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Detectives Searching For Suspects In U-District Home Invasion
posted: December 10, 2014
Officers rushed to a home in the University District Wednesday afternoon after three men pulled a shotgun on a resident and robbed him. The victim told police three men broke in to the home in the 5200 block of 15th Ave NE just after 2 PM Wednesday. The suspects walked through the front door of the man’s home, pointed […]

Officers Arrest Sex Offender Found Sleeping in Stolen Car
posted: December 10, 2014
North Precinct Officers arrested a sex offender Monday morning after finding him sleeping in a car containing some suspected stolen items. Officers responded to the 10300 block of Midvale Ave. North  at 9:10 am for a report of a suspicious car parked along the street. The officers arrived and realized the white Volkswagen Golf had been reported […]

Police Arrest Man for Burning Sign, Threatening Customers at Roosevelt Cafe
posted: December 10, 2014
Police arrested a man Monday for setting a sandwich-board sign on fire at a coffee shop, chasing people at the store and threatening to burn the whole place down. Witnesses say the man put some cloth on top of the sign outside the shop–located in the 6400 block of 12th Avenue Northeast–around 1:30 PM and […]

From the Food Court to Juvenile Court
posted: December 7, 2014
A lot of people are talking about the amazing work done by Bothell Police to arrest nine juvenile car thieves this past Friday. There were two thieves that evaded apprehension, however. In other words, they got away. Not for long, though. Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives assigned to a robbery prevention detail at Northgate Mall spotted one of these suspects […]

Fremont Robbery Suspect Sought After Bungled Stickup
posted: December 4, 2014
A man mugged by armed robber in Fremont early Thursday managed to turn the table by taking away his attacker’s gun. The victim told police he was walking in the 300 block of Northwest 41st Street at 12:30 AM when a man approached from behind and demanded his, “stuff.”  The victim said, “no” and the […]

High School Crime Crew Busted After Boosting Cars From Dealerships
posted: November 26, 2014
Detectives have tied a group of North Seattle high schoolers arrested in a stolen car Monday to a string of recent break-ins at auto dealerships. Patrol officers arrested the three teen suspects Monday morning after spotting them driving around Lake City in a car stolen from a dealership in Edmonds, WA. Officers arrested the three teens after a brief chase […]

Detectives Uncover Major Stash of Cellphones and Guns In Pioneer Square, Cuff Car Thieves On Aurora
posted: November 19, 2014
After arresting a package-stealing grinch, a bike thief, and a cop car-ramming felon earlier this month, SPD’s Major Crimes Taskforce (MCTF) went right back to work, seizing a stash of more than 100 cellphones and guns in Pioneer Square, before chasing down two car thieves on Aurora. MCTF detectives were prowling Aurora Avenue on November 18th—looking for several wanted […]

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 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 […]

Burglars Steal 50 Keys and a Car from Lake City Dealership
posted: November 6, 2014
Burglars broke into a Lake City car dealership early Tuesday, grabbed 50 car keys and stole a Chevy Malibu. Lake City dealerships have been hit hard by burglars recently. Police arrested a man earlier this week after he brazenly stole a car in the middle of the afternoon, and last week officers arrested two teen-agers […]


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