SPD, FBI Target 3rd and Pine Drug Market In Operation Crosstown Traffic

A four-month operation by the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Taskforce (MCTF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has led authorities to 186 suspected drug dealers and thieves, who turned Seattle’s downtown core into an open-air drug market and street corner swap meet. As of Thursday morning, police have arrested 95 suspects, and local officials […]
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55 Ways Seattle Police Are Making Your Neighborhood Safer

Seattle Police Department Micro Community Policing Plans have been finalized and are being published on Nextdoor neighborhoods today. No two neighborhoods are alike, nor are their safety priorities and concerns about crime.  Recognizing this, the Micro Community Policing Plans are designed to put the department’s energy and resources into addressing the public safety issues that […]
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Police Find 60 Stolen Bikes At Edmonds Chop Shop—Is One of Them Yours?

A tip from a sleuthing bike theft victim led police to staggering number of stolen bicycles and a suspected chop shop Wednesday in Edmonds. Now detectives want to know if they have your bike. SPD Major Crimes Taskforce Detective Scotty Bach began investigating the case last week, on April 7th, after receiving a tip from a man […]
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Police Seek Two More Suspects In Matthews Beach Break-In

A man caught burglarizing a Matthews Beach home earlier this week told police he was not the criminal mastermind behind the break-in, and made his case by trying to bribe a cop, while on camera. Detectives haven’t yet confirmed the man’s role in planning the burglary, but are now looking to arrest two other suspects involved in the case. […]
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Inquest Jury Issues Findings In July Officer-Involved Shooting on Beacon Hill

On April 9th, 2015 an inquest jury found that a Seattle police officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed a man armed with a realistic-looking pellet gun last July. The inquest, ordered by county Executive Dow Constantine, was a fact-finding hearing on the July 1 shooting death of 36-year-old Austin Derby. The […]
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Study: Innovative Seattle/King County Diversion Program Shows Success

Local leaders gathered Wednesday in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood to announce promising success of the innovative Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, a partnership between service agencies and law enforcement to reduce recidivism and incarceration rates. SEATTLE – A unique coalition of government officials, law enforcement agencies, and community leaders announced today that the innovative LEAD program, operating in Seattle […]
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Police Activate Amber Alert, Locate Abducted Child

UPDATE 4/1/15 This is dash-cam video of a brief pursuit of a suspect wanted for abducting his young son yesterday. The suspect began swerving and speeding away from police, so officers ceased their pursuit in order to protect the young child in the vehicle. We issued an Amber Alert and located the child several hours later. UPDATE […]
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Armed Robber With Eclectic Tastes Arrested For Westlake Magazine Heist

Bike officers arrested a robber Wednesday in Westlake Park after he pilfered an eclectic collection of periodicals from a downtown book store. The suspect walked into the Barnes & Noble at 6th and Pine around 5 PM, picked out copies of Newsweek, Playboy and Intelligent Life—magazines devoted to currents events, lagomorphology and culture—and ran for the store’s exit. When […]
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SPD, City Officials Investigating SR99 Semi-Truck Collision, Reviewing Response

Seattle police and city officials are investigating a Tuesday evening semi-truck crash, and reviewing the response to the collision, which led to a nine-hour closure of State Route 99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct At approximately 2:21 PM, a semi-truck and trailer was traveling south on the Alaskan Way viaduct near the Atlantic Street off-ramp.  […]
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