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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.
  • ATF K9 Helps SPD Find Guns Stashed By Domestic Violence Suspect
    posted: August 26, 2015
    A specially-trained ATF K9 helped officers track down three pistols hidden by a 17-year-old suspect after he attacked his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle. The victim, who is also a juvenile, called police around 1:50 PM and said her boyfriend had just choked her into unconsciousness at her home and fled. She also told [more]
  • Suspect Arrested in West Seattle Domestic Violence Shooting Incident
    posted: August 23, 2015
    A 19-year old man is in custody after he shot his brother inside a West Seattle apartment just before midnight last night. Just before midnight, officers responded to a call of a shooting inside an apartment in the 4800 Block of California Avenue SW.  Officers arrived and contacted the male victim in the hallway. He had been [more]
  • Man Wounded After Robbery Leads to Car Chase and Shooting
    posted: August 19, 2015
    Police are investigating a robbery with shots fired that took place at Hamilton Viewpoint Park in West Seattle last night. Two men arrived at the park at 10:45 PM to meet with some friends. One of the victims got out of his car and was immediately confronted by a suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect [more]
  • Sticky-Fingered Thief Foiled By Fence
    posted: August 13, 2015
    Officers arrested a burglar in West Seattle early Wednesday after a woman awoke around 5 AM and found the suspect standing in her living room. The victim was in her South Delridge apartment in the 7900 block of Delridge Way SW when she heard the sound of keys jiggling in her living room.  The victim went to investigate and found a [more]
  • Convenience Store Robbery Suspect Arrested In West Seattle
    posted: August 12, 2015
    Officers arrested a man after he robbed a convenience store at knife point in West Seattle Tuesday afternoon. A convenience store clerk in the 3400 block of California SW noticed a man walk into his store at 2 p.m. Tuesday as he was preparing to go home.  The clerk knew the man as a chronic shoplifter who [more]
  • Detectives Searching For Man Who Attacked Girl in Highland Park Neighborhood
    posted: August 1, 2015
    Detectives are asking for your help finding a man who attacked a girl late Wednesday night. A 15-year-old female was walking along 14 Ave. SW approaching SW Cambridge St. at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when a Hispanic male in his mid 40s, grabbed her from behind, tried to cover her mouth, and began pulling her toward [more]
  • Detectives Put Brakes On Body Shop Traffickers
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Police began investigating a West Seattle auto body shop after receiving dozens of complaints of blatant drug-trafficking. What they found was 15 rifles, 6 shotguns, 20 handguns, over $60,000 in cash, and almost 3 pounds of marijuana. Narcotics detectives could tell the extent of the operation after counting 400 customers a day in and out [more]
  • Early Morning Arson in South Park, Suspect Now in Custody
    posted: July 18, 2015
    A 33 year-old man is now in custody following an early morning fire to a apartment building in South Park. The fire was later determined to be arson. At approximately 3:30 this morning, Seattle Fire and Seattle Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 Block of South Thistle Street for a fire. A man was seen pouring [more]
  • Officers Arrest Thief at West Seattle Summerfest
    posted: July 13, 2015
    Police arrested a 20-year-old man Sunday at West Seattle Summerfest after he snatched an envelope of cash right out of a vendor’s hands. Officers were working an emphasis patrol at noon near California Ave SW and SW Alaska St when witnesses reported a fight down the street. Police found two people holding the suspect on the ground, [more]
  • West Seattle Officers Arrest Serial Car Thief, Recover Suspected Stolen Credit Cards
    posted: July 10, 2015
    Southwest Precinct officers arrested a prolific auto thief and recovered a bag full of suspected stolen credit cards Thursday after staking out a stolen car in White Center. Police had been scouring the neighborhood for the man, who was wanted on warrants for theft and auto theft, when they found one of his stolen cars parked near [more]