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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.
  • Police, Seattle Animal Shelter Seize Dozens of Dogs, Cats and Chinchillas From U-District Home
    posted: September 2, 2015
    Seattle police and Animal Shelter officers rescued dozens of animals from squalid conditions at a University District townhome Wednesday after receiving a tip about a possible animal breeding operation. Last week, the Seattle Animal Shelter received information from a property manager that residents at a home in the 4500 block of 11th Avenue NE were keeping dozens [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Pioneer Square Shooting
    posted: August 31, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot in Pioneer Square Monday night. Officers responded to the 300 block of 2 Ave. Ext. S. at 9:40 pm Monday for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived in just over a minute and found a 20-year-old man with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Seattle Fire Department medics stabilized the mans injuries [more]
  • Police Arrest Three In Weekend Firearm Incidents
    posted: August 31, 2015
    Police arrested three people for crimes involving firearms over the weekend, including a man suspected in a shooting in Pioneer Square, a teen who flashed a handgun at a woman in Rainier Beach, and a felon who fled from police after pulling a pistol on a man on Capitol Hill. Officers made their first arrest [more]
  • Cops Beach Boat To Bring Kids Ashore
    posted: August 31, 2015
    Harbor Officers helped three kayakers to shore Sunday when their group of 21 people ran into trouble on Lake Union. Harbor Officers Eric Salisbury and Thoms Monroe responded to a report that a kayak had overturned in South Lake Union at 10:30 am.  Officers found and righted the kayak, and pulled a person from the water, and [more]
  • Officers Arrest Felon, Find Drugs, Gun, and Cash in Pioneer Square
    posted: August 28, 2015
    Officers arrested a felon for selling narcotics, and recovered a stolen gun in Pioneer Square this morning. Officer Victor Maes and Officer Felix Reyes Department of Corrections Officer Winfrey were on the lookout for narcotics activity at Occidental Ave. S. And S. Main St. at 6:30 AM today when they spotted a man they believed was selling drugs.  When officers tried [more]
  • Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun and Car Following Gunshots In South Seattle
    posted: August 27, 2015
    One man was arrested late Wednesday after firing several gunshots in Rainier Beach. Police also detained several people and seized a handgun and a vehicle following two separate reports of shots fired in the area. The incident outside Rainier Beach High School was first reported around 11 pm by two Metro bus drivers, who called 911 [more]
  • ATF K9 Helps SPD Find Guns Stashed By Domestic Violence Suspect
    posted: August 26, 2015
    A specially-trained ATF K9 helped officers track down three pistols hidden by a 17-year-old suspect after he attacked his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle. The victim, who is also a juvenile, called police around 1:50 PM and said her boyfriend had just choked her into unconsciousness at her home and fled. She also told [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect In West Seattle Robbery, Shooting
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery, car chase and shooting last week in West Seattle and are now investigating him for several other crimes. SPD’s Robbery Unit, working with the Washington State Department of Corrections, were able to track down and arrest the 23-year-old suspect. Police believe he was also involved in another [more]
  • (UPDATE) Suspect Arrested After Tourists Robbed Outside Downtown Bus Tunnel
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Update 9/1/2015: Detectives need your help identifying a group of men and women suspected of robbing a group of tourists in downtown Seattle last week. Police recovered video from the scene, which shows the group of suspects walking at 3rd Ave. and Pine St the night of the incident. If you recognize any of the individuals in [more]
  • Seattle Police Address Gun Violence Intervention Efforts
    posted: August 25, 2015
    Today, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Assistant Chief Robert Merner presented an overview of Seattle Police Department’s efforts to curb gun crime. Details from the presentation, including information on a number of recent arrests for shootings and other cases involving firearms, are now available online (.pdf).