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Shots Fired, Man With Gun & Warrants Arrested in the Central District
posted: April 19, 2014
Officers arrested an 18-year-old man and located two handguns after responding to 911 calls of shots fired in the Central District last night. On April 18th at approximately 7:29 p.m. officers responded to the area of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street for reports of shots fired and cars speeding out of the area. A […]

UPDATE: Shooting in the Central District is now a Homicide
posted: April 19, 2014
The shooting from early this morning is now officially a homicide investigation. The 24-year-old male victim transported to Harborview Medical Center died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the shooting. There is no suspect information available at this time. The Seattle Police Department does not identify nor confirm the identity of deceased […]

Robber Arrested After Pulling Knives, Stealing Cash At Two Banks
posted: April 11, 2014
Seattle police arrested a bank robber on Capitol Hill Friday morning minutes after he robbed a bank on Broadway, and several hours after police believe he held up a second bank in the University District. Around 9 AM, police received a report that a man armed with two large knives had walked into a bank […]

Man Discovers New Drinking Buddy Is Actually a Robber
posted: April 8, 2014
What’s worse than the Seattle Freeze? Making a new friend in a bar, only to have them rob you several hours later. That’s what a Ballard man told police happened to him late Saturday night. The victim said he first met the suspect in the robbery at a bar on Capitol Hill near 11th and Pine where […]

Knife-Wielding Bank Robber Shot After Charging At Detective
posted: April 4, 2014
Seattle police flooded the Denny-Blaine neighborhood Thursday morning in search of an armed bank robber, who was later fatally shot after running toward a veteran Detective with knife in hand. At 9:16 AM, Seattle police received a 911 report of a takeover-style bank robbery at the Madison Park Wells Fargo bank in the 4000 block […]

Police Investigating Bank Robbery, Car Crash Near Lake Washington (Update x4)
posted: April 3, 2014
Just after 9:15 Thursday morning, an armed man, reportedly wearing lots of makeup, women’s clothing and a brunette wig walked into a bank near E. Madison Street and McGilvra Blvd. and demanded money from a teller. The man then fled the bank on foot, possibly carrying a rolling suitcase, and was seen getting into a […]

First Hill Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested
posted: April 3, 2014
Remember this bank robbery from last week?  Well, a couple of East Precinct officers do, and ended up arresting the suspect after they had stopped him for a liquor violation last night at 17th and Madison just before 7:00 pm.   Officers recalled the bank robbery that occurred in the 1200 Block of Madison and […]

Seattle Man Would Greatly Appreciate It If You Would Stop Mailing Pot to His House
posted: April 1, 2014
A Mount Baker resident walked into the East Precinct Monday evening and informed a desk clerk that someone keeps mailing him packages of marijuana. The man told officers that, one month earlier, a package arrived at his front door marked “return to sender, insufficient postage.” The man—whose home was listed as the return address on […]

Rain Thwarts Molotov Arson Attempt At Central District Development
posted: March 31, 2014
Seattle Police Department arson investigators believe heavy rainfall thwarted an overnight attempt to burn down a Central District development. Just after 7 AM Monday, police were called to the development near 21st Ave E and E Fir Street, after a work crew found someone had thrown two Molotov cocktail incendiaries through the window of a […]

Gang Unit investigating shooting
posted: March 29, 2014
  Shooting suspect being sought.  On 3/28/14, just shortly after 11:00 p.m., the 23-year-old victim and her boyfriend were on their way home from a restaurant and stopped at the AM/PM for gas in the 400 block of 12th AVE. The female victim pulled alongside a gas pump and got out while her boyfriend stayed […]


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