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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 Catch Two Would-Be Belltown Burglars
    posted: March 28, 2015
    Officers arrested two burglars from a Belltown condominium parking garage early Saturday morning. The night clerk at a Belltown condo saw three suspects breaking into cars and storage units in the parking garage around 3:30 AM and immediately called police. The caller stated the suspects were staging their ill-gotten goods near an exit to the alley. [more]
  • Gang Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved in Early March Shooting
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Detectives recovered a gun as they arrested two men Friday afternoon stemming from a March 7th shooting at a gas station that injured one man. Seattle Police detectives were partnering with federal law enforcement partners as they investigated the March 7th shooting and began to zero in on two suspects from the incident. During the [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Fatal Downtown Collision
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Traffic Collision detectives are investigating after a woman was struck and killed in a downtown crosswalk yesterday. Officers first received calls at 4:30 p.m. after a pickup truck struck a woman using a walker to cross Seneca at 5th Avenue. The driver immediately stopped his truck waited for police to arrive. Seattle Fire Department medics rushed [more]
  • (Update) Police Recover Gun While Investigating Rainier Beach Shooting
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Update: Officers saw a car matching the vehicle witnesses had seen speeding away from the original scene several hours earlier. Officers stopped the car at 23 Ave. SW and SW Brandon Street and spoke with the driver. Gang Detectives arrested the 21-year-old, a convicted felon, who had been seen ditching a gun at the original shooting [more]
  • Cops Cancel Beacon Hill Goat Escape
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Officers corralled a herd of goats Thursday after they led police on a brief hoof chase on Beacon Hill. Shortly after 1:15 pm, police received a report that 10 goats had gotten loose from a yard in the 5000 block of South Wallace Street and were chasing a group of kids (the human kind). Officers arrived, [more]
  • Armed Robber With Eclectic Tastes Arrested For Westlake Magazine Heist
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Bike officers arrested a robber Wednesday in Westlake Park after he pilfered an eclectic collection of periodicals from a downtown book store. The suspect walked into the Barnes & Noble at 6th and Pine around 5 PM, picked out copies of Newsweek, Playboy and Intelligent Life—magazines devoted to currents events, lagomorphology and culture—and ran for the store’s exit. When [more]
  • Police Seize Rifle & Pistol, Search For Gunmen Following Central District Car Crash
    posted: March 25, 2015
    Gang Unit detectives seized an assault rifle and handgun Wednesday and are searching for two gunmen, suspected of opening fire on a man and his daughter following a car crash in the Central District. The shooting happened around 2:30 PM, after the gunmen’s vehicle collided with a second car at 26th and Washington Street. Detectives [more]
  • Business Owner Helps Police Catch Georgetown Burglar
    posted: March 25, 2015
    Police captured a burglar early Wednesday after receiving a report of a break-in at a Georgetown furniture store. Around 4:30 AM, a burglar tripped a surveillance system inside the store in the 6500 block of 5th Place South. The system alerted the store’s owner, who pulled up a live surveillance camera feed from home outside Seattle. When she saw several [more]
  • SPD, City Officials Investigating SR99 Semi-Truck Collision, Reviewing Response
    posted: March 25, 2015
    Seattle police and city officials are investigating a Tuesday evening semi-truck crash, and reviewing the response to the collision, which led to a nine-hour closure of State Route 99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct At approximately 2:21 PM, a semi-truck and trailer was traveling south on the Alaskan Way viaduct near the Atlantic Street off-ramp.  [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Violent Robbery At Rainier Beach Doughnut Shop
    posted: March 24, 2015
    SPD detectives are investigating a man who barricaded himself in a crawlspace Tuesday in the International District for a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop. The 21-year-old man led US Marshals and Seattle police on a brief chase around 12:30 PM after they tried to arrest him for several felony warrants. Detectives also believe the man [more]