Posts categorized under March 2017 - SPD Blotter

Archives for March 2017

Cops Chase Down Fugitive Felon, Seize Stolen Gun, Bulletproof Vests

Police seized a stolen handgun and two bulletproof vests after chasing a wanted felon through the Denny/Blaine neighborhood on Thursday. SPD Gang Unit detectives and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents had gone looking for the man on Thursday and, around 5 PM, found him outside a home in… [ Keep reading ]

Tacoma Man Arrested For Electronic Threats to Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Police detectives arrested a Tacoma man Thursday night for making electronic threats against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. Detectives developed the identity of the man during the course of the investigation and consulted with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prior to making the arrest. The 62-year old man was… [ Keep reading ]

Body Worn Video Pilot Program Update

The Seattle Police 90-day body worn video pilot program has concluded. The department will apply experience gained during the pilot to a future and permanent body worn video program. Before moving forward, the Honorable James L. Robart will decide whether or not officers should be able to review body worn… [ Keep reading ]

Police Successfully De-escalate Dangerous Situation With Armed Man In Crisis

Police cordoned off a portion of Third Avenue on Tuesday as they worked to convince a man in crisis to drop his knife and surrender to officers. Officers were called to the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue shortly after 2 PM after receiving reports of a man armed with a knife… [ Keep reading ]

Marijuana Plants In Protective Custody After Cops Catch Burglars Breaking In to Illegal Grow Op

Eight hundred and fourteen marijuana plants are in the care of police after being rescued from the clutches of a pair of burglars in the Hillman City neighborhood this morning. In a 911 call just before 2 AM this morning, a witness reported two men had crawled through a ground floor… [ Keep reading ]

Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Capitol Hill Home

A family is safe and a suspect is in custody following a bizarre encounter inside their home yesterday morning. On Monday at about 5:30 am East Precinct officers responded to the 600 block of 12th Avenue East to investigate a report of a stranger inside the house.  The residents called… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Recover Stolen Car Packed With Copper Wire And Pipes

Officers arrested a woman and recovered a stolen car filled with copper wire an pipes Tuesday after spotting the vehicle parked on a Georgetown street. The car caught the attention of police around 5 AM this morning after they spotted a gray Subaru Forester parked, without license plates, in the… [ Keep reading ]

Two Men Arrested Following Drive-By Shooting in the Central District

Officers chased down two suspects Monday following a drive-by shooting in the Central District. Around 11:15 AM, police received reports that someone in a gold Pontiac had fired at two men walking on the street near 25th Avenue and Jackson Street. Officers spotted the suspects’ vehicle and followed it to 23rd… [ Keep reading ]

Man Tries to Steal Bike After Failing to Steal Moped, Fails at That Too

A 41-year-old man, apparently intent on acquiring a new two-wheeled vehicle early this morning, was arrested in the Meadowbrook neighborhood after he stole a moped and then a bicycle from two homes. Around 6 AM, a neighbor called 911 and reported a man wearing bright blue gloves was wheeling a… [ Keep reading ]

Three Arrested, Two Guns Recovered, After Pursuit of Stolen Car

At approximately 12:30 Sunday morning officers observed a stolen vehicle in the 300 block of Melrose Avenue East.  The car had been taken in an armed carjacking the day before.  The car was occupied by three individuals.  As officers were getting into position for a high-risk stop, the stolen car… [ Keep reading ]