WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire; followups on Alki stolen-car suspects and Delridge handcuffed escapee

In West Seattle Crime Watch today:

16TH SW GUNFIRE: We heard a scanner mention of possible gunfire reported around 2 am, but nothing further, including a location. So we followed up today and learned from police that one 9mm shell casing was found in the 5200 block of 16th SW. Witnesses reported two cars stopped in the street, southbound. No victim(s) reported.

Two followups:

ALKI STOLEN-CAR SUSPECTS: Last night we reported on an extensive search that started when a stolen car was spotted at 61st and Alki. We learned today that the car was stolen from Federal Way; after police caught up with it, five people fled, and a foot pursuit began, followed by a search that included K-9 Zeff (SPD Blotter explains that part of the story – photo at right). As mentioned by a commenter, one juvenile was found first; then, police confirm, three other teens were taken into custody overnight. They were to be questioned by the Major Crimes Task Force.

HANDCUFFED ESCAPEE: On Saturday night, we reported on a police search centered near 26th SW and SW Brandon, involving a handcuffed man who got away from an ambulance crew. We’ve confirmed that he has been found – while riding in a car on 35th SW – and already had a warrant out for his arrest in a drug case.

10 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning gunfire; followups on Alki stolen-car suspects and Delridge handcuffed escapee"

  • Big bling July 24, 2017 (5:37 pm)

    In other news,  there was a drone flying outside our house at 5:15 a.m. today.  During summer when windows are open,  this doesn’t make me happy! 

    • Na July 24, 2017 (6:37 pm)

      There was one outside my front door a few days ago. Not happy either

      • Swede. July 24, 2017 (7:28 pm)

        Might wanna report that, can be a way to check out your homes for future burglary. 

  • Double Dub Resident July 24, 2017 (6:58 pm)

    Awesome!! I know Zeff, he’s a great police dog.  Awesome job Zeff! 

  • rob July 24, 2017 (8:25 pm)

     well with the new cell phone law it turns out that every person who goes through a drive through and then drinks there coffee is breaking the law. aw to be free in a america

    • Swede. July 24, 2017 (8:52 pm)

      Best ‘democracy’ money can buy. 

  • CD July 24, 2017 (10:05 pm)

    Second night in a row, SPD cars headed down Admiral towards Alki a few minutes ago. One with lights and no siren just now going down Admiral 

    • WSB July 24, 2017 (10:54 pm)

      Yes, we had to go to Alki to find out what it was about, short story now atop page

  • HarloweRayne Ettevy Thunderword-Cohen July 25, 2017 (1:12 am)

    In response to the two folks whom mentioned drones.  The owners of the drones were lucky that it wasn’t my joint they were creeping!  Because I have ways of bagging trespassing drones, afterwards I would turn the “accidentally” damaged drones over to law enforcement. 

    • K July 25, 2017 (10:30 am)

      Please share your non-gun ways. I’d like to prevent this from happening to my house & family as well.

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