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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.

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Officers Arrest Felon After Shots in Belltown
posted: September 16, 2014
Officers arrested a felon early Tuesday after he was spotted firing a gun in Belltown. A witness reported hearing a gunshot shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Bell Street. When he looked out the window, he saw the suspect pull out a gun as he approached another man in the alley and […]

Two Patrol Cars Collide on First Hill While Responding to Man Assaulting Firefighters
posted: September 14, 2014
A 41-year-old man has been arrested for assaulting firefighters, and two responding officers suffered bumps and bruises when their patrol cars collided. Shortly after noon, Seattle firefighters were rendering medical aid to a man near 7th Avenue and Cherry St. For reasons not yet known, their patient suddenly became their assailant, fighting with the medics […]

Officers Catch Wallingford Burglar
posted: September 14, 2014
A 34-year-old man is behind bars after breaking into an occupied Wallingford home Sunday morning. Around 7:30 AM, a startled Seattle man called officers to the 1200 block of North Allen Place when an equally surprised burglar ambled into his kitchen. The burglar made a prompt exit of the home with the homeowner in tow and […]

Armed Robber Jailed after Failed Cell-Phone Robbery on Lake City Way
posted: September 11, 2014
Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday night for threatening a woman with a knife and attempting to steal her cell phone. The victim reported two men approached her around 8:30 PM in the Lake City area. One of the suspects brandished a knife at her while trying to steal her cell phone, but the victim […]

Drugs and Gun Found After Downtown Bust
posted: September 11, 2014
Officers arrested a drug dealer downtown last night and confiscated his stolen gun. Bike officers approached a man selling narcotics in the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue about 10:30 p.m. The man dropped his jacket when he saw them coming and ran off. The officers picked up the jacket, then chased and caught the 23-year-old. […]

Train Gravely Injures Man in SODO
posted: September 10, 2014
A 45-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stuck by a Sound Transit train in the SODO neighborhood. Officers were called to Occidental Ave South and South Horton Street around 5:45 PM for reports of a man struck by a train. The injured man has been rushed to Harborview Medical Center with potentially life […]

Argument Leads to Recovery of Stolen Gun
posted: September 10, 2014
Police arrested a felon and confiscated his AK47 semi-automatic rifle and a .44  caliber revolver after he reportedly got in an argument with a teenager at a Rainier Beach home. A woman reported she became frightened Tuesday night when her long-time boyfriend argued with her 14-year-old son and then retrieved two guns and put them in […]

Robber Drags Woman While Speeding From Scene of Bitter Lake Robbery
posted: September 8, 2014
A woman told police she was dragged down the street by a robbery suspect Sunday night as he drove away with her purse. The 43-year-old victim was walking near N. 135th and Aurora Avenue North shortly before 10 pm when the suspect—described only as hispanic male with short hair—pulled up alongside her in a gold […]

Woman Grazed by Bullet While Riding Metro Bus
posted: September 5, 2014
Detectives are investigating after a woman was grazed by a bullet while riding a Metro bus through North Seattle Friday night. Officers began receiving calls of shots fired just before 9:40 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of Aurora Ave. North.  When they arrived on scene, they found a woman who had been grazed by […]

Two People Hit By Gunfire Overnight
posted: September 4, 2014
Two men suffered minor injuries Wednesday night in two separate shootings that occurred in the Mount Baker and High Point neighborhoods. Officers, responding to reports of gunfire, found a 19-year-old victim lying in a mangled car with graze wounds to his head and hand in the 4200 block of South Court Street in the Mount […]

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