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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.

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Officers Arrest Georgetown Booze Burglar
posted: November 19, 2014
Officers chased down and arrested a 37-year-old man who broke into a Georgetown restaurant and stole three bottles of liquor Tuesday night. The burglar set off an alarm when he broke into the restaurant in the 6900 block of Carleton Avenue South around 8:30 PM. Officers quickly arrived and saw the suspect leaving through the […]

Police Arrest Burglars In The Act In Two Separate North Seattle Calls
posted: November 16, 2014
In two separate North Seattle burglaries officers arrived at Licton Springs and Ballard homes catching the burglars red handed yesterday evening. Just before 8 Pm officers were driving lights and sirens through the Licton Springs neighborhood to a different call when the dispatcher broadcast a homeowner was outside in the front yard fighting with a burglar. The […]

Officers Catch Their Men After a Wild Foot Chase Through a Cemetery in the Haller Lake Neighborhood
posted: November 15, 2014
Seattle police captured two suspects hiding in a cemetery after the suspects jumped from a moving, stolen car late Friday Night. Officers, while on an Anti-Violence Emphasis patrol, were keeping their eyes open for a stolen SUV believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents throughout North Seattle. The officers spotted the stolen […]

Police Make Arrest On Cell-Phone Robbery Downtown
posted: November 11, 2014
Officers arrest a robbery suspect hours after the strong-arm robbery, with the help of a valiant valet. Several suspects surrounded a woman visiting Seattle at 6th Ave and Pike Street, just after 7 PM Monday evening. A female robber then grabbed a cell-phone from the victim’s hand whilst another woman grabbed the victim’s purse pulling […]

Police Catch Car-Jacking Suspect After Vehicle Pursuit
posted: November 10, 2014
Officers caught a man who witnesses say car-jacked a woman, hit her with the car and then intentionally rammed two police cars during a pursuit stretching from Fremont to Phinney Ridge. Witnesses called 911 at 3:00 PM saying a suspect had just carjacked a woman near North 44th Street and Woodland Park Ave North. The […]

Police Arrest Two When “Suspicious Car” Turns Out to be Stolen
posted: November 10, 2014
Officers arrested two people in a stolen car and found a trove of cell-phones and mail when a concerned neighbor called 911 about a suspicious car in the Montlake neighborhood. A concerned neighbor called 911 Monday morning when he saw a suspicious car sitting in the driveway of an abandoned house. Officers arrived to find […]

SPD Adopts New System to Write Traffic Tickets
posted: November 10, 2014
The Seattle Police Department is dumping its old method of hand writing traffic tickets in favor of a new electronic system, called SECTOR, that will spit out citations with the punch of a button. It also will be used to track collisions in the city. Some officers started using the system today, with the goal […]

Police Arrest a Man After he Threatens Victim With a Gun
posted: November 9, 2014
Officers arrested a man and collected his loaded gun as evidence after he allegedly pointed it at another person Sunday morning in Pioneer Square. After bar closing, officers saw a street fight near 1 Ave South and South Washington Street. As Officers were breaking up the fight, a man approached them alleging a suspect had just pointed […]

Officers Catch Wanted Fugitive After he Breaks into Car
posted: November 9, 2014
Two witnesses caught a wanted fugitive out of Oregon after he broke into a car in the University District Saturday morning. Officers were called to Northeast 64th Street and Brooklyn Ave Northeast when two witnesses observed a man breaking into a car. The two witnesses detained the suspect till officers arrived and arrested the 30-year-old man. Officers also […]

Police Arrest Felon with Stolen Handgun
posted: November 7, 2014
Officers arrested a 25-year-old man near 3rd and Pike about noon on Thursday for illegal possession of a handgun. A Seattle Police Officer and Department of Corrections Officer spotted the suspect, who is under DOC supervision, in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue. The officers searched his backpack and discovered a stolen semi-automatic handgun, as well as gift card […]

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