West Seattle Crime Watch: Search under way in Arbor Heights

5:30 PM UPDATE: For starters – letting you know we are checking on the search that’s under way in Arbor Heights right now. The scanner indicates a suspect who’s being sought (with what at least one tipster calls a “massive” police presence) is on foot. More to come as we get it. 6:03 PM UPDATE: Southwest Precinct‘s front desk says it started with a request for assistance put out by King County Sheriff’s Office, so they can’t comment further.

20 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Search under way in Arbor Heights"

  • Kelli Kamel July 28, 2010 (5:34 pm)

    From about 4 blocks away, I can see that the cops appear to be leaving.

  • Barbara July 28, 2010 (5:40 pm)

    yes I just saw about 20 SPD cars , whats up????

  • Liz Nelson July 28, 2010 (5:41 pm)

    A massive police response is accurate for sure. At least 16 Seattle police zoomed up 35th, with at least one or two Burien police joining in near the Arbor Heights neighborhood at 35th and 100th. They are slowly leaving the area now.

  • Natalia July 28, 2010 (5:43 pm)

    Yea saw it too, saw two or three police jumping over fence and asking questions with one gentleman near Freedom Church, one lady asked if my son and I needed a ride home… scary! Please post information soon…

  • Jim July 28, 2010 (5:44 pm)

    It looks as if they are trying to block off everything from SW 100th down to the greenbelt and from 35th SW to Marine View Drive. There are a lot of police vehicles in the area.

  • HelperMonkey July 28, 2010 (5:45 pm)

    yeah, there’s a ton of police up here. I thought it might be about that sleeper sofa up by the church. ;)

  • Westside J. July 28, 2010 (5:45 pm)

    Im right by the safeway church, and watched the police buzz around for a while, the guy must have done something pretty drastic??

  • steve July 28, 2010 (5:46 pm)

    Lots of SPD going by starting about 15-20 min ago; I also believe I heard an AMR vehicle go by, but that may very well be unrelated

  • Natalia July 28, 2010 (5:56 pm)

    That was Monday night…

  • HelperMonkey July 28, 2010 (6:08 pm)

    I didn’t think they’d caught him yet.

  • 4thGenWestSide July 28, 2010 (6:10 pm)

    Possibly free donuts?

  • Natalia July 28, 2010 (6:13 pm)

    If there were, totally be there! Any other news about the police??

  • HelperMonkey July 28, 2010 (6:15 pm)

    I heard a helicopter a little bit ago. other than that, all’s quiet on this end of AH.

    • WSB July 28, 2010 (6:18 pm)

      As I added above, it is a King County Sheriff’s Office case, not a Seattle Police case, according to both the Southwest Precinct desk officer to whom I spoke and the Seattle Police media unit officer to whom I spoke. KCSO media guy not returning messages so far but we are working to track one down in person. – TR

  • natalia July 28, 2010 (6:28 pm)

    Thanks TR

  • Lori W. July 28, 2010 (6:29 pm)

    Lovely. Think I’ll go walk the dog down on Beach Dr instead of around here tonight.

  • ArborHeightsMom July 28, 2010 (6:31 pm)

    thanks SO MUCH as usual for these updates and stories. I am grateful for the coverage and alert neighbors. And thanks to SPD too — I called about a dumpster diving suspicious person on the alley behind the Southwest Library branch on Monday and they took a very detailed description and called me back to follow up. Seems like everyone is alert, which is good for the ‘hood.

  • MargL July 28, 2010 (6:34 pm)

    Oh yay! I was on 35th talking to neighbors about Seattle Night Out when we saw a bunch of police zoooom up 104th and 106th.
    BTW – also saw a couple kids trying to pick up and carry off the sofa. Apparently not realizing that a ‘sleeper’ has springs and mattress inside making it very very heavy. They unfortunately gave up… At least they didn’t torch it.

  • Jay July 28, 2010 (6:42 pm)

    Scanner traffic described him as an overweight man, not wearing a shirt, and theorized that because of his physical condition he wouldn’t be running very far.

    I’m consistently amused at the things that police use as descriptors. Yesterday, in describing a woman that was being observed from afar, somebody said “well, she’s an ugly one.”

    Anyhow, I didn’t hear why they were pursuing those guys today.

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