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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.
  • Officers Arrest Felon, Find Drugs, Gun, and Cash in Pioneer Square
    posted: August 28, 2015
    Officers arrested a felon for selling narcotics, and recovered a stolen gun in Pioneer Square this morning. Officer Victor Maes and Officer Felix Reyes Department of Corrections Officer Winfrey were on the lookout for narcotics activity at Occidental Ave. S. And S. Main St. at 6:30 AM today when they spotted a man they believed was selling drugs.  When officers tried [more]
  • Police Arrest Man, Seize Gun and Car Following Gunshots In South Seattle
    posted: August 27, 2015
    One man was arrested late Wednesday after firing several gunshots in Rainier Beach. Police also detained several people and seized a handgun and a vehicle following two separate reports of shots fired in the area. The incident outside Rainier Beach High School was first reported around 11 pm by two Metro bus drivers, who called 911 [more]
  • ATF K9 Helps SPD Find Guns Stashed By Domestic Violence Suspect
    posted: August 26, 2015
    A specially-trained ATF K9 helped officers track down three pistols hidden by a 17-year-old suspect after he attacked his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle. The victim, who is also a juvenile, called police around 1:50 PM and said her boyfriend had just choked her into unconsciousness at her home and fled. She also told [more]
  • Detectives Arrest Suspect In West Seattle Robbery, Shooting
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Detectives have arrested a suspect in a robbery, car chase and shooting last week in West Seattle and are now investigating him for several other crimes. SPD’s Robbery Unit, working with the Washington State Department of Corrections, were able to track down and arrest the 23-year-old suspect. Police believe he was also involved in another [more]
  • (UPDATE) Suspect Arrested After Tourists Robbed Outside Downtown Bus Tunnel
    posted: August 26, 2015
    Update: Officers have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with a robbery that occurred Monday night. West precinct bike units spotted the suspect at 11:30 AM today while patrolling the area around 3 Ave. and Pine St.  Robbery Detectives interviewed the suspect and booked him into the Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.    If [more]
  • Seattle Police Address Gun Violence Intervention Efforts
    posted: August 25, 2015
    Today, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Assistant Chief Robert Merner presented an overview of Seattle Police Department’s efforts to curb gun crime. Details from the presentation, including information on a number of recent arrests for shootings and other cases involving firearms, are now available online (.pdf).
  • Suspect Arrested in West Seattle Domestic Violence Shooting Incident
    posted: August 23, 2015
    A 19-year old man is in custody after he shot his brother inside a West Seattle apartment just before midnight last night. Just before midnight, officers responded to a call of a shooting inside an apartment in the 4800 Block of California Avenue SW.  Officers arrived and contacted the male victim in the hallway. He had been [more]
  • (Update) Shooting Investigation at Boren and Main
    posted: August 23, 2015
      Update:  The 24-year-old victim died from his injuries while at Harborview Medical Center. The victim was seated inside a parked car in the 1200 Block of S. Main Street with several other people early this morning.  Three males approached the car and a confrontation ensued.   Everyone but the victim got out of the car.  The [more]
  • Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Lower Queen Anne
    posted: August 22, 2015
    Homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting at a gas station at Denny and Queen Anne Avenue North. Officers responded to several 911 calls of shots fired shortly after 3:00 am.  When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man dead and two other men with gun shot wounds. Seattle Fire responded and transported the [more]
  • (Update) Motorcyclist Struck By Hit and Run Driver In South Lake Union
    posted: August 20, 2015
    Update: Detectives are looking for an older model Ford pick-up truck, two tone white and blue, with obvious damage to the right rear corner and tail light assembly.  The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Aurora Ave N from John St. Anyone with information on a similar vehicle is asked to contact Detective Tom Bacon directly [more]