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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.
  • Man Shot In Calf Thursday Night
    posted: January 9, 2015
    A 20-year-old man was shot while walking through the Central District on Thursday night. The victim was walking near 22 Avenue and East Cherry Street at 11:45 pm when he noticed a dark colored sedan following him. A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt got out of the car and started shooting at him. One bullet [more]
  • East Precinct Officers Now Testing Bodycams
    posted: December 23, 2014
    Officers in the East Precinct have begun testing of a body-worn video cameras. Here’s our first-ever release of thrilling first-person police video, featuring officers responding to a report of disabled vehicle blocking a sidewalk:
  • 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 [more]
  • 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 [more]
  • 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 [more]
  • 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 [more]
  • 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, [more]
  • 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 [more]
  • 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 [more]
  • 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 [more]
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