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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. […]

Space Needle Still Standing After Reported Drone Strike
posted: July 24, 2014
Seattle’s famous sky-high tourist attraction is still standing after police received reports of a drone crash Tuesday at the Space Needle. Space Needle security called police just before 8:30 PM after several guests reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the Needle, and possibly crash into an observation Deck window. Witnesses then saw the drone—described as […]

Drunk Driver In Stolen Mustang Hurls Whiskey, Hits Bus, Stops In Front of Police HQ
posted: July 21, 2014
A drunk driver careened through downtown Seattle late Friday, colliding head-on with a valet in an Audi and then a bus, before his stolen Mustang sputtered to a halt across from Seattle Police Department headquarters. The suspect’s spree began just before 6:30 PM after he sped the wrong way down one-way 2nd Avenue, where he collided head-on with an […]

Officers Arrest Suspect In Downtown Tabasco Bottle Attack
posted: July 18, 2014
Seattle police arrested a woman in Occidental Park Friday afternoon after she armed herself with a bottle of Tabasco and attacked a second woman on a Pioneer Square street. The victim, a woman in her 50s, was sitting outside a crisis resource facility near Yesler Way and 2nd Avenue Ext. S. just after 4:30 PM […]

SPD Response at Downtown Hotel Stems from Seedy Package Delivery
posted: July 17, 2014
An mysterious package delivered to a downtown hotel Thursday drew a large response from Seattle Fire’s Hazardous Materials team and SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad. The special teams from police and fire were called to the Four Seasons Hotel at 1st Avenue and Union Street just after 12:45 PM after staff received lumpy package sealed in plastic wrap, which […]

Police Seize Guns, Drugs Following Belltown Gunfire
posted: July 15, 2014
Officers seized several guns early Saturday morning after catching up to a car seen speeding away from a shooting scene in Belltown. West Precinct bike officers were patrolling Belltown at 2:30 a.m. on July 12th when they heard gunshots in the 2300 block of 1st Ave. At the scene, a witness pointed to a green Chevy Caprice as it […]

Early Morning Shooting Leaves One Injured
posted: July 12, 2014
A man was shot twice in the 700 block of Westlake Ave. North at 2 a.m this morning. West Precinct Officers were sent to a fight outside a bar in the Westlake Neighborhood.  On their way to the scene, the officers got updates that there were shots fired at the same bar. Witnesses described a […]

Video: Man Points Gun at Deputy Moments Before Fatal SODO Light Rail Shooting
posted: July 9, 2014
Surveillance cameras at a SODO light rail station captured the fatal June 30th confrontation between a King County Sheriff’s deputy and an armed 23-year-old man. At the request of the King County Sheriff, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the shooting. In the video—which begins minutes before the shooting—three Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Officers (FEO) can be seen escorting […]

Sheriff’s Office Asks SPD to Investigate Deputy’s SODO Shooting
posted: June 30, 2014
The King County Sheriff’s Office has asked Seattle police to investigate after a Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man at a SODO transit hub Monday afternoon. Just before 4:15 PM Monday, three Fare Enforcement Officers contacted three male passengers to ensure they had paid fares on a southbound Light Rail train at Stadium Station. One of the […]

Man injured in Downtown shooting early Monday
posted: June 30, 2014
A man standing through the sunroof of a parked Mercedes fired eight to 10 shots at a group of people in the Downtown area early Monday, hitting one man in the foot. Police were called to the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. and found the wounded man, described as in his […]


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