Homicide Investigation Under Magnolia Bridge

The suspect is now in custody after he was shot by a SWAT officer following a lengthy standoff with police. At about 9:30 pm on August 24th officers responded to 911 calls of an assault near 15th Avenue West and West Garfield.  Officers arrived and located an adult male with serious injuries.  The victim directed officers toward […]
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Man Dead in Central District Shooting

Update: Detectives have released more information into last night’s shooting in the 2600 block of E. Columbia St. Detectives believe the victim was walking his dog, a black and tan shepherd mix, when he was shot around 7:30 p.m.  Neighbors heard the shots and called 911.  Officers arrived in one minute and attempted life-saving measures […]
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Officers Catch Sleepy Auto Thief on Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a sleepy thief in a Capitol Hill parking garage Sunday morning after some concerned witnesses spotted him sleeping in a running vehicle. Witnesses called 911 around 8 AM to report a man who was sleeping in a truck and left the engine running.  Dispatchers ran the plate and discovered the truck was reported stolen. Officers arrived […]
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Tomorrow Is National Night Out 2015

The 2015 National Night Out Against Crime is Tomorrow! “Night Out” is a national crime prevention event.  It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.  It is a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention. You […]
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Officers Investigating Magunson Park Robberies

Officers responded to the 6500 block of Sand Point Way last night to investigate a single robbery, but found four instead. A man called 911 from Magnuson Park at 11 p.m. Thursday saying three teens just robbed him.  He said they punched him in the face and stole his cell phone before running away through the […]
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Chief O’Toole Announces Partnership to Review Crowd Management Practices

Chief O’Toole recently announced that she would assemble a group of independent, national experts to review the Seattle Police Department’s performance in crowd management.  The goal of this project will be to gather knowledge that will inform the development of future SPD policies, training and tactics.  This effort will not duplicate or conflict with the […]
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SPD Mourns the Death of Ann Rule

We are deeply saddened to learn the news of Ann Rule’s passing.  Ann was a pioneer in American policing, joining the Seattle Police Department’s Women’s Bureau prior to pursuing her passion for writing in 1969. As a True Crime author, Ann maintained professional friendships with her former SPD colleagues and remained an outspoken advocate for […]
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Officers Arrest Man for Attacking Transgender Woman on Capitol Hill

Officers arrested a 28 year-old man Thursday evening after he attacked a transgender woman at Cal Anderson Park. Police  responded to an assault call at the park just before 4 PM, where they learned the suspect had harassed a transgender woman, before throwing a cup of ice water at her and punching her in the head. The suspect also assaulted […]
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