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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.

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Officers Arrest Hapless Robber After Failed Phone Snatching
posted: August 19, 2014
Officers arrested a robber in the International District this morning after the 29-year-old man tried—and failed—to snatch a man’s phone at a bus stop. The victim was talking on his cellphone at a bus stop near 11th Avenue and South Jackson Street at about 9:45 AM when the suspect walked up and tried to grab the victim’s phone. When […]

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park
posted: August 14, 2014
Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday night. The woman was sitting on a park bench around 10:20 p.m. when two strangers approached her. According to the victim, one of the men pointed a silver revolver at her face and […]

Man Arrested After Failed Car-Jacking and Numerous Hit and Runs
posted: August 6, 2014
Officers arrested a 36-year-old man after her went on a tear involving hit and run collisions in multiple precincts and an attempted armed car-jacking. The incident appears to begin in West Seattle. For unknown reasons a man entered a nursing home, knocked everything off a counter, pushed a walker at an employee and then proceeded to drive away […]

Teen Robber Arrested After Victim Grazed By Gunfire In Capitol Hill Park
posted: August 1, 2014
East Precinct officers arrested a 17-year-old robber near Cal Anderson Park early Friday morning after he pulled a gun and fired a shot, leaving one victim with a grazing gunshot wound to his head. The two victims were hanging out in the park around 1 AM near the baseball fields when a group of four or […]

Neighbours Nightclub Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison
posted: July 31, 2014
The man who set fire to Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve will spend the next 10 years in prison. From the US Attorney’s Office: A former Bellevue resident who set fire to a Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2014 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten […]

Officers Make Multiple Arrests and Recover Two Guns After Shooting
posted: July 27, 2014
A man was grazed by gunfire and three people were arrested on Capitol Hill early this morning. Officers were called to the 1300 block of East Spring Street around 2 a.m. for a report of shots fired. When police arrived they found a man on the ground who had been grazed by gunfire. The man […]

Man Arrested After Pulling Knife on Grocery Store Shoppers During Homphobic Rant
posted: July 23, 2014
Officers arrested a knife-wielding man on Capitol Hill early this morning after he pulled a knife on two people inside a grocery store while in the midst of a homophobic rant. A man and woman were shopping at the QFC at Broadway and E Pike around 1 AM when the suspect began leering at the woman. When the suspect said […]

SPD Investigating Bullet-Riddled Targets Left on Capitol Hill
posted: July 21, 2014
Seattle police are investigating two bullet-riddled shooting targets left at different sites on Capitol Hill earlier this month. Workers at the League of Women Voters Capitol Hill office—in the 1600 block of 18th Avenue—found the first one on July 5th after returning from the holiday weekend to find a target, pockmarked with bullet holes, outside the front door of their […]

Suspect Drops Pants, Attacks Staff at Dick’s
posted: July 17, 2014
Employees at the Broadway Dick’s Drive-In now have 100% real beef with a woman who dropped her pants and attacked staff Wednesday evening. Staff at the Dick’s on Broadway and E. Denny Way called police at about 5:30 PM after the woman began harassing customers and refused when a manager asked her to leave the property. […]

Boat Collision on Lake Washington with Two Injured and One Deceased (Update)
posted: July 17, 2014
(Update) The man piloting the motorboat in last night’s boat collision, a 46 year-old from Renton, has been booked into King County Jail on Homicide by Motorcraft. Further charges may be pending in this ongoing investigation. A 24 year-old female died as a result of her injuries sustained in a boat collision on Lake Washington […]

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