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Can You Help Detectives ID This Downtown Office Thief?
posted: September 16, 2014
Detectives are hoping you can help identify a thief suspected of stealing laptops, purses, cash and credit cards from several downtown office buildings. Police believe the man has committed at least five different burglaries at four office buildings since June, striking at businesses in the 700 block of 5th Ave, 1100 block of 3rd Ave, 1000 block of 2nd Ave and twice in the […]

Officers Arrest Felon After Shots in Belltown
posted: September 16, 2014
Officers arrested a felon early Tuesday after he was spotted firing a gun in Belltown. A witness reported hearing a gunshot shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Bell Street. When he looked out the window, he saw the suspect pull out a gun as he approached another man in the alley and […]

Women Wanted For Robbing Niketown With Foot Measuring Tool
posted: September 12, 2014
SPD’s gumshoe detectives are on the case after two women stole bags of clothes from Niketown on Wednesday after threatening staff with a metal foot measuring tool. The two women walked into Niketown—located in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue—around 12:30 PM and began stuffing clothing and other items inside shopping bags. Niketown staff suspected the pair planned to shoplift from […]

Detectives Need Your Help After Downtown Jewelry Heist
posted: September 12, 2014
Detectives are searching for a robbery suspect after he walked into a store in downtown and pulled off a jewelry heist. The suspect walked into a store in the 500 block of Pine St. at 10:50 a.m. Thursday and went straight to the jewelry department.  He asked to see few pieces including a one-of-a-kind yellow-diamond […]

Police Investigating After Men Smash Dozens of Car Windows on Westlake
posted: September 12, 2014
Police are looking for two men who smashed windows of dozens of vehicles in South Lake Union early this morning in a suspected car prowl spree. A South Lake Union resident called police just after 3 AM and said two men armed with a baseball bat and crowbar were smashing the windows of vehicles parked in a […]

(Update) Man With Horns and Bolts Tattoos on his Face Stabs Couple and Skates Away
posted: September 10, 2014
Update: The suspect sporting tattooed horns from today’s earlier stabbing has been arrested in Belltown after he continued his wanton rampage through Seattle. With many officers still searching for the suspect, two calls in quick succession were reported with a suspect description matching the earlier stabbing suspect. This first third victim had his cell-phone stolen from him […]

Officers Chase Down Downtown Laptop-Snatching Suspects
posted: September 8, 2014
Officers arrested two suspects in Downtown Sunday evening after they robbed a man for his laptop and tried to flee from police. The victim was waiting at a bus stop 300 block of Pine St. at about 9 pm when the 21-year-old suspect snuck up behind him.  The suspect ripped a brand new laptop out of the victim’s hands and ran […]

Traffic Alert: Seahawks, Pharell Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Soundgarden’s Superunknown With Concert, Football Game
posted: September 2, 2014
If you’re planning on attending or fleeing Thursday’s Seahawks game/Soundgarden and Pharrell kickoff concert at Centurylink Field, make sure you have a game plan to get to and from downtown! The Seahawks game, pre-game concert and other NFL events around Centurylink Field are expected to draw tens of thousands of people into downtown Thursday, likely creating significant traffic impacts […]

Gunman Fatally Wounded After Exchanging Gunfire With Police
posted: August 31, 2014
Gunshots in the 300 block of W Prospect Street prompted at least one resident to call 911 just before 10:30 p.m. tonight. Responding officers arrived quickly and were greeted by the sound of continued gunfire. The first officers on scene, including at least two who were rifle trained and equipped, took positions near the front of […]

Scofflaw Crushes Parking Officer’s Hand While Trying to Escape “The Boot”
posted: August 28, 2014
A local scofflaw now has more to worry about than unpaid parking tickets after he crushed a Parking Enforcement’s Officer’s hand Wednesday while trying to escape “the boot.” A two-person team of Parking Enforcement Officers (PEO) working in the 2200 block of 1st Ave in Belltown spotted the suspect’s Lexus, which had previously accumulated at least four unpaid parking tickets. When the […]

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