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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.
  • Thousands Visit Downtown for Black Friday Festivities and Demonstrations
    posted: November 27, 2015
    Seattle Police officers were positioned throughout the downtown core today to provide public safety services to those attending a scheduled Black Lives Matter demonstration as well as those gathered for the Westlake Holiday Tree lighting ceremony. Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators took to the streets and protested peacefully. However, officers did respond to isolated skirmishes outside of [more]
  • Man Driving Stolen Car Steals Another Vehicle, Crashes
    posted: November 27, 2015
    Officers arrested a 34-year-old man after he was spotted in a stolen car, stole another vehicle and crashed into multiple cars in the Queen Anne neighborhood. Witnesses called 911 just before 10:30 Friday morning saying there was a car hidden behind some bushes in Ursala Judkins Viewpoint Park. Arriving officers checked the plate and discovered it was attached [more]
  • Can You Help Catch This Prolific Burglar?
    posted: November 12, 2015
    Detectives are hoping you can point them in the direction of a prolific Downtown burglar. Norrian Phillips goes into office buildings in the Downtown and Lower Queen Anne areas and steals laptop computers.  The 35-year-old Phillips has recently been linked to a case where 20 laptop computers were stolen from the 400 block of 2 Ave. W. Detectives [more]
  • Police Investigating After Drone Hits Waterfront Ferris Wheel
    posted: November 12, 2015
    Police are searching for the owner of a small drone, which struck a Ferris wheel and crashed to the ground Wednesday on Seattle’s waterfront. A security guard was making his rounds in the 1300 block of Alaskan Way around 4:45 PM when he heard a strange noise. He looked up on saw the drone strike the center [more]
  • Officers Arrest Robbery Suspect Following Assault on Clerk
    posted: November 10, 2015
    Officers arrested a 28-year-old man at 2:30 this morning after he slashed a man while being confronted about stealing a doughnut. A clerk for a convenience store in the 600 block of 1 Ave, saw the suspect enter the store, place a doughnut in his pocket and try to walk out without paying. The clerk confronted the suspect [more]
  • Man Arrested After Carjacking, Robbery and Car Crash
    posted: November 8, 2015
    Officers arrested a man after he stole a car, robbed someone, and then crashed the stolen car following a brief pursuit Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 200 block of Valley St at 6:30 PM Saturday for a report of a car-jacking. The victim told officers that she was approached from behind by the [more]
  • Man With 74 Bags of Heroin Unable to Outrun Bike Cops
    posted: November 4, 2015
    A 44-year-old man with a backpack full of heroin was unable to outrun a team of bike officers Tuesday after he threatened another man with a gun in downtown Seattle. Officers were called to the 1500 block of 3rd Ave just before 5 PM after receiving reports of a disturbance outside a restaurant.  A man told officers the suspect [more]
  • Police Catch Burglar In the Act at Magnolia Apartment
    posted: October 19, 2015
    A Magnolia couple barricaded themselves inside their bedroom early Saturday and called police after awaking to the sounds of someone creeping through their apartment. Officers responded to the apartment in the 3000 block of 21st Avenue West around 1 AM and immediately spotted a man with a flashlight wandering around inside the couple’s living room. As officers [more]
  • Operation: Crosstown Traffic Continues As Detectives Recover Hundreds of Pairs of Stolen Jeans
    posted: October 15, 2015
    Seattle Police detectives say a Beacon Hill couple’s insatiable appetite for denim helped feed the downtown open-air drug market disrupted by the SPD and FBI earlier this year in Operation: Crosstown Traffic. On Thursday, SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force arrested the 63-year-old husband and 58-year-old wife and served a warrant at their Beacon Hill home in the 1500 [more]
  • Officers Investigating Friday Night Assault in Downtown Park
    posted: October 10, 2015
    Officers were called to the 300 block of James St. when a man was found at a bus stop with a stab wound. A witness called 911 at 7:50 PM to report a man at a bus stop had suffered a stab wound in his stomach and needed medics. The caller said he didn’t see [more]