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Disclaimer: Seattle Police respond to hundreds of events every day. The information you see here is just a sampling. Information is subject to change as case investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged.
  • Federal, County Prosecutors Decline to File Charges In 2010 Incident
    posted: November 24, 2015
    The Seattle Police Department was notified today that the United States Attorney will not prosecute a Seattle police officer involved in a November 2010 incident in Georgetown. (See letters from U.S. Attorney and King County Prosecutor) When the City Attorney’s Office brought this video to the Department’s attention in May 2015, Chief O’Toole notified the [more]
  • Gang Detectives Investigating After Teen Shot in Ankle
    posted: November 20, 2015
    A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Thursday in the Central District. Witnesses called 911 around 10 PM and reported hearing gunfire near 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street. When police arrived, they learned three young men reportedly targeted in the shooting had run from the scene. According to witnesses, the gunman had fled [more]
  • Detectives Investigating New Holly Home Invasion
    posted: November 18, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a group of armed suspects forced their way into a man’s home in the New Holly neighborhood. A 76-year-old man was smoking on his porch in the 6800 block of 27 Ave S. at 2:45 PM yesterday when a man with a handgun in his waistband approached him and ordered the victim [more]
  • Murder Parolee Caught With Stolen Gun After He Rams Cop Car In Motel Parking Lot
    posted: November 18, 2015
    Officers arrested a violent felon Tuesday after he rammed a police vehicle and fled on foot. Seattle Police Officers, Department of Corrections (DOC) Specialists, and members of the ATF/SPD Gun Crime Task Force responded to a motel in the 5200 block of 4 Ave S to try and locate the 50-year-old felon. Authorities had learned [more]
  • Detectives Seek Leads On Wig and Denim Cutoff-Wearing Suspect In Miller Park Incidents
    posted: November 17, 2015
    A man dressed in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts reportedly chased a woman in the Miller Park neighborhood early Thursday, and police are now investigating whether he may have also exposed himself to other women in the area. Last Thursday, a woman was walking east on 15th Avenue East and East Thomas Street around 2 AM when [more]
  • UPDATE (PHOTOS): Police Investigating Burglary at Archdiocese of Seattle
    posted: November 16, 2015
    Police are investigating after the offices of the Archdiocese of Seattle were burglarized over the weekend. An employee called police Monday morning after she arrived at the Archdiocese offices in the 700 block of 9th Ave and found someone had pried open several doors. Staff found that a burglar had rummaged through offices on several floors of [more]
  • Can You Help Catch This Prolific Burglar?
    posted: November 12, 2015
    Detectives are hoping you can point them in the direction of a prolific Downtown burglar. Norrian Phillips goes into office buildings in the Downtown and Lower Queen Anne areas and steals laptop computers.  The 35-year-old Phillips has recently been linked to a case where 20 laptop computers were stolen from the 400 block of 2 Ave. W. Detectives [more]
  • Police Investigating After Drone Hits Waterfront Ferris Wheel
    posted: November 12, 2015
    Police are searching for the owner of a small drone, which struck a Ferris wheel and crashed to the ground Wednesday on Seattle’s waterfront. A security guard was making his rounds in the 1300 block of Alaskan Way around 4:45 PM when he heard a strange noise. He looked up on saw the drone strike the center [more]
  • Officers Arrest Robbery Suspect Following Assault on Clerk
    posted: November 10, 2015
    Officers arrested a 28-year-old man at 2:30 this morning after he slashed a man while being confronted about stealing a doughnut. A clerk for a convenience store in the 600 block of 1 Ave, saw the suspect enter the store, place a doughnut in his pocket and try to walk out without paying. The clerk confronted the suspect [more]
  • Man Arrested After Pulling Knife Outside Two Different Capitol Hill Bars
    posted: November 9, 2015
    A 24-year-old man was arrested by police on Capitol Hill early this morning after he pulled a knife on a man who had complimented his shoes. The suspect reportedly walked past the victim outside the R Place nightclub at Boylston Avenue and East Pine Street around 1 AM. When the victim offered his unsolicited approval of the suspect’s [more]