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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.
  • Officers Arrest Drug Dealer In Downtown Park
    posted: July 6, 2015
    A drug dealer caught the eye of officers Sunday afternoon at City Hall Park, where police found him sitting in his car, sipping beer and selling crack. Officers were watching the park after receiving complaints about open drug dealing, when they noticed a man wearing one black glove, drinking beer as he sat in his [more]
  • Man Found Dead In Little Brook Neighborhood Sunday
    posted: July 5, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a security guard found a dead man in the Little Brook neighborhood early this morning. The security guard was doing his rounds in the 3000 block of NE 143rd St. around 4:30 AM Sunday when he discovered a man lying in a parking lot.  The guard checked closer and saw that [more]
  • Chief O’Toole’s First Year Message to Employees
    posted: July 4, 2015
    Chief O’Toole shared the following ‘thank you’ message to department employees yesterday. She recounts department achievements during the past year and speaks to the challenges that lie ahead. While the message was intended for employees, it is certainly worth sharing with the community we serve. Having just completed my first year as Chief, I want to thank members of [more]
  • Two Teens Arrested After Brighton Armed Robbery Investigation
    posted: July 3, 2015
    Detectives have closed a robbery case from June 25th after two teens were taken into custody Thursday. Two victims were walking along the 6600 block of Rainier Ave. S. when they saw a green Ford Crown Victoria turn onto S. Holly St.   The victims saw two teens exit the car and point gun at them [more]
  • Man Dead After Central District Shooting
    posted: July 2, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a man in his 30’s was found shot to death in the Central District early Thursday evening. Witnesses began calling 911 after hearing what they believed to be multiple gunshots in the 900 block of 24 Ave just after 4PM.  Officers arrived and found a man lying on the ground dead [more]
  • Rental Agreement Lands Man In Big House
    posted: July 2, 2015
    Detectives arrested a man Wednesday who bilked prospective renters out of hundreds of dollars over the course of days. The victims were apartment hunting and visited an open house in the 5000 block of 40 Ave. SW. this past weekend.  The victims met a 44-year-old man there who claimed to be renting out the basement apartment. [more]
  • Couple Robbed, Assaulted In Early Morning Beacon Hill Carjacking
    posted: July 1, 2015
    Officers are searching for three suspects after they robbed and assaulted a man and woman before stealing their car early Wednesday morning on Beacon Hill. A couple were sitting in their Toyota Camry just after midnight in the 2500 block of S. Lucile St. when two black males in their twenties approached the driver’s side of the [more]
  • Officers Investigate Drive-By Shooting in Central District
    posted: July 1, 2015
    Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred just after 9pm Tuesday night at 21st Ave and E James St. Patrol officers responded to the scene and found a car with several bullet holes in it. Officers interviewed multiple witnesses who stated that as many as four suspects in a bright red Mercedes and a [more]
  • Leave the Fireworks to the Pros and Come Enjoy the 4th at Lake Union
    posted: June 30, 2015
    With the 4th of July just around the corner, the Seattle Police Department would like to provide you with some important reminders about safety, fireworks and how you can help ease the strain on our 911 center during the busy holiday. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks (meaning everything but pop-it caps) is prohibited in [more]
  • Detectives Seek Leads In Washington Park Home Invasion
    posted: June 30, 2015
    Police are working to identify a robber who tied a woman up inside her Washington Park home in the early morning hours of June 20th, before making off with jewelry and cash. The victim told officers she awoke around 4 AM to find the suspect in her bedroom.  He demanded access to a safe, and then tied [more]