Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house tonight. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN! Give children lots of time […]
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Order Restored Following Fight Night in Ballard

Officers were busy trying to restore order Saturday night in Ballard following a large disturbance and physical fight.  Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed  and only two individuals received injuries, both of which were self-inflicted. The incident began around 7:10pm Saturday evening near NW 54th Street and 32nd Avenue NW.  The initial report was a fight disturbance on the street.  […]
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Can You Help Identify These International District Bag Thieves?

Thousands of dollars in campaign funds were stolen off an International District street Wednesday night after a campaign worker dropped a bag of cash and checks while chasing after a purse snatcher. Now SPD detectives are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the suspects in the two separate thefts. Around 9:45 PM on Wednesday, […]
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Bank Robber Arrested After Being Recognized By His Corrections Supervisor

A Seattle bank robber was arrested this week after he stopped in for a visit with his Department of Corrections (DOC) supervisor, who recognized him from security camera photos. On Saturday, October 22nd, a white male walked into a bank in the 400 block of Broadway Ave East. The suspect (pictured) fled the bank with cash. An […]
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Man Wounded In Shooting At 23rd and Union

A 49-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening at a barbershop near 23rd Avenue and East Union Street. Police received reports of a shooting around 6:30 PM and arrived to find the 49-year-old victim sitting in a chair inside the business. Witnesses at the scene didn’t provide much information about the incident, but it […]
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Early Morning Collision Investigation on Light Rail Tracks at MLK/Cloverdale

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are conducting the follow up investigation following an early morning one vehicle collision into a pole on the light rail tracks at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Cloverdale.  The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious, but non […]
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“Just Looking For My Cat” Burglars Arrested At South Seattle Tire Shop

Even dog-lovers know these three basic facts about cats: they love batting around yarn, can’t get enough gentle rubbies behind their ears, and boy do they ever love hiding out in piles of tires in the middle of the night. So, naturally, if your cat ever goes missing, what do you? You go down to the […]
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South Precinct Robbery Patrol Leads to Two Arrests In Necklace-Snatching

Two 19-year-old men were arrested Tuesday evening in the South Precinct after they knocked a man to the ground and stole his necklace. Police received a 911 call from the 36-year-old victim around 6 PM, and said he’d just been robbed near 50th Avenue South and South Snoqualmie Street. One of the suspects reportedly approached […]
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Totals from Last Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day

Here are the totals from Saturday’s National Drug Take Back Day.  Region and national figures are still be tabulated.  From 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 22nd, people dropped off expired, unwanted and unused prescription medication at the five Seattle Police Department precincts.  Here are the numbers: South Precinct: 139 pounds East Precinct:   182 pounds West Precinct:  […]
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Fatality Collision Investigation in South Seattle

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single vehicle/utility pole fatality collision that occurred just before midnight on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. At approximately 11:50 pm on Monday night officers responded to the 9200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South (MLK and Beacon Avenue South) for […]
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