Why the Guardian One helicopter was over North Delridge

Thanks for all the texts about the Guardian One helicopter over North Delridge. We hadn’t heard about any corresponding ground activity so started heading that way – and they promptly left. But on Twitter they’ve responded to our mention by saying they were helping find a stolen vehicle that was emitting a LoJack signal. They say SPD is recovering it now.

8 Replies to "Why the Guardian One helicopter was over North Delridge"

  • Melinda August 16, 2018 (5:17 pm)

    Thank you for being our investigative source!

  • Sue August 16, 2018 (6:04 pm)

    I knew I could count on you guys to find out what was happening! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š.   Thank you! 

  • Pelicans August 16, 2018 (7:50 pm)

    Just buzzed Alki Pt. at about 50ft.

    • Swede. August 16, 2018 (8:35 pm)

      Just cuz you’re working doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun! 

  • Swede. August 16, 2018 (8:36 pm)

    Didn’t realize they put those kind of resources on a stolen car just because it got a ‘Lowjack’ in it! That seams like a good thing to have I must say. 

    • WSB August 16, 2018 (9:32 pm)

      I didn’t hear the start of this call (or we would have reported sooner what the helicopter was doing) but generally it’s that they happen to catch a signal while in the area – same with officers on the ground – not that they are dispatched because of it.

  • Sam-c August 16, 2018 (9:48 pm)

    I’ve never seen a copter make such tight circles over one specific area. So curious where they found the car based on the tiny diameter. The bartell drugs headquarter parking lot? The kidney center? 

    • WSB August 17, 2018 (12:27 am)

      We drove many streets in the area looking, as nobody had texted about sightings of police activity on the ground, didn’t see anyone, but Tweets by Beat lists an auto recovery (stolen car found) as 26th/Yancy, so that apparently is where.

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