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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.
  • SPD Releases Videos In September 29 Officer-Involved Shootings
    posted: September 29, 2015
    The Seattle Police Department is releasing video from this morning’s two officer-involved shootings. A security guard at a downtown building called police at 2:56 AM and reported a man had brandished a handgun and fled. Officers responded to the area and quickly found the suspect running westbound on Spring Street. Two officers followed the suspect [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Northgate Officer Involved Shooting
    posted: September 29, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after officers shot a man following a foot pursuit through the Northgate neighborhood this morning. Witnesses called 911 at 4:45 am Tuesday to report a car prowl in progress, later stating the male suspect had run from the scene. Officers responding to the call spotted the suspect in the area and went [more]
  • Man Shot in Disturbance in North Seattle
    posted: September 26, 2015
    A 55-year-old man was wounded early Saturday morning after shots were fired in a house near Haller Lake. Police responded to the 3300 block of NE 120 Street at 4:45 AM where they contacted the victim that had been shot in the leg. Medics arrived and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries [more]
  • Police Arrest 20 Drug Dealers on University Way
    posted: September 17, 2015
    A three-month operation by the Seattle Police Department has led authorities to identify 24 suspected drug dealers along University Way.
  • Silver Alert Canceled After Officers Find Missing Man in North Seattle
    posted: September 11, 2015
    Seattle police reunited an 83-year-old man with his family Friday after he went missing from his home in Issaquah, leading authorities to issue a “Silver Alert.” Officers Douglas Beard and Michael Shin were on patrol in the 9200 block of Aurora Ave. N. around 4:30 AM when their patrol car’s Automated License Plate Reader picked up the missing [more]
  • Deceased Man Recovered from Ship Canal
    posted: September 10, 2015
    Seattle Police Harbor Patrol officers responded with Seattle Fire around 7:12 a.m. this morning to a report of a body floating in the Ship Canal. Harbor officers located the body of an adult man floating in a cove just west of the Fremont Bridge. Officers transported the body to the Harbor Station and called for [more]
  • Police, Seattle Animal Shelter Seize Dozens of Dogs, Cats and Chinchillas From U-District Home
    posted: September 2, 2015
    Seattle police and Animal Shelter officers rescued dozens of animals from squalid conditions at a University District townhome Wednesday after receiving a tip about a possible animal breeding operation. Last week, the Seattle Animal Shelter received information from a property manager that residents at a home in the 4500 block of 11th Avenue NE were keeping dozens [more]
  • Cops Beach Boat To Bring Kids Ashore
    posted: August 31, 2015
    Harbor Officers helped three kayakers to shore Sunday when their group of 21 people ran into trouble on Lake Union. Harbor Officers Eric Salisbury and Thoms Monroe responded to a report that a kayak had overturned in South Lake Union at 10:30 am.  Officers found and righted the kayak, and pulled a person from the water, and [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect In West Seattle Robbery, Shooting
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery, car chase and shooting last week in West Seattle and are now investigating him for several other crimes. SPD’s Robbery Unit, working with the Washington State Department of Corrections, were able to track down and arrest the 23-year-old suspect. Police believe he was also involved in another [more]
  • Police Investigating Early Morning Robbery, Gunfire In Ballard
    posted: August 8, 2015
    Detectives are searching for a man who fired several shots during an attempted robbery early this morning in the Ballard neighborhood. Witnesses said the suspect approached a woman on the street near NW Market St and Ballard Ave NW around 12:15 AM and attempted to take her necklace. As the woman struggled with the suspect, a doorman from a nearby [more]