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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.
  • Detectives Investigating Pioneer Square Shooting
    posted: August 31, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot in Pioneer Square Monday night. Officers responded to the 300 block of 2 Ave. Ext. S. at 9:40 pm Monday for reports of shots fired. Officers arrived in just over a minute and found a 20-year-old man with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Seattle Fire Department medics stabilized the mans injuries [more]
  • Officers Arrest Felon, Find Drugs, Gun, and Cash in Pioneer Square
    posted: August 28, 2015
    Officers arrested a felon for selling narcotics, and recovered a stolen gun in Pioneer Square this morning. Officer Victor Maes and Officer Felix Reyes Department of Corrections Officer Winfrey were on the lookout for narcotics activity at Occidental Ave. S. And S. Main St. at 6:30 AM today when they spotted a man they believed was selling drugs.  When officers tried [more]
  • (UPDATE) Suspect Arrested After Tourists Robbed Outside Downtown Bus Tunnel
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Update 9/1/2015: Detectives need your help identifying a group of men and women suspected of robbing a group of tourists in downtown Seattle last week. Police recovered video from the scene, which shows the group of suspects walking at 3rd Ave. and Pine St the night of the incident. If you recognize any of the individuals in [more]
  • Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Lower Queen Anne
    posted: August 22, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting at a gas station at Denny and Queen Anne Avenue North. Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots fired shortly after 3:00 am.  When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man dead and two other men with gun shot wounds. Seattle Fire responded and transported the [more]
  • (Update) Motorcyclist Struck By Hit and Run Driver In South Lake Union
    posted: August 20, 2015
    Update: Detectives are looking for an older model Ford pick-up truck, two tone white and blue, with obvious damage to the right rear corner and tail light assembly.  The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Aurora Ave N from John St. Anyone with information on a similar vehicle is asked to contact Detective Tom Bacon directly [more]
  • Detectives Seek Videos of Robbery, Assault at Hempfest
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Police arrested three men at Hempfest over the weekend after they robbed a woman and assaulted her brother, and now detectives are looking for anyone who may have witnessed or captured video of the incident. Officers arrested three men at the festival around 6pm Sunday after they stole the woman’s cellphone and attacked her 24-year-old [more]
  • Detectives Continue to Follow Leads In Donnie Chin Murder Case
    posted: August 13, 2015
    SPD Homicide detectives continue to investigate the fatal shooting of International District activist and icon Donnie Chin. Police are working to retrace the steps of individuals involved in the exchange of gunfire which killed Chin. Detectives believe at least two people present during the shooting also spent time at two International District hookah establishments prior to the incident. [more]
  • Women Shot in Arm in Pioneer Square
    posted: August 13, 2015
    Police are investigating a shooting in the 400 block of 2 Avenue Ext. South just before 1 a.m. this morning. Officers located an adult female who had been struck in the arm by a bullet. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Police also located three buildings nearby that had been struck by [more]
  • Police Arrest Yacht Arson Suspect
    posted: August 12, 2015
    Officers arrested a 22-year-old man after he set fire to a yacht at Lake Union Sea Ray early this morning. A nearby homeowner watched the suspect climb onto a boat and light something on fire. The witness was able to provide a detailed description and Officer Bonesteel and Officer Pirak located the suspect several blocks away. [more]
  • Felon Arrested Downtown Friday For Firearms Violation
    posted: August 8, 2015
    Officers continue their work in support of the of 9 1/2 block strategy, stopping and arresting a felon for possession of a firearm near 3rd and Pine Street Friday night. West precinct bike officers were on patrol downtown when they saw a man dealing drugs.  Officers went to arrest the 24-year-old suspect and saw him place [more]