About the Delridge/Henderson police response

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Thanks to everyone who called/texted (206-293-6302 any time) about the big police response outside the burned-out auto shop on the northeast corner of Delridge/Henderson. We just came back from going over to find out what was happening. According to officers at the scene, they were called because of a loud argument/fight between two men, which apparently started up the street and drew attention as the altercation moved toward the arterial. As they arrived, they determined the two knew each other, and that neither was seriously hurt so police were focused mostly on trying to break it up. Some of the SPD cars, and SFD Engine 11, were already leaving as we pulled up.

6 Replies to "About the Delridge/Henderson police response"

  • Jeremy February 20, 2016 (8:29 pm)

    These two gentlemen began fighting at the SHA low-income apartments near my home. The owner that invited these two over consistently has people over who fight and argue in the street late into the night. We have continued to let SHA know about their tenants who invite dozens of people over every weekend and who allow their guests to smoke, drink and argue loudly in the alleyway behind their residence. 

  • Eric February 20, 2016 (8:57 pm)

    That’s what this was about? Living just east of 35th and Henderson, I happened to be outside when a cop came screaming through Henderson from 35th going about 60 MPH, with their lights and sirens on. Of course anyone who lives in the area knows Henderson is a dead end going towards Delridge from 35th. 

    Note to police. It’s safer and easier to go either Barton or Trenton, cause eventually you’ll have to take either one anyway. 

    Boy,  I wish my wife would have gotten that kind of response when 3 punks were trying to break into our home while she was home. The response and follow up to that all the way up to Captain Davis was pathetic.  

    • Warren February 21, 2016 (6:39 pm)

       

      The fast response was due to officers on scene requesting
      additional units as they were outnumbered and dealing with noncompliant subjects—not just
      the two fighting. …. And Eric, “60 MPH”?  
      Exaggerate much?

  • AMD February 20, 2016 (10:04 pm)

    Glad to hear people are unafraid to call police for what some may consider “small” disturbances.  The more of these types of things that get responses and are stopped from escalating, the fewer more serious events there will be as people learn the neighborhood won’t put up with it.  

    Sorry to hear you didn’t have the same experience, Eric.  Hopefully tonight’s showing is a sign that they’re learning from past mistakes and getting better at responding.

  • Bonnie February 21, 2016 (9:57 am)

    Eric, Henderson from 35th to Westwood Village is not a street that anybody (let alone a cop!) should be going 60 mph on.  That street is narrow, especially closer to 35th.  

  • Leslie February 21, 2016 (5:31 pm)

    Sorry, the photo wasn’t taken from the west looking east – enormous amounts of graffitti and now a tire dumping area.  Hurts to know what a thriving business when it was Ron Weston’s.  Reported to the city and C’member Herbold’s office.

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