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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 Suspect After He Rams a Patrol Car in a Stolen Auto
posted: December 6, 2014
Police arrested a 25-year-old man after he used a stolen vehicle to ram a patrol car Friday morning in the Eastlake neighborhood. Officers were called to the 2000 block of Franklin Ave East when a resident saw a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway with two men inside. The officers arrived just after […]

Man Beaten and Stabbed in International District Robbery
posted: December 4, 2014
Police are searching for two robbers who beat and stabbed a 20-year old man at a bus stop after taking his headphones Wednesday evening. The victim was near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when two men approached him shortly after 6 PM. A witness told police the suspects took the victim’s head phones and […]

Police Investigating After Car Careens Into Building and Catches Fire
posted: December 4, 2014
Police are investigating a hit and run collision where a car crashed into a building in the Denny Triangle neighborhood and burst into flames. A witness called 911 around 2:15 a.m. after seeing a car smash into the ground floor of a building in the 1800 block of 8 Ave. The witness also described seeing the […]

SPD Latent Print Unit Receives International Certification
posted: December 3, 2014
  The Seattle Police Department’s Latent Print Unit has received international certification, one of only a handful of law enforcement agencies in the state to achieve the distinction. The unit, which specializes in identifying prints that are invisible to the naked eye, went through a grueling three-year effort to meet 22-pages of requirements set forth […]

SPD Takes New Steps to Address Property Crime, Street Disorder
posted: December 3, 2014
The Seattle Police Department is taking new steps to address property crime and street disorder, including additional training for officers and potentially changing how 911 calls are handled. The department, for example, is considering increasing the priority of calls that come in regarding property crime, and dedicating staff to handle non-emergency calls, to reduce wait times. […]

Detectives Capture Woman Wanted in Downtown Robbery
posted: November 30, 2014
Seattle detectives, with the assistance of Redmond police, captured a woman wanted in a downtown robbery where she kicked and punched a store employee as she stole more than $2000 in items. Detectives identified the suspect in the November 5th robbery that left a store employee with punch to the face and kick to the groin. A […]

Protest Turns Violent on Capitol Hill
posted: November 30, 2014
A group of protestors threw rocks at officers, broke vehicle and local business windows as demonstrators marched throughout Capitol Hill. Protestors began to assemble at Seattle Central College late in the evening before they started marching first north then southbound on Broadway. Around 11 p.m. a demonstrator threw paint at a SPD vehicle. Moments later, […]

City Council to Consider Two-year UASI Grant
posted: November 26, 2014
The Seattle City Council will consider legislation soon that authorizes use of a two-year, $2.34 million Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA through its Homeland Security Grant Program. The money would go toward a variety of projects including: •         $100,000 for community outreach to raise awareness and help […]

Bitter Lake Home Destroyed in Hash Oil Fire
posted: November 26, 2014
A Bitter Lake home containing an apparent hash oil extraction lab was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 7:30 PM. Firefighters battled the blaze, but it consumed the home in the 400 block of North 125th Street. Firefighters found what appeared to be an extensive hash oil extraction lab inside, including […]

Two People Injured During Capitol Hill Robbery
posted: November 24, 2014
Two people were robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped while walking along Volunteer Park’s dirt paths Sunday night. The muggers fled the scene in a waiting car and later threatened a driver with a handgun. It all started around 7 PM when two men stepped out from behind some bushes to rob a man and […]

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