Officers Seize Gun, Drugs and Cash After Spotting Stolen Car Downtown

Police recovered a handgun, heroin and cash after officers spotted a stolen car Thursday night on a downtown Seattle street. Officers David Toner and Cole Nelson were on patrol in the 200 block of Pine Street around 10:15 PM when they saw three people sitting in a grey Acura parked in a loading zone. After discovering […]
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Shoplifting Suspect Assaults Officers, Armed with Knives, Gun

A 32-year-old shoplifter attempted to slash two officers before he was caught with an arsenal of knives and a handgun Thursday night in University Village. Officers were in the University Village parking lot shortly before 10:30 PM when they were flagged down by a grocery store employee, who pointed out a shoplifter walking away through […]
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Two Arrested for Stolen Van, Warrants and Drugs in West Seattle

Officers arrested two men and recovered a stolen van after responding to a report of a disturbance in the Highland Park neighborhood late Thursday night. At approximately 11:20 pm, police received a report of a white van driving up and down the street in the area of 7th Avenue SW and SW Elmgrove Street. The call stated […]
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SPD Releases Video of July 20th, 2016 Arrest

On July 20th, Seattle police officers contacted the driver of a red Toyota van in the 1500 block of Occidental Avenue South after an automated license plate reader flagged the vehicle as having been reported stolen outside of Seattle. The 61-year-old driver was uncooperative with investigating officers, who eventually detained the man and explained his […]
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Detectives Link Suspect In July Encampment Shooting to 2015 Homicide

After months of canvassing homeless encampments and searching for leads in areas with nicknames like “the field” and “the cave,” SPD homicide detectives have linked a 22-year-old man recently arrested for a shooting at a camp earlier this month to a fatal shooting of a homeless man in October 2015. Witnesses called Seattle police Around […]
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Felon Fires Gun, Hides In Bushes, Gets Arrested

A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday after he was caught with a stolen handgun following a report of gunfire in the Colman neighborhood. Police received reports of shots fired in the 900 block of 25th Avenue South around 1 AM Wednesday, and officers arrived and found a man hiding behind a car in nearby parking lot. The […]
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Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant Sworn-In as NOBLE President

The Seattle Police Department is honored to announce that Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant was sworn in as the next president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). “All of us at SPD are extremely proud of Chief Perry Tarrant. This is the most difficult time in policing, and leadership, especially now, is […]
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SPD Investigating Threatening Letter Left at West Seattle Home

A threatening, racist letter left at a West Seattle home is being investigated as a hate crime by Seattle police. Officers were called to the 3800 block of 22nd Avenue Southwest around 10 PM last night after a homeowner found the letter on the front door of her house. The letter included racial slurs and references […]
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