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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.
  • Armed Robbers Caught After Crashing Getaway Car In North Seattle
    posted: January 16, 2015
    Two suspected robbers are in custody after they pulled a gun on a man on Aurora Avenue Friday afternoon, stole his iPad, and then crashed their getaway car while fleeing from police. The victim flagged down officers just before 3:30 PM near N. 85th Street and Aurora Avenue N. and said several men had pulled up [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect in Maple Leaf Armed Robbery
    posted: January 16, 2015
    Officers on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of pistol whipping and robbing a victim earlier this month in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Police are still searching for other men involved in the robbery. The mugging happened shortly after midnight on January 5th. The 24-year-old victim said he ran into an acquaintance at a convenience store [more]
  • To Protect and Serve Noodles
    posted: January 14, 2015
    Not every dangerous situation faced by officers on a daily basis can be resolved with police-issue equipment. At times, officers must use their wits, their words, or the calming power of a bowl of noodles to quell a violent outburst. Staff at a restaurant in the 8500 block of Greenwood Avenue N. called police just before [more]
  • Detectives Seek Help In Finding Bank Robber
    posted: January 13, 2015
    Detectives want help identifying a man who robbed a bank in the Victory Heights neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank in the 11100 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast shortly before closing. He told an employee he was robbing the bank and demanded money. The suspect did not say he was armed, [more]
  • Man Shot in Leg Outside of University District Club
    posted: January 11, 2015
    A man was sent to the hospital after being shot in the leg outside of a University District club early Sunday morning. Police were in the area of Northeast 45 Street and 8 Ave Northeast when shots rang out around 2 A.M. Officer arrived within a minute and found a shooting scene with one man [more]
  • Police Temporarily Shutdown Northbound I-5 for Suicide Investigation
    posted: January 9, 2015
    Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation. Both Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police began receiving numerous reports of collisions after a person jumped from the NE 92nd Street overpass to I-5 below just before 6 A.M. Seattle Police and WSP Troopers stopped [more]
  • Two Teens Arrested For Burglarizing, Trashing Greenwood Home
    posted: January 8, 2015
    Police arrested two teenagers Wednesday for breaking into a Greenwood home while the owner was on vacation and leaving behind a huge mess of garbage and graffiti. A neighbor tipped off police that people were inside a home, located in the 100 block of Northwest 95th Street, that should have been empty. When officers arrived, [more]
  • Can You Help Major Crimes Detectives Find Prolific Burglar?
    posted: January 7, 2015
    A prolific burglar is wanted by police after he fled from Major Crimes Detectives earlier today at the Northgate Mall. Detectives believe Joshua Meadow-Mittenen, 24, is connected to several recent burglaries in North Seattle and Queen Anne, as well as a New Year’s Eve break-in Magnolia. Police attempted to arrest Meadow-Mittenen outside Northgate Mall today around 1 PM after receiving [more]
  • King County Sheriff’s Guardian One Helicopter Helps SPD Catch Auto Thief
    posted: January 6, 2015
    The King County Sheriff’s Guardian One helicopter helped Seattle police track a stolen vehicle and arrest the driver Tuesday evening. Major Crimes Task Force detectives were looking for a man driving a stolen car in Northgate neighborhood. The detectives were hoping to follow and arrest the driver who was thought to also be involved in [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect in 2011 Dismemberment Murder
    posted: January 6, 2015
    Officers on Monday arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of murdering Donald Meyer in 2011 and dismembering his body. Forensic evidence linked Scott Halfhill of Seattle to the murder. Prosecutors issued a warrant for his arrest on Friday. A patrol officer spotted Halfhill’s car Monday night and staked it out until the suspect returned to the [more]
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