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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.
  • 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]
  • Loose Change Bandit Unable to Lose Police
    posted: July 9, 2015
    Police are hoping a burglar changes his ways after officers caught him walking out of a West Seattle home early Wednesday carrying 65 pounds of stolen coins. A resident in the 8600 35th Ave SW called 911 around 4 AM after hearing glass breaking and seeing a man climb into a neighbor’s window. As Officers Joel Nark and [more]
  • Rental Agreement Lands Man In Big House
    posted: July 2, 2015
    Detectives arrested a man Wednesday who bilked prospective renters out of hundreds of dollars over the course of days. The victims were apartment hunting and visited an open house in the 5000 block of 40 Ave. SW. this past weekend.  The victims met a 44-year-old man there who claimed to be renting out the basement apartment. [more]
  • Bullets Hit Car In West Seattle Road Rage Incident
    posted: June 10, 2015
    Officers are searching for a suspect after he shot a car in West Seattle Wednesday evening. A man was driving along Delridge Way SW nearing the West Seattle Bridge just before 8 PM when he became entangled in a road rage incident with the driver of a black sedan. The driver of the black sedan [more]
  • 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]