SPD Latent Print Unit Receives International Certification

  The Seattle Police Department’s Latent Print Unit has received international certification, one of only a handful of law enforcement agencies in the state to achieve the distinction. The unit, which specializes in identifying prints that are invisible to the naked eye, went through a grueling three-year effort to meet 22-pages of requirements set forth […]
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SPD Takes New Steps to Address Property Crime, Street Disorder

The Seattle Police Department is taking new steps to address property crime and street disorder, including additional training for officers and potentially changing how 911 calls are handled. The department, for example, is considering increasing the priority of calls that come in regarding property crime, and dedicating staff to handle non-emergency calls, to reduce wait times. […]
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Detectives Capture Woman Wanted in Downtown Robbery

Seattle detectives, with the assistance of Redmond police, captured a woman wanted in a downtown robbery where she kicked and punched a store employee as she stole more than $2000 in items. Detectives identified the suspect in the November 5th robbery that left a store employee with punch to the face and kick to the groin. A […]
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Protest Turns Violent on Capitol Hill

A group of protestors threw rocks at officers, broke vehicle and local business windows as demonstrators marched throughout Capitol Hill. Protestors began to assemble at Seattle Central College late in the evening before they started marching first north then southbound on Broadway. Around 11 p.m. a demonstrator threw paint at a SPD vehicle. Moments later, […]
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City Council to Consider Two-year UASI Grant

The Seattle City Council will consider legislation soon that authorizes use of a two-year, $2.34 million Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA through its Homeland Security Grant Program. The money would go toward a variety of projects including: •         $100,000 for community outreach to raise awareness and help […]
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Bitter Lake Home Destroyed in Hash Oil Fire

A Bitter Lake home containing an apparent hash oil extraction lab was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 7:30 PM. Firefighters battled the blaze, but it consumed the home in the 400 block of North 125th Street. Firefighters found what appeared to be an extensive hash oil extraction lab inside, including […]
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Two People Injured During Capitol Hill Robbery

Two people were robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped while walking along Volunteer Park’s dirt paths Sunday night. The muggers fled the scene in a waiting car and later threatened a driver with a handgun. It all started around 7 PM when two men stepped out from behind some bushes to rob a man and […]
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