Helicopter – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 22 May 2018 08:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 About the helicopter over Harbor Island earlier http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/about-the-helicopter-over-harbor-island-earlier/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:55:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914980 Some questions about helicopter activity over Harbor Island earlier. Seattle Fire had a hazmat response at Terminal 18 on the northeast side for what was described as a “small corrosive spill.” The call closed out earlier this hour.

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UPDATE: Since you asked about the helicopter … http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/since-you-asked-about-the-helicopter/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/since-you-asked-about-the-helicopter/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:48:05 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914299 10:48 PM WEDNESDAY: We don’t know what exactly Guardian One was doing flying a long track back and forth – north to south and back again – over the peninsula for a while this past hour, with a couple smaller circles in different spots, but the scanner’s been absolutely quiet in the area, so, given that and the fact the focus wasn’t on any one spot, we’re fairly certain it wasn’t related to anything happening out there currently. (We even headed out on the ground to check, but didn’t find any spots of activity.) Flight-tracking software shows it has since headed north, then east, and is now over the Eastside. Though Guardian One works with law-enforcement departments all over the area, it belongs to the King County Sheriff’s Office, so we’ll check tomorrow to see if there’s anything they can tell us about the mystery flight.

ADDED THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Thanks to KCSO’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott for checking into this for us. He forwarded the reply from Air Support: “We were flying patrol, no call or anything significant.”

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Helicopter search for auto-theft suspects http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/west-seattle-crime-watch-helicopter-search-for-auto-theft-suspects/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/04/west-seattle-crime-watch-helicopter-search-for-auto-theft-suspects/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:31:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=914209 11:31 PM: If you hear the Guardian One helicopter in southeast West Seattle, near Westcrest Park – it’s being called in to help with what scanner traffic indicates is a search for two people described as auto-theft suspects. There’s a ground search with K-9, too. The suspects are described so far as male, white, one in a camouflage jacket, ponytail and goatee, the other in a black shirt or jacket and “slightly unshaven.” If you have any information, call 911.

12:54 AM: Sounds as if police detained one person. We’ll be following up later this morning to see what else we can find out about how this started and shook out.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Helicopter help with auto-theft arrest (video added); Admiral break-in; bicycle found http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/west-seattle-crime-watch-helicopter-help-with-auto-theft-arrest-admiral-break-in-bicycle-found/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/03/west-seattle-crime-watch-helicopter-help-with-auto-theft-arrest-admiral-break-in-bicycle-found/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:04:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=912712 In West Seattle Crime Watch:

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HELICOPTER HELP WITH AUTO-THEFT ARREST: Thanks for the tips about Guardian One over Arbor Heights a short time ago. We headed that way to investigate – hadn’t heard anything on the scanner – and subsequently learned that they were helping track down a stolen car. The helicopter crew tweeted that it was found with a suspect “passed out inside.” This happened near 34th and 100th (photo above). ADDED 2:54 PM: Helicopter video, just made public:

ADMIRAL BREAK-IN: From John:

Our garage was broken into (Wednesday) afternoon around 3:20 pm. The padlock was cut off. We were home watching TV when they entered our back yard via the alley. They were preparing items to be picked up later as they stole the garage door opener. Hope they return soon so I don’t get tired of waiting for them. We are located on 41st Ave SW North of Admiral Way. Seattle Police were out and took fingerprints.

That’s not far from where a car was broken into a day later.

BICYCLE FOUND: Abandoned bicycles usually tend to have been stolen and dumped. Here’s one Karen just found on a dead-end West Seattle street:

Yours? Let us know.

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UPDATE: Helicopter, ground search after woman stabbed in White Center http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/about-the-helicopter-over-south-delridge-white-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/about-the-helicopter-over-south-delridge-white-center/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:11:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=908867

8:11 PM: Thanks for the tips about Guardian One over White Center/South Delridge. We have a crew on the ground talking with deputies. So far, we’re told they are investigating an assault in WC. Will add other details when we get them.

8:28 PM: Just talked with KCSO spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West. She says a woman who works for a veterinary clinic in the 9800 block of 15th SW was stabbed and they were looking for her attacker. She apparently was attacked when she went out behind the clinic after thinking she heard someone crying. The attacker is described only as white, female, “skinny,” and possibly a transient. No one in custody so far.

9:25 PM:
Sgt. West told us the victim was injured in the abdomen and arm but was in stable condition when taken to the hospital and is expected to fully recover.

