Police Arrest One, Seize Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

Police seized approximately 16,000 fentanyl pills and $10,000 on Wednesday after arresting one suspect and serving two search warrants. As part of a narcotics investigation, officers arrested a 24-year-old man and served search warrants on his vehicle and residence. Police seized 10,000 pills from the vehicle and 6,000 more pills… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Chinatown-International District Robber, Find Stashed Gun

Police arrested an armed robber in the Chinatown-International District Wednesday evening and found his weapon stashed with some snacks. Shortly before 6:00 p.m., a Community Service Officer witnessed a man steal a laptop and bag from a restaurant in the 600 block of South King Street. The suspect fled into… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The Seattle Police Department has seen a rise in the number of Anti-Asian hate crime reports in our city over the last year. In 2020, police received 14 reports of Anti-Asian hate crimes, up from 9 the previous year and 6 in 2018. Last month, a woman was assaulted in the Chinatown-International… [ Keep reading ]

Group Target West Precinct With Graffiti Same Day Protective Barrier is Removed

Officers from the West Precinct spent a portion of their shift cleaning the front of the building after protesters targeted the building with graffiti, shortly after the city removed the wall protecting the facade. Tuesday afternoon the city of Seattle removed the eco-block wall surrounding the front of the building…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating After Man Seriously Wounded in North Seattle Shooting

SPD detectives are investigating after a 23-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in North Seattle. Around 5:30 AM police received reports of gunfire in the 14300 block of Midvale Avenue North, where they found the victim, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers… [ Keep reading ]

Questions About Homelessness in Seattle? A List of City Outreach Resources

This week, the Seattle Police Department will be on standby to support city departments and providers as they conduct outreach and remediation at an encampment in Denny Park. The Seattle Police Department has recently received questions about how the city addresses issues with encampments on city sidewalks, particularly in the Pioneer… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Statement on Recent Court Ruling for Drug Possession Arrests

The Seattle Police Department will follow the law and has already issued this directive, effective immediately. This morning the Washington State Supreme Court ruled RCW 69.50.4013 unconstitutional. RCW 69.50.4013, also known to as simple drug possession, is no longer an arrestable offense. It also cannot be used as a legal… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Arrest Three Men For Fatal Shooting in North Seattle

SPD Homicide detectives have arrested three men for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, who was found in a North Seattle parking lot last week. Around 8:30 AM on February 19th, police responded to a report of a deceased man in a parking lot in the 14300 block of… [ Keep reading ]

Police Downtown Arrest 5, Seize Stolen Guns, Assorted Narcotics

Officers made several narcotics-related arrests in neighborhoods around downtown Wednesday afternoon and evening, resulting in the recovery of two stolen guns and the seizure of an assortment of illegal narcotics. Just before 3:00 p.m., officers watched a 43-year-old man in the 600 block of 3rd Avenue make a narcotics sale…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Serve Yesler Terrace Warrant, Seize Money, Drugs, Weapons

Police arrested multiple suspects and seized cash, drugs, and weapons after serving a warrant on a tent in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. As part of a narcotics-dealing investigation, police served a warrant on a tent in an encampment just north of the 700 block of Yesler Way. There… [ Keep reading ]