WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police response in Riverview/Highland Park

1:03 PM: If you’re seeing/hearing a big police response near Riverview Playfield – police were trying to catch two suspects in a reported auto theft and it turned into an on-foot chase.

One person was caught by police, another by a bystander. (updated) A vehicle related to this was abandoned nearby on SW Austin.

1:21 PM: 2 juveniles have been arrested. This turns out to be a somewhat complicated case related to the theft of a car that has been reported ditched near 11th/Kenyon. (added) Here’s that car, a Jetta:

Two other suspects reportedly were in it so now there’s a search for them, with a K9 team involved.

2:16 PM: The other car, abandoned on SW Austin, was being sought by Tukwila Police, apparently also stolen. The two people who left the stolen Jetta on 11th SW are at last report still not in custody. We’ll request the report on Monday if no further details emerge sooner.

ADDED SUNDAY: SPD Blotter has a few additional details:

Police arrested two teens after they carjacked a woman in the High Point neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

A woman was driving through the High Point neighborhood in the 7100 block of 32 Ave Southwest at 12:50 pm Saturday when two teenage boys got into her running vehicle. The two teens then assaulted the woman before pushing her out of the car and driving away.

Officers flooded the area and spotted the car fleeing. The suspects ditched the car near Riverview Playfield. The two suspects ran across the field where a youth soccer game was taking place. Officers caught one of the suspects and the second was stopped by two parents and held until officers could take control of the situation.

Officers booked the 14 and 15-year old boys into the Youth services center for investigation of robbery.

No mention of the other car and the other 2 suspects, so we’ll still be requesting the report tomorrow.

8 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police response in Riverview/Highland Park"

  • David November 9, 2019 (1:17 pm)

    I think this is related to car stolen from its occupant at 7100 block of 32nd SW. It was a hostile take over of the car. I think the SPD officer on scene on 32nd indicated to dispatcher that it wasn’t technically a carjacking since no weapon was involved. Scary for me since I live on this street. Can’t imagine how scary it was for the woman who had her car stolen along with her phone and purse. The woman did a good job bringing this crime to the attention of many neighbors on my street, and likely many others that were playing soccer at Walt Handley field by screaming loudly for quite some time. I guessing that by bringing attention to the crime in progress to lots of witnesses helped in the quick apprehension of these suspects. 

    • WSB November 9, 2019 (1:21 pm)

      yes, further details are emerging. the actual stolen car is apparently near 11th/Kenyon.

  • Melissa November 9, 2019 (1:36 pm)

    One of my neighbors said the cops just had their guns drawn at an apartment on Holden 

  • L November 9, 2019 (1:50 pm)

    K9 just came down Holden toward 9th

  • Mj November 9, 2019 (1:55 pm)

    Good the SPD caught some perps, but will they be held accountable for their action?

  • Soccer mom November 9, 2019 (2:07 pm)

    So scary having our young soccer players right in the middle of all this. Kudos to the dad who tackled one of them. 

  • unitedwalk November 10, 2019 (11:01 am)

    All this  expense not to mention endangerment to multiple people.  I’m sure the teenagers who committed this hijacking were quickly released and politely asked if they wouldn’t mind not doing this again as is typical with the revolving door of Seattle’s justice system. 

    • WSB November 10, 2019 (12:23 pm)

      They were booked into the YSC. Its roster is not public so I have no way of checking whether they are still in custody.

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