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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. […]

Man Attacked and Robbed in West Seattle
posted: August 18, 2014
A coffee-shop employee was beat up and robbed in the North Admiral neighborhood Monday morning while he waited for the store to open. The victim got to work, near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way, about 4 a.m., before the manager arrived. After he sat on the steps to read a tablet computer, three […]

Prints of Darkness: How tenacity and Super Glue help police solve crimes
posted: August 18, 2014
Katie Hosteny isn’t fazed by blood spatters, digging through rotting garbage or crawling through putrid cars that once held corpses, but the clingy black powder she uses on everything sticks with her. “You get really, really dirty with fingerprint powder,” said Hosteny, who dusts guns, bottles and any other evidence she can find with the […]

Gunman Arrested in SODO After Shooting
posted: August 16, 2014
Police arrested a 39-year-old Seattle man after he was carrying and firing a shotgun near 4th Ave South and South Lander Street. The incident began shortly after 5 PM when multiple concerned residents called 911 to report a fight between several men at a near by gas station. As the fight continued to escalate, the […]

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park
posted: August 14, 2014
Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday night. The woman was sitting on a park bench around 10:20 p.m. when two strangers approached her. According to the victim, one of the men pointed a silver revolver at her face and […]

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