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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.
  • Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun and Car Following Gunshots In South Seattle
    posted: August 27, 2015
    One man was arrested late Wednesday after firing several gunshots in Rainier Beach. Police also detained several people and seized a handgun and a vehicle following two separate reports of shots fired in the area. The incident outside Rainier Beach High School was first reported around 11 pm by two Metro bus drivers, who called 911 [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect In West Seattle Robbery, Shooting
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery, car chase and shooting last week in West Seattle and are now investigating him for several other crimes. SPD’s Robbery Unit, working with the Washington State Department of Corrections, were able to track down and arrest the 23-year-old suspect. Police believe he was also involved in another [more]
  • (Update) Shooting Investigation at Boren and Main
    posted: August 23, 2015
      Update:  The 24-year-old victim died from his injuries while at Harborview Medical Center. The victim was seated inside a parked car in the 1200 Block of S. Main Street with several other people early this morning.  Three males approached the car and a confrontation ensued.   Everyone but the victim got out of the car.  The [more]
  • (Update) Man Shot in Disturbance on Capitol Hill
    posted: August 16, 2015
    Update: The victim in the shooting this morning on Capitol Hill has died as a result of his injuries. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.   Police responded to a large disturbance with shots fired near Pine Street and Melrose Avenue on Capitol Hill. Officers arrived just after 2 AM and located an adult male victim in a parking [more]
  • (Update x2) Suspect Arrested In Central District Home Invasion Robbery
    posted: August 11, 2015
    Update 8/18/15: Police have arrested the suspect in the case after the 59-year-old man flagged down a patrol officer in the 7500 block of Martin Luther King Jr Way S. at 9:45 PM Friday and turned himself in. The man said he knew his picture had been on TV and that he was wanted by [more]
  • Officers Catch Sleepy Auto Thief on Capitol Hill
    posted: August 10, 2015
    Officers arrested a sleepy thief in a Capitol Hill parking garage Sunday morning after some concerned witnesses spotted him sleeping in a running vehicle. Witnesses called 911 around 8 AM to report a man who was sleeping in a truck and left the engine running.  Dispatchers ran the plate and discovered the truck was reported stolen. Officers arrived [more]
  • Five Robbers Arrested at Birthday Party in Arboretum
    posted: August 10, 2015
    Police arrested five partygoers after they assaulted and stole cell phones from other birthday party guests in the Arboretum around midnight on Sunday. Officers arrived and contacted a group of victims and witnesses who were all pointing to a car nearby saying the suspects were inside. Police stopped the car and detained the five occupants. Those [more]
  • Update: Detectives Seek Person of Interest In Nightclub Arson
    posted: August 7, 2015
    Update 8/8/2015: Detectives are seeking a person of interest in connection with the Neighbours arson. Surveillance cameras captured a man walking into an alley behind the club shortly before the fire was set, and police are now working to identify him. Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man, or who may have seen him [more]
  • Woman Seriously Injured in Bicycle Crash on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 27, 2015
    A women sustained life-threatening injuries after she lost control of her bicycle and collided with a building on Capitol Hill Monday morning. The bicyclist was riding westbound on E Pine St attempting to make a right turn on Belmont Ave. She failed to negotiate the turn and ended up colliding with a building. She was [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Transgender Woman on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 24, 2015
    Officers arrested a 28 year-old man Thursday evening after he attacked a transgender woman at Cal Anderson Park. Police  responded to an assault call at the park just before 4 PM, where they learned the suspect had harassed a transgender woman, before throwing a cup of ice water at her and punching her in the head. The suspect also assaulted [more]