Posts categorized under January 2016 - SPD Blotter

Archives for January 2016

SPD Finds New Homes for Dorm Room Furniture, Benefitting Local Charities

When Seattle Police Detective John Lewitt learned University of Washington’s McCarty Hall was being demolished, he wasn’t going to let the furniture go down with it. With his help, the University of Washington will be doing a no cost transfer of more than 200 bunk beds and 300 wardrobe closets… [ Keep reading ]

(UPDATED) Detectives Working to Return WWII Hero’s Medals

UPDATE 2/3/2016: Thanks to a series of tips, detectives have identified the man in the photo as Rear Admiral Frank G. Johnson. Rear Admiral Johnson passed away on April 3, 1981, but police have identified a family member in the Seattle area and are now working to locate them. Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating After Girls Report Assault In West Seattle

Police have increased patrols in the Roxhill/South Delridge area after two 13-year-old girls were reportedly assaulted while walking home from school Monday evening. The victims told officers at Southwest Precinct Monday that two men had tried to grab them on the street near 22nd Avenue Southwest and Southwest Trenton Street. The victims said… [ Keep reading ]

Wanted Felon Caught After Firing Stolen Gun At Central District Park

Police caught a 21-year-old convicted felon and recovered a stolen pistol last night after officers responded to reports of gunfire at a Central District park. Witnesses called police around 7 PM last night and reported two groups of men were firing guns at one another in Pratt Park, near 19th… [ Keep reading ]

Driver Arrested After Striking Four People In Hit and Run

A 27-year-old driver was arrested in Belltown this morning after striking four people in a hit and run. Police were called to Wall Street and Denny Way at 1:26 AM after a driver in a white Scion reportedly struck four people and sped away. One of the victims sustained a serious head… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Committed to Addressing Criminal Behavior Associated with Car Campers

Earlier this month at a community meeting in Magnolia, concerned residents asked Patrol Operations Bureau Chief Steve Wilske if a ‘stand down’ order had been issued to officers in regards to investigating allegations of criminal behavior by homeless people living in tents, cars or RVs. A number of residents believed… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Detectives Investigating Double Homicide At Belltown Apartment

Homicide detectives are investigating after two people were found dead in a Belltown apartment complex. Officers responded to the Bell Tower apartment complex in the 2200 block of 1st Ave today  at 1230 on a request to “check the welfare” of the tenant.  Officers received no answer upon knocking at… [ Keep reading ]

Three Injured In Collision At Westlake and Crockett

Three people were injured Friday morning in a multiple-vehicle crash along Westlake Avenue North. Just before 8:45 AM, police and Seattle Fire Department medics received reports of a four vehicle collision at Westlake Ave N. and Crockett St. Officers and medics arrived and transported one adult male with life-threatening injuries and… [ Keep reading ]

Seahawks Hat Clad Bandit Sought for Magnolia Bank Robbery

Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a Magnolia bank dressed head to toe in Seahawks gear Thursday. Officers swarmed the 3200 block of W. McGraw St at 11:15 this morning after a bank employee alerted police of a robbery.  The employee said the suspect, a black male in his… [ Keep reading ]

Mary Perry Joins Seattle Police Department as Director of Transparency and Privacy

The Seattle Police Department welcomes Mary Perry as Director of Transparency and Privacy. This is a new position with SPD as part of its re-organization of public disclosure response and enhanced compliance processes. In this role, Perry will oversee public disclosure and direct the department’s efforts to proactively provide data and… [ Keep reading ]