WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Helicopter search for auto-theft suspects

11:31 PM: If you hear the Guardian One helicopter in southeast West Seattle, near Westcrest Park – it’s being called in to help with what scanner traffic indicates is a search for two people described as auto-theft suspects. There’s a ground search with K-9, too. The suspects are described so far as male, white, one in a camouflage jacket, ponytail and goatee, the other in a black shirt or jacket and “slightly unshaven.” If you have any information, call 911.

12:54 AM: Sounds as if police detained one person. We’ll be following up later this morning to see what else we can find out about how this started and shook out.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Helicopter search for auto-theft suspects"

  • Kyle April 17, 2018 (11:59 pm)

    I noticed a sketchy light blue honda 93 accord pull up to my car earlier this evening around 9. We heard the car stop in front of the house, so my dogs started barking and I went out side. The car pulled away right when I went outside, seemed a little out of the ordinary. Looked like a white guy with a scruffy beard, didnt notice a passenger. My brother left to his house 15 minutes later and called me saying that the car from earlier was Parked below my street on Kenyon.

  • Paul April 18, 2018 (9:56 am)

    My car was stolen from Alki last night. Any report on what kind of car it was?

    • WSB April 18, 2018 (10:14 am)

      This actually turned out to be “Oscar,” the nicknamed Jeep Cherokee we featured here the other day – the original dispatch we heard, but couldn’t connect to the search without some confirmation, was that a caller thought they had seen “a stolen car published on the West Seattle Blog.” So yay to the reader, and I hope to have a followup later. As for your car – we can feature it in Crime Watch and have people looking for it if you e-mail us some info (make, model, year, where stolen from, plates) – editor@westseattleblog.com – hope you get it back! – TR

      • wade April 18, 2018 (12:27 pm)

        WSB team you rock! 

        West Seattle folks that read the blog also rock! 

        Thank you for all of your coverage and help. 

         We will be getting Oscar back later today.

        Best wishes to all


        • John from Vashon April 18, 2018 (4:56 pm)

          That is so cool, Wade!  Congrats and kudos to the blog..,yet again!!

  • B April 19, 2018 (6:40 pm)

    Was this car found on third ave??

    • WSB April 19, 2018 (7:30 pm)

      3rd SW, according to the police report.

      • B April 19, 2018 (8:32 pm)

        Thank you! So glad it was reported. 

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