West Seattle Crime Watch: About the police response on 9th SW

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11:28 AM: Thanks to the person who tipped us about this (text/call 206-293-6302, 24/7): The guns-drawn police response in the 9400 block of 9th SW in south Highland Park is a Bellevue Police case, with Seattle Police assisting. We were told at the scene that it involves a Bellevue warrant related to auto theft. That’s all we know so far, but we’re checking with BPD and will update later if we find out anything more.

6:37 PM: We just heard back from BPD’s public-information officer, who says, “I can confirm that investigators with our Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) were in that area investigating a vehicle theft and serving a search warrant on a residence.” Officer Seth Tyler added background on the SET, saying that it “addresses specific types of repeat crimes with an innovative, proactive approach. The team targets prolific, active criminals in an effort to lower the overall rate of reported crime. The team conducts plainclothes surveillance of targeted areas and surveillance of known active criminals and then coordinates with the King County Prosecutor’s Office to ensure that arrested suspects remain in custody. Additionally, SET works frequently with the investigative units of other agencies to help address multijurisdictional offenders.”

ADDED THURSDAY: More info from Bellevue PD – we’re publishing a separate followup.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: About the police response on 9th SW"

  • KBear April 12, 2016 (1:44 pm)

    I guess the “Keep Out” sign didn’t work out for them.

  • Benny Hill April 12, 2016 (3:22 pm)

    Nice job, Lexus? blocking the sidewalk. Situation normal.

  • Alki Resident April 13, 2016 (12:50 pm)

    This is the same house that a lot of police were at a few weeks ago. I inquired about it to the blog.

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