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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 Five Teens in Capitol Hill Armed Robbery
    posted: May 20, 2015
    Officers seized a pistol and arrested five young teens after they robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint early Wednesday in a Capitol Hill park. Several witnesses called 911 around 12:30 AM when they saw a group of teens assaulting a man and woman in Cal Anderson Park. One witness told police an armed teen had a [more]
  • Burglar Arrested After Stopping to Leave Signature At Scene of the Crime
    posted: May 13, 2015
    A 22-year-old man botched a burglary at a First Hill apartment building Monday night and then botched his getaway, after he stopped near the scene of the crime to sign his sub-par criminal handiwork, like some terrible Batman villain. Witnesses called police just after 10 PM when they saw the 22-year-old man trying to force his way into [more]
  • A Timeline of May Day 2015
    posted: May 7, 2015
    At a Seattle City Council hearing Wednesday, Seattle Police Department officials were questioned about the police response to an un-permitted May Day march on Capitol Hill, which grew into a full-scale riot. To better illustrate the timeline of events leading up to the riot, the Seattle Police Department has assembled details from police radio dispatches and operational logs [more]
  • Bicyclist Injured after Collision With Bus in International District
    posted: May 4, 2015
    Detectives are on scene after a cyclist and bus collided during the Monday morning commute. Several witnesses called 911 when they saw a collision between a bus and a bicyclist at Rainier Ave South and South Jackson Street shortly before 8 AM. Medics have transported the 26-year-old cyclist to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Madison Valley
    posted: May 2, 2015
    Detectives are investigating the death of a woman Saturday morning in Madison Valley. Shortly before 11 AM officers responded along with Medics to a home in the 2800 block of East Denny Way where a woman was found unresponsive. Medics declared the woman deceased at the scene. Crime Scene Investigators and Homicide detectives are on scene collecting [more]
  • (Update) 16 Rioters Arrested, 9 Officers Injured After Violent Protest On Capitol Hill
    posted: May 1, 2015
    Police arrested 16 protesters Friday evening when an unplanned and un-permitted demonstration took a violent turn, leaving three officers injured. The violence came after a day of peaceful, planned demonstrations by El Comite and Black Lives Matter demonstrators, who gathered in Judkins Park in the Central District before marching to the Federal Courthouse in downtown [more]
  • East Precinct Captain Helps Catch Cal Anderson Park Assailant
    posted: April 20, 2015
    East Precinct Captain Paul McDonagh helped catch an assault suspect during a weekend nightlife patrol on Capitol Hill. Just before midnight, Captain McDonagh was walking through Cal Anderson Park when he spotted the 17-year-old suspect punching a 34-year-old man. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground in the attack, and continued to punch him [more]
  • Nothing Hazardous Found After Threatening Notes Lead to Seattle U Evacuation
    posted: April 17, 2015
    Seattle University officials evacuated three buildings and contacted Seattle police Friday morning after a student found two threatening notes in a women’s restroom. School officials called police around 8:45 AM and evacuated three buildings–Pigott, Bannan and Engineering–while officers searched the campus. Officers conducted a floor-by-floor search of the three buildings, and were unable to locate anything [more]
  • Wednesday Afternoon Protest Ends With 21 Arrests
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Officers arrested 21 people during a protest that wound through Downtown and ended on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. Officers escorted a group of protestors through the streets of Seattle during their permitted march which started at 2 PM. today. The group began marching at Occidental park, made their way through Downtown then turned towards Capitol Hill. As [more]
  • Bodycam Captures Capitol Hill Emphasis Team Arresting Armed Teen Robber
    posted: April 9, 2015
    Officers caught a group of teens with a loaded, stolen handgun early this morning on Capitol Hill after the teens started several brawls and tried to rob two men right in front of police. The arrest was caught on SPD bodycam. East Precinct officers, working an emphasis patrol around Capitol Hill’s busy nightlife area, spotted the group of three [more]