West Seattle Crime Watch: 50th/Stevens police; stolen work truck

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes this morning. First, after a half-dozen notes/calls from concerned neighbors/passersby, we have a bit of information on the notable police presence near 50th/Stevens (map): Det. Mark Jamieson in the SPD media unit says it’s a search warrant, and that’s all he can say right now – not a currently active crime scene. We’ll be checking back later. (Added: Moments after we published this, another note came in from Laura, mentioning that the FBI is there too.) … Meantime, Jeff sends word of a stolen truck to watch for:

This weekend (Saturday) a friend of mine had his work truck stolen from his house near Genesee and 50th [map]. It is a large Chevy panel truck with “Express Cryogenics” painted on the outside, and is the only one of the same kind in the Seattle area. If anyone knows about this, or sees the truck driving around town, please call me (Jeff @ 206-933-6302) or (Paul @ 206-923-2699). It’s his work truck, and he can’t provide for his family without it. There is only one truck like this in Seattle.

9:30 AM UPDATE: Via Facebook, Julie says officers left the 50th/Stevens scene around 9 am. 5:55 PM UPDATE: Haven’t had a chance to mention this sooner – Jeff says they found the truck, in West Seattle, after getting a call less than an hour after this item was published this morning.

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 50th/Stevens police; stolen work truck"

  • Staceyd October 13, 2010 (1:32 pm)

    4 police cars, SWAT van and FBI were present from 6:45 am until at least 8:45am. At the corner of 49th and Stevens. All police were wearing body armour.

    Anyone know what happened??

    • WSB October 13, 2010 (1:52 pm)

      I just checked back with police. There is nothing more they can say, so far. Search warrants can sometimes be related to sealed cases so unless there’s inside info somewhere, that may be the final word until somewhere down the road charges or an indictment or something turns up. One other thing … If anyone in the area can e-mail us (DON”T POST IT HERE) the exact house address where this was happening, it might assist research. By the time we went to the scene after multiple reports they were there for a while, they were gone, so we don’t know which house … TR

  • WSdimbulb October 13, 2010 (5:53 pm)

    Okay, now I’m confused. Was it the corner of 50th& Stevens as originally reported, or 49th & Stevens as stated by Staceyd’s comment? I have walked by both intersections everyday for years, and have never witnessed any nefarious activities. Whatever the authorities were searching for, FBI involvement indicates a serious situation, let alone local SWAT w/body armor. It would nice to know the level of endangerment to the public, if any.

    • WSB October 13, 2010 (6:05 pm)

      4900 block of SW Stevens is what police said. 50th/Stevens is what multiple people reported to us this morning. Not inconceivable that police could have been on both sides. A search warrant does not indicate necessarily public endangerment. I haven’t received the exact address via e-mail from anyone as requested, so my ability to do further research is limited, though I have a couple more places to check – TR

  • WS native dimbulb October 13, 2010 (6:54 pm)

    I agree that a search warrant does not necessarily indicate the brevity of the situation. FBI involvement indicates at a minimum the crime crossed state lines. That could mean a parent kidnapping their own child from the other parent. As bad as that crime is, that person is probably not a threat to the public. The body armor is probably standard operating procedure in assisting the FBI in search warrant situations. It could also be a false lead or dead end in an ongoing investigation. I’m not criticizing the lack of information; it’s just my speculation itch that needs scratching.

  • Linda October 15, 2010 (5:37 pm)

    49th Ave SW and SW Stevens is a school bus drop off corner, I pass it everyday and there are no parents present when the bus drops in the afternoon!

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