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Shooting Suspect In Custody After Standoff In South Seattle
posted: October 24, 2014
Detectives are investigating after taking a man into custody following a stabbing and shooting in South Seattle. Officers responded to the 7900 block of Rainier Ave at 4:40 PM thursday after a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had stabbed her in the shin before she was able to flee their home.  Officers recognized […]

Police Investigating Collision Between Vehicle and Pedestrian in Northgate Area
posted: October 20, 2014
Traffic Collision detectives are investigating a collision between a pedestrian and car which sent a 42-year-old woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Just before 10 AM officers were called to Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 108th Street for a collision involving a person and vehicle. Seattle Firefighters also responded and have transported the pedestrian to […]

Police Get ‘Two Birds With One Stone’ While Making Downtown Robbery Arrest
posted: October 19, 2014
A “you can’t make this stuff up” incident unfolded Saturday afternoon Downtown when officers arrest four robbers and find a backpack with a surprise inside. A plainclothes officer working downtown saw a group of four young men assault a single man, pummeling him with kicks and punches. The victim managed to escape the apparent robbery […]

Officers Arrest Two Would-Be Robbers in Sand Point Neighborhood
posted: October 19, 2014
Officers nab two would-be robbers after a botched robbery attempt in the Sand Point neighborhood Saturday night. Police were called to the 5400 block of Sand Point Way Northeast just before 10 PM for a robbery at gunpoint. Officers flooded the area and began searching for the two suspects. The 43-year-old victim was waiting at […]

Police Make an Arrest in a Shooting Which Sent Two Men to the Hospital
posted: October 18, 2014
Officers recovered a gun and arrested the assailant after responding to a shooting just after midnight in the Rainier Valley. At about 12:30 AM numerous witnesses began calling 911, reporting that they had just seen a shooting near Rainier Ave South and South Plum Street. Officers swarmed the area and located the suspect as well as a victim […]

Criminals “Spoofing” SPD’s Non-Emergency Number
posted: October 16, 2014
At least 10 confused Western Washington residents have called Seattle Police today after receiving calls asking for money, which appear to be coming from the SPD non-emergency line. These calls which appear on caller ID’s as 206-625-5011 are the result of caller ID fraud, or “spoofing,” and are not coming from SPD’s 911 communications center. The fraudsters, […]

Masked Man Robs North Seattle Bank
posted: October 16, 2014
A masked man robbed a North Seattle bank at gun point about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, causing five local schools to temporarily lock down. Witnesses reported a man, about 5-foot-3, wearing a denim coat, jeans and a Halloween mask, walked into a bank in the 7500 block of 35th Avenue Northeast and demanded money. The […]

There Goes the Virtual Neighborhood!
posted: October 14, 2014
Guess who’s moving in Nextdoor? SPD Public Affairs will begin posting useful public safety information on Nextdoor.com effective this week. From crime trends and blotter articles to Community Policing Microplans, SPD will be sharing information with Seattle Nextdoor users, making it even easier for residents to access public safety content. SeaStat, SPD’s new data driven […]

Office of Professional Accountability Moves to New Location
posted: October 14, 2014
The Office of Professional Accountability has moved from the Seattle Police Department’s headquarters to new office space on the 18th floor of the Pacific Building, at 720 3rd Avenue. OPA investigates complaints of police misconduct made by members of the community and complaints made internally by members of the Seattle Police Department. Its offices are […]

Police Arrest Man Who Threatened Others With Shotgun
posted: October 13, 2014
Officers arrested a man who stole wine from a party in South Lake Union on Sunday, and then pointed a shotgun at the victims when they demanded the beverages back. Police were called to an apartment complex in the 900 block of Dexter Avenue North about 7:30 PM. The victims reported they were holding a […]


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