Posts categorized under March 2011 - SPD Blotter

Archives for March 2011

Aggressive drivers who met the ADRT squad today

On March 31st the Aggressive Driver Response Team (ADRT) conducted enforcement around the city in accordance with their mission to promote traffic safety through the vigorous enforcement of city and state traffic laws.   Today was another busy day for ADRT officers, who issued tickets for the following violations: On the West… [ Keep reading ]

Message to employees re: Department of Justice review

Chief John Diaz sent the following message to Department employees upon learning of the Department of Justice’s decision to conduct an investigation into the Seattle Police Department. I have just been informed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has authorized an investigation of our department regarding biased policing and use of force concerns.   … [ Keep reading ]

Early morning robbery in Lake City, suspect arrested

On March 31st, at approximately 7:25 AM, an adult male reported he was walking near 27th Avenue NE and NE 135th Street, when a black Ford Focus pulled up next to him.  The driver, a male in his 40’s, got out and robbed the victim at gunpoint.  The suspect then… [ Keep reading ]

Police seek public’s assistance

Disturbance, shot fired, possible assault in Central District

On March 30th, at approximately 9:00 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a 911 call of a possible disturbance with a shot fired into a passing vehicle in the 500 Block of 28th Avenue South.  According to the complainant, a round from a handgun had struck a passing vehicle in… [ Keep reading ]

Burglary in progress call, suspects apprehended

On March 30th at approximately 12:57 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of two male suspects that were seen prowling around a house in the 9700 block of 8th Avenue NE.  The unknown suspects were seen going into the back yard and not coming back out at the time of call.  Officers arrived on scene… [ Keep reading ]

Most egregious speeder of the day

On March 30th the Aggressive Driver Response Team (ADRT) was out patrolling the streets of Seattle yet again.  While monitoring vehicular traffic in the 2000 block of SW Roxbury Street, a driver was stopped and ticketed for driving 49 mph in a 20-mph-School Zone!  Thankfully no one was hurt. The Seattle Police… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Breakfast club raises $1,359 for charity

The SPD Breakfast Club fundraiser netted about $1,359, 10% of which will go to the family of a 5-year-old boy who has leukemia. “Robert” is now in his second month of remission, but still must undergo extensive chemotherapy for the next three years. The remainder of the money will be… [ Keep reading ]

The writing on the wall

On Monday morning at 3:30AM on Capitol Hill, a First Watch Officer was patrolling his district. He saw a person standing near a wall and also noticed that there was writing on the wall. A citizen waved at him, and he contacted the citizen. The citizen told the Officer that… [ Keep reading ]

SPD promotes fourteen employees – Family members practice tradition of pinning on the badge

  The Seattle Police Department today promoted seven officers and seven civilians to their respective ranks. The promotees were recognized for their leadership, years of service and accomplishments. As their names were called, the traditional practice of pinning on the badge was done often by a family member as colleagues… [ Keep reading ]