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Archives for March 2, 2012 6:32 pm

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement today

On March 2nd officers from the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad inspected 10 trucks.  One truck was taken out of service for an unsecured cargo container on its trailer.  The following is a synopsis of the enforcement actions taken:  Driver Violations: 4  (2 citations, 2 warnings)  Failure to inspect emergency equipment… [ Keep reading ]

South Seattle Residents, Police Team Up to “Take Back” Rainier Beach

After several violent incidents in South Seattle, Seattle Police are partnering with South Precinct residents to make community members’ presence felt and let criminals know they’re not wanted in the neighborhood. “We’re taking back our community,” says South Precinct Crime Prevention Council Chair Pat Murakami. “We want [the neighborhood] to… [ Keep reading ]

North Precinct Urges Vigilance After Series of Burglaries, Car Thefts

The Seattle Police Department’s auto theft and North Precinct burglary detectives are working to track down suspects they believe have stolen at least seven vehicles in series of burglaries in the Roosevelt and Greenlake neighborhoods. Since January, a burglar or group of burglars have entered victims’ homes through unlocked doors… [ Keep reading ]

North Precinct officers arrest 2 men after call from alert citizen

On  3/2/12, at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of NE 65th St. to a possible in-progress burglary at an antique store, after a citizen reported seeing two adult males inside the business crouched behind a counter.  Officers quickly arrived in the area and saw the two suspects inside the… [ Keep reading ]

Officers find burglar hiding inside North Seattle home

On 03-02-12, at approximately 4:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Woodlawn Av N., to investigate a suspect shining a flashlight into parked vehicles.  Initially, arriving officers were unable to locate the suspect, but they then heard a car alarm going off near N. 53rd Street and Greenlake Way N.  As… [ Keep reading ]

Former City employee arrested for allegedly stealing utility deposits

A former Seattle Public Utilities employee has been arrested, following an investigation by SPU and the Seattle Police Department. Chau Phan, 44, was fired by SPU a year ago for adjusting his own utilities accounts. He was arrested Thursday for allegedly diverting SPU funds for water main extension projects into… [ Keep reading ]

Arson investigation in Brighton

On March 2nd, at approximately 3:38 am, South Precinct officers responded to the 7500 Block of Renton Avenue South with the Seattle Fire Department on a report of an apartment fire.  The on scene investigation by the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Marshall determined that this fire was intentionally set.  The… [ Keep reading ]

Gang detectives prevent possible shooting in South Seattle

On March 1st, in the late afternoon,  officers and Gang Unit detectives were monitoring a large gathering of people attending a viewing of a recent homicide victim.  Several times throughout the event, officers and detectives had to break up disturbances among people attending the viewing in the 9000 Block of Rainier Avenue… [ Keep reading ]