Posts categorized under September 2015 - SPD Blotter

Archives for September 2015

Outreach Workers, Police Called to Shuttered Newsroom

Outreach workers, fire department crews and Seattle police ventured into the dark, graffiti-covered hallways of the former Seattle Times headquarters Tuesday morning after the city ordered the property’s current owners to secure the shuttered building. The block-long office building at 1120 John Street has been vacant since the Seattle Times sold the property… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Investigating After Shots Fired In Belltown

Officers are investigating after witnesses reported gunfire in Belltown Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses called 911 reporting gun shots at 3:20 pm today in the 300 block of Bell St.  Multiple witnesses reported seeing a red sports car and a gold sedan speed away after hearing shots. Officers searched the area and found… [ Keep reading ]

Police Seek Leads In Saturday Robbery Downtown

Detectives are looking for additional leads in a case where a man was beaten and robbed by a group of suspects in the 1500 block of 3 Ave at 10:30 PM last Tuesday night. The victim declined to give a woman who approached him a cigarette and that’s when he… [ Keep reading ]

Teens Arrested for Attempted Burglary on Beacon Hill

Officers arrested a 16-year-old Monday after he attempted to break into a house on Beacon Hill. The victims were home when they heard a light knocking on their front door around 10:30 AM, followed by hard kicks on their back door. One of the victims looked out the window and… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Releases Videos In September 29 Officer-Involved Shootings

The Seattle Police Department is releasing video from this morning’s two officer-involved shootings. A security guard at a downtown building called police at 2:56 AM and reported a man had brandished a handgun and fled. Officers responded to the area and quickly found the suspect running westbound on Spring Street…. [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Northgate Officer Involved Shooting

Detectives are investigating after officers shot a man following a foot pursuit through the Northgate neighborhood this morning. Witnesses called 911 at 4:45 am Tuesday to report a car prowl in progress, later stating the male suspect had run from the scene. Officers responding to the call spotted the suspect… [ Keep reading ]

Early Morning Officer Involved Shooting Downtown

Detectives are investigating an early morning officer involved shooting Downtown that sent a man to the hospital. Officers were dispatched to investigate reports of a man brandishing a firearm near 5 Ave. and Madison St just before 3 am.  When Officers arrived they found the 25-year-old man at 2 Ave and Spring St…. [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Series of Overnight Robberies

A group of three men are suspected in a series of overnight robberies in the East and South Precincts. SPD robbery detectives believe the trio of suspects first approached a man and a woman at 16th Avenue and Mercer Street around 10:40 PM Sunday night. The suspects, who had hooded… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested For Fatal Weekend Fight Outside Seattle Housing Facility

Detectives have arrested a 55-year-old man in connection with a fatal weekend fight outside a Seattle housing facility. Two residents of the housing facility, located in the 1800 block of Eastlake Avenue, left the facility just before 3 AM Saturday and began fighting one another. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was… [ Keep reading ]

Attorney General’s Remarks at the Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch delivered the following remarks at the Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking Core Team meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2015: Thank you, U.S. Attorney [Annette] Hayes, for that kind introduction and for your outstanding leadership as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington.  It’s a pleasure to… [ Keep reading ]