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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.
  • Officers Investigating Magunson Park Robberies
    posted: July 31, 2015
    Officers responded to the 6500 block of Sand Point Way last night to investigate a single robbery, but found four instead. A man called 911 from Magnuson Park at 11 p.m. Thursday saying three teens just robbed him.  He said they punched him in the face and stole his cell phone before running away through the [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man Passed Out in Car, Uncover Stash of Guns, Drugs, and Money
    posted: July 30, 2015
    A felon was arrested on Wednesday after he was discovered passed out in his car, leading police to weapons and narcotics. Patrol officers responded with the Seattle Fire Department to check on a man passed out behind the wheel of his pick-up truck.  The man was awakened by the fire department and admitted to taking Xanax. [more]
  • Three Arrested After Robbing 14 Year-Old at Knifepoint
    posted: July 30, 2015
    Officers arrested three robbers last night and recovered stolen property belonging to a 14-year-old boy shortly after it was taken at knife point. The boy was walking home from his friend’s house in Maple Leaf just after 10 p.m. last night when two subjects, 15 and 16-years-old, ran up to him. They grabbed him and pulled [more]
  • UPDATE: Detectives Investigating After Woman Found Dead In Car
    posted: July 29, 2015
    UPDATE 7/30/15 12:40 PM:  Last night’s death investigation has not been ruled a homicide. Detectives continue to work with the King County Medical Examiners’s Office to determine the cause of death, which may be attributed to homicide, suicide, or accidental causes. Based on evidence that is currently available, detectives do not believe there is a risk [more]
  • Man Shot After Argument at Abandoned House Near Aurora
    posted: July 20, 2015
    One man was injured Monday after a dispute over living arrangements at an abandoned home sparked a shooting on Aurora Avenue.
  • (Updated) Detectives Investigating After Deceased Man Found Outside Aurora Bar
    posted: July 17, 2015
    UPDATE: Detectives did not locate anything suspicious at the scene. The King County Medical Examiner’s office is investigating and will determine a cause of death in the case. Detectives are investigating after a man’s body was found this morning outside a North Seattle tavern. Police received a 911 call shortly before 6 AM of a man down [more]
  • (Updated) Man Fatally Shot By Officer After Ramming Patrol Car, Fleeing Into Ravenna
    posted: July 17, 2015
    The Seattle Police Department is releasing video related to an ongoing investigation into an officer-involved shooting early Friday. The first video shows the driver of a grey Mazda ramming a patrol car on Interstate 5. The second video, recorded minutes later, shows the fatal encounter between the suspected driver of the Mazda, a 27-year-old man [more]
  • Early Morning Hit and Run to SPD Officer on I-5
    posted: July 17, 2015
    Investigators are searching for a small black car with extenstive front end damgage, possibly a Mazda, following an early morning hit and run collision to a Seattle Police patrol vehicle on southbound Interstate 5. The officer was driving southbound on the freeway, just after 4 am,  approaching the 65th Street exit, when the suspect vehicle [more]
  • Man Shot In U-District; Teen Arrested For Ravenna Park Gunfire
    posted: July 15, 2015
    One man was wounded in a shooting near the University District late Tuesday and police later arrested arrested an 18-year-old in Ravenna Park following a second incident of gunfire. Just after 11:30, a 29-year-old man was sitting on a motorized scooter at 7th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street when a gunman–also reportedly on a scooter or BMX [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Gay Couple at Ballard Festival
    posted: July 13, 2015
    Police arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday at the Ballard Seafood Fest after he shouted slurs and attacked a gay couple with a skateboard. Officers were working an emphasis patrol near Ballard Avenue NE and NW Vernon Place around 9:30 PM when witnesses approached them and reported a disturbance down the block. Officers then saw a 22-year-old man [more]