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About the early-morning helicopter search over Puget Sound: 1 person dead, 1 in critical condition http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/about-the-early-morning-helicopter-search-over-puget-sound-1-person-dead-1-in-critical-condition/ http://westseattleblog.com/2018/01/about-the-early-morning-helicopter-search-over-puget-sound-1-person-dead-1-in-critical-condition/#comments Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:22:42 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=906840 Around 5 am, we got texts from a few people in southwesternmost West Seattle and beyond – The Arroyos and Shorewood – wondering about what appeared to be a helicopter search/rescue operation involving the U.S. Coast Guard. We couldn’t find out anything at the time, and later tried reaching the USCG by phone with no success, but now this USCG news release is just in, distributed by the King County Sheriff’s Office:

Coast Guard air and boat crews rescued one woman and recovered one man after their 15-foot paddleboat was reportedly beset by weather near Three Tree Point in Burien, Wash., Sunday morning.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles and a Station Seattle rescue boat crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium responded to the incident and transferred both mariners to local Emergency Medical Service personnel.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received initial notification from King County Dispatch at 2:53 a.m., reporting two individuals aboard a paddleboat potentially beset by weather. Sector personnel established communication with the mariners via cell phone and reported hearing a loud scream before losing connection.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard aircrew discovered the capsized vessel near Seahurst Park.

At 4:51 a.m., the aircrew located an unresponsive female in the water and vectored in the boat crew to rescue her. The crew transported her to the Fauntleroy Ferry dock where a local EMS crew was waiting.

At 5:02 a.m., a male was recovered by the helicopter crew and transported to Boeing airfield where he was pronounced dead by a local EMS crew at 5:38 a.m.

The female is reportedly in critical condition and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center hospital.

KCSO is investigating. Sgt. Cindi West says the man who died was from Burien, the woman from Vashon Island.

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UPDATE: Deadly shooting in White Center; helicopter search http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/shooting-investigation-in-white-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/11/shooting-investigation-in-white-center/#comments Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:53:28 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=900576 (WSB photos)

10:53 PM: For everyone asking about the helicopter – a shooting is reported near 15th and Roxbury in White Center. King County Sheriff’s deputies have asked SPD to assist with the investigation. We are on the way to find out more.

10:58 PM UPDATE: KCSO says one man has been shot and is undergoing CPR.

11:11 PM UPDATE: Just arrived at the scene. 15th SW is taped off about a block south of Roxbury. SPD is here as well as KCSO, and Guardian One is still overhead.

11:15 PM UPDATE: A sergeant at the scene tells us the victim has died. No arrest reported so far.

8:44 AM: New information in from King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Cindi West: The victim was a 27-year-old man from Burien: “Witnesses told police that a group of men were talking with the victim prior to the shooting. The suspect who was with the group of men fought with the victim. When the fight was over, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the victim. The men fled the scene on foot. King County Guardian One and K-9 responded but were unable to locate the suspect or the men he was with. The only description obtained was that the suspect was wearing a red hoodie.” They’re hoping for tips, 206-296-3311.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search by Fauntleroy Park http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-police-search-at-fauntleroy-park/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-police-search-at-fauntleroy-park/#comments Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:20:07 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=897943 (WSB photos)

4:20 PM: Thanks for the texts – we’re on our way to check out a police response near Fauntleroy Park. Checking with Seattle Police media relations in the meantime, this apparently started as a report of a possible burglary at a home on the north side of the park, along Barton. More to come.

4:27 PM: Police are outside a house on the south side of Barton at Director.

They think a burglar might be inside, so they are using a bullhorn to tell anyone inside to come out before they send a K-9 in to search.

4:41 PM: The K-9 has gone in and come out.

4:47 PM: The house is empty but police found a hole in the fence. Now the Guardian One helicopter is flying around the area looking for any signs of a possible burglar at large.

5:40 PM: The helicopter has long since departed after doing what it could; no word of an arrest yet but last we heard, police in the Fauntleroy area were still on the lookout.

8:18 PM: We checked with SW Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith at tonight’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting; no arrest. The K-9 tried tracking from the hole in the fence that might have been used for entry/exit but couldn’t pick up a trail.

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UPDATE: Police search along Harbor SW, with helicopter http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/police-search-off-harbor-sw/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/10/police-search-off-harbor-sw/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:01:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=896703 9:01 PM: If you are seeing/hearing a helicopter – per scanner, Guardian One is helping look for someone who fled after a car crash near Harbor/Florida. The car is believed to have been stolen in a carjacking elsewhere in the city earlier today.

