Halloween Safety Tips

The Seattle Police Department wishes Seattle residents a Happy Halloween and offers these safety tips as kids prepare to put on their costumes and roam from house to house on Friday. FOR MOTORISTS & BICYCLISTS: Stay alert for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Halloween night. Be patient and SLOW DOWN! Give children lots of […]
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Shooting Suspect In Custody After Standoff In South Seattle

Detectives are investigating after taking a man into custody following a stabbing and shooting in South Seattle. Officers responded to the 7900 block of Rainier Ave at 4:40 PM thursday after a woman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had stabbed her in the shin before she was able to flee their home.  Officers recognized […]
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Police Investigating Collision Between Vehicle and Pedestrian in Northgate Area

Traffic Collision detectives are investigating a collision between a pedestrian and car which sent a 42-year-old woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Just before 10 AM officers were called to Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 108th Street for a collision involving a person and vehicle. Seattle Firefighters also responded and have transported the pedestrian to […]
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Police Get ‘Two Birds With One Stone’ While Making Downtown Robbery Arrest

A “you can’t make this stuff up” incident unfolded Saturday afternoon Downtown when officers arrest four robbers and find a backpack with a surprise inside. A plainclothes officer working downtown saw a group of four young men assault a single man, pummeling him with kicks and punches. The victim managed to escape the apparent robbery […]
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Police Make an Arrest in a Shooting Which Sent Two Men to the Hospital

Officers recovered a gun and arrested the assailant after responding to a shooting just after midnight in the Rainier Valley. At about 12:30 AM numerous witnesses began calling 911, reporting that they had just seen a shooting near Rainier Ave South and South Plum Street. Officers swarmed the area and located the suspect as well as a victim […]
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Criminals “Spoofing” SPD’s Non-Emergency Number

At least 10 confused Western Washington residents have called Seattle Police today after receiving calls asking for money, which appear to be coming from the SPD non-emergency line. These calls which appear on caller ID’s as 206-625-5011 are the result of caller ID fraud, or “spoofing,” and are not coming from SPD’s 911 communications center. The fraudsters, […]
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Masked Man Robs North Seattle Bank

A masked man robbed a North Seattle bank at gun point about 11:40 a.m. on Thursday, causing five local schools to temporarily lock down. Witnesses reported a man, about 5-foot-3, wearing a denim coat, jeans and a Halloween mask, walked into a bank in the 7500 block of 35th Avenue Northeast and demanded money. The […]
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There Goes the Virtual Neighborhood!

Guess who’s moving in Nextdoor? SPD Public Affairs will begin posting useful public safety information on Nextdoor.com effective this week. From crime trends and blotter articles to Community Policing Microplans, SPD will be sharing information with Seattle Nextdoor users, making it even easier for residents to access public safety content. SeaStat, SPD’s new data driven […]
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Office of Professional Accountability Moves to New Location

The Office of Professional Accountability has moved from the Seattle Police Department’s headquarters to new office space on the 18th floor of the Pacific Building, at 720 3rd Avenue. OPA investigates complaints of police misconduct made by members of the community and complaints made internally by members of the Seattle Police Department. Its offices are […]
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