WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Short-lived standoff (updated Monday); another Morgan Junction business burglary

Two incidents in West Seattle Crime Watch today:

SHORT-LIVED STANDOFF: Thanks for all the tips about a big police response at 35th and Barton. We heard via police radio that someone was holed up in an apartment, but not why. It was just wrapping up when we got there to find out more. Police say it started as a domestic-violence call – a man allegedly pulled a gun during a “heated argument.” A short standoff ensued; officers arrested him around noon. No injuries reported. MONDAY UPDATE: Here’s the SPD summary of the incident:

At 1116 hours, officers responded to a DV disturbance involving a firearm. The suspect grabbed a handgun, made a threat, and pointed it at the two victims. The suspect eventually exited the apartment and was placed in custody. Officers obtained a warrant and recovered two handguns from inside the apartment.

BUSINESS BURGLARY: While out, we got a tip about this – another Morgan Junction business burglary, this time at Whisky West. So we went there to find out more.

That’s the boarded-up front door – two burglars broke the glass to get in around 3:30 am, WW told us. They subsequently sawed open the safe and stole cash. This security-camera image shows one of them leaving:

A neighbor who saw them break in and called 911 said the burglars got away in a silver Subaru Crosstrek.

6 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Short-lived standoff (updated Monday); another Morgan Junction business burglary"

  • AdmiralJunctionSpookHouse May 21, 2023 (7:28 pm)

    At some point I hope they figure out the correlation between people that either worked at or frequented these burglarized locations that all seem to have the same M.O.

    • John May 22, 2023 (2:33 am)

      Definitely possible that there’s a correlation however there’s only so many places that a safe can be kept in a bar typically it’s in the back somewhere near the manager’s office or even in the manager’s office

  • oerthehillz May 21, 2023 (8:54 pm)

    So does the gun then get taken away from the owner, even if it’s registered, if it was used to threaten in a domestic violence instance? If I were the victim I would sure hope so. Otherwise, I’d be outta there for good!

    • Natalie May 22, 2023 (9:24 am)

      Yes, he will be required to surrender any and all firearms as well as his concealed carry permit if he has one. That is standard in all DV cases.

      • Jay May 22, 2023 (11:42 am)

        In theory, but guns aren’t registered so the authorities don’t know how many he has.

  • WSB May 22, 2023 (4:06 pm)

    Just added above, police say today they obtained a warrant after the arrest and took two guns from the apartment.

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