Man Faces Charges After Bringing Arsenal to Ferguson Demonstration

An armed 31-year-old man arrested by Seattle police at Monday’s Ferguson demonstration is facing charges after officers found a cache of weapons, ammunition, and explosive materials in his backpack and vehicle. A bystander alerted police to a suspicious man Monday and reported seeing him handling a road flare during a well-attended demonstration. Officers contacted the […]
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High School Crime Crew Busted After Boosting Cars From Dealerships

Detectives have tied a group of North Seattle high schoolers arrested in a stolen car Monday to a string of recent break-ins at auto dealerships. Patrol officers arrested the three teen suspects Monday morning after spotting them driving around Lake City in a car stolen from a dealership in Edmonds, WA. Officers arrested the three teens after a brief chase […]
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Five Arrested As Local Ferguson Demonstrations Take Violent Turn

Police arrested five people Monday night after a peaceful demonstration took a tense turn late in the evening, which included a crowd hurling bottles, rocks and fireworks at officers and a brief closure of Interstate 5. Hundreds of people gathered in Westlake Park following a grand jury announcement Monday evening in Ferguson, MO. The group marched up the western slope of Capitol Hill […]
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Armed Robbery Leads to Arrest on Freeway

Officers arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery in South Seattle Saturday morning. The victim was walking in the 4400 block of South Othello St. when she was approached by the suspect.  The 29-year-old suspect pulled out a sliver handgun and demanded the victim’s purse.  The victim fought with the suspect as he […]
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Suspect Wanted For Renting, Repainting, Returning Cycle Share Bikes

Police are searching for a velocipede vandal who rented two bikes from a Seattle bike share company last week, only to return them hours later covered in paint and scrawled messages. The suspect first rented one of Pronto’s bright-green custom-made bicycles from a bike station at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street around 5 AM on November 13th. Six hours […]
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(Update) Thanks For Helping Us Return Mike & Erin’s Stolen Wedding Album!

Detectives have identified the couple in the photos (thanks to all your tips) and are now working to return the photo albums to Mike and Erin. Thanks for all the help, everyone!   Do you know Mike and Erin? Major Crimes detectives found the couple’s wedding photos earlier this month after seizing a stash of stolen items from a prolific […]
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Detectives Arrest Everett Firefighter In Underage Prostitution Sting

Seattle police arrested an Everett firefighter Wednesday afternoon after he showed up for a rendezvous with an underage prostitute, who turned out to be an undercover detective. The Vice/High-Risk Victims Unit (HRVU) detective had exchanged messages with the 60-year-old firefighter during an online sting targeting men looking for sex with underage girls, and the man had agreed to meet up […]
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Seattle University Robbery Video Released

Detectives are asking for your help finding two suspects and a getaway driver involved in a Seattle University robbery that happened November 11th. Officers on Wednesday released surveillance video taken from a Seattle University parking lot that shows two people getting out of a yellow Ford Crown Victoria. A few minutes later the suspects can […]
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Detectives Uncover Major Stash of Cellphones and Guns In Pioneer Square, Cuff Car Thieves On Aurora

After arresting a package-stealing grinch, a bike thief, and a cop car-ramming felon earlier this month, SPD’s Major Crimes Taskforce (MCTF) went right back to work, seizing a stash of more than 100 cellphones and guns in Pioneer Square, before chasing down two car thieves on Aurora. MCTF detectives were prowling Aurora Avenue on November 18th—looking for several wanted […]
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