Detectives Recover Bikes, Cars and Motorcycle After Investigation at Wedgwood Home

Major Crimes Taskforce detectives, SWAT and patrol officers arrested four people and recovered stolen bikes, cars and a motorcycle last night after serving a warrant at a Wedgwood home. On Monday, detectives learned the home belonged to a suspected prolific auto thief and burglar, and that dozens of stolen items and bicycles were being kept in […]
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Burglary, Bias Crime Investigation at Africatown Center, Arrest Made

A suspect has been arrested after police investigated a burglary and bias crime earlier this week. Police are investigating a burglary and vandalism, which included racial slurs and hate graffiti, left inside the Africatown  Center for Education and Innovation in South Seattle. Officers responded  to the Africatown  Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Alaska Street twice this […]
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Fatal Motorcycle Collision Investigation Overnight on Airport Way South

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred on Airport Way South overnight. At approximately 2:20 this morning, two motorcycles were travelling northbound in the 3500 block of Airport Way South.  There is a curve in this section of the roadway.  Both motorcycles left the northbound lanes, crossed over […]
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UPDATE: Detecives Seek to Locate Woman Involved In DV Homicide In Delridge

UPDATE:  Ms. Carr has been located and interviewed by detectives.  This remains an active and on-going investigation. UPDATE: SPD detectives are seeking any information that could help them locate a woman involved in this morning’s fatal domestic violence incident in Delridge.  Police believe Beverly Carr, 35, is six-months pregnant and may have sustained injuries during this […]
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Fatality Collision Investigation at Boren and James Overnight, Driver Arrested

Detectives are conducting their investigation of a fatality collision that occurred shortly after midnight at Boren Avenue and James Street.  One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another person is in custody. At approximately 12:15 am, an Acura sedan was travelling at a high rate of speed westbound on James Street when it […]
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SPD Announces Initiative to Prevent Overdose Deaths

Bike officers to be trained and equipped with Nasal Naloxone Today the Seattle Police Department, together with The Marah Project and the University of Washington announced an initiative equipping bike officers with Nasal Naloxone (also known as Narcan) in an effort to decrease deaths from opiate overdoses. This program updates dispatch protocols and allows bike […]
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Officer Involved Shooting After Confrontation In Wedgwood Neighborhood

Original Post: Seattle Police Force Investigation detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in the Wedgwood neighborhood late this afternoon. Officers from the North Precinct were investigating a suspicious car in the 2100 block of NE 85th St. around 3:45 p.m. when officers spotted a known felon who was clearly armed. Officers contacted the […]
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Chief O’Toole Statement on Body-Worn Cameras

I’m often asked, “When will body-worn video become a reality?” The community has made it abundantly clear they welcome this technology.  In a recent report filed by the Federal Monitor, Seattleites overwhelmingly want to see body cameras on officers with 89 percent in support.  A national Pew Research study found 87 percent surveyed are in […]
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Chief O’Toole on Latest Federal Monitor Report on Crisis Intervention

The Seattle Police Department is moving forward with reform as noted by the Federal Monitor’s filing today. The Monitoring Team acknowledged strides SPD has taken in how we engage persons in crisis. Per the report, officers used force against individuals in crisis less than two percent of the time, all officers have received some level […]
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