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Pregnant Woman Attacked in Cowen Park
posted: September 16, 2014
Two young suspects attacked a pregnant woman walking through Cowen Park in the Roosevelt neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Monday night. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, reported she was walking back to a friend’s home when two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, approached the victim from behind and began hitting her. The attackers […]

Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair
posted: September 9, 2014
After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall. Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man […]

Driver Strikes 12-Year-Old Boy In Morning Collision In Wallingford
posted: September 5, 2014
Update:  Traffic collision investigators say the 12-year-old boy was walking northbound on Wallingford Avenue with a group of other children when the driver—who was headed eastbound—struck the 12-year-old as he crossed the street. The child rolled onto the hood of the car and struck his head on the windshield. The driver immediately stopped at the scene. […]

Police Use Commands, Taser, Rubber Bullets and Gunfire To Arrest Knife-Wielding Man
posted: September 4, 2014
North Precinct Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) and SWAT officers used a variety of tactics, from de-escalation to deadly force, to corral and arrest a knife-wielding man in the University District late this afternoon. Officers were called to the 5800 block of Roosevelt Way NE to a report of a […]

(Updated) Suspected Car Thief Presumed Drowned
posted: August 28, 2014
Update – 11:45 AM: Officer have recovered a man’s body from the water near where police last saw the suspected car thief. The King County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body as police continue to investigate the incident. —— Police divers are working to recover the body of a suspected car thief, now presumed […]

Detectives Seek Northgate Jewelry Thief
posted: August 26, 2014
Workers at a Northgate Mall jewelry store had a “bad feeling” about a man who kept coming into their store to look at rings earlier this month. Their gut instincts proved right when he grabbed a ring worth $1,450 and ran. Jewelry store staff said the suspect came into their shop three times within an hour […]

Lost Heroin Finds New Home in Police Custody
posted: August 24, 2014
A keen eyed neighbor located over $10,000 in heroin hidden in his shrubbery in the Green Lake neighborhood. On Thursday the witness observed a car pull up to a planting strip, one man got out and began searching through the bushes only to leave empty handed. Then again on Saturday a different car pulled up […]

Man Carjacked at Gunpoint at Golden Gardens Park
posted: August 19, 2014
A man was robbed at gunpoint and had his car stolen late Monday night at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard. According to the victim, he was digging in his pockets for his car keys in Golden Gardens’ parking lot around 11:20 p.m. when four men walked up behind him. One of the men then asked to […]

Detectives Release Police Recordings From Gasworks Park Shooting
posted: July 31, 2014
As the Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigation Team continues to review Wednesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Gasworks Park, detectives have compiled audio recordings of police radio traffic during the incident. In the recording, officers can be heard calling for a Crisis Intervention specialist to calm the agitated man who, minutes later, threatened to ignite a gas […]

Gasworks Vandal Tells Police Spraypaint Spree Began After Birthday Party Got Out of Hand
posted: July 31, 2014
A man arrested today in connection with a massive vandalism spree at Gasworks Park told police he began spray painting walls in the park early Monday after his 19th birthday party “got out of hand.” After vandals caused more than $8,000 of damage at Gasworks this week, SPD Graffiti Detective Chris Young received a tip that a […]

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