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Archives for March 2016

DNA Leads Detectives to Suspect In 1980 Belltown Cold Case Homicide

After more than 35 years, Seattle police have solved the murder of James Buss, who was found dead by a relative in his apartment in Belltown on April 8th, 1980.  Buss had been stabbed in the chest and sustained other severe trauma.  His death was ruled a homicide and his… [ Keep reading ]

Police Seize Pistols, Rifles In Arrest of Two Wanted Men

A joint team of police and federal authorities arrested two wanted gang members and seized four firearms Monday after a brief foot chase in the Georgetown neighborhood. Members of the SPD/Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Gun Crime Taskforce spotted the two suspects–both men, 18 and 34-years-old–in a black Lincoln LS… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: Man Returns to Ground After Spending 24 Hours In Downtown Tree

Update 3/23/16: The 28-year-old man climbed down from the tree shortly before noon Wednesday. He was taken into custody and will receive a medical evaluation. Seattle police negotiators have spent hours atop a Seattle Fire Department ladder Tuesday working to convince a man to climb down out of a towering tree in… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested For Armed Hold-Ups at Rainier Beach Businesses

A man suspected in a series of armed robberies at Rainier Beach businesses turned himself in Tuesday after learning SPD detectives were looking for him. The 36-year-old man is believed to have flashed a gun and demanded cash at a Subway sandwich shop during his first robbery in Rainier Beach on… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Return Family’s Stolen Photos After Arresting Men In Belltown Garage

Police reunited a family with their stolen laptop and hard drive containing years of family photographs after officers arrested two men Monday night in a Belltown parking garage. Shortly before 10:00 pm, Officers Jared Levitt and Aleksandra Margolina were on patrol in Belltown when they spotted two men sitting behind a parked… [ Keep reading ]

A Reminder to Report Suspicious Activity

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels in the aftermath of this morning’s terror attack. The ongoing events in Belgium serve as a reminder to all of us that we need to remain vigilant. We have received regular updates from our federal partners and are fortunate to… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested For Casual Disregard of Traffic, Bike Helmet, Gun Laws

Police arrested a man Friday night in Rainier Beach after his casual disregard of traffic and bicycle helmet laws led officers to discover he was also in violation of state laws prohibiting felons from carrying guns. Officer John Hahn was about to pull through a green traffic light Rainier and Henderson… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: Woman Killed in University District Domestic Violence Attack

UPDATE: Sadly, the victim in this case died from her injuries Tuesday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center. Detectives are now investigating the case as a homicide. A 21-year-old man  is in custody and a 22-year-old woman is at Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after she was assaulted Sunday… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested For Firing Shots From Car In South Seattle

Police arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday in South Seattle after he reportedly drove up and down a street near the Columbia City Kubota Gardens while firing shots into the air. Officers responded to 54th Avenue South and Renton Avenue South around 11:30 AM after receiving reports of gunfire. Witnesses told officers a man in… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: Woman Located After Going Missing On Phinney Ridge

UPDATE: Jacqueline was located in the 7900 block of Dayton Avenue on March 17th, hours after she went missing. Officer Ginger Pio was canvassing the neighborhood when she spotted Jacqueline coming out of some bushes. Jacqueline received medical treatment at the scene and was transported to a nearby hospital for a follow-up… [ Keep reading ]