Seattle Police spend two months on undercover Tide Pod bust

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Last month I did a blog post entitled, Armed robbers breaking into homes, restraining & hitting victims yet Seattle Police doesn’t believe “public is at risk.”

From my post:

A violent series of armed robberies have hit the Seattle’s Beacon Hill where three, armed men kicked in doors and held residents hostage while they ransacked the victims’ homes. There have been no arrests.”

Shortly after that post, a 71-year-old woman was pistol whipped and shot in her home.

The mayor’s response? “South Park residents shouldn’t have to live in fear in their own community. @SeattlePD and I have heard your concerns and understand the urgency – that’s why we’re fast-tracking the hiring of a Public Safety Coordinator in the South Park area.”

The citizens have been concerned with the Seattle Police’s lack of presence and response in their neighborhoods for some time. See also:

So what is the newly-elected mayor having the police focus on now? Stolen Tide Pods. reports that Tide Pods are among a list of items targeted by a “prolific group” of Seattle thieves. The racket took at least $111,000 of property out of downtown stores.

Seattle police arrested four men for possession and trafficking of stolen property following a two-month undercover operation to take down their organization. According to Seattle police:

For two months, undercover officers followed the men to darkened alleyways, restaurant booths and alcoves around downtown, where they exchanged small amounts of cash for valuable stolen goods.

Police say that the “prolific group” targeted low-level drug users near Third Avenue and Pike Street. The men provided the drug-users a list of items to steal from downtown stores. The lists included exact size and colors of clothing, and other product specifications. They paid for the stolen items at a fraction of the value.

Undercover officers posed as thieves employed by the four men. Police served search warrants March 1 to homes in Burien, Federal Way, and Renton. The investigation also led to a storage unit in Des Moines. Investigators believe that the men were shipping the stolen property out of the United States where it would be sold.

While I understand the police can focus on more than one thing at a time, I’m pretty sure the residents of South Seattle are not too pleased with adequate resources not being directed their way. Home invasions are a much more serious and life-threatening crime than stolen Tide Pods.

Hopefully the “public safety coordinator” can solve the home invasion crimes that are hitting Seattle!


22 responses to “Seattle Police spend two months on undercover Tide Pod bust

  1. It’s time to self enact common sense gun legislation in our own homes, no safes, no trigger locks…just keep it close at all times!!!

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  2. Home invasion and identity theft should carry the death penalty.

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  3. Have drug dealers figured out a way to turn the ingredients in Tide detergent products into some kind of street drug? Tide products get stolen from stores by the bushel!

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  4. Just wait until they start stealing the labels off your pillows and furniture. You know, I have a feeling this their way of giving us their middle finger. Despite the fact that the taxpayers pay their salaries, they have no intention of actually doing anything that the taxpayers would like them to.

    In most localities police response comes in accordance with the degree of renumeration the “crime” brings. DUI’s are considered a good investment. They bring in a good return. Drug offenses are also good if federal funds come with the statistics that the arrests bring.

    Now, personal injury or property crimes cost THEM money. You can pretty much forget anything associated with these. If you add violence to the crime, such as “home invasion”, you can guarantee a delayed and overblown response. The delay will be due to them assembling a SWAT team and the danger will come from the fact that “officer safety’ is HUGELY more important than civilian safety.

    This is what we’ve allowed. It wasn’t always so. Being a cop used to be, by and large, an honorable profession. Having said that, and knowing that I don’t believe in “heroes”, I have NEVER been impressed. I would say that they were “tolerable” at one point. Not anymore.

    What I see now are armed thugs that are every bit as criminal as those they are sworn to defend against. They do this with impunity because the elites know that their real job is to keep THEM safe. We are now living in a militarized police state with unequal protection. I’m afraid we’re stuck with it until the ultimate collapse.

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    • That’s absolutely right, Lophatt, and it follows a corporate business model, at least to some degree.
      Mussolini defined “fascism” as “the merger of state and corporate powers.” This is why the Southern Gentleman we have for an Attorney General, Jeff Don’t-Wake-Me-From-My-Slumber Sessions, good “conservative/libertarian” that he is, JUST WON’T give up on CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE: A person may not have to be guilty, but his property is. Obeys the principle of admiralty law, straight down the line!

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  5. Well, I guess it’s safer than going after violent home invaders that might just shoot at you.

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  6. When I was a boy, frat brothers swallowed gold fish. Now it’s Tide Pods. What is next? Eating yoga mats? Oh wait, they already put that stuff in hamburger buns.
    Yep. I want my tax dollars spent on police who practice social work. Sigh…

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  7. it’s seattle for Christ’s sake. what do you expect.

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    • Ditto. Even my CA. middle schoolers make jokes about “he’s the type of person who’d eat a Tide Pod…” (and they don’t mean it as a compliment!) They DISREGARD these people, as everyone else should, and without a lengthy explanation, categorize them into the losers of the “Darwin Awards.” Time for the Seattle police to move on to bigger and better things. Tide Pod eaters are a self-limiting group.

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  8. Are drug users injecting Tide now? It used to be bath salts.
    Isn’t Seattle really anti gun? If so, they’re getting what Australia got when it outlawed guns, they called it home invasions.
    Good thing the criminals don’t have to worry about gun toting citizens, they feel safer already!

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