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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.
  • Teen Wounded By Gunfire Following Fight on Alki Beach
    posted: March 23, 2015
    A teen who arrived at an Everett hospital with a gunshot wound early Sunday told staff he’d been struck by gunfire while at Alki Beach, but wouldn’t say much else. Police received received reports around 1 AM of a fight and gunshots near Marine Avenue SW and Alki Avenue SW, several hours before the wounded 17-year-old showed up at [more]
  • Officers Arrest Teens After They Beat, Rob Clerk In Shoplifting Confrontation
    posted: March 10, 2015
    Police arrested five teens Monday in West Seattle for attacking a 55-year-old grocery store clerk, after he confronted them about an earlier shoplifting incident. The victim had been working at the Westwood QFC earlier in the day, when he witnessed the group of teens stealing shrimp, hot dogs and barbecue sauce from the store. After leaving work, around 4 PM, [more]
  • Man Accosts Girl Walking to School in West Seattle; Suspicious Men Offer Puppies to Phinney Teen
    posted: March 6, 2015
    Police have received several reports this week of concerning incidents involving adult suspects and children, and are asking the community to report suspicious activity and talk to their children about personal safety. In one incident, a 13-year-old girl reported a man accosted and touched her while she was traveling to school in West Seattle on [more]
  • Police Investigate Possible Luring Incident in South Park
    posted: March 4, 2015
    Policing are investigating a possible luring incident in the South Park neighborhood where a man followed around a 14-year-old girl, who was waiting for a school bus Wednesday morning. The girl told police she was by herself at the bus stop around 8:30 AM when a man in an older, four-door car with dull silver [more]
  • Felon Arrested After Stashing Stolen Gun In Store’s Diaper Aisle
    posted: March 3, 2015
    A 26-year-old felon tried to stash a stolen gun in the diaper aisle of a drug store Monday evening after opening fire on a West Seattle street. Police received reports of gunfire just before 5pm near 12th Avenue SW and SW Roxbury Street, where witnesses said a man—accompanied by two young women, one of whom was pushing an [more]
  • Burglar Flees On Bike, Leads Police Right to Suspected South Park Chop Shop
    posted: February 24, 2015
    A burglar who tried to make his getaway on a bicycle in the South Park neighborhood Saturday afternoon led officers right to a half-dozen stripped down stolen cars and a suspected chop shop. Police received a report around 3:15 PM that two men had smashed their way into a garage in the 1000 block of S. Donovan Street and fled. Officers [more]
  • Truant Teen Rushed Back to School After Robbery Attempt, Package Theft, Stolen Getaway Car Crash
    posted: February 17, 2015
    Detectives say a 15-year-old student tried to rob two teens, stole a package from a West Seattle home, and then climbed out of the wreck of a stolen getaway car before rushing back to his high school earlier this month. Police arrested the teen Friday evening for the string of West Seattle crimes on February 2nd. Around 9 AM, [more]
  • Detectives Investigating After Woman Found Dead In South Park
    posted: February 15, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead in the South Park neighborhood Sunday Morning. People began calling 911 shortly after 8 AM Sunday to report a woman down and unresponsive in an alley of the 1200 block of S. Sullivan Street. When Officers and Medics arrived on scene they attempted CPR on the woman, but were unable to [more]
  • Police Increase Patrols Around West Seattle Schools
    posted: February 12, 2015
    Seattle police have increased patrols in West Seattle and are working with other city agencies to ensure students are safe on their way to and from school. The increased patrols come as detectives investigate a series of robberies and thefts targeting middle and high school students in West Seattle. The suspects have stolen backpacks, cellphones and small amounts of cash from a half-dozen [more]
  • Guardian One Helicopter Helps Police Find Auto Thief
    posted: February 10, 2015
    A King County Sheriff’s helicopter helped Seattle police track down a car thief in the South Park neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Officers spotted a known auto thief driving a stolen car in the South Park area and gave chase. However, the suspect refused to pull over so police stopped pursuing him out of safety concerns. The [more]