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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.
  • 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]
  • Police Investigating Burglaries at UW Frat Houses
    posted: October 29, 2015
    Police are investigating an uptick in the number of people entering the University of Washington Greek system…through unlocked doors and open windows. Since the start of the school year, police have received a number of burglary reports around UW’s Greek Row, almost exclusively at fraternity houses: August 24th – 2100 block of NE 47th Street [more]
  • Canine Copper Catches Copper-Stealing Crook
    posted: October 28, 2015
    An SPD K9 team sniffed out a copper thief early Wednesday morning in North Seattle. Officers responded to a report of a burglar inside the fenced yard of a metal fabrication business in the 10900 block of Whitman Ave N around 2:45 AM. An employee was watching the yard from an upstairs window hoping to catch a glimpse of the [more]
  • Update: Man Walks Into First Hill Hospital With Gunshot Wound Suffered In Ballard
    posted: October 23, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound Thursday evening. Doctors at Virginia Mason called police at 8:50 PM when a 23-year-old man walked into the emergency room and said he had been shot.  Officers arrived and spoke with a witness who said he and the victim had stopped at [more]
  • Man Shot in Leg in Fremont After Argument
    posted: October 23, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a 47-year-old man was shot in the leg just after 11 PM Thursday night in the 900 block of N 46 St. Police responded to a report of a male limping off after a shot was heard. Officers found the victim who did not want to provide any details about the shooting, but [more]
  • Officers Searching For Man Who Groped Two Women In Ballard Tuesday
    posted: October 21, 2015
    Officers are searching for a man after he groped two people just blocks apart in Ballard Tuesday morning. Ballard High School security called 911 after one of their female students reported a man in the parking lot had grabbed her buttocks as she was walking into the school at 11:30 am.  The student said the suspect, a Hispanic [more]
  • (Updated) Burglar Steals Auction Items From SIDS Nonprofit Days Before Fundraiser
    posted: October 15, 2015
    A North Seattle nonprofit working to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is working with SPD detectives after a burglar made off with items scheduled to be auctioned at a fundraiser this weekend. Surveillance cameras captured a lone burglar slipping inside the offices of the Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance in the 4600 block of Sunnyside Avenue at 12:40 [more]
  • Police Find Suspected Burglar Passed Out In Prowled Car
    posted: October 9, 2015
    Police are investigating a 25-year-old man found passed out in a car early Wednesday morning for three burglaries, a car prowl and assault in the same night. Police responded to a burglary in an apartment building in the 2900 block of Eastlake Avenue E at 5:30 AM, and spoke to a resident who had been awakened [more]
  • Armed Robber Arrested in North Seattle
    posted: October 8, 2015
    A 38-year-old man was tracked down by an SPD K-9 and arrested after robbing a man at an ATM in North Seattle. Police responded to an armed robbery outside of a bank in the 400 block of N 85 Street just before 10 PM on Wednesday night The victim told officers he was approached by the suspect [more]