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Greenwood Arson investigation

There have been 14 arson fires in the Greenwood neighborhood since June.  Investigators need your help.  Please call the Greenwood Arson tipline at 1-800-55-ARSON with any information regarding these crimes.  There is a $20,000 reward (and growing!) for the arrest and charging of the suspect(s) responsible.

Call 911  

  • When you have a police, fire or medical emergency.
  • To report an in-progress crime.
  • When there is a situation that poses an actual potential danger to life or property.
  • When there is suspicious activity.

For non-emergencies 

  • The Seattle Police Department non-emergency number is (206) 625-5011.   If in doubt, call 911.
  • Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222-TIPS (8477) or send a text to CRIMES (274637).  Your text message should include TIP486 to ensure proper routing.

Personal Safety and Crime Prevention information

  • Knowledge is Power — Learning simple crime prevention techniques and employing them can dramatically decrease your chances of crime happening to you.
  • Follow Your Intuition — If you feel that a situation is not right, move out of the situation. Be aware of your surroundings. Walk confidently and alertly.
  • Zero Tolerance — Active communities are the best partners the police have when it comes to fighting crime. Showing that small crimes and nuisance activities will not be tolerated in your neighborhood sends clear signals to criminals to stay away. That means painting over graffiti, posting block watch signs and reporting suspicious activity. 
  • Learn More —  For additional information regarding crime prevention and or to learn about the Seattle Police Block Watch program,  please visit our website at