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January 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Police arrest 2 burglary suspects found hiding in W. Seattle shed

Officers arrested two alleged burglars after they found the pair hiding in a shed on West Seattle’s Genesee Hill on Friday afternoon, police said. A resident called 911 around 3:30 p.m. when she heard sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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January 13, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Body found offshore in West Seattle identified as woman, 69

The body that was found offshore in West Seattle last week has been identified as that of a 69-year-old woman. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Carolyn Arnold, 69. Arnold’s body was pulled from the water in Puget Sound off West Seattle Thursday morning after police responded to a stretch of coastline near…

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January 8, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Woman’s body found offshore in West Seattle

A body was found floating in Puget Sound off West Seattle Thursday morning. According to Seattle police a person who saw the body dialed 911. Police responded to the stretch of coastline near Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, said police spokesman Drew Fowler. The body is reported to be a that of an approximately 50-year-old female and she was found dead on…

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December 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

3 arrested after diamond ring, pot stolen in West Seattle burglary

Seattle police on Sunday arrested three men after they allegedly broke into a West Seattle home and stole a diamond ring and marijuana. A woman living at the home told police that she hid in the closet while thieves ransacked her house. The woman told officers that “she heard voices outside the front door of her…

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December 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Power outage leaves 4,000 in the dark in West Seattle

Update: City Light said shortly after midnight that power was restored. The outage was due to an underground cable failure.   A power outage in West Seattle has left more than 4,000 customers in the dark, Seattle City Light said Saturday night. City Light said on its website that the outage occurred around 11 p.m., and a…

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December 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Items near baseboard heater cause of West Seattle fire

The Seattle Fire Department has determined that a Nov. 29 apartment fire  in West Seattle was caused by items placed close to an electric baseboard heater. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest for a report of an alarm going off inside the complex. Residents were evacuated…

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November 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

West Seattle residents displaced by fire

Two adult females and a dog were assisted by the Red Cross after a fire damaged their home in an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest on Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The occupants of three other apartments were also displaced, though residents in nine other units on floors…

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October 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

1 arrested after many gunshots reported in West Seattle

    Update at 6:45 p.m.: The man arrested after shots were fired in West Seattle has been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, the Seattle Police Department said Thursday evening. Officers responded to a call of several shots fired around 2:45 p.m. and heard a man yelling and firing a gun in a nearby…

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October 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

9-year-old threatens teacher with knife at West Seattle school

Seattle police are investigating a report of a 9-year-old boy threatening a teacher with a knife. Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said officers were called to Gatewood Elementary School, 4320 S.W. Myrtle St., just after 2 p.m. for a report of the incident. “The kid walked in and pulled a knife on his teacher. They were able to get…

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September 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Man shot in leg during West Seattle fight

A man was shot in the leg during a fight involving up to 20 people in West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood on Friday afternoon, police said. Officers began receiving reports of a fight in the 3000 block of High Point Way Southwest around 3:30 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. When officers arrived at the scene they…

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