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Suspected Drug Dealer Strikes Woman and Infant in Hit and Run

UPDATE: Two officers arrested the suspect near the Seattle Center just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.  They took the suspect into custody without incident and are booking him into King County Jail for narcotics related charges and a warrant. Detectives will continue their investigation to determine charges related to the hit and… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Strange Delridge Arson

SPD Arson/Bomb Squad detective are searching for a group of young men seen running from a burning home in the Delridge neighborhood in West Seattle Thursday afternoon Police are still working to piece together the strange incident, but officers initially received reports of gunfire in the 7300 block of 16th Avenue SW just… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Release Police Recordings From Gasworks Park Shooting

As the Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigation Team continues to review Wednesday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in Gasworks Park, detectives have compiled audio recordings of police radio traffic during the incident. In the recording, officers can be heard calling for a Crisis Intervention specialist to calm the agitated man who, minutes later,… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Police Identify Driver After Pedestrian Killed On First Hill

Update: SPD Traffic Collision detectives have identified the truck and driver involved in the collision and are still investigating the cause of the incident. Police have not arrested the driver of the truck, who is employed by a local waste management company, under contract with the city. Original post: SPD traffic investigators are… [ Keep reading ]

Gasworks Vandal Tells Police Spraypaint Spree Began After Birthday Party Got Out of Hand

A man arrested today in connection with a massive vandalism spree at Gasworks Park told police he began spray painting walls in the park early Monday after his 19th birthday party “got out of hand.” After vandals caused more than $8,000 of damage at Gasworks this week, SPD Graffiti Detective Chris Young… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbours Nightclub Arsonist Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison

The man who set fire to Capitol Hill nightclub on New Year’s Eve will spend the next 10 years in prison. From the US Attorney’s Office: A former Bellevue resident who set fire to a Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year’s Eve 2014 was sentenced today in U.S. District… [ Keep reading ]

Cold Case Detective Ties Felon to Decade-Old New Holly Killing

More than a decade ago, a masked man walked up to Boumma Khammanivong outside his New Holly apartment and opened fire. His murder went unsolved, until the Seattle Police Department’s Cold Case detective took up the investigation. Now, police and prosecutors have tied the killing to a Seattle gang member, already… [ Keep reading ]

SPD’s 911 Call Center Says: Do Call Us, We Won’t Call You

Dozens of confused Seattle residents have called Seattle police over the last 24 hours after receiving hangup calls, which appeared as if they came from 911. In fact, these calls—which appear on caller IDs as “911-9111″—are the result of caller ID fraud, or “spoofing,” and are not coming from SPD’s 911 Communications Center. The… [ Keep reading ]

Officer Reassigned Following Investigation Into Marijuana Citations

As required by the City of Seattle, the SPD recently published its first biannual report relating to marijuana enforcement.  The report is designed to provide another level of oversight for marijuana enforcement in our city and flag anomalies or outliers in enforcement. When reviewing data captured for this report, SPD… [ Keep reading ]

Masked Men Fire Shots Following Light Rail Station Robbery

Robbery detectives are searching for two armed robbers who opened fire Tuesday evening after mugging several people near the Columbia City Light Rail Station. A 13-year-old girl and 21 year-old woman had just walked off the light rail at Columbia City Station around 10:15 PM when two masked men ran up behind them… [ Keep reading ]