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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.
  • Gang Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved in Early March Shooting
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Detectives recovered a gun as they arrested two men Friday afternoon stemming from a March 7th shooting at a gas station that injured one man. Seattle Police detectives were partnering with federal law enforcement partners as they investigated the March 7th shooting and began to zero in on two suspects from the incident. During the [more]
  • (Update) Police Recover Gun While Investigating Rainier Beach Shooting
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Update: Officers saw a car matching the vehicle witnesses had seen speeding away from the original scene several hours earlier. Officers stopped the car at 23 Ave. SW and SW Brandon Street and spoke with the driver. Gang Detectives arrested the 21-year-old, a convicted felon, who had been seen ditching a gun at the original shooting [more]
  • Cops Cancel Beacon Hill Goat Escape
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Officers corralled a herd of goats Thursday after they led police on a brief hoof chase on Beacon Hill. Shortly after 1:15 pm, police received a report that 10 goats had gotten loose from a yard in the 5000 block of South Wallace Street and were chasing a group of kids (the human kind). Officers arrived, [more]
  • Business Owner Helps Police Catch Georgetown Burglar
    posted: March 25, 2015
    Police captured a burglar early Wednesday after receiving a report of a break-in at a Georgetown furniture store. Around 4:30 AM, a burglar tripped a surveillance system inside the store in the 6500 block of 5th Place South. The system alerted the store’s owner, who pulled up a live surveillance camera feed from home outside Seattle. When she saw several [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Violent Robbery At Rainier Beach Doughnut Shop
    posted: March 24, 2015
    SPD detectives are investigating a man who barricaded himself in a crawlspace Tuesday in the International District for a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop. The 21-year-old man led US Marshals and Seattle police on a brief chase around 12:30 PM after they tried to arrest him for several felony warrants. Detectives also believe the man [more]
  • Super Sleuths Spot Sleeping Suspect’s Secret Stash
    posted: March 22, 2015
    Officers arrested a man in North Beacon Hill Saturday night after they stumbled upon his secret compartment containing a large amount of drugs. Officers were on patrol in the 2900 block of Rainier Ave. South when they saw a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car just after 10 PM. The officers discovered the driver [more]
  • Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting On Beacon Hill
    posted: March 15, 2015
    One man was killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday evening on Beacon Hill. Witnesses reported a man had been wounded by gunfire and said a blue Honda had sped away from 15th Avenue S. and S. Forest Street just before 4 PM. Officers arrived and found the victim, believed to be in his late-teens, who was taken [more]
  • Police Investigating After School Bus Damaged By BBs
    posted: March 12, 2015
    Police searched a home Thursday afternoon in the Brighton neighborhood after a school bus was damaged by suspected BB gun fire. Officers began searching near 44th Avenue S. and S. Holly Street around 3:40 PM after receiving reports someone had shot out two windows on a school bus. Witnesses also reported seeing a man carrying a rifle running [more]
  • Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two Separate Burglaries
    posted: March 1, 2015
    Officers arrested three suspects on Saturday in two different burglaries, one in Columbia City and another on Capitol Hill. Police were called to the 2900 block of South Byron Street after a witness saw two suspects breaking into a home. Officers surrounded the house, just as one of the two suspects leapt from the second [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspects After Man Shot in Leg on Beacon Hill
    posted: February 24, 2015
    Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night during an attempted robbery on Beacon Hill. Around 9:20 PM officers were called to a shooting near Beacon Ave S. and S. Warsaw Ave. Police arrived and found one man with a gunshot wound to his leg. Medics transported the victim to [more]