“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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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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Detectives Arrest Teen Who Stole Computer From Woman In Wheelchair

After receiving a number of tips from the community, SPD robbery detectives have arrested a teen suspected of stealing a tablet computer from a woman in a wheelchair late last month at Northgate Mall. Several tipsters ID’d the 17-year-old suspect to detectives, who pulled the teen’s previous booking photo, which matched up with the man […]
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Driver Strikes 12-Year-Old Boy In Morning Collision In Wallingford

Update:  Traffic collision investigators say the 12-year-old boy was walking northbound on Wallingford Avenue with a group of other children when the driver—who was headed eastbound—struck the 12-year-old as he crossed the street. The child rolled onto the hood of the car and struck his head on the windshield. The driver immediately stopped at the scene. […]
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Police Use Commands, Taser, Rubber Bullets and Gunfire To Arrest Knife-Wielding Man

North Precinct Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), University of Washington Police Department (UWPD) and SWAT officers used a variety of tactics, from de-escalation to deadly force, to corral and arrest a knife-wielding man in the University District late this afternoon. Officers were called to the 5800 block of Roosevelt Way NE to a report of a […]
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(Updated) Suspected Car Thief Presumed Drowned

Update – 11:45 AM: Officer have recovered a man’s body from the water near where police last saw the suspected car thief. The King County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body as police continue to investigate the incident. —— Police divers are working to recover the body of a suspected car thief, now presumed […]
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Detectives Seek Northgate Jewelry Thief

Workers at a Northgate Mall jewelry store had a “bad feeling” about a man who kept coming into their store to look at rings earlier this month. Their gut instincts proved right when he grabbed a ring worth $1,450 and ran. Jewelry store staff said the suspect came into their shop three times within an hour […]
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Detectives Release Police Recordings From Gasworks Park Shooting

As the Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigation Team continues to review Wednesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Gasworks Park, detectives have compiled audio recordings of police radio traffic during the incident. In the recording, officers can be heard calling for a Crisis Intervention specialist to calm the agitated man who, minutes later, threatened to ignite a gas […]
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