UPDATE: Why Guardian One helicopter was over Arbor Heights

(Thanks to Sherry for the photo)
12:40 PM: Thanks for the tips (206-293-6302 any time) about the Guardian One law-enforcement helicopter over Arbor Heights. It was gone by the time we got there to look, and nothing was detectable via the scanner, but King County Air Support has just tweeted that they were helping look for a stolen car, and that the car was found.

ADDED 2:20 PM: We asked KCSO spokesperson Sgt. BJ Myers for a few more details. Among other things, this explains why we didn’t hear anything on the scanner:

Early this morning, a deputy on his way to another call got an indication on his in-car LoJack sensor that a stolen car was in the Arbor Heights area. The deputy wasn’t able to follow up on the alert, so Guardian One came out today with their LoJack sensor and located the stolen vehicle dumped near SW 102/26 Av SW. A detective came out and recovered and processed the vehicle for evidence. It was stolen from Seattle.

2 Replies to "UPDATE: Why Guardian One helicopter was over Arbor Heights"

  • Cerrutta April 4, 2015 (12:52 pm)

    While I’m pleased that the stolen car was found, isn’t a trip by Guardian One a $15k or more expense to taxpayers? Why couldn’t another police car have tracked down the stolen car, and not a helicopter? I would think that our limited police resources could have been put to better use – -such as addressing our alarming burglary rates.

  • Rod Jones April 16, 2015 (9:16 am)

    Certutta, your point is well taken. However, when personal ID or a loved one is in the car isn’t their information and life worth more than 15k? WA is now in the top 10% for stolen property and it’s going to get worse with the number of people moving here. Just think if your owned that vehicle and the thief hit home on the Nav and went to your house? What’s at risk there?

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