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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.
  • 18-Year-Old Injured in Shooting In Dunlap Neighborhood
    posted: May 21, 2015
    Seattle Police are investigating after a shooting victim showed up at a Renton hospital early Thursday. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at Renton Ave S and S Henderson St. shortly after midnight, but were unable to find any victims, damage or evidence of a shooting. However, about an hour later, a Renton hospital contacted SPD after an 18-year-old [more]
  • Teen Arrested for Firing Gun, Pistol-Whipping Woman in Columbia City Fight
    posted: May 20, 2015
    Officers arrested a teenager Tuesday night after he pistol-whipped a woman and fired a shot at a another teen during a fight in a Columbia City park. Witnesses began calling 911 at 8 PM when they saw two teenaged boys fighting at the Rainier Playfield basketball courts. When the teens briefly separated, one boy pulled out a handgun.  A 34-year-old [more]
  • Man Pistol-Whipped In Attempted Robbery In South Park
    posted: May 18, 2015
    Officers are searching for a group of men after a street robbery Monday afternoon in the South Park neighborhood. Witnesses called 911 after hearing a single gunshot at 14 and S Donovan St.  Officers arrived and found a 20-year-old man with a cut on his face, who said he had been pistol-whipped during an attempted robbery. [more]
  • Two Teens Arrested After Shots Fired In South Beacon Hill Park
    posted: May 16, 2015
    Officers arrested two people after they fired a gun in a South Beacon Hill park. Witnesses began calling 911 at 10:30 Friday night to report shots fired at Van Asselt Playfield. Officers quickly arrived and stopped multiple cars attempting to leave the park.  An officer approached the 18-year-old driver of a tan Chevy Impala and [more]
  • Police Looking For Armed Carjacker Who Can’t Drive Stick
    posted: May 15, 2015
    A woman’s 1998 Ford Mustang came through in the clutch Thursday night after an armed carjacker’s attempts to steal her car at gunpoint were foiled by the vehicle’s manual transmission. The victim of the attempted carjacking had just pulled into the parking lot of a Wendy’s in the 2500 block of Rainier Avenue S. around 9:30 PM last night when [more]
  • No Injuries In Dunlap Shooting
    posted: May 14, 2015
    Police are investigating after one vehicle was damaged in a shooting Thursday afternoon in the Dunlap neighborhood. Witnesses called 911 around 3:15 PM and reported a gunman had stepped out of a car stopped at a traffic light at Renton Ave S and S Cloverdale St, and opened fire on another vehicle stopped ahead of his car. Both [more]
  • SPD K9 Team Tracks Down Trio of Violent Phone Thieves In South Seattle
    posted: May 14, 2015
    Police arrested a trio of robbers after they attacked a man early this morning and stole his cell phone as he stepped off a bus in the Dunlap neighborhood. The three suspects—two men, both 23, and a 16-year-old girl—approached the victim as he exited a bus near Rainier Ave. S. and S. Henderson St. They began hitting him, demanded his cell [more]
  • Detectives Investigating After Gun Shots in Mount Baker Neighborhood
    posted: May 13, 2015
    Detectives are searching for a gunman after a car was struck by gunfire Wednesday evening in the Mount Baker Neighborhood. Witnesses began calling 911 shortly after 6 PM Wednesday reporting shots fired in the 2300 block of Rainier Ave. S. People described a passenger in a silver Audi firing shots out the window towards a [more]
  • Car Prowl Victim Helps Cops Catch Prolific Thief In Brighton
    posted: May 13, 2015
    A car prowl victim helped police catch a prolific thief Monday in the Brighton neighborhood after spotting the man prowling his work van for the second time in two days. The victim was working at a home in the 4400 block of South Eddy Street around 2 PM when he saw the 42-year-old suspect walking down a gated driveway toward the van. [more]
  • Cops Nab Two Teen Burglars In Columbia City
    posted: May 12, 2015
    Officers arrested two teens Monday afternoon following a burglary in the Columbia City neighborhood. A witness called 911 just before 3 PM and reported that three people were climbing the fence into his neighbor’s backyard in the 3200 block of S. Ferdinand St. Officers arrived just in time to see the three suspects climbing back over the nine-foot fence and dashing [more]