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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.
  • Detectives Investigating New Holly Home Invasion
    posted: November 18, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a group of armed suspects forced their way into a man’s home in the New Holly neighborhood. A 76-year-old man was smoking on his porch in the 6800 block of 27 Ave S. at 2:45 PM yesterday when a man with a handgun in his waistband approached him and ordered the victim [more]
  • Murder Parolee Caught With Stolen Gun After He Rams Cop Car In Motel Parking Lot
    posted: November 18, 2015
    Officers arrested a violent felon Tuesday after he rammed a police vehicle and fled on foot. Seattle Police Officers, Department of Corrections (DOC) Specialists, and members of the ATF/SPD Gun Crime Task Force responded to a motel in the 5200 block of 4 Ave S to try and locate the 50-year-old felon. Authorities had learned [more]
  • Sleuthing Landlord Helps Cops Catch Fugitive Sex Offender
    posted: November 5, 2015
    A sleuthing landlord helped police track down a fugitive sex offender after learning a 52-year-old man living in a trailer on his property may have been trying to lure teenage girls. The landlord called police Tuesday and said he’d become suspicious of the man after hearing from friends he was trying to lure teenaged girls [more]
  • Detectives Investigating South Seattle Necklace Robberies
    posted: October 28, 2015
    Detectives say suspects in a series of robberies in South Seattle are stealing jewelry right off the necks and hands of victims. Over the last two months, police have received numerous reports of suspects snatching valuable necklaces, jewelry, wallets and cellphones from victims in the Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill. Officers have arrested suspects in several [more]
  • Two Seriously Injured Following Early Morning Crash
    posted: October 22, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a car rolled over while traveling along Rainier Ave. S. 1 AM Thursday. Detectives believe the mid-90’s Buick Park Avenue was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when it struck a concrete barrier in the 9700 block of Rainier Ave. S.  Officers found a 27-year-old man who had been [more]
  • Dog Saves House From Burglar, Cops Save Dog From House
    posted: October 20, 2015
    Officers crawled through a shattered window at a Mount Baker home Monday to rescue a dog, who had injured herself while scaring off a suspected burglar. Police believe the burglar turned tail and ran from a home in the 4100 block of 43rd Avenue South around 2 PM after coming face to face with 35 pounds of [more]
  • Woman Attacked at Seward Park
    posted: October 16, 2015
    A women running on the upper trail in Seward Park was attacked Thursday evening around 5:45 PM. The victim reported that she was running on the trail that connects the north beach to the south beach when a Hispanic male hit her in the back of the head and pinned her down on the ground. [more]
  • Operation: Crosstown Traffic Continues As Detectives Recover Hundreds of Pairs of Stolen Jeans
    posted: October 15, 2015
    Seattle Police detectives say a Beacon Hill couple’s insatiable appetite for denim helped feed the downtown open-air drug market disrupted by the SPD and FBI earlier this year in Operation: Crosstown Traffic. On Thursday, SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force arrested the 63-year-old husband and 58-year-old wife and served a warrant at their Beacon Hill home in the 1500 [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Brighton Homicide
    posted: October 14, 2015
    Seattle police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday night in the Brighton neighborhood. A witness called 911 around 9:30 Sunday after finding the wounded victim at Rainier Avenue S. and S. Garden Street. Medics attempted live-saving measures on the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives canvassed [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man Following String Of Carprowls
    posted: October 12, 2015
    Officers arrested a man and recovered a stolen firearm after he was spotted prowling cars Sunday afternoon. A witness called 911 Sunday at 1:15 PM when she saw a man snooping around parked cars in the 1500 block of 23 Ave. S. The caller said the 64-year-old suspect smashed a car window, removed a water bottle and took a [more]