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Family Robbed In Early Morning Home Invasion In Hillman City
posted: July 22, 2014
Detectives are investigating after three armed men forced their way into a South Seattle home early this morning and robbed a family at knife and gunpoint. The victims were sleeping in their home in the 4600 block of South Orcas St—in the Hillman City neighborhood—when they awoke around 3:45 AM to the sound of the suspects […]

(UPDATE: Arrested) Help Robbery Detectives Put the Heat on Lil’ Soup
posted: July 22, 2014
Do you know where detectives can find Lemel Groce? Police believe Groce—a.k.a. "Lil' Soup"—was one of three men suspected of robbing a 15-year-old at gunpoint in the Brighton neighborhood last week.

Two Found Dead Along the Duwamish – UPDATED
posted: July 19, 2014
UPDATE - Around 4 p.m. a pedestrian discovered the body of an adult female in the 7100 block of 1st Avenue S. This is directly underneath Highway 99. The woman suffered injuries similar to the first victim. Homicide and Crime Scene Investigation detectives are on scene. Detectives are looking into the possibility of a connection between […]

UPDATE: Officer and Suspect Go to Hospital Following Officer-Involved Shooting
posted: July 19, 2014
UPDATE: Following Saturday’s officer involved shooting, the Seattle Police Department is releasing to the public two 911 calls made by residents near the scene. In one, a witness described to call takers how he could see people inside his neighbor’s home, walking around with flashlights. The second piece of audio is from a neighbor concerned […]

Police Chase Down Armed, Out-of-Breath Robber In Brighton
posted: July 18, 2014
With officers on his heels, an armed robber ran down side streets and through yards in the Brighton neighborhood Thursday night before breathlessly surrendering to police. The 21-year-old suspect and two other men had approached a 15-year-old boy in the 5100 block of S. Kenyon Street around 9 PM and demanded the gold chain the teen was […]

Police Looking For Knife-Wielding Carjacker (Update: Arrested)
posted: July 16, 2014
Update: Thanks to the diligent work of our officers and detectives, Cyrus Davis was taken into custody around 9:15 p.m. in Westlake Park downtown. Davis had a $500,000 warrant for his arrest stemming from his recent robberies. He was arrested and taken to SPD’s headquarters and will be booked into King County Jail shortly. Thank […]

Knife Wielding Man Attacks Woman In Her Home
posted: July 16, 2014
A man entered a woman’s apartment and attacked her with a knife just after 6 a.m. this morning. The attack occurred in the 4500 block of S Henderson Street. The victim told officers her assailant is an East African male in his early twenties and that he was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and […]

Police Seize High-Powered Guns, Cash and Hundreds of Bullets In New Holly
posted: July 11, 2014
Detectives seized 10 guns, $5,000 in cash, and more than 500 rounds of ammunition from a home in New Holly early Friday. Members of SPD’s SWAT team, Gang and Narcotics Units, South Precinct patrol and FBI Safe Streets Task Force served the warrant at a home in the 6500 block of 29th Avenue South. at 5:30 […]

Video: Man Points Gun at Deputy Moments Before Fatal SODO Light Rail Shooting
posted: July 9, 2014
Surveillance cameras at a SODO light rail station captured the fatal June 30th confrontation between a King County Sheriff’s deputy and an armed 23-year-old man. At the request of the King County Sheriff, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the shooting. In the video—which begins minutes before the shooting—three Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Officers (FEO) can be seen escorting […]

Your Homemade Explosives Are Not Recyclable
posted: July 8, 2014
Seattle is a green city. We love our bike lanes, our urban chickens, and our bi-weekly ritual of recycling bin Tetris. And while most Seattle residents are well-versed in the fine art of recycling— 407,000 tons recycled in 2013!—there are apparently some in our fair city who need a reminder on what should and should not go in their Big […]

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