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Seattle University Robbery Video Released
posted: November 19, 2014
Detectives are asking for your help finding two suspects and a getaway driver involved in a Seattle University robbery that happened November 11th. Officers on Wednesday released surveillance video taken from a Seattle University parking lot that shows two people getting out of a yellow Ford Crown Victoria. A few minutes later the suspects can […]

Man Attacked by Group on Capitol Hill
posted: November 17, 2014
Several men reportedly beat up another man in the Capitol Hill area early Monday after making derogatory remarks about his sexual orientation. The victim told police he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street around 1:30 AM when three to four males walked up, insulted him and then attacked. […]

Officer Puts Herself In Harms Way to Protect Crowd From Horny Birds
posted: November 14, 2014
Benjamin Franklin once described the bald eagle as a “Bird of bad moral Character.” While this characterization remains up for debate, one Seattle police officer was forced to put herself between a crowd of bystanders and the razor-sharp talons of two erotically-entwined eagles earlier this week after the birds crash-landed in a park. As Officer Vanessa Flick drove past […]

Felon Arrested After Trying to Run Over Police
posted: November 14, 2014
Police arrested a 36-year-old man Thursday afternoon after he tried to run over several officers with his car and ended up crashing into a patrol vehicle just a block from the SPD East Precinct building on Capitol Hill. Officers had been searching for the man, wanted on several felony warrants, and spotted him at 5:15 […]

Seattle University Student Robbed at Gunpoint
posted: November 12, 2014
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Seattle University student at gunpoint shortly after he left a gym on campus Monday night. The 25-year-old victim told police that after he left the gym in the 500 block of 14th Avenue around 9 PM, two young men approached and ordered him to hand over […]

Leschi Rooster Dispute Ends With Dinner Plans
posted: November 5, 2014
Days after moving into the Leschi neighborhood, a man called police and said he was chagrined by fowl noises coming from a nearby home. When officers arrived at the man’s home near East Alder Street and Erie Avenue around 8:15 Sunday morning they quickly identified the culprit. “I could plainly hear the suspect rooster crowing,” Officer Elizabeth […]

Can You Help Detectives Identify This Bawdy Bandit?
posted: October 27, 2014
SPD detectives are still in search of a man who fled a Capitol Hill adult emporium last month with $400 worth of stockings, lubricants and other personal items, and now police need your help identifying him. Detectives have a pic of the bawdy bandit, but don’t yet know his name. If you do, please call our […]

Man Robbed in Central District Parking Garage
posted: October 23, 2014
Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was robbed in a Central District parking garage Wednesday afternoon. The victim told officers he parked his car in a secure garage only open to residents about 1:20 PM in the 1800 block of 23rd Avenue. A man in his 20s, wearing a baggy, hooded black jacket and jeans […]

(Update) Man Shot in Arm on Capitol Hill
posted: October 12, 2014
(Update) Officers have arrested the 24-year-old suspect from this morning’s shooting on Capitol Hill. Police arrested the suspect and recovered the handgun when he turned himself in to officers at the North Precinct. Last nights shooting appears to have been the continuation of an incident in Snohomish County, where the suspect may be facing additional charges. […]

Police Investigating Report of Attack in Interlaken Park
posted: October 10, 2014
A 44-year-old woman jogging through Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon told police a man grabbed her from behind and choked her until she lost consciousness. According the victim, she was jogging east through the park around 3:20 PM when a man approached from behind and wrapped his arms around her neck. The woman reported both […]

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