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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.
  • Quick Response By Police Nabs Three West Seattle Auto Thieves
    posted: April 18, 2015
    Officers responded to calls of street racing in West Seattle Saturday and arrested three teens for auto theft. A witness called police at 7:45 Saturday morning and reported street racing followed by suspicious behavior around a car in the 5400 block of 34 Ave. SW. Officers quickly arrived and saw three teen boys run from a car [more]
  • Masked Men Force Their Way Into Pot Shop Owner’s Home
    posted: April 17, 2015
    Two masked men forced their way inside a Seattle marijuana shop owner’s West Seattle home early Friday and tied him up at gunpoint, before making off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash, a half-dozen pistols and a high-powered rifle. The 47-year-old owner was walking up to his home in the 8600 block of 35th [more]
  • Thief Poses As Plumber to Scam 91-Year-Old, Other Seattle Residents
    posted: April 15, 2015
    Seattle police are working to flush out a thief, who’s been posing as a plumber and draining the wallets of residents in South and West Seattle. In five different cases between January 22nd and April 8th, the suspect has approached women–all between the ages of 76 and 91–at their homes, claimed to work for Fox Plumbing, and then [more]
  • West Seattle Man Shot Following Text Message Dispute
    posted: April 10, 2015
    One man was wounded after a dispute over text messages led to a shooting Thursday night outside a West Seattle apartment building. Police responded to SW Morgan Street and 35th Avenue SW just before 9:45 PM after receiving reports that a man had fired shots from an apartment building, striking a man on the street. Officers evacuated the building and [more]
  • Police Arrest Teen, Seize Gun After Four Drive-Bys In West Seattle
    posted: April 9, 2015
    A 16-year-old boy arrested this morning for pulling a gun on his family in West Seattle is also under investigation for a series of late-night drive-bys in the neighborhood. Seattle police first received reports of gunfire around 8pm Wednesday in the 5400 block of Delridge Way SW. Officer did not find any damage, injuries or shell casings at the scene. Later, around [more]
  • Detectives Searching for Armed Home Invasion Suspect
    posted: April 7, 2015
    Police are searching for a man who entered a West Seattle home Tuesday morning and pointed a gun at the resident before fleeing with several stolen purses. A woman called 911 around 11:30 AM saying a man armed with a shotgun had entered her home in the 8100 block of 22nd Ave SW and locked her and [more]
  • Police Activate Amber Alert, Locate Abducted Child
    posted: March 31, 2015
    UPDATE 4/1/15 This is dash-cam video of a brief pursuit of a suspect wanted for abducting his young son yesterday. The suspect began swerving and speeding away from police, so officers ceased their pursuit in order to protect the young child in the vehicle. We issued an Amber Alert and located the child several hours later. UPDATE [more]
  • 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]