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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, 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]
  • Robbers Arrested After Fight Over Cell Phone
    posted: August 3, 2015
    Police arrested a 27-year-old and 28-year-old man after they assaulted and stole the cell phone of another man in the Pinehurst neighborhood early Monday morning. Police were dispatched at 2:15 a.m. to a report of a robbery in the 11700 block of 15 Ave. NE. The victim told officers that he was watching a man [more]
  • Officers Investigating Magunson Park Robberies
    posted: July 31, 2015
    Officers responded to the 6500 block of Sand Point Way last night to investigate a single robbery, but found four instead. A man called 911 from Magnuson Park at 11 p.m. Thursday saying three teens just robbed him.  He said they punched him in the face and stole his cell phone before running away through the [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man Passed Out in Car, Uncover Stash of Guns, Drugs, and Money
    posted: July 30, 2015
    A felon was arrested on Wednesday after he was discovered passed out in his car, leading police to weapons and narcotics. Patrol officers responded with the Seattle Fire Department to check on a man passed out behind the wheel of his pick-up truck.  The man was awakened by the fire department and admitted to taking Xanax. [more]
  • Three Arrested After Robbing 14 Year-Old at Knifepoint
    posted: July 30, 2015
    Officers arrested three robbers last night and recovered stolen property belonging to a 14-year-old boy shortly after it was taken at knife point. The boy was walking home from his friend’s house in Maple Leaf just after 10 p.m. last night when two subjects, 15 and 16-years-old, ran up to him. They grabbed him and pulled [more]
  • UPDATE: Detectives Investigating After Woman Found Dead In Car
    posted: July 29, 2015
    UPDATE 7/30/15 12:40 PM:  Last night’s death investigation has not been ruled a homicide. Detectives continue to work with the King County Medical Examiners’s Office to determine the cause of death, which may be attributed to homicide, suicide, or accidental causes. Based on evidence that is currently available, detectives do not believe there is a risk [more]
  • Man Shot After Argument at Abandoned House Near Aurora
    posted: July 20, 2015
    One man was injured Monday after a dispute over living arrangements at an abandoned home sparked a shooting on Aurora Avenue.