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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.
  • Burglary Ring Investigation Leads Major Crimes Detectives to Burien Home
    posted: March 5, 2015
    A cello taken in a Seattle break-in was just one of the hundreds of suspected stolen items found by Seattle police Thursday morning inside a Burien home. SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force has been on the trail of a ring of burglars, suspected of targeting homes in North Seattle, Queen Anne and Magnolia. This morning, around 7 AM, [more]
  • Police Cork Wine-Soused Prowling Suspects
    posted: March 3, 2015
    Police arrested two men early Monday who broke into a pickup truck in Downtown Seattle after consuming a half-gallon of red wine. Officers got a call about the car prowl at 5th Avenue and Columbia Street around 1:30 AM on Monday. They arrived to find the owner of a truck standing outside the driver’s window confronting two men [more]
  • Detectives Bust Prolific Car Prowling Couple
    posted: March 2, 2015
    West Precinct detectives have requested charges against a pair of prolific car prowlers, caught raiding the vehicles of Seahawks fans during a January playoff game. On January 18th, a witness spotted a green Mercury Marquis parked near a lot at Dearborn Street and Maynard Avenue S. Detectives believe a 20-year-old man climbed out of the Mercury—driven [more]
  • Man Learns Hanging Around Precinct With Stolen Bike Is a Bad Idea
    posted: March 2, 2015
    Officer Mark Vwich was pulling his patrol car in front of the West Precinct last Thursday when something caught his eye. About a week earlier, on February 18th, Officer Vwich had been called to a downtown parking garage after a reported burglary and theft of a high-end bike. When he pulled in front of the station Thursday, [more]
  • Neighborhood Response Team Tackles Low-level Crime Downtown
    posted: February 25, 2015
    A new seven-member police squad is patrolling the downtown core to tackle persistent, low-level crime that can make streets and parks feel unsafe. The Neighborhood Response Team, created in December, is focusing on so-called “street disorder” crimes, such as shoplifting, public urination, defecation and drug use. Downtown businesses and community groups have increasingly raised concerns [more]
  • Police Verify Legitimacy of Transportation Provider, Lawton Luring Case Closed
    posted: February 18, 2015
    UPDATE: Police have made contact with the individual in this case and verified that he is a transportation provider with legitimate business at the school. Both he and his employer were very cooperative with police throughout the contact and officers are confident that no crime occurred. There will be no further investigation at this point. Seattle police are [more]
  • Quick Action by Officers Prevents Probable Shooting in Belltown
    posted: January 31, 2015
    A probable shooting was averted early this morning following bar closing in the 2200 Block of 1st Avenue.  At 2:00 am, a number of officers were in the area monitoring the crowd when they noticed a large disturbance on the street. People began running in different directions, and one person informed officers that a person in [more]
  • One Person Shot in Sunday Morning Shooting In Denny Triangle
    posted: January 25, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a shooting in the Denny Triangle neighborhood ended with one person shot and four injured while fleeing the scene Sunday morning. Witnesses called 911 to report shots fired near Denny Way and Stewart St. at 1 AM. Sunday morning. They said that everyone involved fled the scene including one in a distinctive [more]
  • Woman Arrested after Belltown Shooting
    posted: January 24, 2015
    Officers arrested a woman after a drive-by shooting in Belltown early Saturday morning. Officers were out amongst the late night crowds in Belltown when they heard shots near 1st Ave. and Blanchard St.  A woman immediately called 911 to report a bullet had passed through her apartment window.  Other people reported seeing a white Camaro [more]
  • Four Robbed in Kobe Terrace Park
    posted: January 23, 2015
    Police are searching for three suspects after an afternoon robbery in Kobe Terrace Park. The victims of the robbery flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park in the International District around 4:15 p.m. Friday. The three suspects reportedly robbed the four victims at gunpoint, stole several items, including clothing, and assaulted them before fleeing the area. Police are investigating [more]