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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.
  • Nothing Hazardous Found After Threatening Notes Lead to Seattle U Evacuation
    posted: April 17, 2015
    Seattle University officials evacuated three buildings and contacted Seattle police Friday morning after a student found two threatening notes in a women’s restroom. School officials called police around 8:45 AM and evacuated three buildings–Pigott, Bannan and Engineering–while officers searched the campus. Officers conducted a floor-by-floor search of the three buildings, and were unable to locate anything [more]
  • Masked Men Force Their Way Into Pot Shop Owner’s Home
    posted: April 17, 2015
    Two masked men forced their way inside a Seattle marijuana shop owner’s West Seattle home early Friday and tied him up at gunpoint, before making off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, a half-dozen pistols and a high-powered rifle. The 47-year-old owner was walking up to his home in the 8600 block of 35th [more]
  • Police Find 60 Stolen Bikes At Edmonds Chop Shop—Is One of Them Yours?
    posted: April 16, 2015
    A tip from a sleuthing bike theft victim led police to staggering number of stolen bicycles and a suspected chop shop Wednesday in Edmonds. Now detectives want to know if they have your bike. SPD Major Crimes Taskforce Detective Scotty Bach began investigating the case last week, on April 7th, after receiving a tip from a man [more]
  • Police Seek Two More Suspects In Matthews Beach Break-In
    posted: April 16, 2015
    A man caught burglarizing a Matthews Beach home earlier this week told police he was not the criminal mastermind behind the break-in, and made his case by trying to bribe a cop, while on camera. Detectives haven’t yet confirmed the man’s role in planning the burglary, but are now looking to arrest two other suspects involved in the case. [more]
  • Concerned Neighbors Lead Police to Greenwood Meth & Heroin Dealer
    posted: April 16, 2015
    Neighbors’ concerns that a Greenwood apartment had become a hub for crime led Seattle police to arrest a suspected heroin and meth dealer and seize a police-grade ballistic vest Wednesday night. SPD Narcotics detectives began investigating the 49-year-old woman earlier this year after receiving complaints about people constantly coming and going from her apartment in the 11700 [more]
  • Wednesday Afternoon Protest Ends With 21 Arrests
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Officers arrested 21 people during a protest that wound through Downtown and ended on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. Officers escorted a group of protestors through the streets of Seattle during their permitted march which started at 2 PM. today. The group began marching at Occidental park, made their way through Downtown then turned towards Capitol Hill. As [more]
  • Thief Poses As Plumber to Scam 91-Year-Old, Other Seattle Residents
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Seattle police are working to flush out a thief, who’s been posing as a plumber and draining the wallets of residents in South and West Seattle. In five different cases between January 22nd and April 8th, the suspect has approached women–all between the ages of 76 and 91–at their homes, claimed to work for Fox Plumbing, and then [more]
  • One Arrested After Man Stabbed, Woman Pepper Sprayed In Belltown Argument
    posted: April 14, 2015
    Officers arrested a 44-year-old man Tuesday in Belltown after he stabbed a man and pepper sprayed a woman during an argument. Police received reports of a fight the 2100 block of 1st Ave. at 5:30 PM.  When the first officer arrived, he found a 48-year-old man with stab wounds in his chest and side.  The victim provided [more]
  • Burglar Busted In Mom’s Car Unsuccessfully Tries to Bribe Cops
    posted: April 14, 2015
    At some point, a 21-year-old man busted for a botched burglary in Matthews Beach Monday morning will have to explain to his mother why police towed her car. He may also have to explain to a judge why he unsuccessfully tried to bribe the officers who arrested him. 911 dispatchers received a call shortly after 3 AM from a [more]
  • Police Arrest Teen After Armed Carjacking In Rainier View
    posted: April 14, 2015
    Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teens and tracked down a stolen car Monday night after an armed carjacking in a Rainier View park. The car’s owner told police he stopped to use a restroom at Lakeridge Park in the 10100 block of Cornell Ave South shortly after 10:30 PM and left his [more]