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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.
  • Cops Follow Trail of Pot Smoke to Teen Felon, Two Guns
    posted: February 5, 2016
    Officers recovered a pair of pistols Thursday night after receiving reports of a group of teens trespassing and smoking pot at a Rainier Beach apartment complex. Just before 8pm police arrived at the apartment the 8700 block of Rainier Avenue South where a resident pointed out the four juvenile boys in a stairwell and informed officers they [more]
  • Crack Remains Wack
    posted: February 5, 2016
    Police found a big bag of crack stashed away inside a Ford Bronco after arresting a dealer Thursday evening in West Seattle. Members of the West Precinct Anti-Crime Team were able to call in an order to the 42-year-old dealer, who offered to meet at a convenience store in the 1600 block of SW Holden Street around [more]
  • Burglar Injured By Phinney Ridge Resident’s Fists, Garden Shears
    posted: February 4, 2016
    A 30-year-old burglar was injured Tuesday after a Phinney Ridge man caught him breaking into his home and proceeded to beat him about the head with his fists and a pair of garden shears.. The resident called 911 around 3:30 PM after he saw the burglar pull up on his street in the 6200 block of 4th Ave [more]
  • Man Arrested For Smashing Windows, ATM In Fremont
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Officers made a rock-solid arrest Tuesday morning in Fremont after a man threw a chunk of concrete through a bus shelter, smashed windows at a chocolate factory with a cement brick, and hurled a large stone at an ATM. Staff members at a Fremont business called police just before 10 AM and reported a man [more]
  • Detectives Track Down Teen Suspects In Wallingford Armed Robbery
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Detectives have arrested two teens in connection with an armed robbery at a Wallingford convenience store last week. Police responded to the store in the 4000 block of Wallingford Ave N around 9:30 PM on January 28th, after an employee reported that two masked men had robbed him at gunpoint.  The employee asked the robbers to wait until a [more]
  • Police Find Meth, Heroin In Camouflage-Painted Motorhome In Magnolia
    posted: February 4, 2016
    The camouflage paint job on a felon’s 1978 Swinger motorhome did little to disguise his Magnolia drug dealing operation from SPD detectives, who arrested the man Tuesday and found methamphetamine and heroin hidden under a mattress inside the RV. SPD’s Narcotics Unit had received information about narcotics dealing associated with the motorhome, and detectives were able to make several [more]
  • Man Arrested With Stolen Gun After Confrontation Outside Mosque
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Police arrested a man armed with a stolen gun, a pellet gun and a baseball bat after he confronted two other men outside a mosque Tuesday in the Northgate neighborhood. The two victims were reportedly standing in the parking lot of a mosque at 15th Avenue NE and Northgate Way around 1 PM when they [more]
  • Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun to School
    posted: February 3, 2016
    Seattle police arrested an 18-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle after she was reportedly seen with a firearm. At around 2 PM, a fellow student reported seeing the young woman drop a firearm in bathroom, before picking it up and leaving the school building. School staff called police and [more]
  • (Updated) One Arrested Following Shooting On Metro Bus In SoDo
    posted: February 3, 2016
    Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s arrested a suspected gunman after one man was wounded Wednesday morning in a shooting on a King County Metro bus in SODO. Police are still searching for a second man reportedly involved in the incident. At 10 AM, SPD officers and King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 4th Avenue [more]
  • Detectives Find Stolen Gun, Stolen Power At Illegal Pot Grow
    posted: February 2, 2016
    SPD Narcotics detectives arrested two people last week after an investigation led police to a particularly dank Burien basement, filled with 11 pounds of packaged pot and 28 illegally grown marijuana plants, fed with stolen electricity. While searching the home in the 13000 block of 15th Avenue SW last Thursday, January 28th, detectives found the residents had [more]