Neighborhood Response Team Tackles Low-level Crime Downtown

A new seven-member police squad is patrolling the downtown core to tackle persistent, low-level crime that can make streets and parks feel unsafe. The Neighborhood Response Team, created in December, is focusing on so-called “street disorder” crimes, such as shoplifting, public urination, defecation and drug use. Downtown businesses and community groups have increasingly raised concerns […]
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Police Verify Legitimacy of Transportation Provider, Lawton Luring Case Closed

UPDATE: Police have made contact with the individual in this case and verified that he is a transportation provider with legitimate business at the school. Both he and his employer were very cooperative with police throughout the contact and officers are confident that no crime occurred. There will be no further investigation at this point. Seattle police are […]
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Quick Action by Officers Prevents Probable Shooting in Belltown

A probable shooting was averted early this morning following bar closing in the 2200 Block of 1st Avenue.  At 2:00 am, a number of officers were in the area monitoring the crowd when they noticed a large disturbance on the street. People began running in different directions, and one person informed officers that a person in […]
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One Person Shot in Sunday Morning Shooting In Denny Triangle

Detectives are investigating after a shooting in the Denny Triangle neighborhood ended with one person shot and four injured while fleeing the scene Sunday morning. Witnesses called 911 to report shots fired near Denny Way and Stewart St. at 1 AM. Sunday morning. They said that everyone involved fled the scene including one in a distinctive […]
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Woman Arrested after Belltown Shooting

Officers arrested a woman after a drive-by shooting in Belltown early Saturday morning. Officers were out amongst the late night crowds in Belltown when they heard shots near 1st Ave. and Blanchard St.  A woman immediately called 911 to report a bullet had passed through her apartment window.  Other people reported seeing a white Camaro […]
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Four Robbed in Kobe Terrace Park

Police are searching for three suspects after an afternoon robbery in Kobe Terrace Park. The victims of the robbery flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park in the International District around 4:15 p.m. Friday. The three suspects reportedly robbed the four victims at gunpoint, stole several items, including clothing, and assaulted them before fleeing the area. Police are investigating […]
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Car Thief Crashes Downtown While Trying to Flee Police

Officers arrested an auto thief after he crashed while trying to flee from police Thursday night in the West Precinct. A West Precinct officer was on the lookout for a stolen car that had been spotted driving through the city at 9:30 p.m. As he pulled onto 1st Ave. at Seneca St. he spotted the stolen Dodge Dart. The […]
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UPDATE: Two Wounded By Gunfire In Downtown, Belltown

UPDATE: Officers have completed their investigation at 3 Ave and Blanchard St.  The caller had stated he had been shot in the chest and needed assistance. When officers arrived they discovered the caller had suffered a gunshot wound earlier in life and was asking for assistance with an unrelated issue this evening.  Officers provided him […]
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Officers Arrest Nineteen After Protestors Block State Highway

A group of protesters blocked traffic on Highway 99 around 2:30 p.m. today before moving on to block traffic at the Mercer Street/Interstate 5 exit. Officers moved in quickly and made arrests but not before the incident caused heavy delays in the area. At least one protester assaulted an officer, causing injuries that required emergency […]
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