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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.
  • Detectives Investigating After Woman Found Dead In Car
    posted: July 29, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating after Seattle Firefighters found a woman dead inside a car in North Seattle early Wednesday evening. Officers were called to a parking garage 300 block of NE 103rd St. at 7:30 tonight when Seattle Firefighters discovered an adult female unresponsive inside a car. Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators are on [more]
  • Two Arrested for Involvement in a Dog Fighting Operation in South Seattle
    posted: July 28, 2015
    Two suspects were arrested on multiple charges surrounding a dog fighting operation in South Seattle last Thursday. The case began with Seattle Animal Shelter investigating neighbors’ complaints of dogs tied up and barking in the 4200 block of S Kenny St. Another complaint led to one of the dogs being recovered by a City of [more]
  • Detectives Put Brakes On Body Shop Traffickers
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Police began investigating a West Seattle auto body shop after receiving dozens of complaints of blatant drug-trafficking. What they found was 15 rifles, 6 shotguns, 20 handguns, over $60,000 in cash, and almost 3 pounds of marijuana. Narcotics detectives could tell the extent of the operation after counting 400 customers a day in and out [more]
  • Detectives Seek Mystery Helper From ID Crime Scene
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Seattle Police detectives are trying to track down a well-intentioned good Samaritan. While processing the crime scene where Donnie Chin was murdered, an African American man wearing a white brim hat, glasses and a green argyle shirt picked up some shell casings that were outside of the crime scene tape and handed them to investigators. [more]
  • Suspect Tells Officers About Gun, Forgets To Mention The Drugs
    posted: July 27, 2015
    Downtown bike officers arrested a 24-year-old man Sunday afternoon on a warrant and unearthed drugs and a stolen gun. Bike Officers Sgt. Ryan Keith and James Coma were patrolling near 3 Ave and Pine St. when they noticed a man they knew had a felony warrant for narcotics.  The suspect let officers know he had a [more]
  • Woman Seriously Injured in Bicycle Crash on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 27, 2015
    A women sustained life-threatening injuries after she lost control of her bicycle and collided with a building on Capitol Hill Monday morning. The bicyclist was riding westbound on E Pine St attempting to make a right turn on Belmont Ave. She failed to negotiate the turn and ended up colliding with a building. She was [more]
  • Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Transgender Woman on Capitol Hill
    posted: July 24, 2015
    Officers arrested a 28 year-old man Thursday evening after he attacked a transgender woman at Cal Anderson Park. Police  responded to an assault call at the park just before 4 PM, where they learned the suspect had harassed a transgender woman, before throwing a cup of ice water at her and punching her in the head. The suspect also assaulted [more]
  • Cops Recover Two Pistols After Catching Teen Felon Driving Stolen Car
    posted: July 24, 2015
    Detectives arrested a teen  Thursday evening after officers found him driving around in a stolen car, carrying two guns. Gang Unit Detectives were patrolling near Martin Luther King Jr Way S. and S Dearborn St.  just before 8 PM when they spotted a car believed to have been involved in a shooting days earlier. Detectives [more]
  • Mayor Ed Murray, Chief Kathleen O’Toole Respond to Jury Sentence In Murder of Seattle Officer
    posted: July 23, 2015
    Mayor Ed Murray and Chief Kathleen O’Toole issued the following statements this afternoon after a King County jury sentenced Christopher Monfort to life in prison for the murder of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton, the attempted murder of Officer Britt Kelly and Sergeant Gary Nelson, and arson at a city facility: “Today’s sentencing of Christopher Monfort [more]
  • Police Investigate International District Homicide
    posted: July 23, 2015
    On 07-23-15 at about 02:54 hrs 911 received calls reporting multiple shots fired in the area of 8th Avenue and S. Weller St. Patrol officers responded immediately and located a victim with life threatening injuries. Seattle Fire responded and transported the victim to Harbor View for treatment. It was later reported the victim did not [more]