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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.
  • Police Catch Two Would-Be Belltown Burglars
    posted: March 28, 2015
    Officers arrested two burglars from a Belltown condominium parking garage early Saturday morning. The night clerk at a Belltown condo saw three suspects breaking into cars and storage units in the parking garage around 3:30 AM and immediately called police. The caller stated the suspects were staging their ill-gotten goods near an exit to the alley. [more]
  • Gang Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved in Early March Shooting
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Detectives recovered a gun as they arrested two men Friday afternoon stemming from a March 7th shooting at a gas station that injured one man. Seattle Police detectives were partnering with federal law enforcement partners as they investigated the March 7th shooting and began to zero in on two suspects from the incident. During the [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Fatal Downtown Collision
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Traffic Collision detectives are investigating after a woman was struck and killed in a downtown crosswalk yesterday. Officers first received calls at 4:30 p.m. after a pickup truck struck a woman using a walker to cross Seneca at 5th Avenue. The driver immediately stopped his truck waited for police to arrive. Seattle Fire Department medics rushed [more]
  • Armed Robber With Eclectic Tastes Arrested For Westlake Magazine Heist
    posted: March 26, 2015
    Bike officers arrested a robber Wednesday in Westlake Park after he pilfered an eclectic collection of periodicals from a downtown book store. The suspect walked into the Barnes & Noble at 6th and Pine around 5 PM, picked out copies of Newsweek, Playboy and Intelligent Life—magazines devoted to currents events, lagomorphology and culture—and ran for the store’s exit. When [more]
  • Cops, Canadian Officials Corral Bronze Cowboy Bandits at Border
    posted: March 23, 2015
    A pair of outlaws may be headed for the hoosegow after they tried to smuggle a two-foot tall cowboy into Canada after snatching him from a Seattle shop. The cross-border fuss began Sunday after the owner of an antique store on Seattle’s waterfront arrived at work and found the two cowboy-rustlers loading a 55-pound bronze sculpture—known as “Bronco Buster,” featuring a frontiersman atop a [more]
  • Detectives Free Another Stolen Bike From the Clutches of Craigslist (UPDATED)
    posted: March 20, 2015
    West Precinct detectives returned a burgled bike to its rightful owner Thursday after a man called police and said someone was trying to sell his stolen wheels on Craigslist. The victim’s bike went missing on March 12th from a downtown office building in the 1100 block of Olive Way, where security cameras captured a masked man making off with [more]
  • (UPDATED) Twitter Tip Leads Detectives to Seize Dozens of Bikes In Craigslist Bust
    posted: March 19, 2015
    Update: detectives have photographed the bikes recovered Tuesday evening and are now working to find their owners. If you recognize your bike in any of these photos, please email Detective Scotty Bach at In order to claim your bike, you will need to provide proof of ownership, like a purchase receipt, case number related to [more]
  • Police Investigating After a Man is Shot Downtown
    posted: March 19, 2015
    Police are investigating a shooting downtown that sent one man to the hospital early Thursday morning. Just before 3 AM, officers were responding to reports of shots fired in the area of 3rd Ave and Pine Street when they found a man down in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics have transported the man to [more]
  • Man Arrested with Twenty-Seven Packages of Heroin
    posted: March 16, 2015
    Police arrested a man who was seen counting his heroin stash Downtown Monday afternoon. Bike officers were on patrol Downtown when they noticed a man acting strangely at 2nd Ave. and Stewart St. just before 1 PM. The officers approached the man and could plainly see him counting baggies of heroin, all of which were individually [more]
  • Officers Arrest Burglars, Seize Nine Guns in Westlake Neighborhood
    posted: March 14, 2015
    Police seized nine guns and arrested two burglars Friday night following a break-in at a storage facility in the Westlake neighborhood. Officers received a call from a victim just before 8:30 PM, reporting a break-in to his storage unit in the 2200 block Aurora Avenue North. When officers arrived, they found two suspects still inside the [more]