9:31 PM: The search continues, with SPD K-9 on the ground. A commenter reports Harbor is closed in the area.

9:43 PM: Search isn’t over but Guardian One has moved on.

10:26 PM: Northbound Harbor will remain closed a while because City Light has to deal with a damaged pole and the crashed car has to be towed for impounding. We haven’t found yet where the carjacking was but will be requesting the incident report for this in the morning.

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UPDATE: Why the Guardian One helicopter was over Beach Drive http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/why-the-guardian-one-helicopter-is-over-beach-drive/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/why-the-guardian-one-helicopter-is-over-beach-drive/#comments Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:13:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=895846 9:13 PM: If you hear/see the Guardian One helicopter, here’s what it’s about, per radio discussion monitored via scanner: Someone called 911 to report hearing what sounded like someone possibly in trouble in the water/on a boat off Beach Drive near SW Atlas [map], and Guardian One just happens to be up on patrol, so it volunteered to go take a look in the area. Police have checked from the shore and say they’re not seeing any sign of trouble, but the helicopter crew is going to take a look anyway.

9:29 PM: Guardian One has moved on, and confirmed its previous assignment via Twitter.

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Here’s why the Guardian One helicopter was over Westwood http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/heres-why-the-guardian-one-helicopter-was-over-westwood/ Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:25:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=895086 The Guardian One helicopter was over Westwood for a while within the past hour, but left to head to a South King County investigation just as we arrived in the area. Now they’ve tweeted what brought them here:

We don’t know whether that person has been found yet.

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UPDATE: Truck fire in White Center; West Seattle crews assist http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/fire-call-in-downtown-white-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/fire-call-in-downtown-white-center/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:35:39 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=894770 5:35 AM: Thanks for the tips. The helicopter you might have heard over White Center/South Delridge was TV, checking out a fire call on 16th in downtown WC, just south of Roxbury. West Seattle fire units were dispatched for mutual aid for a while. We have a crew checking it out.

5:52 AM: What caught fire was a refrigerated truck trailer parked by a building at 15th/SW 98th that firefighters also say sustained damage. No injuries. Power’s out because lines were involved. (The TV helicopter has long since moved on to something else elsewhere in the region.)

6:13 AM: Added photos. Metro says buses that use 15th SW in the area might be affected; fire trucks were still blocking that street when we left a few minutes ago – we’ll be going back after sunrise for a closer look.

9:58 AM: The investigation continues:

In the photo above, you can see the blackened area where the fire spread to the building by which the trailer was parked.

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UPDATE: About the police response on Delridge http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-police-response-on-delridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-police-response-on-delridge/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:11:53 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=894647

3:11 PM: If you saw the police response on Delridge – with Guardian One overhead for a while – a short time ago, here’s what we know so far: They were following a vehicle, described as a gold or beige pickup truck type of vehicle, that did some sort of damage outside Home Depot. Per the scanner, the driver headed onto the eastbound bridge, then Northbound 99, and into downtown. A different precinct picked up the search there, so we don’t know if the driver eventually was stopped; meantime, we’re off to look at the reported local damage.

3:33 PM: Photos added, above. The damage was primarily to plants and shrubs that were on display outside the store.

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ABOUT THE HELICOPTER: Police searching for burglary suspect http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-helicopter-police-searching-for-burglary-suspect/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-helicopter-police-searching-for-burglary-suspect/#comments Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:12:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=894282

11:12 AM: Thanks for the tips about the Guardian One law-enforcement helicopter over North Delridge and vicinity. We just talked to Seattle Police, who say they are looking for a suspect in a reported break-in in the 4500 block of 23rd SW [map]. They do have a partial description; black, male, 6’2″, dreadlocks, dark top and red shorts, last seen leaving on foot. If you have any information, call 911.

ADDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Paige, whose home was broken into, tells her story in this comment.

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About the helicopter search in Westwood http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-helicopter-search-in-westwood/ Sun, 03 Sep 2017 01:34:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=893754 6:34 PM: Thanks for the texts and calls. The Guardian One helicopter’s search in the Westwood area is over and the crew has explained via Twitter: “Located a missing developmentally delayed juvenile for @SeattlePD near 2800 SW Thistle.”

6:43 PM: We have since confirmed this with police on the ground, near Southwest Community Center. They said the call originally came in as a possible runaway; the juvenile and their mom have since been reunited.

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