UPDATE: Why the Guardian One helicopter was over West Seattle

10:38 PM: Getting a few questions about this. The Guardian One helicopter crew was passing by when, they told dispatch, they picked up a Lojack signal indicating a stolen car, so that’s what it’s helping police with right now. They’re over Morgan Junction right now.

10:47 PM: They have the car in sight; police should be arriving on the ground momentarily.

10:49 PM: Officers have arrived; the car’s unoccupied, and the helicopter should be moving on.

32 Replies to "UPDATE: Why the Guardian One helicopter was over West Seattle"

  • ~hockeywitch~ November 5, 2021 (10:41 pm)

    Thank you… I was wondering why there was a helicopter flying in circles over my apt. Hope they are able to find what they are looking for.

  • Bo's mom November 5, 2021 (10:41 pm)

    Heard the helicopter, wondered what was up and thought… I should check the Blog!  Sure enough…  You are too good! 

  • Angela November 5, 2021 (10:41 pm)

    It is extremely annoying they were hovering over me and keep circling and circling 

    • Tony November 6, 2021 (12:25 pm)

      So sorry you were annoyed while SPD were doing there job and trying to recover someone’s vehicle. 

    • Tnx November 6, 2021 (1:23 pm)

      Oh no.  You were annoyed?

  • Amy Daly-Donovan November 5, 2021 (10:43 pm)

    Seems a little intense for a stolen car???

    • Michaela November 5, 2021 (11:05 pm)

      I agree, there’s one above WS Junction and another one is over White Center, has to be more to it, 

      • WSB November 5, 2021 (11:10 pm)

        No, there’s not. I heard this in its entirety. No other choppers up right now, also.

  • It's loud! November 5, 2021 (10:45 pm)

    Seems like a lot of circles in one place for a stolen car

  • Gatewoodcitizen November 5, 2021 (10:46 pm)

    Saw a guy prowling cars in gatewood around 7:44pm

  • Steve M November 5, 2021 (10:46 pm)

    On the spot, WSB. Thanks! I was wondering what was going on when I heard the chopper. First impulse was to check WSB and within a few clicks had your top story pulled up. Glad to know there’s still some semblance of public safety in our town. 

    • Michaela November 5, 2021 (11:06 pm)

      I agree 

      • Anne November 6, 2021 (7:27 am)

        So sorry you were “ annoyed” -bet if this were your car that had been stolen & LoJack signal was picked up you’d be bit more appreciative of the effort to recover it. 

  • Tillmann November 5, 2021 (10:47 pm)

    Isn’t that a bit intense? Looking for a stolen car with a helicopter?

    • WSB November 5, 2021 (10:48 pm)

      Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough. They were passing over and picked up the Lojack dignal. They told police about it, and now police are arriving.

  • Terrence November 5, 2021 (10:47 pm)

    what kind of car? 

    • WSB November 5, 2021 (10:50 pm)

      Early on, the helicopter crew said Suburban.

  • Del November 5, 2021 (10:49 pm)

    I was wondering what was happening at the Morgan junction.

  • J November 5, 2021 (10:54 pm)

    Who pays for a helicopter to circle in the sky for 15 minutes to find a car? Insurance or taxpayers? Curious? must have been a really nice car. 

    • Eric1 November 5, 2021 (11:36 pm)

      LOL.  J you already know the answer.  In an ideal world, the car thief would be held responsible by putting him in a work camp until he pays the bills.  However we live in Seattle and the City Clowncil thinks that being poor or addicted is an excuse to take stuff.  So maybe the city should reimburse the county for the gas and salary?  

    • Eye Roll November 5, 2021 (11:55 pm)

      Would you not want them to look for your stolen car?  Or just fly away…for a lot of folks that’s their first or second most expensive possession.  Their way to work….to school….to the grocery store…to the Doctor…. so yes, it’s “just a car” but what if you were without yours?  They get paid to do patrol from the air….so…I’m glad they were doing their job.

      • Tnx November 6, 2021 (8:31 am)

        Thanks SPD. 

    • Anne November 6, 2021 (12:26 pm)

      Who cares-how expensive it was? 

  • B.Gin November 5, 2021 (10:56 pm)

    They should have stayed to write some parking tickets while they were at it…🙄

  • Neighbor November 5, 2021 (10:57 pm)

    They found the stolen car 6339 42nd Ave SW. Someone in the adjacent round building on California came outside to look at the car.Listening on the police scanner https://m.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/29351

  • LPMom November 5, 2021 (10:59 pm)

    You’re the best WSB ❤️. Was getting worried about why there was a helicopter circling and appreciate being able to get immediate info from you.

    • Dewayne November 6, 2021 (1:37 am)

      My coworkers tires were stolen in broad daylight 11/3/2021 from 7-3:45, if anybody has any information please report this to the police. His car was parked below Swedish Internal med, any leads would be greatly appreciated.

      • WSB November 6, 2021 (10:56 am)

        Is that Swedish in The Junction? Please email us info and we can include in a future Crime Watch report.

  • momosmom November 6, 2021 (6:57 am)

    It never ceases to amaze me how much people complain about the Police NOT doing their job and then with the turn of their hand those same people complain when the police DO, DO their job!What makes you people so sour and unhappy  in life to constantly find negativity in everything?

    • Tnx November 6, 2021 (1:26 pm)

      You are so correct. They will complain about everything no matter what.  It is becoming a serious problem and it sadly affects all of us. 

  • JJ November 6, 2021 (7:58 am)

    Is it common to have LoJack here? Is there a tracking service for bicycles? When I was in Amsterdam decades ago I was shocked by all the car wheel locks and filth. I guess it was like viewing our future.

    • Smoosh November 7, 2021 (2:50 am)

      Ah yes the notoriously unlivable and unlikeable Amsterdam.  It would be a damn shame if Seattle became like her.  /s

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