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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.
  • 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]
  • Officers Arrest Female Suspect in West Seattle Stabbing
    posted: January 7, 2015
    Police arrested a 54-year-old stabbing suspect after responding to a fight in the High Point neighborhood Wednesday night. Officers were sent to a fight in front of a convenience store at 35 Ave SW and SW Morgan Street shortly after 7 P.M. The officers arrived finding a female victim who had been stabbed in chest [more]
  • Woman Dies After South Park Car Crash
    posted: December 29, 2014
    A woman died Sunday afternoon after she lost control of her car while going around a curve and crashed into some large concrete pipes. The woman was driving north in the 8200 block of 5th Avenue South when the collision happened. No one else was in the car and there were no other injuries. Medics treated [more]
  • Police K9 Tracks Down Robber in Delridge Neighborhood
    posted: December 29, 2014
    A K9 unit tracked down and arrested a 25-year-old armed robber who broke into a car in the Delridge neighborhood on Sunday, and then threatened a mother and daughter returning to their vehicle. The victims told officers they returned to their car, parked in the 8100 block of 20th Avenue Southwest, about 6 PM Sunday [more]
  • Police Arrest Three Men who Burglarized West Seattle Home
    posted: December 29, 2014
    Police arrested three men Sunday who broke into a West Seattle home and stole a diamond ring, while the owner hid in a closet. The victim told police she heard voices outside the front door of her home in the 6000 block of 26th Avenue Southwest around noon and could partially see people through her [more]
  • Police Searching for Toy Thieves
    posted: December 18, 2014
    Police are looking for two men and a woman who stole toys from a Delridge drug store and attacked an employee when he tried to stop them Monday night. The suspects walked into the store, in the 9400 block of 16th Avenue Southwest, around 7 PM. One man filled a shopping basket with toys and left [more]
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