UPDATE: Helicopter search for prowlers, apparently a false alarm

9:10 PM: Guardian One is up west of The Junction looking for prowlers in the Genesee area.

9:25 PM: No prowlers found, and Diego says via comments that it apparently was a false alarm. So does Judy via Twitter:

Thanks for the texts/calls – you never know.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Helicopter search for prowlers, apparently a false alarm"

  • WSince86 August 27, 2015 (9:12 pm)

    Yes, yes they are!

  • Mike August 27, 2015 (9:13 pm)

    thank you for the quick posts! Always count on you to be there when we need info.

    Always appreciate your work.

  • Diego August 27, 2015 (9:22 pm)

    a neighbor spotted someone cleaning their own gutters in the dark. It looked like it was a prowler, they called 911. It was the homeowner. All is ok

    • WSB August 27, 2015 (9:24 pm)

      Thanks, Diego, I was just going to update that they found no sign of a prowler and moved on. Nonetheless, lots of calls and texts (thank you!) so we had to post something.

  • Yumpears August 27, 2015 (9:46 pm)

    Thanks for the update- the helicopter worried me!

  • JanS August 27, 2015 (9:49 pm)

    ok…does anyone not wonder who in the world cleans their gutters by headlamp after dark?

    • WSB August 27, 2015 (10:00 pm)

      Jan – actually – makes perfect sense to me. We have rain on the way and I was just out (before this erupted) checking the storm drains in the street to make sure they were relatively clear. If you are just tuning into the forecast – which suggests maybe another inch and a half in the next two days – it’s now or never.

  • alki resident August 27, 2015 (10:05 pm)

    Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  • ecojill August 27, 2015 (10:39 pm)

    The idea of the gutter cleaner out with a head lamp, probably wondering what the helicopter was doing, brought a chuckle and a nice ending to another helicopter search!

  • Captain Dave August 27, 2015 (10:55 pm)

    Why don’t they use the helicopter to clean gutters? If they fly low enough, they can blow the leaves off of everyones roof. That way, I won’t be wondering how much more the fancy helicopter cost vs. a patrol car.

  • Delridge resident August 27, 2015 (11:36 pm)

    Then why are they still flying over my neighborhood?

  • Mike August 28, 2015 (5:55 am)

    WSB, you bring up a good point. We should all look at the storm drains and try to make sure they’re cleared of leaves/branches/garbage.

  • Kadoo August 28, 2015 (6:56 am)

    Seems like overkill to send a helicopter out over a suspected prowler. Not really helicopter worthy and waste of resources.

    • WSB August 28, 2015 (7:27 am)

      This was one of those “happened to be in the area” things – it wasn’t specifically dispatched/requested. As we’ve written in previous instances, G-1 monitors local police frequencies when up and if it happens to be free and nearby, offers to check out something like this.

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