WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning burglary; 2 gunfire reports

In West Seattle Crime Watch:

EARLY MORNING BURGLARY: Erin says this happened just before 5:30 am today:

Two people attempted to break into our home again today. This time we were home. We hid in our 5-year=old son’s room and called the police. It only took 7 mins for the police to arrive.

It was terrifying. They attempted to enter in the same way as before by climbing up the drain pipe and scaling access the facade. They also tried to break the glass on our front door.

We are in the new Steel Building on Delridge, between Puget and Brandon. Behind the old cafe. A kind, local unhoused person yelled at them before the police arrived and assisted the police with a description.

2 GUNFIRE REPORTS: We don’t have full details on either incident, but a texter sent this video from the first one, before 9 pm at 32nd SW and SW Andover:

Incident # is 21-024607. The second one was reported very early this morning in the 7100 block of 18th SW; we heard some police-radio discussion of the response to multiple 911 calls from people who thought they heard gunfire, but no evidence of it until the call turned up as classified “drive-by shooting,” incident # 21-024757. No reported injuries in either incident.

14 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Early-morning burglary; 2 gunfire reports"

  • Joe January 30, 2021 (7:30 pm)

    Wow…hopefully these aren’t random incidents. 

  • Derek January 30, 2021 (11:07 pm)

    WTFThis is right by my house…not cool

  • Wanting to Understand January 31, 2021 (3:14 am)

    Do we believe we are visibly seeing the communal mental decay of almost a year now of isolation, deprivation and accumulated fear for basic human needs; health, safety, assistance, human touch and empathy (to name just a few)? How can we help our community, our neighbors? If we are ones who still feel stable enough, mentally and physically, how can we give and share in order to help ease the fear and help meet the needs of those around us? How can we stop the violence and pain?

    • Derek January 31, 2021 (10:30 am)

      Gangs will always exist in capitalism. You suppress the poor long enough, they create new ways to get paid. A UBI proportion to the 30% rule average rent means a minimum wage of $26 an hour in Seattle. 

      • StopCuttingDownTrees January 31, 2021 (12:44 pm)

        I lived in Socialist China under the Communist Party for a year in 1987 and there were lots of violent youth gangs there. 

      • Wsguy411 January 31, 2021 (1:00 pm)

        Capitalism is responsible for gang activity now? Amazing how quick folks are to make criminals into victims and blame any convenient exogenous variable for their anti-social behavior.

  • Yosef January 31, 2021 (8:31 am)

    That is upsetting. 

  • Gatewood Guy January 31, 2021 (10:59 am)

    I had an Amazon package stolen off my front porch last Tuesday. Buffalo Bites dog treats, ridiculous!

  • Delridge neighbor January 31, 2021 (3:58 pm)

    Can anyone share the descriptions of the burglars? Photos? 

    • WSB January 31, 2021 (4:47 pm)

      This is all the information provided. If we don’t include descriptive info or images, it’s because we don’t have them.

  • Al January 31, 2021 (7:54 pm)

    It has always struck me an odd choice that all these townhouses going up in semi-gentrified neighborhoods tend to have glass front doors. How is a that secure at all?! And yet it is ubiquitous, townhouses simply do not get built with solid doors, ever. 

    • Joe February 1, 2021 (6:03 am)

      What makes you think glass is not secure? It’s actually one of the more secure materials. 

  • Erin February 1, 2021 (4:33 am)

    Erin here, we were able to hear audio that recorded after we triggered our alarm, and I wanted to update my report. It seems to be a single person who was suffering from hallucinations, he was yelling for his mother, asking if anyone knows his cousin, and saying other random things – he was either talking to himself or the person with him was not answering!Because he was attempting to enter, because the last break in was still fresh and because of my fear in the moment – I jumped to conclusions about what was happening.  I also couldn’t hear clearly what he was saying and from inside it sounded like two people shouting instructions to one another on how to get in.  After hearing the recordings, I am wondering if maybe he thought they were locked out of their home. I wanted to update the post to say I no longer think it was related to the first break in/robbery. In my half awake, super freaked out panic, I may have assumed two people and in the dark, without my glasses – my mind may have thought it saw two people because of the amount of noise.The damage is minimal and to answer the question about glass doors on townhouses. . .I guess it’s durable because it sounded like it was being kicked/bricks tossed but only a mark on the wood! We just ordered a protective film and we have a glass shatter alarm. That said, I feel very safe and love our neighborhood!! If anyone of our neighbors has video, I will up load it! Our audio recorded but didn’t get any visuals unfortunately.

  • Mishmash February 1, 2021 (9:10 am)

    Thank you for the thorough reporting! I’m a neighbor living nearby on 26th. Keep safe and so sorry for the fearful morning. 

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