Bumbling Bandit Arrested After Restaurant Robbery, Two Failed Carjackings

After making off with a restaurant’s tip jar in the International District Thursday night, a blundering bandit was foiled at every turn as he tried to flee the scene. The 40-year-old suspect walked into a restaurant in the 600 block of 5 Avenue South around 8 PM, and told employees to hand over all the cash in their register. […]
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Officers Recover Guns, Drugs, Arrest 3 in Undercover Operation

  Seattle police officers arrested three people and confiscated two handguns and a small amount of heroin in an undercover drug operation on Wednesday. The arrests happened after an undercover officer purchased .5 grams of heroin for $40 from a 20-year-old man shortly after 10 p.m. near the intersection of Terry Avenue and Terrace Street. […]
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Space Needle Still Standing After Reported Drone Strike

Seattle’s famous sky-high tourist attraction is still standing after police received reports of a drone crash Tuesday at the Space Needle. Space Needle security called police just before 8:30 PM after several guests reported seeing a small drone buzz the top of the Needle, and possibly crash into an observation Deck window. Witnesses then saw the drone—described as […]
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Drunk Driver In Stolen Mustang Hurls Whiskey, Hits Bus, Stops In Front of Police HQ

A drunk driver careened through downtown Seattle late Friday, colliding head-on with a valet in an Audi and then a bus, before his stolen Mustang sputtered to a halt across from Seattle Police Department headquarters. The suspect’s spree began just before 6:30 PM after he sped the wrong way down one-way 2nd Avenue, where he collided head-on with an […]
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SPD Response at Downtown Hotel Stems from Seedy Package Delivery

An mysterious package delivered to a downtown hotel Thursday drew a large response from Seattle Fire’s Hazardous Materials team and SPD’s Arson/Bomb Squad. The special teams from police and fire were called to the Four Seasons Hotel at 1st Avenue and Union Street just after 12:45 PM after staff received lumpy package sealed in plastic wrap, which […]
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Police Seize Guns, Drugs Following Belltown Gunfire

Officers seized several guns early Saturday morning after catching up to a car seen speeding away from a shooting scene in Belltown. West Precinct bike officers were patrolling Belltown at 2:30 a.m. on July 12th when they heard gunshots in the 2300 block of 1st Ave. At the scene, a witness pointed to a green Chevy Caprice as it […]
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Video: Man Points Gun at Deputy Moments Before Fatal SODO Light Rail Shooting

Surveillance cameras at a SODO light rail station captured the fatal June 30th confrontation between a King County Sheriff’s deputy and an armed 23-year-old man. At the request of the King County Sheriff, the Seattle Police Department is investigating the shooting. In the video—which begins minutes before the shooting—three Sound Transit Fare Enforcement Officers (FEO) can be seen escorting […]
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Sheriff’s Office Asks SPD to Investigate Deputy’s SODO Shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office has asked Seattle police to investigate after a Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man at a SODO transit hub Monday afternoon. Just before 4:15 PM Monday, three Fare Enforcement Officers contacted three male passengers to ensure they had paid fares on a southbound Light Rail train at Stadium Station. One of the […]
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