Shots fired in West Seattle

Officers respond to 16 Av SW and SW Holden to multiple reports of shots fired.

On 5/10/14, just shortly after 7:00 p.m. officers were initially dispatched to a report of a male saying that he was being chased by seven people who were armed with guns and knives near 16 Ave SW & SW Holden St.

The suspects were in a black, medium sized truck with tinted windows.  Officers arrived in the area and observed a person flashing gang signs to a truck that matched this description.  Officers contacted the person flashing gang signs and while doing so, multiple 911 calls were received of shots fired in the immediate area.

Officers arrived in the area and located the truck in question at 18 Av SW & SW Thistle St. The pickup truck had a flat tire.  The driver, a 17-year-old white male was detained.  A closer inspection of the truck revealed a bullet hole in the left front tire and on the passenger side of the rear bumper.

Officers located a scene in the 7700 block of 18 Av SW, in the alley to the east.  Three shell casings were recovered.  The 17-year-old male claimed he didn’t know anything and had no idea why anyone would shoot at him. He did admit to driving down the alley.  Officers obtained a consent to a search the his vehicle and a small bag of methamphetamine was recovered.

The subject was investigated released from the scene.  The original caller could not be located nor were any other victims found.  This appears to be related to ongoing gang activity centered near the 8400 block of Delridge Way SW.  The suspects were described as black and hispanic male teens.




Burglar Arrested After Pulling Knife On Officers

Seattle police arrested a 45-year-old man for burglary and assault Sunday evening after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief foot chase through West Seattle.

At about 5:30 p.m., police received a report of a burglary in the 2200 block of Fairmount Ave Sw. The victim reported that, among other things, his $800 camera had been stolen. The victim told police he knew the suspect, who had been living in one of the victim’s vehicle outside the home.

A short time later, officers located the suspect and the vehicle a few block away from the burglary scene.

When officers tried to contact the suspect he got out of the car and threatened officers with a dagger. An officer attempted to use a Taser on the suspect and take him into custody, but the suspect fled on foot with officers in tow. Officers were able to Taser the man, forcing him to drop the knife. However, the suspect got back up and charged at officers, who were able to take the man into custody after a brief struggle. Neither the suspect nor the officers were seriously injured.

After arresting the man, officers found two debit cards taken from the victim’s house, as well as a receipt showing the suspect had pawned the victim’s camera.

Officers booked the 45-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for burglary and assault on an officer.

Officers Recover Cell Phone Taken in Robbery

A juvenile male sits in jail after stealing a cell phone during a robbery in a West Seattle park last night.

On April 18th at approximately 11:05 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a fight disturbance in Lincoln Park located in the 8000 block of Fauntleroy Way SW. Upon arrival officers contacted a juvenile male victim who reported that his cell phone was taken by a 16-year-old black male suspect. Officers conducted an area check and observed a group of juveniles boarding a Metro bus just south of the park. The bus was stopped at SW Wildwood Street and SW Brace Point Drive. The victim was transported to this location and positively identified the suspect (in the group of juveniles) as the person that had stolen his cell phone.

Officers recovered the victim’s cell phone and the suspect was subsequently booked into the Youth Service Center (juvenile jail) for Investigation of Robbery.