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Officer Trapped in Car After Collision
posted: September 1, 2014
An officer rushing to the aid of another officer drove into a pole and was trapped in his patrol car at Highland Park Way SW and W Marginal Way SW Monday night. An officer drove down Highland Park Way SW at 9:00p.m. Monday night when the car slid on pavement that was slick with fresh […]

Officer Responding to Auto Theft Broadsided in West Seattle
posted: September 1, 2014
A woman called 911 to report two men stole her car while she left it running in the 2700 block of 4 Ave. South. Plain-clothes officers in the area quickly located the car and requested marked patrol units to stop the car.  When officers tried to pull the car over at 21st Ave. SW and […]

Suspect Made Threats Day Before Opening Fire on Officers
posted: September 1, 2014
Police were investigating a man for sending threatening texts to family members the day before he opened fire on officers. Officers began their investigation when they responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of W Prospect Street. Officers made contact with the male resident and verified that he was the only […]

SUV Careens Through Salon Injuring Seven
posted: August 28, 2014
Seven people were injured Thursday when an SUV crashed into a hair salon in the Columbia City neighborhood. The vehicle crashed into the salon near the intersection of Rainier Ave South and South Ferguson Street about 1:25 p.m., causing an interior wall to partially collapse into an adjoining restaurant and temporarily pin a father, mother […]

Diesel Leak Leads to Massive Cleanup Effort
posted: August 26, 2014
Multiple city agencies responded to a diesel fuel spill after a semi-truck punctured its gas tank sending 80 gallons of fuel onto streets near Harbor Island during Tuesday evening’s commute. Officers began receiving calls about a fuel leak at the Alaskan Way on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge just before 4:45 p.m.  As they arrived, they […]

Shooting in Belltown Damages Businesses
posted: August 24, 2014
A shooting near 3rd Ave and Bell Street damaged several businesses early Sunday morning. Officers were on patrol in the area when they heard numerous shots fired in the 2200 block of 3rd Ave around 2:30 AM. Upon arrival, officers located ten shell casings from a handgun. According to witnesses, an argument between the shooter […]

Man Shot in Leg After Fight Leads to Shooting in North Seattle Neighborhood
posted: August 24, 2014
A fight at a house party spilled into the street and ended with one man going to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers were called to a shooting near North 107th Street and Whitman Ave North around 1:30 AM this morning. Medics took the victim to the hospital with non-life threatening […]

Lost Heroin Finds New Home in Police Custody
posted: August 24, 2014
A keen eyed neighbor located over $10,000 in heroin hidden in his shrubbery in the Green Lake neighborhood. On Thursday the witness observed a car pull up to a planting strip, one man got out and began searching through the bushes only to leave empty handed. Then again on Saturday a different car pulled up […]

Neighbor Helps Officers Catch Burglars on Beacon Hill
posted: August 23, 2014
Police have arrested three men involved in a burglary after an attentive neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity. Around 1:30 PM on Friday afternoon, the witness observed two young men checking windows and knocking on the front door of a neighbor’s home. The two burglars entered the home wearing latex gloves and were seen […]

Two Teens Arrested for Marijuana Burglary
posted: August 18, 2014
Police arrested two teen-agers early Monday after they robbed a marijuana dispensary in the Columbia City neighborhood, stuffing a backpack with marijuana joints and other products. When officers responded to reports of a burglary around 4:30 a.m., near 42nd Avenue and South Brandon Street, they saw a broken window at the business and a suspect peering through it. […]


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