Seattle Police News and Events
Police Blotter
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.

Click the map below to find specific precinct reports
Precinct Map North West East South Southwest South
East Precinct
SPD Answers Your Questions On Body Cameras
posted: December 12, 2014
UPDATE: The final body cam policy for the pilot has been approved and is available for download here (PDF). A dozen East Precinct officers will be testing test body worn cameras that could eventually become standard issue for all patrol officers. The Seattle Police Department has been working toward this moment for more than a […]

Officers Nab Madrona Burglar
posted: December 12, 2014
Officers have arrested a 62-year-old burglar suspected in several break-ins in the Madrona neighborhood. An East Precinct patrol officer spotted the suspect standing in a parking lot the 1100 block of 23rd Avenue around 12:45 PM Thursday and stopped to talk to him. The suspect claimed he was not the burglar officers were looking for, and offered up […]

Armed Felons Face Federal Charges Following Capitol Hill Emphasis Effort
posted: December 11, 2014
Federal prosecutors have indicted two felons on weapons charges after they were arrested earlier this year as part of SPD’s Capitol Hill emphasis patrols. From the US Attorney’s office: Two men have been indicted for being felons in possession of firearms in two separate incidents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, announced Acting United States Attorney Annette […]

Beat Cops Bust Busy Burglar
posted: December 7, 2014
Officers responded to a burglary in progress of an occupied home in the 200 block of 11th Avenue E around 9:30 p.m. this past Friday night. The homeowner told officers that the male suspect had kicked in a door to gain entry. Police arrived quickly but the suspect was already gone. As they were investigating […]

Protest Winds Through Central District, Downtown and Capitol Hill
posted: December 6, 2014
Seven people were arrested for assault and pedestrian interference Saturday as Seattle police escorted an otherwise peaceful protest through the city. A large group of demonstrators gathered at Garfield High School Saturday afternoon and marched through the Central District, eventually arriving at Seattle Police Headquarters at 6th Avenue and Cherry Street.  The group then split up, […]

Man and Cat Cause Restaurant-Clearing Ruckus On First Hill
posted: December 5, 2014
A man and his cat caused a pepper spray melee Thursday afternoon at a fast food restaurant on First Hill. The incident unfolded just before 12:30 PM, when a man, with a cat perched atop his shoulder, walked into a McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Madison Street. Employees immediately recognized the man—who has previously caused problems at the […]

Two Arrested and Gun Recovered on Capitol Hill
posted: December 1, 2014
Police arrested two men Sunday who threatened to shoot a group of people in a Capitol Hill parking garage. Three friends were entering a parking lot stairwell in the 1400 block of Harvard about 1:55 AM when two men in their early 20s approached, began yelling and tried to start a fight. Both of the suspects threatened to […]

Tree Lighting Ceremony Shares the Stage with Downtown Protests
posted: November 28, 2014
Police arrested five people during a sometimes violent demonstration, culminating in the lighting of the Westlake Center holiday tree during a wet and windy Black Friday in downtown Seattle. Seattle Police were busy this afternoon managing downtown holiday festivities and providing public safety services to a planned demonstration around 1 p.m. today. Demonstrators gathered in the street blocking traffic […]

Two Arrested for Seattle University Robbery
posted: November 19, 2014
UPDATE (12/14/14): Detectives arrested two juvenile suspects, ages 15 and 17, and booked them into Youth Service Center on this case. The 15 year old suspect is believed to be involved in numerous other East Precinct street robberies. Detectives continue to investigate. Detectives are asking for your help finding two suspects and a getaway driver involved in […]

Man Attacked by Group on Capitol Hill
posted: November 17, 2014
Several men reportedly beat up another man in the Capitol Hill area early Monday after making derogatory remarks about his sexual orientation. The victim told police he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street around 1:30 AM when three to four males walked up, insulted him and then attacked. […]

Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.