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De-escalation, Communication, Protest Medics and Media: SPD’s Changing Approach to Demonstrations

This year has brought unprecedented demonstrationsto our region, posing new challenges for our community and the Seattle Police Department. Our department has itself been the focus of many of the ongoing protestsabout inequities in criminal justice, violence in law enforcement,andSPD’s own response to demonstrations. Over the past four months, our… [ Keep reading ]

Three Arrested During Capitol Hill Demonstration

Seattle Police made three arrests on Friday night during a demonstration on Capitol Hill. At about 7:48 pm, officers had announced an order to disperse when the group was blocking all lanes of traffic at E Denny Wy and E Olive Wy. The group had been blocking traffic at E… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Need Your Help Finding a Sexual Assault Suspect

Detectives need your help finding a man who has been assaulting women in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Sexual assault detectives are investigating at least three incidents, beginning in June, where a man has approached women from behind. In a November 5th incident, a woman walking in the 500 block of… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Suspect in Monday Afternoon Downtown Stabbing

Police arrested a 27-year-old man in downtown Seattle on Monday after he stabbed a stranger on the street. Shortly before 3:30pm, officers responded to 500 block of Olive Way to investigate the stabbing. The victim reported he was walking on the sidewalk when a man, who he did not know,… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Arrest Made in Monday Morning Belltown Homicide Investigation

Update: Officers searching Belltown found and arrested the suspect just before 4 PM Monday. Homicide detectives are currently interviewing the suspect who will be booked into King County Jail for investigation of murder. Original: Detectives are investigating after a woman was murdered in the Belltown neighborhood Monday morning. Shortly before… [ Keep reading ]

Burglar Stabs Man in Rainier Valley Apartment

Police are searching for a burglary suspect after he broke into an apartment, and stabbed one of the residents during an altercation before fleeing. Officers were dispatched to the 7000 block of Rainier Avenue South at 3:45 AM for a report of a burglary. Police arrived and found a 21-year-old… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man, Seize Handgun in Madison Valley

Police arrested a 45-year-old man this morning and recovered a handgun, which investigators believe the man fired in an incident outside his Madison Valley home in September. On September 26th, police received a report that the man had fired shots at a woman in a vehicle near 30thand E. Thomas…. [ Keep reading ]

Man Tries to Flee From Police, Officers Meet Him at Home

Officers arrested a 36-year-old man and seized a handgun after the man fled from officers during a traffic stop, only to have them meet him outside his home a short time later. Around 6:45 pm officers saw the man drive the wrong way down a street marked with a do-not-enter… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Impacts to Seattle Police Personnel

The following information is accurate as of November 25, 2020 at 7:00 AM Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees in either Quarantine or Isolation: 61 SPD employees who have returned to work based on Public Health guidelines: 698 SPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19: 18 SPD employees who have… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Two Construction Site Burglars on Aurora

Police arrested two burglars on Aurora Avenue Tuesday evening after a construction worker called police and reported the pair had stolen wire from his worksite. Around 8:45 PM, the construction worker called police, relayed the details of the burglary, and said the suspects were now waiting for a bus at… [ Keep reading ]

Man Seriously Wounded in West Seattle Shooting

One man was seriously wounded Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with another man at a home in West Seattle. Around 11:30 AM, the suspect arrived at a house in the 6900 block of 24th Avenue Southwest. After an altercation in the home, the suspect and at least one other person in… [ Keep reading ]