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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.
  • Stolen Bike Trafficker Arrested in Craigslist Sting
    posted: July 30, 2015
    Detectives arrested a man Tuesday after he posted a stolen bike for sale on Craigslist. A Seattle Police Major Crimes Task Force detective began investigating after the victim of a bicycle theft saw his bike advertised for sale on Craigslist. The victim’s bicycle had been stolen earlier in the day from a secured parking garage in lower Queen [more]
  • Detectives Seek Mystery Helper From ID Crime Scene
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Seattle Police detectives are trying to track down a well-intentioned good Samaritan. While processing the crime scene where Donnie Chin was murdered, an African American man wearing a white brim hat, glasses and a green argyle shirt picked up some shell casings that were outside of the crime scene tape and handed them to investigators. [more]
  • Suspect Tells Officers About Gun, Forgets To Mention The Drugs
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Downtown bike officers arrested a 24-year-old man Sunday afternoon on a warrant and unearthed drugs and a stolen gun. Bike Officers Sgt. Ryan Keith and James Coma were patrolling near 3 Ave and Pine St. when they noticed a man they knew had a felony warrant for narcotics.  The suspect let officers know he had a [more]
  • Suspected Clothes-For-Heroin Deal Leads Officers to Stolen Computers
    posted: July 22, 2015
    Bike Officers arrested a man involved in an apparent heroin-for-stolen-clothing exchange Monday night in Downtown Seattle. Officers Matt Newsome and Britt Kelly were on patrol near 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street when they saw a group of men trading a collection of new clothing, still with tags, for a bag of heroin. Police approached one of the men after [more]
  • Family Trip to Shooting Range a Misfire After Dad Pulls Gun on Motorist
    posted: July 22, 2015
    A 35-year-old Burien man was on his way to a shooting range Tuesday, to celebrate his son’s birthday, when he was arrested for pulling a gun on another man during an apparent road rage incident. A distraught motorist flagged down an officer near 4th Avenue and Holgate Street around 1 PM and said another driver had [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect After Pioneer Square Stabbing
    posted: July 20, 2015
    Seattle police arrested a suspect and recovered a bloody knife Sunday in Pioneer Square after a 38-year-old man was cut multiple times. Witnesses reported seeing the two men in an argument in the alley near 3 Ave and Yesler Way. After the disturbance, the victim walked a block away and collapsed on the street corner. [more]
  • Anonymous Community Reporting Boxes Now Available to International District Residents
    posted: July 15, 2015
    International District residents now have a new way to communicate concerns about their neighborhood to officers in the West Precinct. The Seattle Police Department’s West Precinct Community Police Team has been working with International District residents to install anonymous reporting boxes to improve communication between the community and SPD.  On June 29th, SPD installed three suggestion boxes at Uwajimaya, the International [more]
  • Can You Help Detectives Find This Armed Cellphone Robber?
    posted: July 10, 2015
    Detectives are looking for leads as they search for a man who robbed two people at gunpoint on July 3rd in the Capitol Hill and Fremont neighborhoods. Police believe Garrett Shipley approached his victims, claimed he was having an emergency and needed to borrow their cellphones. When the victims handed over their phones, Shipley fled in a [more]
  • Officers Arrest Drug Dealer In Downtown Park
    posted: July 6, 2015
    A drug dealer caught the eye of officers Sunday afternoon at City Hall Park, where police found him sitting in his car, sipping beer and selling crack. Officers were watching the park after receiving complaints about open drug dealing, when they noticed a man wearing one black glove, drinking beer as he sat in his [more]
  • Update: Detectives Investigating Drone Crash at Pride Parade
    posted: June 29, 2015
    Update 6/30/2015: The drone’s pilot has come forward and contacted Seattle police. Detectives continue to investigate the case. Originally posted 6/29 at 2:41 PM: A 25-year-old woman was knocked unconscious Sunday after she was struck by a small drone aircraft while attending the Pride parade in downtown Seattle. The woman was in the crowd at the [more]