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Vehicle Arson in North Seattle, Suspect in Custody
posted: April 20, 2014
A man who deliberately set a pickup truck on fire in North Seattle late last night is in custody. On April 19th at approximately 10:52 p.m. officers responded to reports of an arson to a vehicle in the 11300 block of Corliss Avenue North. Preliminary investigation indicates that three adult males and an adult female […]

Twin Officers Collar Suspects After Dogged Pursuits
posted: April 18, 2014
Among the ranks of the Seattle Police Department, a pair of twins have made a name for themselves through dogged pursuits, high-profile collars and a keen ability to sniff out criminals. These glory hounds, K9s Jaeger and Ziva—brother and sister German Shepherds from the same litter—both tracked down suspects in two different cases within hours of […]

Driver of vehicle possibly suffered medical episode prior to crashing into telephone pole
posted: April 17, 2014
A man died yesterday following a single vehicle collision in North Seattle. On April 16, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a silver 2004 Honda Odyssey was travelling south on 8 Av Nw approaching Nw 65th St. For unknown reasons, the vehicle jumped the west curb, drove over the raised, planted median and travelled south in the northbound lane. […]

84-Year-Old Man Assaulted in Home Invasion Robbery
posted: April 16, 2014
Two men remain at large after robbing and assaulting an 84-year-old man sleeping in bed late last night. On April 15th at approximately 11:42 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a home invasion robbery at a residence in the 700 block of NW 120th Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that two male suspects both wearing […]

Fatality Collision Investigation near Northgate
posted: April 14, 2014
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are investigating a fatality vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning near Northgate. At around 8:20 this morning, a green Ford Ranger truck was travelling southbound on 5th Avenue NE.  At the same time, a pedestrian crossing westbound at the intersection of NE 115th Street was struck. Seattle Fire Department […]

Three Juvenile Suspects Captured After Threatening a Metro Bus Driver With A Gun
posted: April 13, 2014
Officers captured three juveniles, two males and one female, after they threatened a Metro bus driver with a handgun. On April 12th at approximately 12:37 a.m. officers responded to the 9900 block of Holman Road NW for the report of multiple suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, threaten a Metro bus driver. The suspects […]

Robber Arrested After Pulling Knives, Stealing Cash At Two Banks
posted: April 11, 2014
Seattle police arrested a bank robber on Capitol Hill Friday morning minutes after he robbed a bank on Broadway, and several hours after police believe he held up a second bank in the University District. Around 9 AM, police received a report that a man armed with two large knives had walked into a bank […]

Man Pepper Sprays Officer, Barricades Himself Inside Trailer Near UW (Updated)
posted: March 31, 2014
Seattle police negotiators and a SWAT team were called to the University District Monday after a man attacked a University of Washington police officer and barricaded himself inside a trailer. Just before noon on Monday, UW police received a report that a man armed with a baseball bat was damaging a telephone police outside a […]

A felon (in possession of a handgun) and a wanted robber arrested in North Seattle
posted: March 30, 2014
Officers responded to a call of two men passed out in a vehicle in North Seattle. On 3/29/14, just shortly before noon, officers responded to a suspicious call of two men unresponsive in a vehicle in the 900 block of N. 42nd St. Officers arrived with Seattle Fire and were able to wake the men […]

(Updated) Man Wounded, Gunman Arrested Following University District Shooting
posted: March 26, 2014
Update: Police arrested the suspected gunman on I-5 (pictured below) and have detained two other people. The other individuals stopped by police have been identified and released, and detectives continue to investigate the incident. The victim has been identified as a 40-year-old man, who is now in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center.—— Seattle police took […]


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