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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.
  • Gang Detectives Investigating After Teen Shot in Ankle
    posted: November 20, 2015
    A 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Thursday in the Central District. Witnesses called 911 around 10 PM and reported hearing gunfire near 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street. When police arrived, they learned three young men reportedly targeted in the shooting had run from the scene. According to witnesses, the gunman had fled [more]
  • Detectives Seek Leads On Wig and Denim Cutoff-Wearing Suspect In Miller Park Incidents
    posted: November 17, 2015
    A man dressed in a long wig and cutoff denim shorts reportedly chased a woman in the Miller Park neighborhood early Thursday, and police are now investigating whether he may have also exposed himself to other women in the area. Last Thursday, a woman was walking east on 15th Avenue East and East Thomas Street around 2 AM when [more]
  • UPDATE (PHOTOS): Police Investigating Burglary at Archdiocese of Seattle
    posted: November 16, 2015
    Police are investigating after the offices of the Archdiocese of Seattle were burglarized over the weekend. An employee called police Monday morning after she arrived at the Archdiocese offices in the 700 block of 9th Ave and found someone had pried open several doors. Staff found that a burglar had rummaged through offices on several floors of [more]
  • Man Arrested After Pulling Knife Outside Two Different Capitol Hill Bars
    posted: November 9, 2015
    A 24-year-old man was arrested by police on Capitol Hill early this morning after he pulled a knife on a man who had complimented his shoes. The suspect reportedly walked past the victim outside the R Place nightclub at Boylston Avenue and East Pine Street around 1 AM. When the victim offered his unsolicited approval of the suspect’s [more]
  • Man Attacks Car, Capsicum, Cop At Capitol Hill Garage
    posted: November 9, 2015
    What do Ford Mustangs, green bell peppers and police have in common? All three were on the receiving end of a one-man rampage early Sunday at a parking garage on Capitol Hill. A witness called 911 at 1:30 Sunday morning when the man wandered into a parking garage in the 1400 block of 12 Ave.  Once inside the [more]
  • Man Arrested For BYOB Church Burglary
    posted: November 9, 2015
    Police arrested a man early Sunday after he brought a six-pack of beer to the midnight service at a Capitol Hill church, which doesn’t have a midnight service. Officers were called to the church in the 1100 block of Harvard Avenue around 1:15 AM after a witness spotted the suspect smashing a window. The witness informed [more]
  • Woman Arrested After Stolen Car Crashes on Capitol Hill
    posted: November 6, 2015
    The driver of a stolen car smashed into two vehicles Thursday night on Capitol Hill before fleeing from officers on foot, leaving his passenger behind. Officers were patrolling near the 1700 block of Belmont Ave around 10:30 PM when they spotted a stolen Nissan Sentra. When officers pulled behind the vehicle, the Sentra’s driver pulled [more]
  • Garbage Truck Thief Trashes Capitol Hill Bike Share Kiosk
    posted: October 27, 2015
    Officers arrested a man Tuesday morning after he led them on a destructive tour of Capitol Hill in a stolen garbage truck. Shortly after 6 AM today the desk clerk for the East precinct was approached by the driver of a garbage truck.  The driver said as he was attempting to pick up trash from an [more]
  • Teen Arrested for Robbery on Capitol Hill
    posted: October 26, 2015
    Police arrested a teen for a robbery on Capitol Hill Saturday night after she assaulted a 37-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter and took a purse. The victims were walking on E Union St. near Broadway Court around 11:30 PM when they were approached by a group of two females and four males. The females struck the 37-year-old victim in the face. As she was trying [more]
  • Machete-Wielding Man Flees Women’s Bathroom, Gets Stuck In Traffic
    posted: October 23, 2015
    Police arrested a machete and throwing-knife-wielding man Thursday on Capitol Hill after he threatened a crowd of people who confronted him over his use of a women’s restroom in a park. Officers responded to Cal Anderson Park just before 5 PM and and spoke with six people, who said they had confronted the suspect after spotting him [more]