Officers Nab Madrona Burglar

Officers have arrested a 62-year-old burglar suspected in several break-ins in the Madrona neighborhood. An East Precinct patrol officer spotted the suspect standing in a parking lot the 1100 block of 23rd Avenue around 12:45 PM Thursday and stopped to talk to him. The suspect claimed he was not the burglar officers were looking for, and offered up […]
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Armed Felons Face Federal Charges Following Capitol Hill Emphasis Effort

Federal prosecutors have indicted two felons on weapons charges after they were arrested earlier this year as part of SPD’s Capitol Hill emphasis patrols. From the US Attorney’s office: Two men have been indicted for being felons in possession of firearms in two separate incidents in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, announced Acting United States Attorney Annette […]
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Beat Cops Bust Busy Burglar

Officers responded to a burglary in progress of an occupied home in the 200 block of 11th Avenue E around 9:30 p.m. this past Friday night. The homeowner told officers that the male suspect had kicked in a door to gain entry. Police arrived quickly but the suspect was already gone. As they were investigating […]
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Protest Winds Through Central District, Downtown and Capitol Hill

Seven people were arrested for assault and pedestrian interference Saturday as Seattle police escorted an otherwise peaceful protest through the city. A large group of demonstrators gathered at Garfield High School Saturday afternoon and marched through the Central District, eventually arriving at Seattle Police Headquarters at 6th Avenue and Cherry Street.  The group then split up, […]
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Man and Cat Cause Restaurant-Clearing Ruckus On First Hill

A man and his cat caused a pepper spray melee Thursday afternoon at a fast food restaurant on First Hill. The incident unfolded just before 12:30 PM, when a man, with a cat perched atop his shoulder, walked into a McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Madison Street. Employees immediately recognized the man—who has previously caused problems at the […]
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Two Arrested and Gun Recovered on Capitol Hill

Police arrested two men Sunday who threatened to shoot a group of people in a Capitol Hill parking garage. Three friends were entering a parking lot stairwell in the 1400 block of Harvard about 1:55 AM when two men in their early 20s approached, began yelling and tried to start a fight. Both of the suspects threatened to […]
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Tree Lighting Ceremony Shares the Stage with Downtown Protests

Police arrested five people during a sometimes violent demonstration, culminating in the lighting of the Westlake Center holiday tree during a wet and windy Black Friday in downtown Seattle. Seattle Police were busy this afternoon managing downtown holiday festivities and providing public safety services to a planned demonstration around 1 p.m. today. Demonstrators gathered in the street blocking traffic […]
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Two Arrested for Seattle University Robbery

UPDATE (12/14/14): Detectives arrested two juvenile suspects, ages 15 and 17, and booked them into Youth Service Center on this case. The 15 year old suspect is believed to be involved in numerous other East Precinct street robberies. Detectives continue to investigate. Detectives are asking for your help finding two suspects and a getaway driver involved in […]
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Man Attacked by Group on Capitol Hill

Several men reportedly beat up another man in the Capitol Hill area early Monday after making derogatory remarks about his sexual orientation. The victim told police he was smoking a cigarette near the corner of Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street around 1:30 AM when three to four males walked up, insulted him and then attacked. […]
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