Bike Officers Chase Down Armed Felon On Capitol Hill

Bike officers working an East Precinct emphasis patrol arrested an armed felon early this morning after the man ran through Capitol Hill’s crowded streets while brandishing a handgun. Police received 911 calls about the armed man running down the street near Broadway and E. Union Street shortly before 2 AM, just as nightclubs were closing for the evening and crowds […]
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Cops Looking to Handcuff Man Who Stole $400 Worth of Items From Adult Emporium

A man spotted fleeing a Capitol Hill adult emporium last Saturday with nearly $400 worth of intimate items has aroused the attention of East Precinct theft detectives. Staff at the Castle Adult Megastore—located near Broadway and E. John Street—called police around 10:20 p.m. and reported they had been making recommendations to the man inside the store when […]
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Police Search for Suspects in East Precinct Robbery Spree

East Precinct officers are investigating possible connections between a series of armed robberies this week, including two carjackings. The spree of five robberies started when three young suspects stole a man’s car at gunpoint Tuesday night in the 1400 block of South Main Street of the Central District. Police believe some of the same young suspects may have […]
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Man Carjacked at Gunpoint in the Central District

Three teenagers stole a man’s car at gunpoint Tuesday night in the Central District. The victim reported he was unlocking his car in the 1400 block of South Main Street about 8:45 PM when three male teens wearing black, hooded sweatshirts approached him. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded his […]
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Central District Arterial Temporarily Closed After Shots Fired

Police closed 23rd Avenue South at South Dearborn Street in the Central District to traffic for a half hour on Monday to investigate reports of shots fired from a moving car. Several 911 callers reported the shots shortly before 2:30 PM. Responding officers found several shell-casings on 23 Avenue South, which was shut down to […]
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Wounded Teen Arrives At Hospital After Exchange of Gunfire In Central District

Police are investigating after a wounded 16-year-old arrived at Harborview Medical Center late Sunday night, shortly after SPD received reports of gunfire in the Central District. Around 11:15 PM, police received a number of 911 calls about gunshots near 21 Ave and East Fir Street. At the scene, officers recovered more than 30 shell casings from different […]
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New Data-Driven Policing Approach Coupled with Community Input Puts More Officers On Capitol Hill Resulting in Multiple Arrests

Responding to community concerns and analysis from the SPD’s newly implemented Compstat process, Chief Kathleen O’Toole bolstered the number of officers in the Capitol Hill neighborhood this weekend. East Precinct Captain Pierre Davis has assigned officers to walk foot patrols and has put additional officers on bikes on Capitol Hill, with a particular focus on […]
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Capitol Hill Emphasis Patrol Catches Not So Smart Phone Thief

A brazen thief will be spending some time in a cell after trying to steal a woman’s cell phone on Capitol Hill early this morning, right in front of police. Officers working a Capitol Hill emphasis patrol were walking through the 1500 block of Broadway just before 1:30 a.m. when they saw the 21-year-old suspect chatting up an extremely intoxicated […]
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Detectives Searching For Suspects In String of Capitol Hill Robberies

SPD has stepped up patrols around Capitol Hill as detectives search for suspects in a string of nearly two dozen robberies around the Pike/Pine area. Police believe two or three groups of suspects have been targeting nightlife patrons near Broadway and Pike and around Cal Anderson Park in 22 different robberies. The string of robberies began around August 9th, and have occurred […]
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Officers Arrest Hapless Robber After Failed Phone Snatching

Officers arrested a robber in the International District this morning after the 29-year-old man tried—and failed—to snatch a man’s phone at a bus stop. The victim was talking on his cellphone at a bus stop near 11th Avenue and South Jackson Street at about 9:45 AM when the suspect walked up and tried to grab the victim’s phone. When […]
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