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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 Find Missing Baby as Search for Babysitter Continues
    posted: March 2, 2015
    Police have found 8-month-old Zaria Smith after she and her 12-year-old cousin were reported missing early Monday morning. After midnight, the mother of 8 month-old Zariah came home and found both her baby and her niece, who had been babysitting, missing. The car seat for baby Zariah had been removed from the family’s car. Officers received information that [more]
  • Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two Seperate Burglaries
    posted: March 1, 2015
    Officers arrested three suspects on Saturday in two different burglaries, one in Columbia City and another on Capitol Hill. Police were called to the 2900 block of South Byron Street after a witness saw two suspects breaking into a home. Officers surrounded the house, just as one of the two suspects leapt from the second [more]
  • City Officials Ask State to Pull Troubled Nightclub’s Liquor License After Weekend Shooting
    posted: February 27, 2015
    Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Police Department and City Attorney Pete Holmes have asked the state liquor board to suspend a University District nightclub’s license after three people were wounded in a gunfight as the club closed last weekend. The troubled Fusion Ultra Lounge has frequently been the site of brawls, shootings and other violence, drawing significant police resources on already-busy [more]
  • Woman Knocked Unconscious In Drive-By Egging
    posted: February 26, 2015
    A woman was knocked unconscious early Tuesday outside a Crown Hill bar after she was struck by an egg thrown from a passing truck. The woman and several friends were standing outside the bar near NW 85th Street and 15th Avenue NW when someone in a passing truck let loose a volley of eggs. One of the [more]
  • (Update) Police Seek Person of Interest In University District Break-Ins
    posted: February 26, 2015
    Update: Police have identified, interviewed and released the man seen in a video that was made public earlier today. The stated ‘person of interest’ recognized himself in the video and pictures. Officers interviewed the man after he self-reported to the nearest precinct. Detectives will continue to investigate other recent incidents in the University District as mentioned in [more]
  • Man Found Dead During Investigation Into Fire
    posted: February 25, 2015
    Police and fire officials found a man’s body inside the burnt remains of a tent after dousing a fire at an encampment above the Interstate 90 tunnel early Wednesday. When the Seattle Fire Department and police arrived at the scene, shortly before 6 AM, they found a large fire had engulfed a tent in the [more]
  • Police Seize Guns, Drugs, Arrest Three At Central District Home
    posted: February 25, 2015
    A two-month long investigation by the SPD Gang Unit and Narcotics detectives led police to arrest three people Tuesday night at a Central District home, where officers found stashes of guns and ammunition in the dining room, bedrooms, and even inside an oven. Gang Unit, Narcotics, East Precinct Officers, SWAT and FBI served a warrant around 8:15 PM Tuesday [more]
  • Neighborhood Response Team Tackles Low-level Crime Downtown
    posted: February 25, 2015
    A new seven-member police squad is patrolling the downtown core to tackle persistent, low-level crime that can make streets and parks feel unsafe. The Neighborhood Response Team, created in December, is focusing on so-called “street disorder” crimes, such as shoplifting, public urination, defecation and drug use. Downtown businesses and community groups have increasingly raised concerns [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspects After Man Shot in Leg on Beacon Hill
    posted: February 24, 2015
    Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night during an attempted robbery on Beacon Hill. Around 9:20 PM officers were called to a shooting near Beacon Ave S. and S. Warsaw Ave. Police arrived and found one man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Medics transported the victim to [more]
  • Burglar Flees On Bike, Leads Police Right to Suspected South Park Chop Shop
    posted: February 24, 2015
    A burglar who tried to make his getaway on a bicycle in the South Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon led officers right to a half-dozen stripped down stolen cars and a suspected chop shop. Police received a report around 3:15 PM that two men had smashed their way into a garage in the 1000 block of S. Donovan Street and fled. Officers [more]