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Chief Diaz’s Statement Regarding Fatal Collision

I am speaking today to provide additional information regarding last week’s officer-involved collision at Dexter and Thomas and provide clarification about the investigation timeline and process. First and foremost, and from my heart: this collision is a terrible tragedy for all involved, but especially and most importantly, for Ms. Kandula’s… Filed Under: Chief of Police, General

SWAT Team Arrests Burglar After He Locks Out Homeowners, Vandalizes House

SPD’s SWAT Team arrested a burglar in crisis early Thursday morning in Wallingford, after he barricaded himself in a home overnight, broke out most of the windows, and then fell asleep on the bed. At 11:16 p.m., police responded to the 1900 block of North 46th Street for reports of… [ Keep reading ]

Five Arrested in University Village Retail Theft Operation

The Seattle Police Department recognizes organized retail theft negatively impacts many local businesses, and with a high concentration of high-end retailers, University Village in the University District has become a frequent target. Recently, SPD’s Community Response Group officers have been conducting organized retail theft operations throughout the city to prevent… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Woman, Seize Gun After Shots Fired in Belltown

Police arrested a woman after she fired multiple shots in Belltown Wednesday morning and then fled the scene in her vehicle. At 7:30 a.m., police responded to reports of shots fired near 2nd Avenue and Bell Street. Witnesses reported a woman had fired several shots towards two other people –… [ Keep reading ]

(UPDATED) Police Arrest University District Stabbing Suspects

UPDATE: 02/01/2023 07:35 p.m. Seattle Police received a call from a citizen who reported seeing the two suspects involved in the stabbing last night in the 4200 block of University Way Northeast. Just after 04:00 p.m., officers arrived and located a man and a woman, who matched the description of… [ Keep reading ]

Police Find Drugs, Guns in Man’s Car After Arresting Him for Drugs, Gun in His Other Car

It was déjà vu all over again this week when police arrested a man for the narcotics and a stolen gun he had in his car earlier this month – except this time there were more drugs and more guns. During the original incident – a traffic stop on January… [ Keep reading ]

DUI Suspect Arrested for Vehicular Assault in Georgetown Sunday Morning

Seattle Police responded to a collision involving two vehicles with possible injuries near the intersection of 1st Avenue South and South Mead Street where one person was reported to be laying in the street and another with a head injury. At approximately 09:00 a.m., officers arrived and spoke with a… [ Keep reading ]

Greenwood Road Rage Leads to Assault with Knife, Baseball Bat

One man was hit with a baseball bat and another was cut several times with a knife after a road rage incident escalated to a parking lot brawl on Monday afternoon. At 2:41 p.m., police responded to an assault in the 9900 block of Holman Road Northwest. As officers headed… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating After Man Found Deceased in Burning Tent

Detectives are investigating after a man was found deceased in a burning tent Monday morning on Alaskan Way South. At 11:01 a.m., police responded with Seattle Fire Department firefighters to a fire at two tents in an encampment near the intersection of Alaskan Way South and South Dearborn Street. As… [ Keep reading ]

One Male Suspect Arrested, One Male Suspect Outstanding After Armed Robbery Ends in Collision

Seattle Police officers responded to an armed robbery where victims reported two males stole from them and shot a round before leaving in a vehicle near Volunteer Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Police arrived Sunday evening* at approximately 10:00 p.m. in the 1200 block of 15th Avenue East and… [ Keep reading ]