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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(Update) Man Shot in Arm on Capitol Hill

(Update) Officers have arrested the 24-year-old suspect from this morning’s shooting on Capitol Hill. Police arrested the suspect and recovered the handgun when he turned himself in to officers at the North Precinct. Last nights shooting appears to have been the continuation of an incident in Snohomish County, where the suspect may be facing additional charges. […]
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(Update x 2) One Dead and Two Injured in Belltown Gunfight

(Update x 2) Shortly before noon on Saturday, a man called Lynnwood Police to speak with investigators about the overnight shooting in Belltown. Homicide detectives went to Lynnwood where they transported the man to Seattle Police headquarters for questioning on the incident. Investigators interviewed the man and homicide detectives believe they have identified the involved parties […]
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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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One Traffic Stop Nets Three Arrests And a Gun

Police arrested three men and seized handgun after a routine traffic stop early Friday in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood. Officers noticed a car driving without its headlights on about 1:30 AM near Broadway and Boren Avenue. They stopped the car and discovered the 24-year-old driver had a suspended license. The driver bolted when officers ordered him […]
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