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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.
  • Burglar Injured By Phinney Ridge Resident’s Fists, Garden Shears
    posted: February 4, 2016
    A 30-year-old burglar was injured Tuesday after a Phinney Ridge man caught him breaking into his home and proceeded to beat him about the head with his fists and a pair of garden shears.. The resident called 911 around 3:30 PM after he saw the burglar pull up on his street in the 6200 block of 4th Ave [more]
  • Man Arrested For Smashing Windows, ATM In Fremont
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Officers made a rock-solid arrest Tuesday morning in Fremont after a man threw a chunk of concrete through a bus shelter, smashed windows at a chocolate factory with a cement brick, and hurled a large stone at an ATM. Staff members at a Fremont business called police just before 10 AM and reported a man [more]
  • Detectives Track Down Teen Suspects In Wallingford Armed Robbery
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Detectives have arrested two teens in connection with an armed robbery at a Wallingford convenience store last week. Police responded to the store in the 4000 block of Wallingford Ave N around 9:30 PM on January 28th, after an employee reported that two masked men had robbed him at gunpoint.  The employee asked the robbers to wait until a [more]
  • Man Arrested With Stolen Gun After Confrontation Outside Mosque
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Police arrested a man armed with a stolen gun, a pellet gun and a baseball bat after he confronted two other men outside a mosque Tuesday in the Northgate neighborhood. The two victims were reportedly standing in the parking lot of a mosque at 15th Avenue NE and Northgate Way around 1 PM when they [more]
  • Men Caught Printing Fake Checks, Selling Meth At Aurora Motel
    posted: February 1, 2016
    Police found a gun, knives, ammunition, laptops and printers from an Aurora Avenue motel last week after arresting two men for selling meth and running a check counterfeiting operation out of their room. SPD Major Crimes Task Force detectives began investigating the men for narcotics dealing last week, and visited the room at the Klose-Inn [more]
  • Self-Proclaimed “Young Codeine King” Arrested After Pharmacy Robbery
    posted: January 15, 2016
    The Seattle Police SWAT team served a search warrant this morning and arrested a 15-year-old suspected in a Seattle pharmacy robbery and may be linked to others in the area. A pharmacist was working behind the counter of a drug store in the 5400 block of 15 Ave NW on November 27 when two people [more]
  • Man Killed In Shootout With Police Following Carjacking, Chase
    posted: December 6, 2015
    One man was killed in a shootout with police Sunday after he stole two vehicles at gunpoint in separate incidents in Belltown and Montlake and fired at officers while leading them on a chase through northeast Seattle. Today’s incident began around 12:30 PM when the suspect entered a downtown coffee shop armed with a handgun, leading [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Fatal Bus Collision At Northgate Transit Center
    posted: December 3, 2015
    One woman was killed Thursday in a collision with a King County Metro bus at the Northgate Transit Center. Police received reports just after 3 PM that a bus had collided with a woman. Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. An SPD Drug Recognition Expert tested the driver and found [more]
  • UPDATED: Police Arrest Teen After Report of Student with Firearm at High School
    posted: November 5, 2015
    Seattle police and school officials are investigating after a student was reportedly seen with a firearm Thursday at Ballard High School. Officers and a SWAT team responded to the school and quickly located the student off campus. Officers took the teenage male into custody, but were not immediately able to locate a firearm. Out of [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspected North Seattle Groper
    posted: November 2, 2015
    Seattle police arrested a suspected groper Sunday afternoon after he pulled up to his Tacoma apartment in a red truck, just like the one described by several of his victims. Detectives believe the 23-year-old Tacoma man first approached a woman in alleyway in the University District on September 18th, groped her and then fled in [more]