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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.
  • Officers Arrest Two In Separate Downtown Incidents At The Same Place And Time
    posted: May 22, 2015
    Police arrested two people in separate incidents after two foot pursuits Downtown Thursday night. Officers Reyes, Goodwin and Department of Corrections Specialist Winfrey were driving by 3rd Ave. and Pine St. at 9 PM when they spotted a 15-year-old boy they knew had a felony warrant for assault.  The suspect ran when he saw the officers approaching.  The [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect After Pioneer Square Stabbing
    posted: May 19, 2015
    Officers have arrested the suspect after a man was stabbed in the chest Tuesday evening in Pioneer Square. Shortly before 10:00 PM, police were called to the area of 1 Ave S and S Washington St when a man was stabbed in the chest. Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with possibly life threatening injuries. [more]
  • Wrong Way Crash Closes Northbound Viaduct
    posted: May 15, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a car crashed into an oncoming traffic along the northbound lanes of the viaduct early Friday morning. Officers were dispatched to the collision just after 2:30 AM when a car was apparently traveling south in the northbound lanes.  It appears the car struck a motorcycle throwing the 55-year-old cyclist off their [more]
  • A Timeline of May Day 2015
    posted: May 7, 2015
    At a Seattle City Council hearing Wednesday, Seattle Police Department officials were questioned about the police response to an un-permitted May Day march on Capitol Hill, which grew into a full-scale riot. To better illustrate the timeline of events leading up to the riot, the Seattle Police Department has assembled details from police radio dispatches and operational logs [more]
  • Officers Investigate Early Morning Stabbing in Downtown
    posted: May 7, 2015
    Police are searching for the suspect in an early morning stabbing downtown that sent one man to the hospital. Several witnesses called 911 after seeing one man stab another near 2 Ave and Columbia Street around 2:45 AM Thursday morning. Officers arrived and began to administer first-aid to the 37-year-old victim who was lying on [more]
  • Detectives Seek Leads On Armed Robber Targeting Sandwich Shops and Coffee Stands
    posted: May 6, 2015
    Detectives are looking for leads that could help identify an armed robber, who’s been targeting restaurants and coffee shops in Queen Anne, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, and Greenwood over the last three months. The masked suspect has walked into seven different businesses—sometimes just as staff are closing up shop—and demanded money from employees while holding them at [more]
  • (Update) 16 Rioters Arrested, 9 Officers Injured After Violent Protest On Capitol Hill
    posted: May 1, 2015
    Police arrested 16 protesters Friday evening when an unplanned and un-permitted demonstration took a violent turn, leaving three officers injured. The violence came after a day of peaceful, planned demonstrations by El Comite and Black Lives Matter demonstrators, who gathered in Judkins Park in the Central District before marching to the Federal Courthouse in downtown [more]
  • No Injuries In Belltown School Bus Crash
    posted: April 28, 2015
    Officers are investigating after the driver of an SUV collided with a school bus full of students Tuesday morning in Belltown. No students were injured in the crash. A school bus transporting 71 children from an Everett elementary school was traveling through the intersection at 2nd Ave & Denny Way shortly before 10:30 AM when the driver of an SUV [more]
  • SPD, FBI Target 3rd and Pine Drug Market In Operation Crosstown Traffic
    posted: April 23, 2015
    A four-month operation by the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Taskforce (MCTF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led authorities to 186 suspected drug dealers and thieves, who turned Seattle’s downtown core into an open-air drug market and street corner swap meet. As of Thursday morning, police have arrested 95 suspects, and local officials [more]
  • Wednesday Afternoon Protest Ends With 21 Arrests
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Officers arrested 21 people during a protest that wound through Downtown and ended on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. Officers escorted a group of protestors through the streets of Seattle during their permitted march which started at 2 PM. today. The group began marching at Occidental park, made their way through Downtown then turned towards Capitol Hill. As [more]