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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.
  • Woman Knocked Unconscious In Drive-By Egging
    posted: February 26, 2015
    A woman was knocked unconscious early Tuesday outside a Crown Hill bar after she was struck by an egg thrown from a passing truck. The woman and several friends were standing outside the bar near NW 85th Street and 15th Avenue NW when someone in a passing truck let loose a volley of eggs. One of the [more]
  • (Update) Police Seek Person of Interest In University District Break-Ins
    posted: February 26, 2015
    Update: Police have identified, interviewed and released the man seen in a video that was made public earlier today. The stated ‘person of interest’ recognized himself in the video and pictures. Officers interviewed the man after he self-reported to the nearest precinct. Detectives will continue to investigate other recent incidents in the University District as mentioned in [more]
  • Vandal Wanted For Defacing Native American Mural On School Building
    posted: February 24, 2015
    A Seattle police detective is working to track down a vandal who sprayed ten-foot high letters across a mural on a school building in the Licton Springs neighborhood. A local artist contacted police Monday afternoon and reported that someone had defaced a mural he had painted on the Wilson-Pacific school building, near N. 90th Street and Stone Avenue [more]
  • Police Investigating After Woman Reports Armed Man Tried to Abduct Her Near UW
    posted: February 23, 2015
    Detectives are investigating a report that an armed man tried to abduct a woman at gunpoint late Sunday near the University of Washington. The victim walking home along NE 55th Street near 15th Ave NE around 10:15 PM when she noticed a man following her. As the woman passed by an alleyway, the man ran [more]
  • (Update) Officers Investigating University Districts Shooting
    posted: February 22, 2015
    (Update)  Two additional gunshot victims arrived at Providence Hospital in Everett having been injured in the University district shooting. Friends had transported the two victims to Everett, where hospital staff alerted the police. Both victims are being treated at Providence Hospital for life-threatening injuries. Police are on scene after one man was shot in the leg near [more]
  • (Update) Seattle Police Investigating a Possible Drug Lab in North Seattle
    posted: February 17, 2015
    After donning the appropriate protective gear, firefighters entered the home, which contained the suspected drug lab. Firefighters found a 30-year-old man unconscious inside the home. The man was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers reopened 15 Ave Northeast to traffic shortly before 9 P.M. Detectives are still on scene as the [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Early Morning Break-Ins In University District
    posted: February 17, 2015
    Seattle police are investigating a series of early-morning break-ins near the University of Washington campus. Police responded to 911 calls from three different houses between 4:25 and 4:45 AM Tuesday from residents in the 4700 blocks of 18th and 19th Avenue NE and 5000 block of 19th NE. In one case, a woman awoke to [more]
  • Man Critically Wounded In University District Stabbing
    posted: February 5, 2015
    A 22-year-old man was critically wounded early Thursday after he was stabbed during a large brawl, involving as many as 10 people, in the University District. Witnesses reported seeing a large fight near NE 42nd and University Way NE around 12:15 AM after a group of intoxicated men confronted a man and a woman on the street. The two [more]
  • Police Arrest Man After He Barricades Himself in Crown Hill Home
    posted: February 5, 2015
    Police spent hours working to coax a man out of his Crown Hill home Thursday after he reportedly ingested hallucinogens and assaulted a family member. Officers were called to the 9200 block of 8 Ave Northwest around 10 AM after receiving a report a man was hallucinating, had access to knives, and refused to leave the home [more]
  • Man Shot in Motel Parking Lot in North Seattle
    posted: February 4, 2015
    A man was shot early this morning while  in the parking lot of a motel in the 12000 Block of Aurora Avenue North. Just after 12:30 this morning, officers from the North Precinct responded to a 911 call of a possible shooting at the Orion Motel.  When officers arrived, they located the male victim, who had [more]