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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.
  • East Precinct Captain Helps Catch Cal Anderson Park Assailant
    posted: April 20, 2015
    East Precinct Captain Paul McDonagh helped catch an assault suspect during a weekend nightlife patrol on Capitol Hill. Just before midnight, Captain McDonagh was walking through Cal Anderson Park when he spotted the 17-year-old suspect punching a 34-year-old man. The suspect knocked the victim to the ground in the attack, and continued to punch him [more]
  • Nothing Hazardous Found After Threatening Notes Lead to Seattle U Evacuation
    posted: April 17, 2015
    Seattle University officials evacuated three buildings and contacted Seattle police Friday morning after a student found two threatening notes in a women’s restroom. School officials called police around 8:45 AM and evacuated three buildings–Pigott, Bannan and Engineering–while officers searched the campus. Officers conducted a floor-by-floor search of the three buildings, and were unable to locate anything [more]
  • Wednesday Afternoon Protest Ends With 21 Arrests
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Officers arrested 21 people during a protest that wound through Downtown and ended on Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon. Officers escorted a group of protestors through the streets of Seattle during their permitted march which started at 2 PM. today. The group began marching at Occidental park, made their way through Downtown then turned towards Capitol Hill. As [more]
  • Bodycam Captures Capitol Hill Emphasis Team Arresting Armed Teen Robber
    posted: April 9, 2015
    Officers caught a group of teens with a loaded, stolen handgun early this morning on Capitol Hill after the teens started several brawls and tried to rob two men right in front of police. The arrest was caught on SPD bodycam. East Precinct officers, working an emphasis patrol around Capitol Hill’s busy nightlife area, spotted the group of three [more]
  • Police Activate Amber Alert, Locate Abducted Child
    posted: March 31, 2015
    UPDATE 4/1/15 This is dash-cam video of a brief pursuit of a suspect wanted for abducting his young son yesterday. The suspect began swerving and speeding away from police, so officers ceased their pursuit in order to protect the young child in the vehicle. We issued an Amber Alert and located the child several hours later. UPDATE [more]
  • On Fleek Officers Find Gun In Stolen SUV After Stopping Fake “Fleeks”
    posted: March 31, 2015
    Two teens caught with a gun in a stolen SUV are now under investigation for robbery after police spotted them driving through Capitol Hill early this morning without any headlights. Officers Matt Blackburn and Dan Auderer were on patrol on Broadway around 2 AM when they spotted a Toyota 4Runner driving down the street with their headlights off. When officers pulled the [more]
  • Police Seek Leads In Saturday Robbery On Capitol Hill
    posted: March 30, 2015
    A man beaten and robbed by group of suspects on Capitol Hill early Saturday told officers he didn’t get a good look at his attackers, but police are hoping witnesses may be able to provide leads in the case. The victim and two female friends were leaving a bar in the 700 of Pike Street around 2 AM when [more]
  • Gang Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved in Early March Shooting
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Detectives recovered a gun as they arrested two men Friday afternoon stemming from a March 7th shooting at a gas station that injured one man. Seattle Police detectives were partnering with federal law enforcement partners as they investigated the March 7th shooting and began to zero in on two suspects from the incident. During the [more]
  • Police Seize Rifle & Pistol, Search For Gunmen Following Central District Car Crash
    posted: March 25, 2015
    Gang Unit detectives seized an assault rifle and handgun Wednesday and are searching for two gunmen, suspected of opening fire on a man and his daughter following a car crash in the Central District. The shooting happened around 2:30 PM, after the gunmen’s vehicle collided with a second car at 26th and Washington Street. Detectives [more]
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Violent Robbery At Rainier Beach Doughnut Shop
    posted: March 24, 2015
    SPD detectives are investigating a man who barricaded himself in a crawlspace Tuesday in the International District for a violent robbery at a Rainier Beach doughnut shop. The 21-year-old man led US Marshals and Seattle police on a brief chase around 12:30 PM after they tried to arrest him for several felony warrants. Detectives also believe the man [more]