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“Nunchuck Master” Arrested After Attacking Friend at “Spooky” Home
posted: October 7, 2014
The mysterious midnight disappearance of a woman’s wedding ring from a “spooky” abandoned home last Saturday led the self-styled “nunchuck master” to attack her friend with a martial arts weapon and flee, before she was caught by police. Officers first crossed paths with the suspect at about 12:20 AM when they spotted a woman walking near the 100 block […]

Woman Arrested for Stealing Mail in North Seattle
posted: October 7, 2014
Officers arrested a woman early Monday morning after she was seen taking mail from North Seattle mailboxes. Witnesses reported seeing a woman looking in mailboxes shortly after midnight in the 14000 block of Ashworth Avenue North. The 36-year-old suspect fled when officers arrived, but she was quickly apprehended. Police saw unopened mail sticking out her […]

Teen Raiders Arrested After Lunch Break Break-In
posted: October 7, 2014
Police arrested two 15-year-olds Monday afternoon after the teens took a long lunch break to burglarize a home near their North Seattle high school. The homeowner heard someone running through his house shortly after 12:45 PM and spotted the teens fleeing down the street. The man hopped into his car found and confronted the two young men at 40th Ave […]

Suspect Steals High-End Camaro From Dealership Only to Ditch It Blocks Away
posted: October 7, 2014
After breaking into a Lake City dealership early Tuesday morning, a burglar stole a Chevrolet Camaro Z28, only to ditch the high-end car a few blocks away. Around 4:30 AM this morning, a private security guard called 911 after finding evidence of a rather dramatic break-in at the dealership, in the 11300 block of Lake City Way. At the […]

Four Party Crashers Arrested After Shots Fired in the U-District
posted: October 4, 2014
Officers arrested four people overnight following a fight that ensued when a group of men tried to force their way into a home in the University District. Just minutes into Saturday morning, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 4500 block of 21 Ave. NE where many witnesses approached officers and told them […]

Major Crimes Unit Unravels Prolific North Seattle Crime Ring
posted: October 1, 2014
A stolen car, a wanted woman, and her diary detailing “what I stole today” has led SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force to unravel a prolific crime ring, which detectives believe is responsible for hundreds of break-ins, car prowls, thefts and identity fraud in North Seattle. In all, police arrested four suspects and seized hundreds of […]

“They can no longer sell the cake.”
posted: September 16, 2014
Officer Nic Abts-Olsen’s patrol car radio crackled to life on a baking hot Saturday afternoon as a dispatcher called for units to respond to an assault at the KFC in the 13200 block of Aurora Avenue North. As Abts-Olsen and his partner Cliff Borjeson rolled to the scene, details of the sudden attack trickled in from dispatchers:”unknown male […]

Pregnant Woman Attacked in Cowen Park
posted: September 16, 2014
Two young suspects attacked a pregnant woman walking through Cowen Park in the Roosevelt neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Monday night. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, reported she was walking back to a friend’s home when two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, approached the victim from behind and began hitting her. The attackers […]

Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair
posted: September 9, 2014
After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall. Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man […]

Woman Grazed by Bullet While Riding Metro Bus
posted: September 5, 2014
Detectives are investigating after a woman was grazed by a bullet while riding a Metro bus through North Seattle Friday night. Officers began receiving calls of shots fired just before 9:40 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Aurora Ave. North.  When they arrived on scene, they found a woman who had been grazed by […]


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