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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.
  • Officers Pull Over Suspected DUI Driver, Find Teen Behind the Wheel of Stolen SUV
    posted: March 3, 2015
    When East Precinct patrol officers spotted a Chevy Suburban weaving its way down Madison Street on Capitol Hill early Monday, officers expected to find an intoxicated driver behind the wheel. Instead, when police pulled the car over near 15th Avenue and Madison Street, they found a 16-year-old in the drivers seat of the SUV, which had been [more]
  • Suspect Arrested For Threats and Slurs at Capitol Hill Store
    posted: March 3, 2015
    Police tracked down and arrested a 52-year-man on Monday who threatened employees inside a Capitol Hill store and hurled epithets and slurs at staff and customers. Witnesses told police said the intoxicated man hung out in the doorway of the store, located in 1500 block of 11th Avenue, shortly before noon and starting yelling homophobic slurs. Employees [more]
  • Police Arrest Three Suspects in Two Separate Burglaries
    posted: March 1, 2015
    Officers arrested three suspects on Saturday in two different burglaries, one in Columbia City and another on Capitol Hill. Police were called to the 2900 block of South Byron Street after a witness saw two suspects breaking into a home. Officers surrounded the house, just as one of the two suspects leapt from the second [more]
  • Man Found Dead During Investigation Into Fire
    posted: February 25, 2015
    Police and fire officials found a man’s body inside the burnt remains of a tent after dousing a fire at an encampment above the Interstate 90 tunnel early Wednesday. When the Seattle Fire Department and police arrived at the scene, shortly before 6 AM, they found a large fire had engulfed a tent in the [more]
  • Police Seize Guns, Drugs, Arrest Three At Central District Home
    posted: February 25, 2015
    A two-month long investigation by the SPD Gang Unit and Narcotics detectives led police to arrest three people Tuesday night at a Central District home, where officers found stashes of guns and ammunition in the dining room, bedrooms, and even inside an oven. Gang Unit, Narcotics, East Precinct Officers, SWAT and FBI served a warrant around 8:15 PM Tuesday [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect After Armed Robbery
    posted: February 22, 2015
    A robber wanted for holding up a Madison Valley medical marijuana dispensary earlier this month was arrested Thursday night. The suspect made off with more than $10,000 in cash and merchandise when he robbed the dispensary, located on the 2300 block of East Madison Street, at gunpoint on Feb. 10. The suspect threatened to shoot [more]
  • Police Investigating Central District Shooting
    posted: February 19, 2015
    Police are searching for the shooter after a man was struck in the leg by gunfire Thursday evening. Shortly after 6 P.M. several calls came into 911 reporting gunshots in the 800 block of 24 Ave South. Officers arrived and located a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle. Medics transported the man [more]
  • Police Investigating Two Rolling Gunfights
    posted: February 18, 2015
    Police are investigating two rolling gun battles that happened late Tuesday in the 23rd and Union, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Witnesses told officers they saw a dark green Chevy Tahoe chasing a light colored SUV through the 23rd and Union neighborhood around 10:30 PM. Passengers in both vehicles were reportedly firing at each other, and [more]
  • Five Teens Arrested After Pistol-whipping, Robbing Man on First Hill
    posted: February 18, 2015
    Police arrested several teenage muggers who pistol-whipped, punched and robbed a 25-year-old man in the North First Hill neighborhood Tuesday night. The victim and two women were smoking cigarettes in the 1200 block of Boylston Avenue when a group of five to six boys and one girl approached about 10:20 PM. One of the suspects [more]
  • Police Arrest Gunman After Woman Wounded In Central District Shooting
    posted: February 13, 2015
    Officers arrested a 26-year-old gunman Friday evening after one woman was wounded in an exchange of gunfire at a Central District park. Police arrived at Flo Ware Park near 28th Ave and S. Jackson St shortly after receiving reports of gunfire around 6 PM Friday. There, officers found and a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound [more]