West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 arrested after Harbor Ave robbery

If you haven’t seen this on the WSB Crime Watch page, which includes the direct feed from the Seattle Police SPDBlotter site, SPD is reporting an early-morning “home invasion” type break-in in the 3000 block of Harbor Ave (map) early today – for starters, here’s the SPDBlotter report:

On 3-5-09 at 1:13 a.m., three people entered a residence in the 3000 block of Harbor Av SW., stating they had a gun. They then took multiple items including a laptop, flat screen tv, a purse and a set of vehicle keys. The suspects fled in a black Nissan with a temporary plate in the rear window. Officers quickly spotted the vehicle and followed it southbound on I-5 until eventually stopping it at exit 154. All three suspects were taken into custody and the property was recovered from the vehicle. The suspects were transported to the Southwest Precinct and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.

We checked with police for more details – turns out this was NOT random: One of the three people arrested is the victim’s son, who’s in juvenile custody, according to Officer Renee Witt in the media unit, so his status isn’t available, but the other two were adults, a man and a woman, and both are still in jail, according to current listings on the King County Jail Register.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 arrested after Harbor Ave robbery"

  • schwaggy March 5, 2009 (10:32 am)

    Interesting tidbit from the PI: “Officers arrested the three in the vehicle, which included the victim’s son”

  • WSB March 5, 2009 (10:36 am)

    Actually I was on the phone with police seeking further details which I’ve since added (the SPDBlotter accounts can be fairly cursory). That’s one of them. He’s a juvenile so his status isn’t available but the other two are still in jail at this hour – TR

  • Aim March 5, 2009 (12:11 pm)

    That’s very, very sad.

  • KateMcA March 5, 2009 (6:17 pm)

    Wow… that is just awful for those people. It would be bad enough to be scared to death by a break-in, but to have it turn out to be your own family… yikes.

  • BORN&RAISED WEST SEATTLEITE March 6, 2009 (4:39 pm)

    Nice son, keep him in juevy!!

  • Travis Bickle March 9, 2009 (4:36 pm)

    I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again…ARM YOURSELF! If someone tries to break in your home SHOOT THEM. It’s not about being PC, or being passive, its about doing the RIGHT THING to protect yourself and your family. Honestly I can’t wait to shoot one of these low-lifes. I DO NOT CARE IF THEY ARE TEENAGERS OR NOT. If you try to destroy the safety of my home, I WILL DESTROY YOU.

  • sdeg March 21, 2009 (2:33 pm)

    Travis Bickle said,

    “..I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again…ARM YOURSELF! If someone tries to break in your home SHOOT THEM…”

    My girlfriend decided to go into work early one day. I was still asleep. She came back into the house because she forgot something. Our back door stick and jams a little sometimes. She rammed the door hard to get it to open. I woke up and yelled that “someone was breaking in to the house”. I pulled out our 357 magnum that we kept under the bed. We kept it there because we lived in a “working class neighborhood” where there had been a couple of break-ins recently. I ran to the door armed while I was still only half awake. It was dark and someone was facing me in my house. I shot twice. My girl friend died later that day.

    “Arming yourself” often means you are now MORE likely to be involved in a violent act. Often, the outcome is uncertain.


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