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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.

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Gunman Fatally Wounded After Exchanging Gunfire With Police
posted: August 31, 2014
Gunshots in the 300 block of W Prospect Street prompted at least one resident to call 911 just before 10:30 p.m. tonight. Responding officers arrived quickly and were greeted by the sound of continued gunfire. The first officers on scene, including at least two who were rifle trained and equipped, took positions near the front of […]

Scofflaw Crushes Parking Officer’s Hand While Trying to Escape “The Boot”
posted: August 28, 2014
A local scofflaw now has more to worry about than unpaid parking tickets after he crushed a Parking Enforcement’s Officer’s hand Wednesday while trying to escape “the boot.” A two-person team of Parking Enforcement Officers (PEO) working in the 2200 block of 1st Ave in Belltown spotted the suspect’s Lexus, which had previously accumulated at least four unpaid parking tickets. When the […]

(Updated) Suspected Car Thief Presumed Drowned
posted: August 28, 2014
Update – 11:45 AM: Officer have recovered a man’s body from the water near where police last saw the suspected car thief. The King County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body as police continue to investigate the incident. —— Police divers are working to recover the body of a suspected car thief, now presumed […]

Officers Arrest Armed, Tuxedoed, Drunk Lothario for Opening Fire Downtown
posted: August 27, 2014
An aging, drunk, lothario learned a tuxedo and a handgun definitively do not grant double-0 status after police arrested him for opening fire on a couple early Tuesday morning. Around 2:15 AM, a witness spotted the decidedly not-debonair 64-year-old man hand money to a woman near 4th Avenue South and South Main Street before the pair disappeared into an […]

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 With Shotgun Draws Large Police Response on Queen Anne
posted: August 13, 2014
Seattle police arrested an armed man Wednesday night after he opened fire outside a Queen Anne apartment following a dispute with a neighbor. Officers received a report around 9:30 PM that an argument between neighbors in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue N had spilled out onto the street. When officers arrived, they found the suspect was carrying […]

SPD Investigating Pepper Spray Altercation In Westlake Park
posted: August 11, 2014
Seattle police have opened an investigation after receiving reports that a mall security guard pepper sprayed several people during a Saturday demonstration in downtown Seattle. Demonstrators at a rally in Westlake Park flagged down bike officers around 12:40 PM Saturday and reported that a shirtless white male had been picking fights with protesters. Witnesses told police the shirtless […]

Bicyclist Rescued After Colllision with Semi-Truck in SODO
posted: August 4, 2014
A 26-year-old bicyclist suffered severe scrapes and fractures and was briefly pinned under a semi-truck after a collision in the SODO neighborhood Monday evening. Officers and firefighters responded to 4th Ave South and South Spokane Street Just after 3 PM after receiving a report of a bicycle and semi-truck collision. The cyclist had been struck by the truck […]

Bumbling Bandit Arrested After Restaurant Robbery, Two Failed Carjackings
posted: August 1, 2014
After making off with a restaurant’s tip jar in the International District Thursday night, a blundering bandit was foiled at every turn as he tried to flee the scene. The 40-year-old suspect walked into a restaurant in the 600 block of 5 Avenue South around 8 PM, and told employees to hand over all the cash in their register. […]

Officers Recover Guns, Drugs, Arrest 3 in Undercover Operation
posted: July 24, 2014
  Seattle police officers arrested three people and confiscated two handguns and a small amount of heroin in an undercover drug operation on Wednesday. The arrests happened after an undercover officer purchased .5 grams of heroin for $40 from a 20-year-old man shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Avenue and Terrace Street. […]

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