WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Admiral area

(Added: WSB photo, stolen car abandoned at 42nd/Andover)

5:20 PM: Thanks for the texts. Police are searching for a suspect wanted for among other things eluding and hit-run in Admiral. He was reported to be driving a white Crown Victoria, no plates, which police have reported finding at 42nd/Andover and have confirmed to have been stolen. Before being abandoned there, the vehicle is reported to have been involved in a hit-run near Hiawatha, at Walnut/Stevens. The suspect is reportedly on foot, and all we have is a partial description – white man, bald, glasses, dark hoodie or jacket. We’re trying to find out more.

5:26 PM: The Guardian One helicopter will be joining the search. The suspect was last seen southbound from where the stolen car was abandoned – a few more descriptive details: White or Hispanic, in his early 30s, 6′, 200-250 pounds, bald, glasses, dark top.

5:37 PM: After a possible sighting near 45th/Stevens, the search has moved there, including the helicopter. … Police tell us this all started in North Admiral, in an alley in the 2100 block of California.

6:05 PM: No updates since then. The search has apparently dead-ended for now and that’s why the helicopter moved on.

39 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police search in Admiral area"

  • Eric April 16, 2024 (5:32 pm)

    K…second helicopter this month… Because of our unique peninsula, my mind always wonders into gating off the entire area and only letting known-residents enter. Seriously.

    • Derek April 16, 2024 (5:46 pm)

      This is the silliest reactionary take I’ve heard. Just no.

    • ak April 16, 2024 (5:46 pm)

      that’s….called…a gated community…?

    • Steve April 16, 2024 (5:48 pm)


    • Anonymouse April 16, 2024 (5:48 pm)

      Welp, guess my parents could never come visit their grandson again if that was implemented. Seriously.

    • Daniel April 16, 2024 (5:50 pm)

      Wait, what?  How would that possibly work?

    • Anne April 16, 2024 (5:51 pm)

      Oh for  heaven’s sake! Make entire WS a gated community? Way to live in fear.

    • Question Authority April 16, 2024 (5:59 pm)

      Only when you get a barcode on your forehead and drink the magic potion that numbs reality will you find that utopia, until then welcome to the real world.

    • Tom April 16, 2024 (6:19 pm)

      You’re a funny guy.

    • Anywhere but here April 16, 2024 (7:22 pm)

      This is a peak WSB comment. Lol a gate. 

    • Bill April 16, 2024 (8:22 pm)

      We used to only have drawbidges!

    • Josh April 16, 2024 (8:24 pm)

      Yikes. Who let you in?

    • bill April 16, 2024 (8:30 pm)

      Really Eric. You want to be locked in with the criminals? Because the bad guys don’t all come from [your favorite stereotypical bad ‘hood].

    • Can you believe this guy April 17, 2024 (12:02 pm)

      Lol you are something else. Just lock yourself inside your home. Secure it like they do on The Purge. If it’s that bad for you to want to isolate yourself from everyone else just move. Sure it’s not that easy to move but it’ll be a lot easier then uprooting people’s yard’s to build a fence spanning your precious community 

  • McD April 16, 2024 (5:33 pm)

    Helicopter is overhead, 41st & Hines

  • Ziggy April 16, 2024 (5:38 pm)

    Does he have a gun? 

    • WSB April 16, 2024 (5:40 pm)

      I have not heard any mention of a gun so far.

  • Mbp April 16, 2024 (5:45 pm)

    Just saw a person matching the description sprint down 47th from Admiral. Called 911 and they seem to be closing in on him. If your north of admiral I’d lock your doors, he’ll be desperate at this point. 

    • Me mama April 16, 2024 (6:21 pm)

      Probably heading to the known drug house at 46th and College/Hill   Neighbors have been noisy about it so SPD probably has on their radar 

  • Tery April 16, 2024 (5:47 pm)

    Probably heading for Schmitz Park 

  • West Seattle resident April 16, 2024 (5:47 pm)

    I came across the car on a walk and called it in. The officers that showed up said suspect is white or Hispanic male with the clothing description in the post. ~220 lbs and ~6ft

  • Ly April 16, 2024 (5:50 pm)

    What happened in the alley of 2100 California? I used to live there – yikes.

    • Alex April 16, 2024 (6:00 pm)

      He peeled out of a parking lot and sideswiped a dumpster and maybe a police vehicle heading south. Happened right behind my apartment! 

      • Ly April 16, 2024 (7:32 pm)

        Gosh. Glad he didn’t hit or kill anyone. 

  • Jennifer April 16, 2024 (5:51 pm)

    Do we know if it was a hit and run with another car or with a person?

    • WSB April 16, 2024 (6:05 pm)

      I have not heard of injuries related to this.

  • West Seattle Cat April 16, 2024 (5:51 pm)

    How do they decide what to dispatch helicopters for? Surely there are more urgent crimes to prioritize than a hit and run?

    • WSB April 16, 2024 (6:39 pm)

      In many cases lately, the helicopter just happens to be up and the crew is monitoring frequencies from around the county and hears something going on and asks if they can help. The helicopter is often not up when specifically requested. Sometimes another agency can assist – State Patrol fixed-wing, for example.

  • Jennifer April 16, 2024 (5:53 pm)

    Do we know if it was a hit and run against another car or a person?

    • Ted April 16, 2024 (6:09 pm)


  • Erithan April 16, 2024 (6:23 pm)

    Is there still a helicopter around? I still hear one in the junction.

    • WSB April 16, 2024 (6:27 pm)

      Not seeing anything on radar. But they’ve been chasing leads so there’s always a chance it might return.

  • Carrie April 16, 2024 (7:41 pm)

    Wild. This exact car sped through our alley last night. We had parked and were finishing our conversation when this white crown Vic with no plates turned the corner followed by a girth car like a Kia soul or Honda element or something boxy. We felt really weirded out and were like actually let’s go inside. 

  • SafeWS April 16, 2024 (9:51 pm)

    Just saw a bald white male in a black jacket with hoodie… carrying a white ?? Bag ??  By Aegis.He was crouched down on the bike lane then got up and walked towards 7-11

    • HindsMom April 16, 2024 (10:06 pm)

      Interesting, I saw this same man carrying the bag that fit the description at 45th/Stevens at about 5:15 or so. Didn’t think much of it until I got home and saw the helicopter above and checked the blog. I doubt he’s the suspect though as police surely would have got him by now if he was.

      • WSB April 16, 2024 (10:34 pm)

        I don’t know if its the person to whom you’re referring but around that time the dispatcher reported receiving several calls about someone seen in the area – shirtless? – who turned out not to be the person they are looking for.

    • Winnie April 16, 2024 (10:20 pm)

      Did you call 911?

  • BJL April 17, 2024 (10:04 am)

    This car almost hit us on Admiral near the 7-11 just west of California around 5:10.  There was a police car right behind it (without lights on) and the tire was already blown at that point so it couldn’t have been going more than 25 mph.   Another police car was 30 seconds or so behind the first one.  Also without lights on.  It was all very strange.

    • Yeah April 17, 2024 (2:24 pm)


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