Update on West Seattle’s BB gun burglaries

This just in from the Southwest Precinct‘s Lt. Steve Paulsen – even more burglary arrests (besides what we reported the past two mornings):

The Southwest Precinct is pleased to announce to the community that the suspects in the BB-Gun Residential Burglaries have been arrested.

Several suspects have been identified/arrested. Over the past 2-3 weeks, Southwest Precinct Detectives and Patrol officers (all three patrol shifts) have been working together in tracking down leads as well as processing trace evidence in order to identify the subjects involved. The burglaries have been mostly in the Highland Park/Westwood neighborhoods. Recent followup work has tied these suspects to the Beacon Hill neighborhood as well.

Detectives have also recovered several items of victim’s property and are working closely with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office to ensure that the cases are adjudicated in court.

Most if not all of the suspects have affiliation with Asian Street gangs. All but one of the subjects are juveniles and none live in the West Seattle community.

This has not been a good week for West Seattle-area Burglars. Thanks again to our observant citizens who report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

13 Replies to "Update on West Seattle's BB gun burglaries"

  • Stacey November 10, 2008 (3:18 pm)

    Is this in addition to the others that were caught last week and today?!

  • Disco Stu November 10, 2008 (3:31 pm)

    Awesome! Great job officers. Thanks WSB for keeping us posted.

  • KatieMcA November 10, 2008 (3:43 pm)

    Sweet! Go SPD and neighborhood watches!

  • C.A. November 10, 2008 (3:44 pm)

    Excellent news! Hoping to see even more stories about these thieves being apprehended.

  • GenHillOne November 10, 2008 (4:04 pm)

    This is amazing – a bad week for burglars indeed!

  • miles November 10, 2008 (4:59 pm)

    Is this related to the Marine View Drive brake ins???

  • Irukandji November 10, 2008 (6:34 pm)

    We appreciate Lt. Paulsen’s encouragement of citizens who are keeping watch and calling 911 on suspicious activity. It would be great if 911 operators were not so quickly dismissive of citizens calling in suspicious activity.
    An initial report that went in today was met with something akin to disdain over ‘profiling’. The fact that, in this neighborhood’s case, three burglary suspects were ultimately picked up shows that our call in was meaningful (as were the other calls that followed).
    911 operators deal with a heap of nonemergent stuff coming in, but please don’t be dismissive of callers who would not be calling unless there is a legitimate concern.

  • old timer November 11, 2008 (7:53 am)

    Is there any chance that these BB gun toters are the ones responsible for shooting the bicyclist on Delridge several months ago?
    I never heard of a resolution to that one.

  • charles November 11, 2008 (2:07 pm)

    you got them, wonderfull. now throw away the key.

  • Hildie November 11, 2008 (11:59 pm)

    I am so impressed and absolutely elated that our SW precinct caught these a–h–les! Our neighborhood came together and got the word out to everyone we knew! As we recently learned: YES WE CAN!! Outstanding!!!

  • WSB November 12, 2008 (12:20 am)

    Hey – if you know any of the victims, please make sure they see our followup from earlier today, with photos of some recovered loot that police haven’t yet matched to its rightful owner(s):

  • David Hemme November 16, 2008 (7:22 pm)

    We also were victims. Did you cover any cash, gold rings,or gift cards for OFC and other local businesses?

  • WSB November 16, 2008 (8:23 pm)

    See our other followup on this:

    If you think you might have been among the victims involved here, I’m sure the detective whose name and number is in that story wouldn’t mind hearing from you, even if you don’t recognize the items shown in the pix.

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