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911 Operations Restored to Normal in Seattle
posted: April 10, 2014
Early this morning, 9-1-1 centers across the State of Washington began experiencing issues with their 9-1-1 telephone equipment.  This issue impacted jurisidictions to varying degrees.  Here in Seattle, we switched to a part of the 9-1-1 backup system to receive 9-1-1 calls from the public. As of 7:00 am, the system is back up and […]

Man arrested for vehicular assault
posted: January 27, 2014
A 47-yr-old man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a vehicle that pinned him between the suspect vehicle and a gas pump. On January 27 2014, just shortly after 1:00 p.m., a white Chevy Tahoe was stopped facing northbound on 51 Av S where it intersects with Rainier Av S. The male sat […]

Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey Announces Promotions and Command Staff Changes
posted: January 15, 2014
Interim Chief of Police Harry Bailey made the following announcement to all Seattle Police Department employees this afternoon: I would like to announce the newest promotions in the Seattle Police Department and Command Staff changes. Effective immediately, the following Captains have been promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief: Robin Clark Tag Gleason Joe Kessler My […]

Robbers featured on Washington’s Most Wanted surrendered to Detectives
posted: January 8, 2014
Two women are behind bars this morning for their role in a strong arm robbery last October. On 10/13/13, just shortly before 8:00 p.m., a 21-year-old female was robbed by three suspects while walking in the area of Bellevue & Olive.  The victim was grabbed and threatened by the suspects who also took her purse and […]

One person shot, another run over by a car and 3 others assaulted
posted: January 1, 2014
Five people were injured in an early morning melee and shooting at a local motorcycle club.  On 1/1/14, just shortly after 5:00 a.m., a large physical fight started in front of the Magic Wheels Motorcycle Club on Airport Wy S & S. Doris St.  During the fight, female victim 1 was punched in the face […]

South Seattle Burglar at large
posted: January 1, 2014
An armed man breaks into a South Seattle home. On 1/1/14, just shortly after 5:00 a.m.,  the victim was asleep in her home in the 3900 block of S. Holden street when she was awakened by an unknown man standing outside her bedroom door holding a Silver handgun. The suspect pointed the handgun at the victim, […]

Leader of “Ghost Riders” Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Weapons Possession
posted: December 6, 2013
A leader of the Ghost Riders motorcycle gang in Pierce County was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison for possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun and being a felon in possession of explosives, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. The 66-year-old male suspect, of Spanaway, Washington, has been […]

Family of four seriously injured in two car collision
posted: November 28, 2013
A man stole a car in South Seattle and then collided into a vehicle occupied by a family of four. Today, just shortly after 6:00 p.m., a car owner was warming up his vehicle near Rainier Avenue South and South Othello Street when an unknown man jumped inside the car. The car’s owner left a […]

Brave young woman fought off attacker
posted: November 28, 2013
Officers are searching for a man who attacked a young woman last night in South Seattle.  On 11/27/13, just shortly before 11:00 p.m., a juvenile female exited the southbound #7 bus in the 4200 block of S.Dawson St.  She walked north on 42 Av. S. and then east on S. Dawson St. As she was […]

Detectives track down and arrest a man in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was dumped alongside the Burke Gilman Trail
posted: November 27, 2013
SPD Homicide Detectives track down violent murderer.  On 10/4/13, just shortly after 4:00 a.m., a passerby called Seattle Police and reported a woman’s body on the Burke Gilman Trail in the 2400 Block of North Northlake Way. Officers arrived and found a deceased woman in her twenties with what appeared to be a single gunshot […]


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