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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.
  • Detectives Seek Leads On Armed Robber Targeting Sandwich Shops and Coffee Stands
    posted: May 6, 2015
    Detectives are looking for leads that could help identify an armed robber, who’s been targeting restaurants and coffee shops in Queen Anne, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, and Greenwood over the last three months. The masked suspect has walked into seven different businesses—sometimes just as staff are closing up shop—and demanded money from employees while holding them at [more]
  • Neighbor Interrupts North Seattle Home Invasion
    posted: May 5, 2015
    A concerned neighbor scared off three masked suspects in a North Seattle home invasion Monday after hearing screams coming from the victim’s home. The victim of the robbery told officers she began screaming when three men forced their way into her home in the 14000 block of Midvale Ave North shortly before 8AM. One of the suspects [more]
  • Officers Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Haller Lake
    posted: May 4, 2015
    Officers are investigating after gunfire erupted in the Haller Lake neighborhood Monday afternoon. Several residents called into 911 after hearing gunshots at about 4:30 PM in the 13500 block of Roosevelt Way North. So far, officers have found no victims or damage as a result of the shooting. Officers have collected shell casings at the scene [more]
  • Homicide Detectives Investigating After Body Found In University District Alley
    posted: May 1, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was found Thursday evening in a University District alleyway. Police responded to the alley in the 4200 block of 12th Avenue NE and found a 29-year-old man, wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag. Detectives believe the man was killed elsewhere and left in the alley. Police turned the body [more]
  • Police Investigating Home Invasion Robbery in the Roosevelt Neighborhood
    posted: April 26, 2015
    Detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery that happened Sunday morning in the Roosevelt neighborhood. A neighbor called 911 around 5:30 AM when the victim of the robbery made his way next-door and asked for help. The victim told police that after night of partying he walked back to his home in the 1300 block [more]
  • Police Arrest Teen For Assault At His Former School
    posted: April 21, 2015
    Officers arrested a previously expelled 16-year-old student who returned to school and assaulted a student Tuesday morning. Just before 10 AM police responded to the 107oo block of 30 Ave. Northeast for an assault of a student. The suspect, who had been previously expelled from the school, assaulted a student and then ran from the building. [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man, Recover Bloody Knife Following Stabbing In Haller Lake
    posted: April 20, 2015
    Police arrested a 46-year-old man and recovered a knife following a stabbing Saturday afternoon in the Haller Lake neighborhood. Officer Daniel Spiewak was in the 11700 block of Aurora Ave North investigating another 911 call around 3PM when a man ran up to him saying someone had just been stabbed nearby. Officer Spiewak found the 53-year-old victim, [more]
  • Police Seek Two More Suspects In Matthews Beach Break-In
    posted: April 16, 2015
    A man caught burglarizing a Matthews Beach home earlier this week told police he was not the criminal mastermind behind the break-in, and made his case by trying to bribe a cop, while on camera. Detectives haven’t yet confirmed the man’s role in planning the burglary, but are now looking to arrest two other suspects involved in the case. [more]
  • Concerned Neighbors Lead Police to Greenwood Meth & Heroin Dealer
    posted: April 16, 2015
    Neighbors’ concerns that a Greenwood apartment had become a hub for crime led Seattle police to arrest a suspected heroin and meth dealer and seize a police-grade ballistic vest Wednesday night. SPD Narcotics detectives began investigating the 49-year-old woman earlier this year after receiving complaints about people constantly coming and going from her apartment in the 11700 [more]
  • Burglar Busted In Mom’s Car Unsuccessfully Tries to Bribe Cops
    posted: April 14, 2015
    At some point, a 21-year-old man busted for a botched burglary in Matthews Beach Monday morning will have to explain to his mother why police towed her car. He may also have to explain to a judge why he unsuccessfully tried to bribe the officers who arrested him. 911 dispatchers received a call shortly after 3 AM from a [more]