Posts categorized under June 2015 - SPD Blotter

Archives for June 2015

Leave the Fireworks to the Pros and Come Enjoy the 4th at Lake Union

With the 4th of July just around the corner, the Seattle Police Department would like to provide you with some important reminders about safety, fireworks and how you can help ease the strain on our 911 center during the busy holiday. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale and use of fireworks (meaning everything but… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Seek Leads In Washington Park Home Invasion

Police are working to identify a robber who tied a woman up inside her Washington Park home in the early morning hours of June 20th, before making off with jewelry and cash. The victim told officers she awoke around 4 AM to find the suspect in her bedroom.  He demanded access to… [ Keep reading ]

48-Year-Old Man Wounded In Drive-By at 23rd & Cherry

A 48-year-old man was wounded early Tuesday in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Central District. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street just before 2 AM, and found the victim in the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection. The victim… [ Keep reading ]

Driver Arrested After Killing Cyclist In Roosevelt Collision

A 45-year-old cyclist was killed in the Roosevelt neighborhood Saturday night after he was struck by a suspected intoxicated driver. Police arrested the 29-year-old driver at the scene. SPD Traffic Collision investigators believe the driver of a red Subaru was headed eastbound on NE 65th Street around 11 PM Saturday night… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole On De-Escalation And Reform

This weekend, I became aware of a video in a New York Times article that showed officers in a de-escalation training session having a spirited discussion. I referred the incident to OPA to determine if the use of force incident referred to in the video was reported and within policy…. [ Keep reading ]

Update: Detectives Investigating Drone Crash at Pride Parade

Update 6/30/2015: The drone’s pilot has come forward and contacted Seattle police. Detectives continue to investigate the case. Originally posted 6/29 at 2:41 PM: A 25-year-old woman was knocked unconscious Sunday after she was struck by a small drone aircraft while attending the Pride parade in downtown Seattle. The woman was… [ Keep reading ]

Police Make Arrests In Two Hate Crime Attacks During Pride Weekend

Seattle Police arrested two men for hate crime attacks over Pride weekend, and are also searching for another group of suspects who attacked a gay couple on Capitol Hill. In the first incident, officers responded to Pike St. and Boylston Ave around 2 AM Sunday after a gay couple reported they had been attacked by a group of… [ Keep reading ]

A Man and Woman Injured in South Lake Union Shooting

Police are investigating a shooting outside of a South Lake Union restaurant that sent a man and woman to the hospital early Sunday morning. Just before 3 AM officers responded to reports of gunfire and a victim in the 100 block of Boren Ave North. Officers located a 20-year-old female victim… [ Keep reading ]

(Update) Detectives Investigating International District Homicide

Detectives have recovered images and are seeking public help in identifying the suspect from last night’s homicide in the International District. The unidentified suspect is seen walking with the victim and a woman whom he appears to be with, prior to the assault. The suspect is possibly a Hispanic, Middle-Eastern or… [ Keep reading ]

Man Shot in Leg During University District House Party

Detectives are investigating after fights broke out at a University District house party and a man was shot in the leg early Saturday morning. Officers were initially called to the 4700 block of 20th Ave NE for a noise complaint emanating from a house at about 12:45 AM. After officers… [ Keep reading ]