West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 big police responses

5:12 PM: Thanks to the WSB’ers who sent word of a big police response in the 37th/38th/Barton vicinity this afternoon. According to Lt. Ron Smith at the Southwest Precinct, the initial report was “burglary in progress” – he adds, “Officers arrived and observed numerous items belonging to the residence on the driveway.” However, no one was inside. They’ve since reached the resident, who will be figuring out what if anything is missing, so they can update the report.

ADDED 5:48 PM: We also received multiple calls in the past hour about a large police response in the 46th/Lander vicinity. The original call was about possible gunshots; police have determined, according to Lt. Smith, that NO shots were fired. They believe the sound that people heard was a bottle hitting a window – related to a dispute at a house. Apparently a man was trying to get into a house, and a woman inside – apparently NOT a stranger to him – didn’t want to let him in. Police tried to help her but say she didn’t want to cooperate with them. The bottle-throwing had something to do with their dispute.

9 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 big police responses"

  • Tito Titus April 29, 2011 (6:02 pm)

    Just an ordinary day…………

  • West Sea April 29, 2011 (6:22 pm)

    I don’t know why people think it’s alright to take things that others have WORKED hard for.

  • ernieusafret April 29, 2011 (6:51 pm)

    They think it’s easier than working.

  • hard worker April 29, 2011 (6:59 pm)

    Just yesterday a saw a young woman at a trafic light with a sign reading “Better begging than stealing”. I thought to myself “Better working than begging”.

  • Ricky Bobby April 30, 2011 (7:24 am)

    Finally actual police work instead of stopping people who drive 42 in a 35.

  • NotMe April 30, 2011 (9:57 am)

    That’s right, Ricky. Because some laws should be ignored, and whatever happens happens. Right? We don’t need safe roads. Safe driving is for sissies.

  • LStephens April 30, 2011 (10:15 am)

    @Ricky Bobby –
    For heaven’s sake, put on your big boy underpants and please stop whining because you got a speeding ticket!! And a ticket that you seemed to deserve going 42 in a 35mph area. You weren’t able to read the big numbers indicating the speed or are you “special” and above the law??

    We all see your nasty little comments every time there is a mention of the police on the Blog. Your denigrating and petty comments are a great disservice to the many officers who serve their community in a myriad of ways. Do the police get it right every time? No. Are there some “bad” cops out there? Could be, but there are a lot of imperfect humans in the world. Frankly, it seems like they were just doing their job when you got your ticket. Imagine that, enforcing the law!

    I’m thankful to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to working for the people and their communities. I like to believe (and I could be wrong) that most started out their police training with the best intents of serving and protecting their communities and making them safer.

    I’m also quite thankful for the security of knowing I can call 911 when there is an emergency. Two weeks ago my husband noticed a guy looking in a neighbor’s windows. Husband called 911; an officer was there within minutes and made contact with the neighbor’s ex-husband who has a history of violence and big time vandalism. Thank you SPD!

    RickyBobby take off your angry, self-righteous glasses and look around, there are a great number of police officers helping and protecting our community. Or, as our “blog-boss” TR has suggested many times, attend the community/police meetings at the precinct.

    But then again, it’s easier to whine on a blog…..

  • Wayne April 30, 2011 (1:30 pm)

    Since there was a call in on a burglary in progress, is there any description of the burglar from the caller? Using blogs for networking is a great thing in helping to deter crime, but networking is not very valuable when information is not shared. Is there also a description of the serial burglar that was let out of jail not too long ago? I called in 911 last Friday about a suspicious person in the Westwood area trying to hide something under his arm and was running through backyards. I followed him and waited for police to arrive, but they did not catch him. It seems that same day, a house was robbed in the same area.

    I put this information and description of the person on two crime blogs, one being on the blog of the Westwood area house that was robbed in hopes that maybe someone else might have seen something too.

    Obviously burglaries are skyrocketing in W.S. with a report I read on here that the average went from 5 a week to 20 a week.

    Lets get some descriptions on here and start seeing if there is a pattern going on, so that people can be more pro-active and vigilant on what to look out for. Communication is key!

  • EPL May 2, 2011 (1:14 pm)

    LStephens….Right ON!!

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