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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.
  • Police Break Up Band of Ballard Criminals, Recover Stolen Guitars, Drums and More
    posted: April 1, 2015
    Major Crimes detectives have put the whammy on a group of thieves, who had amassed a collection of guitars, drums and other stolen goods at their Ballard home. Police began investigating the crew of thieves last week after a break-in at a storage facility last week in the Denny Triangle. The suspects broke into several storage lockers over several [more]
  • Police Activate Amber Alert, Locate Abducted Child
    posted: March 31, 2015
    UPDATE 2:15 a.m. During the course of the investigation, police learned that Daniel Lopez-Andino had possibly fled to a residence in Skyway. With the assistance of King County Sheriff’s Office, police were eventually able to verify this. Police negotiators made contact with Lopez-Andino and convinced him to surrender peacefully, which he did shortly after 1 [more]
  • Suspect Arrested In Two Violent North Seattle Home Invasions
    posted: March 31, 2015
    Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of stealing drugs, cash and a car at gunpoint in two violent home invasion robberies in the Bitter Lake and Meadowbrook neighborhoods last month. SPD Robbery Unit detectives have been searching for the 29-year-old suspect since March 12th, after he and two other men burst into a home in the 11300 block [more]
  • On Fleek Officers Find Gun In Stolen SUV After Stopping Fake “Fleeks”
    posted: March 31, 2015
    Two teens caught with a gun in a stolen SUV are now under investigation for robbery after police spotted them driving through Capitol Hill early this morning without any headlights. Officers Matt Blackburn and Dan Auderer were on patrol on Broadway around 2 AM when they spotted a Toyota 4Runner driving down the street with their headlights off. When officers pulled the [more]
  • Police Seek Leads In Saturday Robbery On Capitol Hill
    posted: March 30, 2015
    A man beaten and robbed by group of suspects on Capitol Hill early Saturday told officers he didn’t get a good look at his attackers, but police are hoping witnesses may be able to provide leads in the case. The victim and two female friends were leaving a bar in the 700 of Pike Street around 2 AM when [more]
  • Police Seize Car After Armed Robbery In Kerry Park
    posted: March 30, 2015
    Detectives are investigating whether car seized early this morning may be linked to a pair of masked gunmen, who robbed three people at gunpoint in a Queen Anne park. Two women and a man were hanging out in Kerry Park–near 3rd Avenue West and West Prospect Street–around 2 AM when two suspects approached them. The suspects, both wearing handkerchiefs over their [more]
  • Officers Arrest Downtown Repeat Robber
    posted: March 29, 2015
    Police arrested a man in connection with at least three downtown business robberies Saturday afternoon. According to witnesses the suspect entered the downtown retailer shortly after 3 PM, grabbed several expensive items and began making his way toward the door. A manager confronted the suspect who smugly suggested the police be called because he was [more]
  • Police Catch Two Would-Be Belltown Burglars
    posted: March 28, 2015
    Officers arrested two burglars from a Belltown condominium parking garage early Saturday morning. The night clerk at a Belltown condo saw three suspects breaking into cars and storage units in the parking garage around 3:30 AM and immediately called police. The caller stated the suspects were staging their ill-gotten goods near an exit to the alley. [more]
  • Gang Detectives Arrest Two Men Involved in Early March Shooting
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Detectives recovered a gun as they arrested two men Friday afternoon stemming from a March 7th shooting at a gas station that injured one man. Seattle Police detectives were partnering with federal law enforcement partners as they investigated the March 7th shooting and began to zero in on two suspects from the incident. During the [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Fatal Downtown Collision
    posted: March 27, 2015
    Traffic Collision detectives are investigating after a woman was struck and killed in a downtown crosswalk yesterday. Officers first received calls at 4:30 p.m. after a pickup truck struck a woman using a walker to cross Seneca at 5th Avenue. The driver immediately stopped his truck waited for police to arrive. Seattle Fire Department medics rushed [more]