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Detectives Searching for Hit and Run Driver Who Struck Skateboarder in SoDO
posted: August 20, 2014
Detectives are searching for the driver of a silver Toyota Camry who fled the scene after striking a 22-year-old man skateboarding in SoDo early Sunday. The victim was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street. The Toyota’s driver side headlight and bumper was damaged and the driver’s […]

Man With Shotgun Draws Large Police Response on Queen Anne
posted: August 13, 2014
Seattle police arrested an armed man Wednesday night after he opened fire outside a Queen Anne apartment following a dispute with a neighbor. Officers received a report around 9:30 PM that an argument between neighbors in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue N had spilled out onto the street. When officers arrived, they found the suspect was carrying […]

SPD Investigating Pepper Spray Altercation In Westlake Park
posted: August 11, 2014
Seattle police have opened an investigation after receiving reports that a mall security guard pepper sprayed several people during a Saturday demonstration in downtown Seattle. Demonstrators at a rally in Westlake Park flagged down bike officers around 12:40 PM Saturday and reported that a shirtless white male had been picking fights with protesters. Witnesses told police the shirtless […]

Bicyclist Rescued After Colllision with Semi-Truck in SODO
posted: August 4, 2014
A 26-year-old bicyclist suffered severe scrapes and fractures and was briefly pinned under a semi-truck after a collision in the SODO neighborhood Monday evening. Officers and firefighters responded to 4th Ave South and South Spokane Street Just after 3 PM after receiving a report of a bicycle and semi-truck collision. The cyclist had been struck by the truck […]

Bumbling Bandit Arrested After Restaurant Robbery, Two Failed Carjackings
posted: August 1, 2014
After making off with a restaurant’s tip jar in the International District Thursday night, a blundering bandit was foiled at every turn as he tried to flee the scene. The 40-year-old suspect walked into a restaurant in the 600 block of 5 Avenue South around 8 PM, and told employees to hand over all the cash in their register. […]

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 […]


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