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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.
  • 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]
  • One Arrested After Man Stabbed, Woman Pepper Sprayed In Belltown Argument
    posted: April 14, 2015
    Officers arrested a 44-year-old man Tuesday in Belltown after he stabbed a man and pepper sprayed a woman during an argument. Police received reports of a fight the 2100 block of 1st Ave. at 5:30 PM.  When the first officer arrived, he found a 48-year-old man with stab wounds in his chest and side.  The victim provided [more]
  • Officers Arrest Woman For Afternoon of Bad Behavior Downtown
    posted: April 13, 2015
    Police arrested a 27-year-old woman in downtown Seattle Sunday afternoon after she robbed a hot dog stand and a restaurant, stole cash from a coffee shop, trespassed at a department store and became embroiled in a brawl on 2nd Avenue. Around 3 PM Sunday, officers responded to a restaurant in the 200 block of Pine Street for a robbery. [more]
  • Two Arrested, Gun Recovered, Following Early Morning Disturbance in Belltown
    posted: April 12, 2015
    Two men are in jail, and a Glock 9mm handgun is now in evidence following an early morning disturbance in Belltown. At around 1:30 this morning, an officer was flagged down by security from one of the clubs in the 2200 Block of 1st Avenue.  The victim stated that he had just been threatened by [more]
  • UPDATED: Suspect Steals Patrol Car Downtown, Arrested Minutes Later
    posted: April 11, 2015
    Update: Today we are releasing the dash cam video of Saturday’s pursuit of a patrol car through Downtown.  In the video you can see the suspect speed up and refuse to pull over after stealing a police car.  Officers took the suspect into custody just a few blocks away from where his escapade began. Original [more]
  • Deceased Man Pulled from Water Near Pier 59
    posted: April 9, 2015
    Officers and the King County Medical Examiner are investigating after a body was discovered floating in the water near the Seattle Aquarium earlier this evening. A passer-by saw the man’s body floating in the water and called 911 at about 6:40 pm.  Seattle Fire assisted with recovering the body.  Detectives and investigators from the KCME’s office [more]
  • K9 Cosmo Catches Shoeless Suspect After Aurora Ave Motorcycle Chase
    posted: April 6, 2015
    A 30-year-old Seattle man crashed his stolen motorcycle and then lost his shoes while trying to lose police on Aurora Avenue early this morning. Officers were responding to reports of gunfire near 6th Avenue North and North Dexter Street just after midnight when they spotted a man and a woman rushing through a parking lot [more]
  • Four arrested, three guns recovered during arrests in Belltown
    posted: April 5, 2015
    Four men are in jail and three handguns are off the street after bicycle officers made the arrests while monitoring bar closing in Belltown early this morning. At around 2:00 am, bike officers were in the 2100 Block of 1st Avenue, watching over things as the bars were closing.  One of the officers was approached [more]
  • Bike Patrol Nabs Felon With 108 Bags of Heroin
    posted: April 3, 2015
    Bike Officers stopped a man for warrants yesterday and turned a routine arrest into a major drug bust, seizing over 100 baggies of heroin. Officers Matthew Newsome and Britt Kelly were patrolling near 3rd and Pine yesterday around 10 p.m. when they spotted a wanted person walking towards 2nd Avenue. Officers Kelly and Newsome caught up to the 23-year-old suspect in [more]