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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.
  • Gatewood Woman Wakes to Find Burglar in Her Room
    posted: February 6, 2016
    Officers arrested a man after a woman called 911 Saturday morning when she woke to a burglar in her bedroom. The victim was sound asleep in her home in the 6500 block of 39 Ave SW around 3:30 this morning when she felt someone touch her face.  The victim woke, and assuming it was her husband, [more]
  • Cops Follow Trail of Pot Smoke to Teen Felon, Two Guns
    posted: February 5, 2016
    Officers recovered a pair of pistols Thursday night after receiving reports of a group of teens trespassing and smoking pot at a Rainier Beach apartment complex. Just before 8pm police arrived at the apartment the 8700 block of Rainier Avenue South where a resident pointed out the four juvenile boys in a stairwell and informed officers they [more]
  • Crack Remains Wack
    posted: February 5, 2016
    Police found a big bag of crack stashed away inside a Ford Bronco after arresting a dealer Thursday evening in West Seattle. Members of the West Precinct Anti-Crime Team were able to call in an order to the 42-year-old dealer, who offered to meet at a convenience store in the 1600 block of SW Holden Street around [more]
  • Burglar Injured By Phinney Ridge Resident’s Fists, Garden Shears
    posted: February 4, 2016
    A 30-year-old burglar was injured Tuesday after a Phinney Ridge man caught him breaking into his home and proceeded to beat him about the head with his fists and a pair of garden shears.. The resident called 911 around 3:30 PM after he saw the burglar pull up on his street in the 6200 block of 4th Ave [more]
  • Man Arrested For Smashing Windows, ATM In Fremont
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Officers made a rock-solid arrest Tuesday morning in Fremont after a man threw a chunk of concrete through a bus shelter, smashed windows at a chocolate factory with a cement brick, and hurled a large stone at an ATM. Staff members at a Fremont business called police just before 10 AM and reported a man [more]
  • Detectives Track Down Teen Suspects In Wallingford Armed Robbery
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Detectives have arrested two teens in connection with an armed robbery at a Wallingford convenience store last week. Police responded to the store in the 4000 block of Wallingford Ave N around 9:30 PM on January 28th, after an employee reported that two masked men had robbed him at gunpoint.  The employee asked the robbers to wait until a [more]
  • Police Find Meth, Heroin In Camouflage-Painted Motorhome In Magnolia
    posted: February 4, 2016
    The camouflage paint job on a felon’s 1978 Swinger motorhome did little to disguise his Magnolia drug dealing operation from SPD detectives, who arrested the man Tuesday and found methamphetamine and heroin hidden under a mattress inside the RV. SPD’s Narcotics Unit had received information about narcotics dealing associated with the motorhome, and detectives were able to make several [more]
  • Man Arrested With Stolen Gun After Confrontation Outside Mosque
    posted: February 4, 2016
    Police arrested a man armed with a stolen gun, a pellet gun and a baseball bat after he confronted two other men outside a mosque Tuesday in the Northgate neighborhood. The two victims were reportedly standing in the parking lot of a mosque at 15th Avenue NE and Northgate Way around 1 PM when they [more]
  • Teen Arrested For Bringing Handgun to School
    posted: February 3, 2016
    Seattle police arrested an 18-year-old woman Wednesday afternoon at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle after she was reportedly seen with a firearm. At around 2 PM, a fellow student reported seeing the young woman drop a firearm in bathroom, before picking it up and leaving the school building. School staff called police and [more]
  • (Updated) One Arrested Following Shooting On Metro Bus In SoDo
    posted: February 3, 2016
    Seattle Police and King County Sheriff’s arrested a suspected gunman after one man was wounded Wednesday morning in a shooting on a King County Metro bus in SODO. Police are still searching for a second man reportedly involved in the incident. At 10 AM, SPD officers and King County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 4th Avenue [more]