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Diesel Leak Leads to Massive Cleanup Effort
posted: August 26, 2014
Multiple city agencies responded to a diesel fuel spill after a semi-truck punctured its gas tank sending 80 gallons of fuel onto streets near Harbor Island during Tuesday evening’s commute. Officers began receiving calls about a fuel leak at the Alaskan Way on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge just before 4:45 p.m.  As they arrived, they […]

Two Boys on Bikes Struck by Cars in Georgetown
posted: August 25, 2014
Two young boys on bicycles were injured Monday afternoon in two separate collisions at the same Georgetown intersection. Officers received multiple reports around 3:30 p.m. that two children had been struck by two different cars at Corson Ave. South and Airport Way South. The first child—an eight-year-old boy—was struck as he rode across Airport Way S. The boy suffered minor scrapes, but […]

Detectives Searching for Hit and Run Driver Who Struck Skateboarder in SoDO
posted: August 20, 2014
Detectives are searching for the driver of a silver Toyota Camry who fled the scene after striking a 22-year-old man skateboarding in SoDo early Sunday. The victim was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street. The Toyota’s driver side headlight and bumper was damaged and the driver’s […]

Man Who Attacked Sister With Oar Arrested After Six-Hour Standoff
posted: August 14, 2014
SWAT officers arrested a man after a six-hour standoff early this morning after he attacked his family and barricaded himself inside his Beacon Hill home. Officers were called to a home near 20th Ave South and South Lucile Street around 6:30 PM, after the suspect attacked his sister with a boat paddle. When police arrived at […]

Woman Arrested For Clear Violation of City’s Decency Laws
posted: August 13, 2014
The Seattle Police Department has recently received questions about whether or not public nudity is legal in the city. Here’s the naked truth: public nudity in and of itself is not a crime in Seattle. However, public nudity can quickly become a case of indecent exposure if the nudity causes a person to reasonably experience fear, alarm or concern. […]

Woman Attacked at Library Hours After Becoming Embroiled In Rainier View Shooting
posted: August 12, 2014
Detectives are looking for a group of four men who beat and robbed a woman in the Rainier Beach library Monday evening, hours after police contacted her at the scene of a shooting at a South Seattle home. The group of suspects confronted the 21-year-old woman just before 5:45 PM in the lobby of the Rainier Beach library. One […]

Motorcyclist Dies After Collision in New Holly
posted: August 12, 2014
A 37-year-old man died late Monday after his motorcycle collided with an SUV near 32nd Avenue South and South Graham Street. The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Both the motorcycle and SUV were headed west on Graham Street when the motorcyclist collided with the rear of the SUV. It’s not clear why the accident occurred. […]

Cellphone Thief Arrested After Attacking Man On Metro Bus
posted: August 11, 2014
Seattle police arrested a cellphone thief and are searching for a second suspect after receiving reports Saturday evening that a fight had spilled off a Metro bus and into the parking lot of a South Seattle gas station. A woman called police around 4 pm Saturday—shortly after officers received reports of the bus brawl—and said a […]

Child Sexually Assaulted During Break-In At Rainier Beach Home
posted: August 11, 2014
Detectives are investigating after a Rainier Beach family called police early Monday and reported that a man had sexually assaulted their young daughter at gunpoint inside their home. The victim’s family called 911 around 6 AM and said the man entered their home near 53rd Ave. South and South Wabash St., sexually assaulted their 10-year-old daughter at gunpoint, […]

Man Attacks Bus With Stick, Earns Ride to Jail
posted: August 8, 2014
Officers arrested an agitated man in the South Beacon Hill neighborhood after he broke a glass door on Metro coach with a four foot lance stick. Initially, police were called to the area of 51 Avenue South and Rainier Avenue South for property damage done to a bus. Moments later another person called 911 reporting there […]


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