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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.
  • Cops Arrest Trio of Suspected Robbers Near New Holly
    posted: October 9, 2015
    Police arrested a trio of robbery suspects Thursday morning in South Seattle just minutes after they attacked a 68-year-old man for his wallet, cash and cellphone. The victim was walking near 38th Avenue S. and S. Holly Street around 10:45 AM when he heard shouting behind him on the street. The man, frightened by the commotion, [more]
  • Police Find Suspected Burglar Passed Out In Prowled Car
    posted: October 9, 2015
    Police are investigating a 25-year-old man found passed out in a car early Wednesday morning for three burglaries, a car prowl and assault in the same night. Police responded to a burglary in an apartment building in the 2900 block of Eastlake Avenue E at 5:30 AM, and spoke to a resident who had been awakened [more]
  • Detectives Investigating SODO Homicide
    posted: October 9, 2015
    Homicide Detectives are investigating after a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in SODO early Friday morning. A witness called 911 just after 4 AM to report hearing gunfire at 4 Ave S. and S. Royal Brougham Wy. Officers arrived and found a man in his 40’s lying on the ground, suffering from multiple [more]
  • Officers Investigating After Man With Gunshot Wound Calls Police
    posted: October 8, 2015
    Officers are investigating after a man with a gunshot wound was found sitting on the sidewalk Thursday in the Dunlap Neighborhood. The victim of the shooting called police from Rainier Ave. S. and S. Rose St at 2:20 PM.  Officers found the 24-year-old victim, who told officers a possible suspect had left area driving a white [more]
  • Armed Robber Arrested in North Seattle
    posted: October 8, 2015
    A 38-year-old man was tracked down by an SPD K-9 and arrested after robbing a man at an ATM in North Seattle. Police responded to an armed robbery outside of a bank in the 400 block of N 85 Street just before 10 PM on Wednesday night The victim told officers he was approached by the suspect [more]
  • What to Expect During This Week’s Presidential Visit
    posted: October 8, 2015
    President Obama’s upcoming trip to Seattle on Friday is quickly approaching and it’s time to start planning how you will get around town. Intermittent closures of freeways and arterials and downtown streets are to be expected.  The flow of buses and cars through downtown will be disrupted during these closures. Travelers should expect delays and [more]
  • SPD Announces Agile Policing Strategy, Unveils Real-Time Crime Center
    posted: October 7, 2015
    Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole today unveiled the Seattle Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). The RTCC is a centralized data and logistics hub, partnering analysts and investigators with officers on the street to rapidly identify suspects and solve crimes, and disrupt emerging crime trends. “The Seattle Police Department has [more]
  • Man Arrested Following Attempted U-District Robbery
    posted: October 5, 2015
    Officers arrested a 63-year-old man after an armed robbery at a University District grocery store was interrupted by a customer Saturday afternoon. The suspect entered the store in the 4700 block of Brooklyn Ave. NE  at 3 PM and approached a clerk and requested change.  The clerk opened the register and began to pull out [more]
  • Woman Arrested In Death of Toddler
    posted: October 2, 2015
    Seattle police have arrested a 20-year-old woman in connection with the death of a 17-month-old boy earlier this week in West Seattle. Police were called to the 6500 block of California Avenue SW on Sunday, September 27th after the young boy was found unresponsive in his crib. The boy’s father called 911 and medics arrived and [more]
  • Outreach Workers, Police Called to Shuttered Newsroom
    posted: September 30, 2015
    Outreach workers, fire department crews and Seattle police ventured into the dark, graffiti-covered hallways of the former Seattle Times headquarters Tuesday morning after the city ordered the property’s current owners to secure the shuttered building. The block-long office building at 1120 John Street has been vacant since the Seattle Times sold the property and relocated its offices down the [more]