WSMom June 10, 2015 (6:54 am)

    Wow, I was at Westwood Village around this time and nothing like that was happening.

  • PICTURES June 10, 2015 (8:10 am)

    I’m so tired of all the comments after a crime is reported on here that say “what has happened to our neighborhood?” Newsflash, in case you didn’t know, Seattle is a major metropolitan city, and as with all major metropolitan cities, there will be crime. It’s not exclusive to us.

    Stop saying you want to move to Kansas or somewhere else supposedly more crime free, unless you actually start packing up your bags and move now.

    I have traveled many places around this world, and some cities have felt quite unsafe in. I have never felt unsafe here.

    There is no crime free utopia. Be smart, be safe, and let the police know what’s happening.

    Believe it or not, this blog helps our community. It also makes it seem like there is a lot of crime because it reports on every little thing. But that is necessary to help stop it.

    So please stop saying this neighborhood has gone downhill, and you are moving to Kansas. Unless you are actually packing your bags tomorrow and moving to Kansas.

  • i'mcoveredinbees June 10, 2015 (8:33 am)

    “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

  • Rick June 10, 2015 (8:58 am)

    Actually, Kansas was pretty nice except winter…and summer. That’s why I moved here 46 years ago. And Pictures, kindly refrain from putting your words in my mouth. I have a wife to do that for me and it would tee her off to no end if I allowed someone else to do her job.

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