WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 guns seized after early-morning search; more car prowls

Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

EARLY-MORNING INCIDENT NEAR 20TH/BARTON: We got some questions today about an early-morning police search in the 20th/Barton vicinity. Following up took some time – the full report wasn’t available, but we did get some information from Southwest Precinct Lt. Steve Strand. Police responded to a report of “a person with a gun,” he says, and while that person got away, a second armed suspect – “a convicted felon” – was found and three guns, one stolen, were found too. A rental truck associated with the call was impounded, awaiting a search warrant. No one was shot, no shots fired, but someone “had been maced somewhere along the way,” Lt. Strand added.

GATEWOOD CAR PROWL: Caught on security video around 5:30 am, near California/Ida:

I don’t think it would have been visible from the street but apparently we left our minivan unlocked with the window down last night and this guy took the opportunity to make off with a couple of gift cards. … That black car behind him is what he pulled up in.

Police report # is 18-226065.

5 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 guns seized after early-morning search; more car prowls"

  • West Seattle kid June 21, 2018 (8:12 pm)

    Watched this happen from my apartment balcony. Several times a week I’m awoken in the middle of the night by someone scream or fighting. Watched the cops arrest one suspect and search for the other with assault rifles and the K-9 unit can’t believe they didn’t catch the second suspect 

  • justme June 21, 2018 (9:16 pm)

    That guy in the car prowl looked like he knew exactly where to go, and what to take.

  • Mike June 21, 2018 (9:23 pm)

    Black Honda Fit is what his car looks like.  Big gold chain around his neck.  Should be easy to spot driving down the road.

  • Nathan June 22, 2018 (5:16 am)

    He was there for a few minutes rifling around. You can check the timestamp to see where some video was edited out.

  • steve June 22, 2018 (1:19 pm)

    No gloves it looked like.

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