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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.
  • Neighbor Interrupts North Seattle Home Invasion
    posted: May 5, 2015
    A concerned neighbor scared off three masked suspects in a North Seattle home invasion Monday after hearing screams coming from the victim’s home. The victim of the robbery told officers she began screaming when three men forced their way into her home in the 14000 block of Midvale Ave North shortly before 8AM. One of the suspects [more]
  • Officers Investigating Drive-By Shooting in Haller Lake
    posted: May 4, 2015
    Officers are investigating after gunfire erupted in the Haller Lake neighborhood Monday afternoon. Several residents called into 911 after hearing gunshots at about 4:30 PM in the 13500 block of Roosevelt Way North. So far, officers have found no victims or damage as a result of the shooting. Officers have collected shell casings at the scene [more]
  • Bicyclist Injured after Collision With Bus in International District
    posted: May 4, 2015
    Detectives are on scene after a cyclist and bus collided during the Monday morning commute. Several witnesses called 911 when they saw a collision between a bus and a bicyclist at Rainier Ave South and South Jackson Street shortly before 8 AM. Medics have transported the 26-year-old cyclist to Harborview Medical Center with life threatening [more]
  • Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Madison Valley
    posted: May 2, 2015
    Detectives are investigating the death of a woman Saturday morning in Madison Valley. Shortly before 11 AM officers responded along with Medics to a home in the 2800 block of East Denny Way where a woman was found unresponsive. Medics declared the woman deceased at the scene. Crime Scene Investigators and Homicide detectives are on scene collecting [more]
  • 16 Rioters Arrested, 3 Officers Injured After Violent Protest On Capitol Hill
    posted: May 1, 2015
    Police arrested 16 protesters Friday evening when an unplanned and un-permitted demonstration took a violent turn, leaving three officers injured. The violence came after a day of peaceful, planned demonstrations by El Comite and Black Lives Matter demonstrators, who gathered in Judkins Park in the Central District before marching to the Federal Courthouse in downtown [more]
  • Homicide Detectives Investigating After Body Found In University District Alley
    posted: May 1, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was found Thursday evening in a University District alleyway. Police responded to the alley in the 4200 block of 12th Avenue NE and found a 29-year-old man, wrapped in plastic and a sleeping bag. Detectives believe the man was killed elsewhere and left in the alley. Police turned the body [more]
  • Suspected Robber Wounded In New Holly Shooting
    posted: April 30, 2015
    A 19-year-old man was wounded by gunfire Thursday afternoon after he reportedly tried to rob another man in the New Holly neighborhood. Police received reports of gunfire just after 1:30 PM at Martin Luther King Jr Way South and S Othello St, where officers found a 19-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the thigh and calf, and a broken arm. Witnesses [more]
  • Barefoot Felon Ditches Stolen Car, Gun at McDonald’s, Leads Police On Chase
    posted: April 30, 2015
    Despite his lack of shoes and shirt, a felon still received high-quality service from Seattle police after he ditched a gun and stolen car at a McDonald’s and led officers on a foot chase Wednesday evening in West Seattle. Officers Brian Sutphin and Sean Moore were on patrol near Westwood Village at about 5:30 PM when they spotted a [more]
  • May Day: 2015 Edition
    posted: April 30, 2015
    Tomorrow is May Day, which means you only have 10 more days to plan something nice for Mother’s Day. Also, you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the 14th Annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights, organized by El [more]
  • Semi-Truck Driver, Giant Spools Cause Closure Of Alaskan Way Viaduct
    posted: April 29, 2015
    Seattle police and local and state transportation officials were forced to close a portion of State Route 99 for two-and-a-half hours Wednesday afternoon after a semi-truck driver’s oversized load struck the underside of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Police received 911 reports at 11:34 AM that a semi-truck had lost a load of two 12-foot spools—each [more]