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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.
  • Police, Pizzaman Deliver Justice-Lover’s Special to Purse Snatcher
    posted: May 27, 2015
    With the help of a gutsy pizza shop employee, Seattle police were able to catch up to a robber and return a stolen purse this morning, all in about 30 minutes or less. Officer Enoch Lee was driving near Holman Road and 7th Avenue NW around 12:45 AM when he spotted a man sprinting down the street while clutching a [more]
  • Update x 2: Detectives Arrest Suspect in UW Sexual Assaults
    posted: May 22, 2015
    Update 5/22/15: Police are now investigating the suspect for four additional cases of possible voyeurism after discovering several suspicious videos on his cell phone during a warrant search. Detectives have identified and contacted one of the victims recorded by the suspect, and are still investigating the three other cases. The suspect remains in custody at the King [more]
  • Robbery Suspect Found Deceased Following Greenwood Standoff
    posted: May 21, 2015
    Following a lengthy standoff with a wanted bank robber Thursday, Seattle police entered the man’s Greenwood home and found him deceased from apparent self-inflicted wounds. Detectives went to the man’s home in 9200 block of 3 Ave NW around 10:15 AM to arrest him on a warrant related to a February bank robbery in North Seattle. After knocking on the [more]
  • Officers Use Crisis Training, Less-Lethal Tools When Teen With Knife Tries to Force Police to Shoot Him
    posted: May 20, 2015
    Seattle police used crisis intervention training, negotiation tactics, and less-lethal tools to take a 17-year-old into custody Wednesday after he armed himself with a knife and confronted officers outside his family’s Greenwood home.   Police received a call just before 4 PM from the teen’s family, who said the boy was distraught, possibly on narcotics, and was wielding an 8-inch butcher’s [more]
  • Man Arrested After Setting Fire In Abandoned Lake City Building
    posted: May 13, 2015
    A two-hour standoff in North Seattle ended peacefully Wednesday after a man set a fire in an abandoned building and barricaded himself inside, leading police to temporarily shut down Lake City Way. Police received reports around 10:30 AM that the man was swinging a long metal pole and throwing paper out of a second floor window in [more]
  • 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]