Officers Arrest Armed, High Robber After He Tries to Carjack UPS Driver

Police arrested an intoxicated, gun-toting robber on Aurora Avenue Tuesday morning after he tried to commandeer a UPS delivery truck. After stopping off at a business in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue N. just before 11 AM, a UPS driver walked back to her truck and found a man, apparently under the influence of narcotics, sitting in the […]
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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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Detectives Now Investigating Westlake Groping Suspect In Additional Cases

A Level III sex offender identified as a person of interest in a weekend groping incident near Westlake is now a suspect in the case. Detectives are compiling a case against the man, while also investigating him for other similar crimes. The 36-year-old suspect—who has a history of similar crimes—remains in custody at the King […]
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Person Of Interest In Downtown Groping Case In Custody

UPDATED VERSION SPD Sexual Assault detectives and Department of Corrections (DOC) officers have identified a person of interest in a weekend assault on a woman in downtown Seattle. This person of interest is currently being held at the King County Jail for a violation of his DOC supervision. Police began investigating the incident after a woman contacted an officer […]
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Parkour, Swimming Not Enough to Help Auto Thief Evade Arrest

After sprinting and swimming through South Lake Union early this morning, a suspected auto thief’s Olympic aspirations were dashed by officers, who arrested the man before he could begin the bicycling portion of his impromptu triathlon. A security guard working in the 1200 block of Valley St. called police around 2 AM Monday after he saw a […]
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Woman Hospitalized After Bus Collision in West Seattle

Detectives are investigating after a Metro coach struck a woman around 7:25 AM this morning near SW. Alaska St. and California Ave SW. in West Seattle. Witnesses claimed the bus pulled up to the stop and allowed people to board.  A woman that was asleep on the sidewalk got up and stumbled in front of the vehicle […]
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Police Make Arrest and Recover Gun After Man Injured In Beacon Hill Shooting

Officers arrested a 25-year-old man and seized a gun at Beacon Hill apartment complex Friday evening after another man was wounded in a shooting. Police received umerous reports of shots fired near 38th Ave South and South Willow Street around 4:45 PM. Officers arrived at the scene within one minute of dispatch and found a 27-year-old man lying […]
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Police Investigating Report of Attack in Interlaken Park

A 44-year-old woman jogging through Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon told police a man grabbed her from behind and choked her until she lost consciousness. According the victim, she was jogging east through the park around 3:20 PM when a man approached from behind and wrapped his arms around her neck. The woman reported both […]
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Assaults, Robberies Decline Following Capitol Hill Emphasis Patrols

Since the Seattle Police Department deployed more officers in September to work emphasis patrols on foot and on bikes throughout Capitol Hill’s busy nightlife district, robberies have dropped 42-percent while assaults are down 35-percent. The  department’s new SeaStat program—which uses data and community input to ensure officers are deployed where they’re most needed—has greatly contributed to these successes, […]
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Man In Custody After West Seattle Shooting

Officers arrested a 30-year-old man after shots were fired in West Seattle on Thursday afternoon. Police received a call at 2:45 PM of several shots fired near the 2100 block of Belvidere Ave Southwest. Police resources including SWAT units and the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter also responded to assist. Officers heard a man yelling and firing a […]
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