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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.
  • Man Gets Out of Jail, Goes Joyriding on Stolen Scooter
    posted: May 28, 2015
    Just 30 hours after walking out of the King County Jail–where he’d spent the last 11 days for a probation violation–a 49-year-old man crossed paths with the law once again Wednesday, when officers spotted him riding a stolen motor scooter through West Seattle. Officers first noticed the man around 5:15 PM when they saw him pushing [more]
  • Horrible Man Arrested In West Seattle For Harassing Women, Trying to Bite Officer
    posted: May 15, 2015
    Police arrested a 52-year-old man Thursday in West Seattle after he menacingly harassed two women on the street, and tried to bite an officer as she took him into custody. Two women told officers the man had approached them separately on the street. One woman said she encountered the man shortly after noon while she was walking her dog [more]
  • Man Arrested After Early Morning South Delridge Stabbing
    posted: May 10, 2015
    Seattle Police and King County Deputies arrested a man Sunday who fled following a 4 AM stabbing in the South Delridge neighborhood. An employee of a restaurant in the 2500 block of SW Barton St. was attacked and stabbed twice, once in the chest and once in the head, before the 23-year-old suspect fled on [more]
  • Barefoot Felon Ditches Stolen Car, Gun at McDonald’s, Leads Police On Chase
    posted: April 30, 2015
    Despite his lack of shoes and shirt, a felon still received high-quality service from Seattle police after he ditched a gun and stolen car at a McDonald’s and led officers on a foot chase Wednesday evening in West Seattle. Officers Brian Sutphin and Sean Moore were on patrol near Westwood Village at about 5:30 PM when they spotted a [more]
  • Police Catch Burglar With Stolen Car and Stolen Goods
    posted: April 23, 2015
    Officers arrested a burglar after he was caught in the act trying to sell stolen property while driving a stolen car Wednesday evening in Highland Park. A Seattle resident called 911 around 7 PM when he witnessed an unknown man enter his garage and steal an air compressor in the 9400 block of 7 Ave SW. The [more]
  • Police Searching For Suspect After Middle School Student Assaulted
    posted: April 23, 2015
    Police are searching West Seattle for a man who groped a middle school student Thursday as she was on her way to school. School officials called police around 11 AM after a student reported that a man had followed her off a bus near California Avenue and SW Stevens Street and grabbed her from behind. The suspect [more]
  • Girl Grabbed While Walking To West Seattle School
    posted: April 21, 2015
    Police are investigating after a 14-year-old girl was grabbed while walking through Westwood Village Tuesday morning. The girl told officers she was walking to school at 6:30 AM when a man approached her and asked where he could buy a phone charger. She answered his question and made her way to a nearby coffee shop. [more]
  • 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]