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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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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Police Arrest Suspect In Pioneer Square Attack

Officers arrested a robber in Pioneer Square after he viciously assaulted a woman and attempted to steal her cell phone Tuesday evening. The victim was hurriedly walking down 3rd Avenue just after 5 PM on her way to catch a train when she noticed a shirtless man walking toward her near Yesler Way. The shirtless suspect approached the […]
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Police Make Arrest On Cell-Phone Robbery Downtown

Officers arrest a robbery suspect hours after the strong-arm robbery, with the help of a valiant valet. Several suspects surrounded a woman visiting Seattle at 6th Ave and Pike Street, just after 7 PM Monday evening. A female robber then grabbed a cell-phone from the victim’s hand whilst another woman grabbed the victim’s purse pulling […]
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Police Arrest a Man After he Threatens Victim With a Gun

Officers arrested a man and collected his loaded gun as evidence after he allegedly pointed it at another person Sunday morning in Pioneer Square. After bar closing, officers saw a street fight near 1 Ave South and South Washington Street. As Officers were breaking up the fight, a man approached them alleging a suspect had just pointed […]
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Officers Arrest Armed Felon, Recover Two Guns on Beacon Hill

Officers arrested an armed felon and seized two guns Wednesday in a wooded area on Beacon Hill. While working with Department of Corrections (DOC) officers, police were searching the woods on the west side of Beacon Hill—sometimes colloquially referred to as “the jungle”—looking for DOC clients. As officers entered the woods, they saw a man take off running. […]
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Corner Story: SPD Sgt. Balances Homeless Outreach With City’s Laws

Sergeant Paul Gracy isn’t a landlord. He can’t charge rent, demand security deposits or, generally speaking, evict unwanted tenants. Yet he still has to figure out what to do with Russell, a seemingly permanent fixture on the sidewalks near Denny Way and Aurora Avenue. “He’s been living there for four years,” Gracy says, walking toward […]
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Man Arrested For Breaking Into Candy Shop On Halloween

Officers arrested a 37-year-old Seattle man Friday night after he broke into a downtown candy factory and stole chocolate on the one night of the year when people traditionally give candy away for free. Police were called to the shop at 1st Avenue and Yesler Way just before 8:30 PM on Friday after witnesses saw the sweet-toothed suspect smash […]
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