Helicopter – West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 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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About the north West Seattle helicopter search http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-north-west-seattle-helicopter-search/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/about-the-north-west-seattle-helicopter-search/#comments Sat, 02 Sep 2017 02:16:43 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=893688 7:16 PM: Thanks for all the texts – we were en route somewhere else when we got word that a helicopter was over north West Seattle, and as soon as we verified via flight-tracker that it was Guardian One, we headed that way in hopes of finding police on the ground who could tell us what was going on. But the helicopter left as soon as we arrived in the area, and we couldn’t find officers on the ground. However, Guardian One does sometimes tweet a brief mention of what they were doing, once they’re clear, and they have just tweeted this:

If we find out anything more, we’ll let you know.

7:24 PM: We just stopped by the precinct to ask. What happened was that a man with dementia had wandered away. He has since been found and is OK.

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FERRY ALERT: 2-hour wait at Fauntleroy; helicopters visit http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/ferry-alert-2-hour-wait-at-fauntleroy-helicopters-visit/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/09/ferry-alert-2-hour-wait-at-fauntleroy-helicopters-visit/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:53:11 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=893667 As was the case during the other pre-holiday Friday afternoons this summer, TV helicopters have been hovering over the Fauntleroy ferry dock – first, the KING/KOMO helicopter around 3 pm, and right now the KIRO helicopter. Fridays have been difficult even without holiday traffic, as Vashon-bound riders are acutely aware, with Washington State Ferries continuing to struggle with attempts to improve loading times, but today has an extra problem – the route remains on a 2-boat schedule because vessel problems have left the system painfully short on backups. WSF says boats are running up to half an hour behind that schedule right now, too.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Sheriff’s search; bicycle ditched http://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-sheriffs-search-bicycle-ditched/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/west-seattle-crime-watch-sheriffs-search-bicycle-ditched/#comments Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:18:06 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=892912 Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

WESTWOOD SEARCH: Thanks for the texts. Just northeast of Westwood Village, the King County Sheriff’s Office search is related to this car:

Deputies tell us they tried to pull it over and the driver wouldn’t stop. Finally he pulled over, got out and bolted. The description: White man, white T-shirt, possibly a scrape-type injury to the head, and “lips” tattooed on his neck. If you think you see/have seen him, call 911.

(added) And yes, this is why the Guardian One helicopter is/was in the area.

(8:53 PM) Commenters say the suspect was caught. (Texted photo added)


We’re headed back to see what we can verify.

(9:05 PM) We talked with SPD officers who originally responded to back up KCSO. They arrested the suspect after their K-9 found him in blackberries near 23rd/Trenton. He’s been turned iver to KCSO.

(Back to original report) Also tonight, another dumped, likely stolen bicycle:

BICYCLE FOUND: Marci says this bicycle turned up on Aikins SW, which is upslope from Beach Drive, and no one in the neighborhood recognizes it. Let us know if you know whose it is.

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Here’s what the helicopter search was about http://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/heres-what-the-helicopter-search-was-about/ http://westseattleblog.com/2017/08/heres-what-the-helicopter-search-was-about/#comments Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:56:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=892820 2:56 PM: Sorry this took a while, and thanks for all the calls and texts about the helicopter search in the High Point area. We finally found police on the ground to ask – on our second trip to the precinct: A medic call just before 2 pm near Neighborhood House High Point was for a pedestrian hit by a hit-run driver. Police were looking for what was described as a male driver in a silver SUV. Hasn’t been found yet. The victim was not seriously hurt, so far as we know – they weren’t transported by Seattle Fire medic unit – but we’re confirming with SFD.

5:16 PM: SFD says the victim was a boy, “approximately” 13, taken to the hospital by private ambulance in stable condition.

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