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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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Officers Catch Groper Near Pioneer Square
posted: October 29, 2014
A group of women helped police chase down a groper in downtown Seattle Wednesday afternoon. Police received a flurry of phone calls around 12:45 PM after the man began groping women on the street as he walked south from 2nd Avenue and James Street. Several victims and witnesses followed after the suspect, providing SPD dispatchers with information on […]

(Update) Police Arrest Student for Bringing Incendiary Device to Center School
posted: October 27, 2014
Police arrested a 16-year-old and took him into custody Monday morning after getting a tip the student had brought an incendiary device to the Center School at Seattle Center. The school was evacuated as a precaution. There are no suspects outstanding. Officers are with the students evacuated from the school. Police continue to investigate the […]

Detectives Now Investigating Westlake Groping Suspect In Additional Cases
posted: October 16, 2014
A Level III sex offender identified as a person of interest in a weekend groping incident near Westlake is now a suspect in the case. Detectives are compiling a case against the man, while also investigating him for other similar crimes. The 36-year-old suspect—who has a history of similar crimes—remains in custody at the King […]

Person Of Interest In Downtown Groping Case In Custody
posted: October 15, 2014
UPDATED VERSION SPD Sexual Assault detectives and Department of Corrections (DOC) officers have identified a person of interest in a weekend assault on a woman in downtown Seattle. This person of interest is currently being held at the King County Jail for a violation of his DOC supervision. Police began investigating the incident after a woman contacted an officer […]

Parkour, Swimming Not Enough to Help Auto Thief Evade Arrest
posted: October 13, 2014
After sprinting and swimming through South Lake Union early this morning, a suspected auto thief’s Olympic aspirations were dashed by officers, who arrested the man before he could begin the bicycling portion of his impromptu triathlon. A security guard working in the 1200 block of Valley St. called police around 2 AM Monday after he saw a […]

(Update x 2) One Dead and Two Injured in Belltown Gunfight
posted: October 11, 2014
(Update x 2) Shortly before noon on Saturday, a man called Lynnwood Police to speak with investigators about the overnight shooting in Belltown. Homicide detectives went to Lynnwood where they transported the man to Seattle Police headquarters for questioning on the incident. Investigators interviewed the man and homicide detectives believe they have identified the involved parties […]

Copper Thief Caught Scavenging Under Former Newsroom
posted: October 7, 2014
Seattle Police officers arrested a man over the weekend after they caught him scavenging inside the former headquarters of The Seattle Times. Owners of a restaurant on Fairview Avenue, that occupies part of the mostly vacant building, called officers about 2:20 AM Saturday to report their water had been cut off. The owners told police there was […]

Man Stabbed Near Convention Center
posted: October 4, 2014
Officers are on the lookout after a man was stabbed near a downtown park early Saturday evening. Officers responded to the Seattle Convention Center at 6:48 p.m. when security guards called to report a man with a stab wound.  When they arrived officers found the 21-year-old victim with a single stab wound to the torso. […]

Men in Suits in Pursuit Through Men’s Suits
posted: October 3, 2014
The Seattle branch of the Secret Service was doing secret service work at a downtown hotel when an employee asked them to check on a man evidently passed out in his room. Happy to oblige, the agents went to the door and knocked, but there was no answer. Out of concern for the man’s wellbeing, the agents […]

(Updated) Police Investigating After Bachelorette Party Attacks Woman In Belltown
posted: October 3, 2014
Update 10/8: Detectives have identified and interviewed the man in the photos, and he is cooperating in the investigation. Police are still reviewing the case and continue to search for the members of the bachelorette party.   Robbery detectives are hoping photos of a man and woman spotted using a stolen debit card in a […]

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