Man Gets Out of Jail, Goes Joyriding on Stolen Scooter

Just 30 hours after walking out of the King County Jail–where he’d spent the last 11 days for a probation violation–a 49-year-old man crossed paths with the law once again Wednesday, when officers spotted him riding a stolen motor scooter through West Seattle. Officers first noticed the man around 5:15 PM when they saw him pushing […]
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Police, Pizzaman Deliver Justice-Lover’s Special to Purse Snatcher

With the help of a gutsy pizza shop employee, Seattle police were able to catch up to a robber and return a stolen purse this morning, all in about 30 minutes or less. Officer Enoch Lee was driving near Holman Road and 7th Avenue NW around 12:45 AM when he spotted a man sprinting down the street while clutching a […]
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Robber Shoots Victim and Fellow Suspect During Cell-Phone Theft

UPDATE 5/28/15: SWAT officers served a search warrant in the Leschi neighborhood early this morning and arrested the suspected gunman in Saturday’s shooting. SWAT officers converged on a home in the 800 block of 28 Ave. S. and arrested a 20-year-old man, identified by robbery detectives during their investigation. Police interviewed the man and booked […]
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Officer Placed on Leave, 2010 Incident Under Investigation

A Seattle police officer has been placed on leave pending administrative and criminal investigations into a 2010 use of force incident. The incident occurred in November 2010, when officers assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau were involved in an altercation after responding to a report of a disturbance at a Georgetown restaurant. The case was recently brought to the attention of SPD leadership after […]
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Officers Arrest Two In Separate Downtown Incidents At The Same Place And Time

Police arrested two people in separate incidents after two foot pursuits Downtown Thursday night. Officers Reyes, Goodwin and Department of Corrections Specialist Winfrey were driving by 3rd Ave. and Pine St. at 9 PM when they spotted a 15-year-old boy they knew had a felony warrant for assault.  The suspect ran when he saw the officers approaching.  The […]
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Update x 2: Detectives Arrest Suspect in UW Sexual Assaults

Update 5/22/15: Police are now investigating the suspect for four additional cases of possible voyeurism after discovering several suspicious videos on his cell phone during a warrant search. Detectives have identified and contacted one of the victims recorded by the suspect, and are still investigating the three other cases. The suspect remains in custody at the King […]
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Robbery Suspect Found Deceased Following Greenwood Standoff

Following a lengthy standoff with a wanted bank robber Thursday, Seattle police entered the man’s Greenwood home and found him deceased from apparent self-inflicted wounds. Detectives went to the man’s home in 9200 block of 3 Ave NW around 10:15 AM to arrest him on a warrant related to a February bank robbery in North Seattle. After knocking on the […]
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18-Year-Old Injured in Shooting In Dunlap Neighborhood

Seattle Police are investigating after a shooting victim showed up at a Renton hospital early Thursday. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at Renton Ave S and S Henderson St. shortly after midnight, but were unable to find any victims, damage or evidence of a shooting. However, about an hour later, a Renton hospital contacted SPD after an 18-year-old […]
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Officers Use Crisis Training, Less-Lethal Tools When Teen With Knife Tries to Force Police to Shoot Him

Seattle police used crisis intervention training, negotiation tactics, and less-lethal tools to take a 17-year-old into custody Wednesday after he armed himself with a knife and confronted officers outside his family’s Greenwood home.   Police received a call just before 4 PM from the teen’s family, who said the boy was distraught, possibly on narcotics, and was wielding an 8-inch butcher’s […]
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Teen Arrested for Firing Gun, Pistol-Whipping Woman in Columbia City Fight

Officers arrested a teenager Tuesday night after he pistol-whipped a woman and fired a shot at a another teen during a fight in a Columbia City park. Witnesses began calling 911 at 8 PM when they saw two teenaged boys fighting at the Rainier Playfield basketball courts. When the teens briefly separated, one boy pulled out a handgun.  A 34-year-old […]
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