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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.
  • Teens Arrested for Attempted Burglary on Beacon Hill
    posted: September 30, 2015
    Officers arrested a 16-year-old Monday after he attempted to break into a house on Beacon Hill. The victims were home when they heard a light knocking on their front door around 10:30 AM, followed by hard kicks on their back door. One of the victims looked out the window and got a good look at the [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Series of Overnight Robberies
    posted: September 28, 2015
    A group of three men are suspected in a series of overnight robberies in the East and South Precincts. SPD robbery detectives believe the trio of suspects first approached a man and a woman at 16th Avenue and Mercer Street around 10:40 PM Sunday night. The suspects, who had hooded sweatshirts pulled over their faces, [more]
  • Bandits Busted With Burgled Backpacks
    posted: September 28, 2015
    Police nabbed a pair of suspected burglars after a brief foot chase Sunday in South Seattle. Around 1:15 PM, the resident of a home in the 10200 block of 59th Avenue S. spotted two of his backpacks slung over the shoulders of a pair of men, who were walking away from his house. “Stop, that’s my stuff!” [more]
  • Driver Arrested For Vehicular Homicide After Fatal Collision on Rainier Avenue
    posted: September 14, 2015
    Seattle police arrested a motorist for vehicular homicide Friday evening following a fatal collision with a man on a moped in South Seattle. Investigators believe the 63-year-old victim was riding his motorized scooter across Rainier Avenue on S. Bayview Street at about 6:15 PM when the driver of a Chrysler van attempted to turn right on Bayview. [more]
  • Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun and Car Following Gunshots In South Seattle
    posted: August 27, 2015
    One man was arrested late Wednesday after firing several gunshots in Rainier Beach. Police also detained several people and seized a handgun and a vehicle following two separate reports of shots fired in the area. The incident outside Rainier Beach High School was first reported around 11 pm by two Metro bus drivers, who called 911 [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]
  • (Update) Second Suspect Arrested In Fatal New Holly Shooting
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Update 8/19/15: Police took the suspected getaway driver in the shooting into custody Wednesday afternoon. Homicide and Gang Unit detectives arrested the 19-year-old man in downtown Seattle around 1PM and booked him into the King County Jail. Detectives say they are not searching for any additional suspects in the case.   Seattle police have arrested a 20-year-old man in [more]
  • Cops Spot Stolen Car in Rainier Beach, Arrest Two Teens With Stolen Gun
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after officers found them driving around in stolen car with a stolen handgun. Officers William Shaub and Stephen Knapp were patrolling near Wabash Ave S and S Cloverdale St around 3:45 PM when they spotted two men sitting inside a 2005 Ford Escape, reported stolen in Bellevue last week. Police stopped the car, [more]
  • Woman Wounded in Columbia City Shooting
    posted: August 18, 2015
    A 24-year-old woman was wounded late Monday night after shots were fired near Rainier Playfield. Officers received multiple reports of a shooting at 12:45 AM 11:45 PM followed by a call from a friend of a female victim. The victim’s friend drove them to the 3700 block of Rainier Ave S where they flagged down an ambulance. Police contacted the victim [more]
  • (Updated) Officers Pull Over Speeding Car, End Up Delivering Baby
    posted: August 17, 2015
    A routine traffic stop on a South Seattle street early Sunday put officers right in the midst of the miracle of childbirth. Around 3:45 AM, Officer Anthony Reynolds saw a car running red lights and speeding down Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. When he pulled the car over at MLK and S. Graham Street, [more]