Officers Catch Groper Near Pioneer Square

A group of women helped police chase down a groper in downtown Seattle Wednesday afternoon. Police received a flurry of phone calls around 12:45 PM after the man began groping women on the street as he walked south from 2nd Avenue and James Street. Several victims and witnesses followed after the suspect, providing SPD dispatchers with information on […]
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(Update) Police Arrest Student for Bringing Incendiary Device to Center School

Police arrested a 16-year-old and took him into custody Monday morning after getting a tip the student had brought an incendiary device to the Center School at Seattle Center. The school was evacuated as a precaution. There are no suspects outstanding. Officers are with the students evacuated from the school. Police continue to investigate the […]
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Detectives Now Investigating Westlake Groping Suspect In Additional Cases

A Level III sex offender identified as a person of interest in a weekend groping incident near Westlake is now a suspect in the case. Detectives are compiling a case against the man, while also investigating him for other similar crimes. The 36-year-old suspect—who has a history of similar crimes—remains in custody at the King […]
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Person Of Interest In Downtown Groping Case In Custody

UPDATED VERSION SPD Sexual Assault detectives and Department of Corrections (DOC) officers have identified a person of interest in a weekend assault on a woman in downtown Seattle. This person of interest is currently being held at the King County Jail for a violation of his DOC supervision. Police began investigating the incident after a woman contacted an officer […]
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Parkour, Swimming Not Enough to Help Auto Thief Evade Arrest

After sprinting and swimming through South Lake Union early this morning, a suspected auto thief’s Olympic aspirations were dashed by officers, who arrested the man before he could begin the bicycling portion of his impromptu triathlon. A security guard working in the 1200 block of Valley St. called police around 2 AM Monday after he saw a […]
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(Update x 2) One Dead and Two Injured in Belltown Gunfight

(Update x 2) Shortly before noon on Saturday, a man called Lynnwood Police to speak with investigators about the overnight shooting in Belltown. Homicide detectives went to Lynnwood where they transported the man to Seattle Police headquarters for questioning on the incident. Investigators interviewed the man and homicide detectives believe they have identified the involved parties […]
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Copper Thief Caught Scavenging Under Former Newsroom

Seattle Police officers arrested a man over the weekend after they caught him scavenging inside the former headquarters of The Seattle Times. Owners of a restaurant on Fairview Avenue, that occupies part of the mostly vacant building, called officers about 2:20 AM Saturday to report their water had been cut off. The owners told police there was […]
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(Updated) Police Investigating After Bachelorette Party Attacks Woman In Belltown

Update 10/8: Detectives have identified and interviewed the man in the photos, and he is cooperating in the investigation. Police are still reviewing the case and continue to search for the members of the bachelorette party.   Robbery detectives are hoping photos of a man and woman spotted using a stolen debit card in a […]
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