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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.
  • 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]
  • Student Robbed This Morning While Walking to School
    posted: January 29, 2015
    An armed robber pulled a gun on a teen and stole her backpack as she walked to school in West Seattle this morning. The 13-year-old victim was walking down a staircase near 20th Avenue SW and SW Holden Street when a man approached her on the staircase, pulled out a gun, and told her to “give [more]
  • Police Find Burglars Hiding in Shed in West Seattle
    posted: January 23, 2015
    Officers rushed to the scene of a Genesee Hill  break-in Friday afternoon and arrested two burglars after finding them hiding in a shed. A woman called 911 around 3:30 P.M. when she heard the sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47 Ave Southwest. The woman hid in an upstairs closet as [more]
  • Teen Escapes Injury in West Seattle Drive-by Shooting
    posted: January 15, 2015
    A teenage boy narrowly escaped injury during a drive-by shooting in the High Point neighborhood Wednesday night. The 17-year-old victim told police he was standing in front of a convenience store around 8 PM with an acquaintance, near Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Findlay, when a black or dark blue SUV drove by and its occupants [more]
  • Burglar Hidden in Tree House Surrenders to Police, “I give up”
    posted: January 9, 2015
    Seattle police officers got a break Thursday when a burglary suspect hidden in an Alki neighborhood treehouse revealed his presence by yelling, “I give up.” Police, alerted by an off-duty firefighter, were tracking the burglar with a K9 unit. The firefighter saw the suspect steal several packages from a locked apartment complex shortly before 1 [more]
  • Woman Found Dead off Waters of West Seattle Park
    posted: January 8, 2015
    Officers and the King County Medical Examiner are investigating after a woman was found off the waters of Me-Kwa-Mooks park Thursday morning. A witness called 911 after seeing a deceased person floating face-down in the water of Puget Sound approximately twenty feet from shore. Firefighters recovered the deceased woman from the water. The Medical Examiner, who [more]