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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.
  • Wet Bandits Arrested After Calamitous Rainier Beach Caper
    posted: February 8, 2016
    Two burglars were arrested after a calamitous caper Saturday Friday night in Rainier Beach, after the men got their first stolen getaway car stuck in the mud, crashed a second and fled into Lake Washington. Officers quickly found the men: one damp and pants-less at a condo complex where he had pulled a fire alarm to try [more]
  • Cops Follow Trail of Pot Smoke to Teen Felon, Two Guns
    posted: February 5, 2016
    Officers recovered a pair of pistols Thursday night after receiving reports of a group of teens trespassing and smoking pot at a Rainier Beach apartment complex. Just before 8pm police arrived at the apartment the 8700 block of Rainier Avenue South where a resident pointed out the four juvenile boys in a stairwell and informed officers they [more]
  • (Updated) One Arrested Following Shooting On Metro Bus In SoDo
    posted: February 3, 2016
    Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s arrested a suspected gunman after one man was wounded Wednesday morning in a shooting on a King County Metro bus in SODO. Police are still searching for a second man reportedly involved in the incident. At 10 AM, SPD officers and King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 4th Avenue [more]
  • (Updated) One Man Killed, Two Wounded In Brighton Shooting
    posted: February 2, 2016
    Update 2:45 PM: Detectives are still investigating the shooting but believe the incident was not random, and that the victims were specifically targeted by the suspect or suspects. If you have any information about this case, please contact the SPD Violent Crimes tip line at (206) 233-5000. Detectives are investigating after one man was shot [more]
  • Three Arrested For Fatal Shooting In Beacon Hill Greenbelt
    posted: February 1, 2016
    Update 2/1/2016: 7:30 PM: Police arrested the three teens shortly after 4 PM today near 4th Avenue S. and Royal Brougham Way, following a relentless investigation by SPD Homicide Detectives Paul Takemoto and James Cooper. In connection today’s arrests, members of SPD Homicide, SWAT, Robbery and Gang Units served warrants on multiple vehicles and locations for other [more]
  • Two Teens Arrested for Burglary in Rainier Valley
    posted: January 15, 2016
    Two teens were arrested Thursday afternoon after the witness from a burglary the day before spotted the suspects at a nearby mini-mart. On Wednesday, a witness called police after watching three teenagers load up a TV and gun safe from her neighbor’s house into the back of their SUV and take off. Officers arrived but [more]
  • Detectives Seize Dozens of Guns, Armor and Ammo From Burglar’s Home
    posted: January 12, 2016
    SPD detectives seized 68 handguns and rifles and a cache of body armor and ammo from a Bellevue home this week after relentlessly pursuing a burglar. On December 31st officers responded to a commercial burglary in the 5000 block of Colorado Ave. S. in which numerous firearms were stolen as well as some suppressors. Approximately 17 weapons were [more]
  • Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Beacon Hill
    posted: January 5, 2016
    A 58-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck while crossing Beacon Ave Tuesday afternoon. At 11:45 AM a vehicle turning southbound on Beacon Ave S collided with a pedestrian in the area of the crosswalk at S McClellan St. Medics responded and the pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. She later passed away at the hospital. The 67-year-old driver [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Rainier Valley Shooting
    posted: January 3, 2016
    Gang Unit detectives are conducting the investigation following last night’s shooting near 46th Avenue South and South Othello Street. A man was walking in the 7300 Block of 46th Avenue South shortly after 8:00 pm when someone from a passing vehicle fired a shot at him.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his elbow.  [more]
  • Carjacking Suspect Arrested in International District
    posted: December 30, 2015
    Officers arrested a 51-year old carjacker after he crashed the vehicle as he was attempting to elude police at Maynard Ave S and S Jackson Street Tuesday night. Around 7:45 pm the victim of the carjacking arrived at the South Precinct to report that an acquaintance of hers had stolen her car. She told officers that she [more]