Posts categorized under June 2014 - SPD Blotter

Archives for June 2014

Sheriff’s Office Asks SPD to Investigate Deputy’s SODO Shooting

The King County Sheriff’s Office has asked Seattle police to investigate after a Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man at a SODO transit hub Monday afternoon. Just before 4:15 PM Monday, three Fare Enforcement Officers contacted three male passengers to ensure they had paid fares on a southbound Light Rail train at… [ Keep reading ]

Off-duty Officer Arrested By Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

A member of the Seattle Police Department has been arrested by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on criminal charges related to off-duty conduct. The officer was placed on administrative leave on June 18, 2014 when SPD was first made aware of the investigation. For additional information regarding this case, please… [ Keep reading ]

Would-be Burglar arrested

A homeowner chased away a burglar who attemped to pry open a window in the victim’s home. This morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., the victim was at his home in the 1500 block of E. Olin Place packing up his laptop computer and preparing to leave for the day when… [ Keep reading ]

Man injured in Downtown shooting early Monday

A man standing through the sunroof of a parked Mercedes fired eight to 10 shots at a group of people in the Downtown area early Monday, hitting one man in the foot. Police were called to the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. and found the wounded… [ Keep reading ]

Man Drives On Sidewalk Into Hedges And Crashes Into Parked Car

Man arrested in South Seattle for DUI after crashing into parked vehicle. On 6/28/14, shortly after 5:00 p.m., an officer saw a man- the sole occupant and registered owner of a blue Mazda MP5 driving in a highly dangerous and aggressive manner by driving onto the sidewalk and through some hedges… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested for Assault After He Spat In Officer’s Face

Officers responded to disturbance during bar closing. On 6/27/14, shortly before 1:00 a.m., officers were working a bar emphasis detail and were in the 2200 block of 1st Av monitoring the crowd when they were called to a disturbance in front of ‘Ohana Grill at 2207 1st Av. Upon arrival,… [ Keep reading ]

Retiring Police Chief Inducted Into Crime Fighting Hall of Fame

Assistant Chief Clark Kimerer’s well-earned reputation as a philosopher and academic earned him a spot in George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Hall of Fame this week for his decades-long efforts to promote the use of scientific research to drive changes to SPD’s policies and practices. It was… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Kathleen O’Toole Appoints Captain David Proudfoot As New South Precinct Commander

Captain David Proudfoot, a 25-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, was appointed the new South Precinct commander on Thursday. “After hearing repeatedly from community members during the selection process of the need for consistent leadership at the South Precinct, I have asked Captain David Proudfoot to lead the precinct,”… [ Keep reading ]

Officer Relieved Of Duty Following Use of Force Incident

A Seattle Police officer has been relieved of duty following a use of force incident involving a handcuffed prisoner. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 22, when the officer assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau arrested an adult female involved in a domestic violence incident in the South Precinct. During… [ Keep reading ]

Do You Know Either of these Seattle Robbers?

Detectives on Tuesday released photos of suspects in two separate crimes that happened earlier this month — a downtown robbery near 2nd Avenue and Pine Street, and an unrelated attempted robbery on a Metro bus. The downtown robbery happened around 1:20 p.m. on June 14. Several witnesses heard glass break… [ Keep reading ]