Posts categorized under September 2011 - SPD Blotter

Archives for September 2011

Help Us Find a Killer

Help Us Find a Killer — Media Campaign Marks Anniversary of Prosecutor’s Murder September 28th, 2011 It has been nearly 10 years since a killer stood outside the Seattle home of Tom Wales and fired several shots from a handgun through a basement window, killing the assistant U.S. attorney and… [ Keep reading ]

SPD and Target team up to Help Families Prepare

This Thursday, 100 families will become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies, thanks to a generous donation by Target. The event is part of National Preparedness Month, encouraging people to take necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are ready for disaster. The Seattle Police Department’s Office… [ Keep reading ]

Shooting in Rainier Valley

On September 28th at approximately 3:56 p.m. officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 9100 block of Rainier Avenue South.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 22-year-old male victim was shot in the legs while standing at the bus stop.  The suspected shooter was with a group of males standing across… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor updates public on efforts to combat sexual exploitation of children on Backpage.com

Efforts to combat sexual exploitation of children on Backpage.com   On August 31st, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and 45 other attorneys general sent a letter to Backpage.com calling for information about the company’s stated efforts to delete advertisements for sex trafficking, particularly those that could involve minors. The attorneys… [ Keep reading ]

Wanted Robbery suspect taken into custody after standoff

On September 27th at approximately 7:39 p.m. Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives were out conducting field investigations in South Seattle when they spotted a known convicted felon in a 1994 black BMW.  Gang detectives had information that this particular suspect was in possession of a firearm and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.  The suspect… [ Keep reading ]

Car/motorcycle collision on West Seattle Bridge

On September 27th, at approximately 6:53 am, a  1998 BMW driven by a 47 year old female was travelling eastbound on the West Seattle Bridge in the far left lane, on the downhill grade approaching the northbound SR-99 exit.   The BMW was attempting to change lanes when the BMW nearly collided… [ Keep reading ]

Single car collision investigation in North Seattle

On September 27th, at approximately 1:35 am, a black Kia was travelling northbound in the 12500 Block of 15th Avenue NE when it lost control.  The Kia veered over to the west side of the street and collided with a tree and rock retaining wall.  The Kia was occuppied by… [ Keep reading ]

Domestic Violence Stabbing in Queen Anne

On September 26th at approximately 6:42 p.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a domestic violence stabbing at a residence in the 600 block of Queen Anne Avenue North.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the 24-year-old male suspect stabbed his wife during a domestic disturbance.  The suspect fled the scene on… [ Keep reading ]

Arson/Bomb Squad call out in South Seattle

On September 26th at approximately 12:25 p.m. officers responded to the 3200 block of South Edmunds Street to investigate a suspicious circumstances complaint involving a foreclosed home that reportedly contained white powder and multiple metal canisters with wires attached to them both inside the house and in the fenced-in yard.  Preliminary… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s reflections on the proposed budget

Reflections from Chief John Diaz on the 2012 Budget and Seattle Police Department Priorities  This afternoon, Mayor McGinn outlined his budget proposal to Seattle communities and the City Council.  Of interest to all SPD employees will be his proposal to hold 26 sworn officer positions vacant through 2012, which will… [ Keep reading ]