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Cops Chase Suspect Through SODO Doughnut Shop
posted: September 19, 2014
Officers made a particularly sweet arrest Friday afternoon after a suspect with a stolen purse led police on a chase through a SODO doughnut shop. A woman called police around 1:30 pm Friday and said she’d found her previously-stolen purse posted for sale on Craigslist. The woman then told officers she had contacted the seller and planned […]

Man in Stolen Car Arrested at Home Full of Purloined Goods
posted: September 16, 2014
Seattle police officers last week arrested a man who was living in a Mt. Baker home without permission and using it to store items apparently stolen from cars. Officers arrived at the home, in the 3300 block of South Dose Terrace, about 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 to meet with the property owner and check inside the […]

Armed Men Burst into Beacon Hill Home, Steal Jewelry
posted: September 16, 2014
Several armed, masked men broke into a Beacon Hill home early Tuesday, forced a five-member family into rear bedroom and pistol-whipped the homeowner before stealing several pieces of jewelry and fleeing. The victims reported they heard a loud bang at their front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South around 2:45 […]

Dealer Threatens to “Stomp” Pot Shop Staff After They Catch Him Poaching Patrons
posted: September 15, 2014
Staff at a SoDo marijuana store told police Saturday that a man seen selling pot out of the back of his Buick threaten to “stomp” an employee who confronted him about poaching the pot shop’s customers. Employees at Cannabis City—one of the 21 stores in Seattle licensed to sell state-taxed marijuana after the passage of I-502—told […]

Man Pistol-whipped, Robbed in Georgetown
posted: September 15, 2014
A 22-year-old man told police he was pistol-whipped and had his cell phone and backpack stolen in the Georgetown area Sunday night. The victim told police he was walking on 1st Avenue South, near the intersection with South Lucile Street, around 11 p.m. when he was approached by two men who pistol whipped him in the […]

Two Injured By Gunfire In Rainier Beach
posted: September 12, 2014
Detectives are searching for a gunman after two men were wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon in South Seattle. After receiving reports of gunfire in Rainier Beach neighborhood just after 2 PM, officers caught up to a car seen speeding away from the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Police stopped the car near Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and […]

Officers Arrest Two After Vicious Bullies Brutally Attack Former Classmate
posted: September 11, 2014
Officers arrested two violent teenaged bullies in New Holly and are seeking a third suspect after they viciously attacked a former classmate, who had transferred schools to get away from them. As the 13-year-old victim stepped off a Metro bus near Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and S. Webster St. just before 5 PM Wednesday, he looked across the street and […]

Argument Leads to Recovery of Stolen Gun
posted: September 10, 2014
Police arrested a felon and confiscated his AK47 semi-automatic rifle and a .44  caliber revolver after he reportedly got in an argument with a teenager at a Rainier Beach home. A woman reported she became frightened Tuesday night when her long-time boyfriend argued with her 14-year-old son and then retrieved two guns and put them in […]

Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair
posted: September 9, 2014
After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall. Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man […]

Two People Hit By Gunfire Overnight
posted: September 4, 2014
Two men suffered minor injuries Wednesday night in two separate shootings that occurred in the Mount Baker and High Point neighborhoods. Officers, responding to reports of gunfire, found a 19-year-old victim lying in a mangled car with graze wounds to his head and hand in the 4200 block of South Court Street in the Mount […]

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