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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.

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Central District Arterial Temporarily Closed After Shots Fired
posted: September 15, 2014
Police closed 23rd Avenue South at South Dearborn Street in the Central District to traffic for a half hour on Monday to investigate reports of shots fired from a moving car. Several 911 callers reported the shots shortly before 2:30 PM. Responding officers found several shell-casings on 23 Avenue South, which was shut down to […]

Wounded Teen Arrives At Hospital After Exchange of Gunfire In Central District
posted: September 15, 2014
Police are investigating after a wounded 16-year-old arrived at Harborview Medical Center late Sunday night, shortly after SPD received reports of gunfire in the Central District. Around 11:15 PM, police received a number of 911 calls about gunshots near 21 Ave and East Fir Street. At the scene, officers recovered more than 30 shell casings from different […]

New Data-Driven Policing Approach Coupled with Community Input Puts More Officers On Capitol Hill Resulting in Multiple Arrests
posted: September 7, 2014
Responding to community concerns and analysis from the SPD’s newly implemented Compstat process, Chief Kathleen O’Toole bolstered the number of officers in the Capitol Hill neighborhood this weekend. East Precinct Captain Pierre Davis has assigned officers to walk foot patrols and has put additional officers on bikes on Capitol Hill, with a particular focus on […]

Capitol Hill Emphasis Patrol Catches Not So Smart Phone Thief
posted: September 6, 2014
A brazen thief will be spending some time in a cell after trying to steal a woman’s cell phone on Capitol Hill early this morning, right in front of police. Officers working a Capitol Hill emphasis patrol were walking through the 1500 block of Broadway just before 1:30 a.m. when they saw the 21-year-old suspect chatting up an extremely intoxicated […]

Detectives Searching For Suspects In String of Capitol Hill Robberies
posted: September 2, 2014
SPD has stepped up patrols around Capitol Hill as detectives search for suspects in a string of nearly two dozen robberies around the Pike/Pine area. Police believe two or three groups of suspects have been targeting nightlife patrons near Broadway and Pike and around Cal Anderson Park in 22 different robberies. The string of robberies began around August 9th, and have occurred […]

Officers Arrest Hapless Robber After Failed Phone Snatching
posted: August 19, 2014
Officers arrested a robber in the International District this morning after the 29-year-old man tried—and failed—to snatch a man’s phone at a bus stop. The victim was talking on his cellphone at a bus stop near 11th Avenue and South Jackson Street at about 9:45 AM when the suspect walked up and tried to grab the victim’s phone. When […]

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park
posted: August 14, 2014
Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint at Prentis Frazier Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday night. The woman was sitting on a park bench around 10:20 p.m. when two strangers approached her. According to the victim, one of the men pointed a silver revolver at her face and […]

Man Arrested After Failed Car-Jacking and Numerous Hit and Runs
posted: August 6, 2014
Officers arrested a 36-year-old man after her went on a tear involving hit and run collisions in multiple precincts and an attempted armed car-jacking. The incident appears to begin in West Seattle. For unknown reasons a man entered a nursing home, knocked everything off a counter, pushed a walker at an employee and then proceeded to drive away […]

Teen Robber Arrested After Victim Grazed By Gunfire In Capitol Hill Park
posted: August 1, 2014
East Precinct officers arrested a 17-year-old robber near Cal Anderson Park early Friday morning after he pulled a gun and fired a shot, leaving one victim with a grazing gunshot wound to his head. The two victims were hanging out in the park around 1 AM near the baseball fields when a group of four or […]

Neighbours Nightclub Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison
posted: July 31, 2014
The man who set fire to Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve will spend the next 10 years in prison. From the US Attorney’s Office: A former Bellevue resident who set fire to a Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2014 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten […]

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