West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 cases from last night

We checked with Lt. Steve Paulsen @ the Southwest Precinct this morning regarding two things around midnight last night — handcuffs_2.jpgone that we heard on the scanner, one that a reader asked about. First, a report of possible gunshots heard in the California/Stevens vicinity (map) — he says police got a couple calls, checked it out; couldn’t find any evidence of what it was (could have been fireworks, hard to tell). Second, police recovered a stolen car after an operation that was quite interesting to listen to on the scanner: a Mercedes originally stolen from Tukwila was spotted in High Point, then at the 7-11 at 35th/Avalon, then Lt. Paulsen himself — out on late-night patrol — spotted it on Sylvan Way — after setting up “containment,” officers caught one suspect near 42nd/Fauntleroy, then recovered the car near 36th/Graham.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 cases from last night"

  • Jim Clark January 29, 2008 (11:56 am)

    I was wondering what was happening on the way home from work at 12:30 last night. Not often you see their police cars within a 1/4 mile just sitting there on 35th with their lights going.
    Thanks for the info

  • Jan January 29, 2008 (12:13 pm)

    I, too, heard the “gunshots”…but…it definitely sounded like “fireworks” to me..was an interesting noise…was trying to figure out what we were celebrating..

  • Huindekmi January 29, 2008 (1:38 pm)

    Obviously they were celebrating that the snow advisory was lifted.

  • S5 January 29, 2008 (2:14 pm)

    LOL – good one Huindekmi! I heard the noise as well and it was definitely fireworks (I think they call this particular kind “screamers”).

  • Ken January 29, 2008 (2:48 pm)

    I suspect I saw that Mercedes here in Highpoint. It was going too fast but I figured it to be one of the usual yuppies with a cell phone attached to their face.

    All the “traffic calming” devices installed here don’t slow them down in the least.

    But school busses, UPS vans and utility and delivery trucks have to back and fill or just drive over the huge traffic circles and creep down the too narrow streets.

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