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(Update) Man Shot in Arm on Capitol Hill
posted: October 12, 2014
(Update) Officers have arrested the 24-year-old suspect from this morning’s shooting on Capitol Hill. Police arrested the suspect and recovered the handgun when he turned himself in to officers at the North Precinct. Last nights shooting appears to have been the continuation of an incident in Snohomish County, where the suspect may be facing additional charges. […]

Police Investigating Report of Attack in Interlaken Park
posted: October 10, 2014
A 44-year-old woman jogging through Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon told police a man grabbed her from behind and choked her until she lost consciousness. According the victim, she was jogging east through the park around 3:20 PM when a man approached from behind and wrapped his arms around her neck. The woman reported both […]

Assaults, Robberies Decline Following Capitol Hill Emphasis Patrols
posted: October 10, 2014
Since the Seattle Police Department deployed more officers in September to work emphasis patrols on foot and on bikes throughout Capitol Hill’s busy nightlife district, robberies have dropped 42-percent while assaults are down 35-percent. The  department’s new SeaStat program—which uses data and community input to ensure officers are deployed where they’re most needed—has greatly contributed to these successes, […]

One Traffic Stop Nets Three Arrests And a Gun
posted: October 10, 2014
Police arrested three men and seized handgun after a routine traffic stop early Friday in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood. Officers noticed a car driving without its headlights on about 1:30 AM near Broadway and Boren Avenue. They stopped the car and discovered the 24-year-old driver had a suspended license. The driver bolted when officers ordered him […]

Robbers Use Ersatz Cab In Latest Ploy Targeting Club Patrons
posted: October 6, 2014
While stopping by the East Precinct to claim her found purse, a woman recounted to officers how she and a friend had been accosted by a group of men while trying to get home from a bar early Sunday morning. The woman and her friend were sitting on a curb waiting for a cab in […]

Man Arrested After Making Threats at Capitol Hill Club
posted: October 6, 2014
Officers arrested a man who made threatening statements after being denied entry to a Capitol Hill bar early Saturday. Witnesses said the intoxicated 28-year-old suspect was prevented from entering the night club, located in the 600 block of E Pine St., shortly after midnight. He then became upset and reportedly said “all white people should die” […]

(Updated) Police Investigating After Bachelorette Party Attacks Woman In Belltown
posted: October 3, 2014
Update 10/8: Detectives have identified and interviewed the man in the photos, and he is cooperating in the investigation. Police are still reviewing the case and continue to search for the members of the bachelorette party.   Robbery detectives are hoping photos of a man and woman spotted using a stolen debit card in a […]

Officers Arrest Felon, Seize Rifle, Pistol From Tent Near Beacon Hill
posted: October 3, 2014
Seattle police and Department of Corrections (DOC) officers on Thursday seized a rifle and a pistol from a wanted felon after finding him in a tent in the woods near Beacon Hill.

LA Cops Catch Three Teens Driving Car Stolen In Capitol Hill Robbery
posted: October 1, 2014
SPD Robbery detectives are working to connect three teens to a Capitol Hill carjacking after Los Angeles traffic cops caught the group driving the stolen Ford Fusion in southeast LA last night. LAPD contacted SPD’s robbery unit this morning to advise SPD they had taken the three teens in custody, and detectives are now working to tie the […]

Bike Officers Chase Down Armed Felon On Capitol Hill
posted: September 27, 2014
Bike officers working an East Precinct emphasis patrol arrested an armed felon early this morning after the man ran through Capitol Hill’s crowded streets while brandishing a handgun. Police received 911 calls about the armed man running down the street near Broadway and E. Union Street shortly before 2 AM, just as nightclubs were closing for the evening and crowds […]


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