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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.
  • Woman Seriously Injured in Bicycle Crash on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 27, 2015
    A women sustained life-threatening injuries after she lost control of her bicycle and collided with a building on Capitol Hill Monday morning. The bicyclist was riding westbound on E Pine St attempting to make a right turn on Belmont Ave. She failed to negotiate the turn and ended up colliding with a building. She was [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Transgender Woman on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 24, 2015
    Officers arrested a 28 year-old man Thursday evening after he attacked a transgender woman at Cal Anderson Park. Police  responded to an assault call at the park just before 4 PM, where they learned the suspect had harassed a transgender woman, before throwing a cup of ice water at her and punching her in the head. The suspect also assaulted [more]
  • Cops Recover Two Pistols After Catching Teen Felon Driving Stolen Car
    posted: July 24, 2015
    Detectives arrested a teen  Thursday evening after officers found him driving around in a stolen car, carrying two guns. Gang Unit Detectives were patrolling near Martin Luther King Jr Way S. and S Dearborn St.  just before 8 PM when they spotted a car believed to have been involved in a shooting days earlier. Detectives [more]
  • Can You Help Detectives Find This Armed Cellphone Robber?
    posted: July 10, 2015
    Detectives are looking for leads as they search for a man who robbed two people at gunpoint on July 3rd in the Capitol Hill and Fremont neighborhoods. Police believe Garrett Shipley approached his victims, claimed he was having an emergency and needed to borrow their cellphones. When the victims handed over their phones, Shipley fled in a [more]
  • (Update) Police Seek Suspects In String of Late-Night Robberies, Drive-By Shooting
    posted: July 8, 2015
    Update 7/10: Police tracked down two of the suspected robbers–both 16-year-old males–Thursday night in the Central District. Detectives are still searching for a third teen suspect in the case. Originally posted 7/8: Police are searching for a trio of robbers suspected in an string of armed hold-ups in South Seattle and a drive-by shooting in Ballard last [more]
  • Man Dead After Central District Shooting
    posted: July 2, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after a man in his 30’s was found shot to death in the Central District early Thursday evening. Witnesses began calling 911 after hearing what they believed to be multiple gunshots in the 900 block of 24 Ave just after 4PM.  Officers arrived and found a man lying on the ground dead [more]
  • Officers Investigate Drive-By Shooting in Central District
    posted: July 1, 2015
    Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred just after 9pm Tuesday night at 21st Ave and E James St. Patrol officers responded to the scene and found a car with several bullet holes in it. Officers interviewed multiple witnesses who stated that as many as four suspects in a bright red Mercedes and a [more]
  • Detectives Seek Leads In Washington Park Home Invasion
    posted: June 30, 2015
    Police are working to identify a robber who tied a woman up inside her Washington Park home in the early morning hours of June 20th, before making off with jewelry and cash. The victim told officers she awoke around 4 AM to find the suspect in her bedroom.  He demanded access to a safe, and then tied [more]
  • 48-Year-Old Man Wounded In Drive-By at 23rd & Cherry
    posted: June 30, 2015
    A 48-year-old man was wounded early Tuesday in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Central District. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street just before 2 AM, and found the victim in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection. The victim told officers someone had opened [more]
  • Police Make Arrests In Two Hate Crime Attacks During Pride Weekend
    posted: June 29, 2015
    Seattle Police arrested two men for hate crime attacks over Pride weekend, and are also searching for another group of suspects who attacked a gay couple on Capitol Hill. In the first incident, officers responded to Pike St. and Boylston Ave around 2 AM Sunday after a gay couple reported they had been attacked by a group of suspects, who told them they were [more]