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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 […]

Man Averts Stickup by Hitting Robber With Political Fliers
posted: November 5, 2014
A 19-year-old man delivering political fliers near Green Lake on Monday afternoon told police he narrowly averted a stickup by hitting the would-be robber with his only weapon at hand – a bag of brochures. The victim told police he was delivering political fliers to homes near North 60th Street and Kensington Place North when three […]

Officers Track Down and Arrest Auto Thief in Clyde Hill
posted: November 5, 2014
A Lake City car dealership employee hopped into his own car Tuesday afternoon to tail a car thief who stole a vehicle from the lot. Police were called around 3 PM after an employee at a dealership on Lake City Way Northeast witnessed a man steal one of their cars. The worker got in his […]

Five People Shot Overnight in U-District Melee
posted: November 1, 2014
Officers are investigating after five people were shot last night following a fight in the University District. Witnesses said a group of individuals standing in front of a bar located in the 5200 block University Way NE. were arguing when one of them punched another in the face. The individual who was punched produced a handgun and began firing. […]

Unhappy Meals: Police Investigating Three Assaults at Seattle Burger Joints
posted: October 30, 2014
This week was a royale (with cheese) pain-in-the-ground-chuck for employees and customers at Seattle burger joints, with a full order of complaints, spittle and a weaponized milkshake. The smorgasbord of assaults started around lunch time Monday when the manager of a restaurant in the 13200 block of Aurora Avenue North noticed a woman wearing a black jacket, black […]

Police Crack Rash of Dealership Car Thefts, Arrest Two
posted: October 29, 2014
Seattle Police have arrested two 15-year-old boys believed responsible for a rash of car thefts at dealerships in the Lake City area. Police got a break in the case when they detained three teen-age boys found lurking at a dealership on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago. One of the boys was arrested and later confessed to […]

Police Arrest Two Men for Stabbing Pot Dealer in U-District
posted: October 24, 2014
Police arrested two men early Friday after a 24-year-old pot dealer was stabbed in the University District. The victim reportedly sold the suspects marijuana before they returned to get their money back. Shortly before 1 AM, one of the suspects stabbed the pot dealer in the left armpit and knocked him to the ground outside […]

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