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(Updated) Suspected Car Thief Presumed Drowned
posted: August 28, 2014
Update – 11:45 AM: Officer have recovered a man’s body from the water near where police last saw the suspected car thief. The King County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body as police continue to investigate the incident. —— Police divers are working to recover the body of a suspected car thief, now presumed […]

Detectives Seek Northgate Jewelry Thief
posted: August 26, 2014
Workers at a Northgate Mall jewelry store had a “bad feeling” about a man who kept coming into their store to look at rings earlier this month. Their gut instincts proved right when he grabbed a ring worth $1,450 and ran. Jewelry store staff said the suspect came into their shop three times within an hour […]

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint in Rainier View
posted: August 25, 2014
A 64-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint at a Rainier View Metro bus stop Sunday afternoon. The 64-year-old victim was waiting for a bus around 5 p.m. in the 11800 block of Beacon Avenue South when a man came up behind her and shoved a small, silver handgun into her side. He ordered her to […]

Lost Heroin Finds New Home in Police Custody
posted: August 24, 2014
A keen eyed neighbor located over $10,000 in heroin hidden in his shrubbery in the Green Lake neighborhood. On Thursday the witness observed a car pull up to a planting strip, one man got out and began searching through the bushes only to leave empty handed. Then again on Saturday a different car pulled up […]

Man Carjacked at Gunpoint at Golden Gardens Park
posted: August 19, 2014
A man was robbed at gunpoint and had his car stolen late Monday night at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard. According to the victim, he was digging in his pockets for his car keys in Golden Gardens’ parking lot around 11:20 p.m. when four men walked up behind him. One of the men then asked to […]

Detectives Release Police Recordings From Gasworks Park Shooting
posted: July 31, 2014
As the Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigation Team continues to review Wednesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Gasworks Park, detectives have compiled audio recordings of police radio traffic during the incident. In the recording, officers can be heard calling for a Crisis Intervention specialist to calm the agitated man who, minutes later, threatened to ignite a gas […]

Gasworks Vandal Tells Police Spraypaint Spree Began After Birthday Party Got Out of Hand
posted: July 31, 2014
A man arrested today in connection with a massive vandalism spree at Gasworks Park told police he began spray painting walls in the park early Monday after his 19th birthday party “got out of hand.” After vandals caused more than $8,000 of damage at Gasworks this week, SPD Graffiti Detective Chris Young received a tip that a […]

Man Fatally Shot After Threatening Officers With Broken Bottle at Gas Works Park (Update)
posted: July 30, 2014
North Precinct Officers shot a man in Gas Works Park this morning after he attacked a security guard and then threatened them with a broken bottle. Officers were patroling Gas Works Park in the 2100 block of N. Northlake Way at about 2:45 this morning when a security guard approached them and said a transient male […]

Violent Felon Wanted For Kidnapping One-Month-Old Daughter
posted: July 29, 2014
Update: Police arrested Carney at a Capitol Hill apartment building just after 5 PM Tuesday. His one-month-old daughter, who was also at the apartment, was unharmed. Seattle police are searching for a violent felon after he kidnapped his one-month-old daughter and threatened to kill the child’s mother in the University District earlier today. Eric Carney, 39, approached his […]

Graffiti Detective Investigating After Vandals Trash Gasworks Park
posted: July 29, 2014
SPD’s graffiti detective is working to identify members of a large group of vandals—possibly dozens of teens—who left spraypainted tags on walls, machinery and picnic benches in Gasworks Park Monday night. Officers arrived at Gasworks around 10:45 PM Monday night after receiving a report of a large group of teenagers—possibly as many as 40 to 50—partying at the […]


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