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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 Arrest Knife Wielding Man Inside Capitol Hill Laundromat
    posted: February 10, 2016
    Officers arrested a man Tuesday afternoon for narcotics and weapons charges after his erratic behavior caught the attention of a laundromat attendant. A laundromat employee called police to the 1800 block of 12 Ave when a man walked into the business and began yelling at himself.  The upset man then pulled out a knife and [more]
  • UPDATED: Detectives Searching For Suspect Following Attempted Kidnapping
    posted: February 10, 2016
    UPDATE: Detectives are releasing a surveillance video that captured last Tuesday’s assault.  The grainy video shows the suspect pull up curbside just as the victim walks into frame.  The suspect can be seen reaching into the cab before lunging at the victim.  The victim quickly breaks free and the suspect retreats to the truck before [more]
  • Three Arrested For Fatal Shooting In Beacon Hill Greenbelt
    posted: February 1, 2016
    Update 2/1/2016: 7:30 PM: Police arrested the three teens shortly after 4 PM today near 4th Avenue S. and Royal Brougham Way, following a relentless investigation by SPD Homicide Detectives Paul Takemoto and James Cooper. In connection today’s arrests, members of SPD Homicide, SWAT, Robbery and Gang Units served warrants on multiple vehicles and locations for other [more]
  • Man Arrested After Eating Pot Cookies, Driving Around With a Gun and a Felon
    posted: February 1, 2016
    Police arrested a man Saturday evening on Capitol Hill after his expired license plates caught the attention of officers, who soon discovered he was driving while high on marijuana cookies while transporting a felon and an illegally stowed firearm in his car. East precinct Anti-Crime Team officers were on patrol Saturday night when they spotted an [more]
  • One Carjacker Arrested, One Sought After Stolen Buick Crash
    posted: February 1, 2016
    Police arrested one carjacker and are still searching for his accomplice after the pair crashed a stolen vehicle in the Central District on Sunday afternoon. The victim told officers he had met the suspect a day earlier when he had given his nephew and the suspect a ride in his 1987 Buick La Sabre thinking they might [more]
  • Half-Naked Man Arrested For Making It Rain, Burglary
    posted: February 1, 2016
    After he was confronted by police Sunday during a break-in in Eastlake, a burglar climbed to the roof of a home, stripped off half his clothes and began throwing money down to the street before he was arrested. A woman called 911 around 11 AM Sunday and said she had locked herself inside a closet after hearing someone [more]
  • Wanted Felon Caught After Firing Stolen Gun At Central District Park
    posted: January 26, 2016
    Police caught a 21-year-old convicted felon and recovered a stolen pistol last night after officers responded to reports of gunfire at a Central District park. Witnesses called police around 7 PM last night and reported two groups of men were firing guns at one another in Pratt Park, near 19th Avenue South and South Main [more]
  • Carjacking Suspect Arrested in International District
    posted: December 30, 2015
    Officers arrested a 51-year old carjacker after he crashed the vehicle as he was attempting to elude police at Maynard Ave S and S Jackson Street Tuesday night. Around 7:45 pm the victim of the carjacking arrived at the South Precinct to report that an acquaintance of hers had stolen her car. She told officers that she [more]
  • Two Arrested in Capitol Hill Road Rage Incident
    posted: December 30, 2015
    Police arrested two men after they displayed a gun in a road rage incident Tuesday night on Capitol Hill. Officers responded to the 300 block of E Roy St just before 8:30 PM after the victims called to report they had been threatened and one suspect had a gun. The victims were making a turn into the [more]
  • UPDATE: Medical Examiner Determines Teen’s Fatal Fall Was Accidental
    posted: December 8, 2015
    UPDATE: 1/7/2016: The King County Medical Examiner has determined that the 16-year-old’s death was accidental, the result of an “unintentional fall from a building.” —– The Seattle Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a 16-year-old student died after falling from a balcony in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on December 5th. The department is [more]