Cops Chase Suspect Through SODO Doughnut Shop

Officers made a particularly sweet arrest Friday afternoon after a suspect with a stolen purse led police on a chase through a SODO doughnut shop. A woman called police around 1:30 pm Friday and said she’d found her previously-stolen purse posted for sale on Craigslist. The woman then told officers she had contacted the seller and planned […]
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SeaStat: What Is It? And How Are Police Using It to Disrupt Crime Trends?

The Seattle Police Department on Wednesday released new figures showing overall crime in the city is up 13 percent so far this year compared to 2013. The biggest drivers are motor vehicle thefts, up 44 percent, and other thefts such as car prowls — up 15 percent. Violent crimes are up 8 percent overall compared […]
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(Updated x2) Suspected Office Intruder Arrested On First Hill

Update: Officers arrested the suspect around 2pm Wednesday after receiving a report that he was trying to sneak into a secure building on First Hill. A witness recognized the man from pictures posted here on the Blotter and called police. Detectives are also now investigating whether the suspect is tied to a number of previously unreported office break-ins. […]
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“They can no longer sell the cake.”

Officer Nic Abts-Olsen’s patrol car radio crackled to life on a baking hot Saturday afternoon as a dispatcher called for units to respond to an assault at the KFC in the 13200 block of Aurora Avenue North. As Abts-Olsen and his partner Cliff Borjeson rolled to the scene, details of the sudden attack trickled in from dispatchers:”unknown male […]
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Armed Men Burst into Beacon Hill Home, Steal Jewelry

Several armed, masked men broke into a Beacon Hill home early Tuesday, forced a five-member family into rear bedroom and pistol-whipped the homeowner before stealing several pieces of jewelry and fleeing. The victims reported they heard a loud bang at their front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South around 2:45 […]
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Pregnant Woman Attacked in Cowen Park

Two young suspects attacked a pregnant woman walking through Cowen Park in the Roosevelt neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Monday night. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, reported she was walking back to a friend’s home when two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, approached the victim from behind and began hitting her. The attackers […]
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Dealer Threatens to “Stomp” Pot Shop Staff After They Catch Him Poaching Patrons

Staff at a SoDo marijuana store told police Saturday that a man seen selling pot out of the back of his Buick threaten to “stomp” an employee who confronted him about poaching the pot shop’s customers. Employees at Cannabis City—one of the 21 stores in Seattle licensed to sell state-taxed marijuana after the passage of I-502—told […]
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Central District Arterial Temporarily Closed After Shots Fired

Police closed 23rd Avenue South at South Dearborn Street in the Central District to traffic for a half hour on Monday to investigate reports of shots fired from a moving car. Several 911 callers reported the shots shortly before 2:30 PM. Responding officers found several shell-casings on 23 Avenue South, which was shut down to […]
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