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Officers Make Multiple Arrests and Recover Two Guns After Shooting
posted: July 27, 2014
A man was grazed by gunfire and three people were arrested on Capitol Hill early this morning. Officers were called to the 1300 block of East Spring Street around 2 a.m. for a report of shots fired. When police arrived they found a man on the ground who had been grazed by gunfire. The man […]

Man Arrested After Pulling Knife on Grocery Store Shoppers During Homphobic Rant
posted: July 23, 2014
Officers arrested a knife-wielding man on Capitol Hill early this morning after he pulled a knife on two people inside a grocery store while in the midst of a homophobic rant. A man and woman were shopping at the QFC at Broadway and E Pike around 1 AM when the suspect began leering at the woman. When the suspect said […]

SPD Investigating Bullet-Riddled Targets Left on Capitol Hill
posted: July 21, 2014
Seattle police are investigating two bullet-riddled shooting targets left at different sites on Capitol Hill earlier this month. Workers at the League of Women Voters Capitol Hill office—in the 1600 block of 18th Avenue—found the first one on July 5th after returning from the holiday weekend to find a target, pockmarked with bullet holes, outside the front door of their […]

Suspect Drops Pants, Attacks Staff at Dick’s
posted: July 17, 2014
Employees at the Broadway Dick’s Drive-In now have 100% real beef with a woman who dropped her pants and attacked staff Wednesday evening. Staff at the Dick’s on Broadway and E. Denny Way called police at about 5:30 PM after the woman began harassing customers and refused when a manager asked her to leave the property. […]

Boat Collision on Lake Washington with Two Injured and One Deceased (Update)
posted: July 17, 2014
(Update) The man piloting the motorboat in last night’s boat collision, a 46 year-old from Renton, has been booked into King County Jail on Homicide by Motorcraft. Further charges may be pending in this ongoing investigation. A 24 year-old female died as a result of her injuries sustained in a boat collision on Lake Washington […]

Officers Arrest Gunman After Early Morning Shooting Outside Pancake House
posted: July 16, 2014
Police quickly arrested a gunman early Tuesday, minutes after a second man burst into the International House of Pancakes on First Hill and screamed that someone was trying to shoot him When officers arrived at the IHOP around 2:45 AM, witnesses told police they saw the 31-year-old victim arguing with two men outside the restaurant shortly before one of […]

Police Seize Guns, Drugs Following Belltown Gunfire
posted: July 15, 2014
Officers seized several guns early Saturday morning after catching up to a car seen speeding away from a shooting scene in Belltown. West Precinct bike officers were patrolling Belltown at 2:30 a.m. on July 12th when they heard gunshots in the 2300 block of 1st Ave. At the scene, a witness pointed to a green Chevy Caprice as it […]

Naked Man Breaks Into Home, Gives Sermon, Admits He Took Some LSD
posted: July 8, 2014
A naked man led police on a foot chase along Lake Washington early this morning after smashing his way into a home in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood and sermonizing to the family inside. The family was asleep inside their home in the 400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard E. just before 2 AM when they heard someone […]

Man in Hospital Following Early Morning Shooting
posted: July 1, 2014
A 21-year-old man is in serious condition from multiple gunshot wounds following a shooting in a Beacon Hill neighborhood early Tuesday. Officers responded to reports of shots fired shortly after 3 a.m. in the 2900 block of 12th Avenue South and found spent casings on the street and sidewalk, as well as at least one […]

Sheriff’s Office Asks SPD to Investigate Deputy’s SODO Shooting
posted: June 30, 2014
The King County Sheriff’s Office has asked Seattle police to investigate after a Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man at a SODO transit hub Monday afternoon. Just before 4:15 PM Monday, three Fare Enforcement Officers contacted three male passengers to ensure they had paid fares on a southbound Light Rail train at Stadium Station. One of the […]


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