Women Wanted For Robbing Niketown With Foot Measuring Tool

SPD’s gumshoe detectives are on the case after two women stole bags of clothes from Niketown on Wednesday after threatening staff with a metal foot measuring tool. The two women walked into Niketown—located in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue—around 12:30 PM and began stuffing clothing and other items inside shopping bags. Niketown staff suspected the pair planned to shoplift from […]
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Two Injured By Gunfire In Rainier Beach

Detectives are searching for a gunman after two men were wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon in South Seattle. After receiving reports of gunfire in Rainier Beach neighborhood just after 2 PM, officers caught up to a car seen speeding away from the Rainier Beach neighborhood. Police stopped the car near Martin Luther King Jr. Way S. and […]
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Police Investigating After Men Smash Dozens of Car Windows on Westlake

Police are looking for two men who smashed windows of dozens of vehicles in South Lake Union early this morning in a suspected car prowl spree. A South Lake Union resident called police just after 3 AM and said two men armed with a baseball bat and crowbar were smashing the windows of vehicles parked in a […]
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Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair

After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall. Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man […]
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Officers Arrest 19-Year-Old Driver After Car/Motorcycle Collision In Madrona

Police arrested a 19-year-0ld driver following a collision in the Madrona neighborhood Monday afternoon, which left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. Officers and medics responded to E Pike Street and Martin Luther King Jr Way just before 1 pm Monday after receiving reports a driver had collided with a motorcyclist. At the scene, firefighters freed the […]
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(Updated) Man, Woman Shot In Early-Morning Hold-Up In West Seattle

SPD Robbery detectives collected video surveillance from the scene of this morning’s shooting and are now working to identify a group of suspects. In the video, the group of suspects can be seen circling through the parking lot of a West Seattle 7-11 in a gray or silver Buick early this morning, before they climb out […]
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Police Use Commands, Taser, Rubber Bullets and Gunfire To Arrest Knife-Wielding Man

North Precinct Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) and SWAT officers used a variety of tactics, from de-escalation to deadly force, to corral and arrest a knife-wielding man in the University District late this afternoon. Officers were called to the 5800 block of Roosevelt Way NE to a report of a […]
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SPD, King County Prosecutors Renew Effort to Go After Career Criminals

In response to an increase in property crimes, primarily auto thefts, in the city, police and prosecutors are renewing two previous efforts, the Repeat Burglar and Auto Theft Initiatives, to aggressively pursue cases against career criminals. This week members of the Coordinated Criminal Investigations Section—including SPD’s Auto Theft Squad and Major Crimes Task Force—and Chief […]
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Detectives Searching For Suspects In String of Capitol Hill Robberies

SPD has stepped up patrols around Capitol Hill as detectives search for suspects in a string of nearly two dozen robberies around the Pike/Pine area. Police believe two or three groups of suspects have been targeting nightlife patrons near Broadway and Pike and around Cal Anderson Park in 22 different robberies. The string of robberies began around August 9th, and have occurred […]
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Gunman Fatally Wounded After Exchanging Gunfire With Police

Gunshots in the 300 block of W Prospect Street prompted at least one resident to call 911 just before 10:30 p.m. tonight. Responding officers arrived quickly and were greeted by the sound of continued gunfire. The first officers on scene, including at least two who were rifle trained and equipped, took positions near the front of […]
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