Posts categorized under February 2013 - SPD Blotter

Archives for February 2013

When Oompa Loompas Go Bad

The suspect in a Wednesday evening robbery at a Capitol Hill bank may be a dedicated Oompa Loompa cosplay enthusiast, or simply a desperate man trying to get a quick buck by robbing a bank. But either way, police are hoping you can help track him down. Just after 6:00… [ Keep reading ]

Bank Robbery in Rainier Valley

An armed robber is at large following a mid-afternoon bank robbery.  At approximately 3:54 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a robbery at a Key Bank in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South.  The suspect, who was armed with a black handgun, is described as a black… [ Keep reading ]

Burglary at Haller Lake Home, Police Arrest Suspect

A house sitter woke up this morning to find an intruder inside the home.  Police arrived quickly after receiving the 911 call and located the suspect inside the house, where he was promptly arrested. Shortly after 8:00 am, a 26-year-old woman woke up and discovered a strange man inside the… [ Keep reading ]

Audio and Photos from North Seattle Officer-Involved Shooting (Updated)

In conjunction with a scheduled 11:30 am press conference on the fatal officer-involved shooting of Jack Keewatinawin in North Seattle Tuesday evening, the Seattle Police Department is providing a series audio files and photos from the incident. Tuesday evening, police received two separate calls from Keewatinawin’s brothers, who told 911 dispatchers their brother… [ Keep reading ]

Attempted Armed Robbery on Capitol Hill Early this Morning

Officers are investigating a report of an attempted armed robbery that happened around 12:30 this morning near the intersection of 11th Avenue and East Harrison Street. The victim drove to the East Precinct early this morning to report that he had almost been robbed at gunpoint while sitting in his parked… [ Keep reading ]

Porn-Wielding Cop Impersonator Arrested In Auburn

Police have arrested a man who used a fake badge and a box of porn to commit a series of robberies in Seattle parks. Police have been searching for 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy since December, and finally caught up with him yesterday after he bragged to bus passenger about his life… [ Keep reading ]

Armed Bank Robbery on Broadway Avenue

Officers are searching for a bank robbery suspect who is armed and at large.  At approximately 6:05 p.m. officers responded to 911 calls of a robbery at the Chase Bank in the 300 block of Broadway Avenue East. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, robbed the bank and was… [ Keep reading ]

Two Pedestrians Struck by a Car in North Seattle

Officers are on scene investigating a collision involving a white Honda and two female pedestrians at Brooklyn Avenue NE and NE Campus Parkway that occurred at approximately 5:42 p.m.  Both pedestrians are believed to be in their late teens.  The circumstances leading up to the collision have not been determined and… [ Keep reading ]

Metro Bus/Pedestrian Collision Downtown

Officers are actively investigating a collision involving a Metro Bus and a pedestrian that occurred near Boren Avenue and Stewart Street at approximately 5:10 p.m. Fire department medics responded to the scene and are treating the pedestrian, who is conscious and alert. This remains an active and on-going patrol investigation.

SPD Rolls Out Predictive Policing Software

Mayor Mike McGinn and Seattle Police Chief John Diaz unveiled SPD’s new Predictive Policing software at a press conference today. The software allows SPD to do a deep analysis of past crime data, and forecast possible locations where crimes might occur in the city, down to a 500-foot geographic area…. [ Keep reading ]