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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.
  • Police, Pizzaman Deliver Justice-Lover’s Special to Purse Snatcher
    posted: May 27, 2015
    With the help of a gutsy pizza shop employee, Seattle police were able to catch up to a robber and return a stolen purse this morning, all in about 30 minutes or less. Officer Enoch Lee was driving near Holman Road and 7th Avenue NW around 12:45 AM when he spotted a man sprinting down the street while clutching a [more]
  • Police Catch Suspect in Capitol Hill Robbery
    posted: May 24, 2015
    Officers arrested a suspect in a strong-arm robbery on Capitol Hill early Sunday morning. Police were alerted to the robbery that happened in a parking lot near Broadway and Pike St shortly before 2 AM. The roughed up victims told officers several men began accosting them trying to demand their wallets. When the victims balked, [more]
  • Robber Shoots Victim and Fellow Suspect During Cell-Phone Theft
    posted: May 23, 2015
    Detectives are investigating after an armed robber shot the victim and his partner in crime during a Capitol Hill robbery early Saturday morning. 911 dispatchers began receiving calls reporting a shooting near Summit Ave and Howell St around 2:30 AM. Officers arrived and found a man who had been shot in the lower leg following a street [more]
  • Officer Placed on Leave, 2010 Incident Under Investigation
    posted: May 22, 2015
    A Seattle police officer has been placed on leave pending administrative and criminal investigations into a 2010 use of force incident. The incident occurred in November 2010, when officers assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau were involved in an altercation after responding to a report of a disturbance at a Georgetown restaurant. The case was recently brought to the attention of SPD leadership after [more]
  • Officers Arrest Two In Separate Downtown Incidents At The Same Place And Time
    posted: May 22, 2015
    Police arrested two people in separate incidents after two foot pursuits Downtown Thursday night. Officers Reyes, Goodwin and Department of Corrections Specialist Winfrey were driving by 3rd Ave. and Pine St. at 9 PM when they spotted a 15-year-old boy they knew had a felony warrant for assault.  The suspect ran when he saw the officers approaching.  The [more]
  • Update x 2: Detectives Arrest Suspect in UW Sexual Assaults
    posted: May 22, 2015
    Update 5/22/15: Police are now investigating the suspect for four additional cases of possible voyeurism after discovering several suspicious videos on his cell phone during a warrant search. Detectives have identified and contacted one of the victims recorded by the suspect, and are still investigating the three other cases. The suspect remains in custody at the King [more]
  • Robbery Suspect Found Deceased Following Greenwood Standoff
    posted: May 21, 2015
    Following a lengthy standoff with a wanted bank robber Thursday, Seattle police entered the man’s Greenwood home and found him deceased from apparent self-inflicted wounds. Detectives went to the man’s home in 9200 block of 3 Ave NW around 10:15 AM to arrest him on a warrant related to a February bank robbery in North Seattle. After knocking on the [more]
  • 18-Year-Old Injured in Shooting In Dunlap Neighborhood
    posted: May 21, 2015
    Seattle Police are investigating after a shooting victim showed up at a Renton hospital early Thursday. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at Renton Ave S and S Henderson St. shortly after midnight, but were unable to find any victims, damage or evidence of a shooting. However, about an hour later, a Renton hospital contacted SPD after an 18-year-old [more]
  • Mayor Murray and Chief O’Toole Announce Safe Place Program
    posted: May 21, 2015
    SEATTLE (May 21, 2015) – Today Mayor Murray and Chief of Police Kathleen O’Toole announced SPD Safe Place, a public education and visibility campaign aimed at preventing and responding to anti-LGBT bias crimes. “Seattle welcomes all people,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “There is no place for bigotry or harassment in our city. We developed Safe [more]
  • Officers Use Crisis Training, Less-Lethal Tools When Teen With Knife Tries to Force Police to Shoot Him
    posted: May 20, 2015
    Seattle police used crisis intervention training, negotiation tactics, and less-lethal tools to take a 17-year-old into custody Wednesday after he armed himself with a knife and confronted officers outside his family’s Greenwood home.   Police received a call just before 4 PM from the teen’s family, who said the boy was distraught, possibly on narcotics, and was wielding an 8-inch butcher’s [more]