Officers confiscated three loaded handguns, crack cocaine and ecstasy from a home at 27th and Spring Sunday, according the SPD blog. Officers searched the porch of a house after receiving a report of somebody with a gun, police say.
Officers seize drugs and recover at least one stolen gun after a 911 call of a man with a gun. On October 14th at approximately 2:46 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a “man with a gun” in the 900 block of 27th Avenue. The suspect with the gun was described as a black male, 5’10″ tall and wearing a white t-shirt.
The first officer arriving on scene contacted four to five subjects in front of the house in question. The officer saw the described suspect from the 911 complaint go inside the house and then come back outside just as additional officers were arriving on scene.
As the officers investigated further they obtained consent to search the porch area of the suspect house. Officers located three loaded handguns under a sofa and a quantity of narcotics, including suspected crack cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. One of the guns was discovered to be stolen out of Tacoma.
Due to a witness being unavailable for positive identification, the subjects were identified, interviewed and released pending further investigation.
The contraband was seized and placed into evidence.
I don’t get it — stolen handgun(s) and illegal drugs found on the premises don’t warrant any arrests? How is this possible? Why would a witness be needed?
Yeah that doesn’t really make any sense. Hoping since they took the drugs and guns and they’ll be able to return to make arrests and that the charges are more likely to stick this way.
I think without the chain of events remaining intact, the police lose their right to enter the premise. Witness sees guy with gun. Police see guy matching description, talk to him and enter house. Witness leaves, so there’s no longer a direct connection between the original guy in a white shirt and the house the police search. In other words, I bet that probable cause evaporated along with the witness, at least until the police can reestablish a positive id.
That is good stuff. It’s a classic ID bust. They were watching, wanted to ID the creeps, and had somebody call in a hand gun call. Good work. Keep it up neighbors and SPD. Step one – who’s who. Next step track them and take the all down.
I assume this is the same house involved in the shooting on the 2nd?
At least it is another step closer to IDing these vermin and sending them packing out of the hood.
Yep, same house. Apparently this is the “Black Gangster Disciples” gang headquarters or some such crapola. The variety of drugs isn’t surprising, since dealing is how gangs finance their crap. The presence of guns of course surprises no one. I’ve seen that “206” Seahawks themed car out in front of Garfield High School a few times, and I’m betting the driver isn’t there to attend classes. Anyway, yes, annoying that there were no arrests this time, but hopefully it helps to build a good case that will put them away for a long time. Good job neighbors on getting one step closer to giving these a-holes the boot!
But wait. I thought we were told these were good people trying to get out of the gang life. Po folks is gettin railroaded. Wasn’t doin nothings but hangin out on the poach. Let’s set up a fund to help them.
Too funny: “Po folks is gettin railroaded”
Yeah, right. The only fund I’ll be setting up is for the next dead person that’s hit by one of their stray bullets!
There really was no crime to investigate. It’s legal to walk around with a gun in plain view. One only needs a license to carry a concealed firearm on one’s body or even a vehicle. Of course, one cannot threaten anyone with a firearm and their are restrictions to open carry, the law is not absolute. The police probably had no right to request a search of the suspect’s porch outside of safety concerns and really had no right to be there at all. A call reporting drug dealing may have changed the outcome of this situation.