Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

For the last five years, I've covered the always-exciting cops and crime beat at,, KIRO Television, and The Stranger.
As a reporter, I've stood out in the rain at crime scenes, rode around in patrol cars late into the night, and pored over police reports in order to dig up and tell stories about just what goes on inside the Seattle Police Department, and the streets of our city.
I came to SPD in March 2012 to tell those same stories on the department’s blog, The Blotter, and help push out up-to-the-minute information on breaking news through SPD’s Twitter feed.
My days at SPD are just as long, exciting and fast-paced as they ever were in a newsroom, but now I don't have to sneak past police tape to get to a story.
I'm a born-and-raised Seattle resident with a penchant for messy cooking projects, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Wars and comic books. My wife and cats are very patient with me.

Detectives Arrest Man in South Carolina for 2016 Double Homicide in Belltown

DNA evidence led SPD Homicide detectives to a person of interest and ultimate arrest of a 46-year-old man in South Carolina this week in connection with a double murder at a Belltown apartment in January 2016. On January 25, 2016, Seattle police responded to the Bell Tower apartment complex in the 2200 block of 1st […]
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