Posts categorized under January 2018 - SPD Blotter

Archives for January 2018

Detectives Investigating After Two Men Shot in South Park Neighborhood

Detectives are investigating after two men were shot just after noon Wednesday in the South Park Neighborhood. A witness called 911 Wednesday afternoon when he was approached by a man in the 9200 block of 10 Avenue South who had been shot in the thigh. Officers arrived and found a… [ Keep reading ]

Use of Force Remained Extraordinarily Low in 2017

The Seattle Police Department continues to provide use of force data to highlight transparency around our policy, process, and training with regards to use of force and how it is investigated.  This report builds on the previous publication and outlines use of force incidents occurring between January 1 and December 31,… [ Keep reading ]

2017 Crime Data Now Available Online

The Seattle Police Department’s year-end crime statistics are now available online, highlighting a continued overall downward trend in crime in Seattle. The department saw some successes this year in efforts to combat car prowls (down 5%), auto theft (11%) and residential burglaries (11%).  Patrol officers, precinct Anti-Crime Teams and the… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Attempted Auto Thief and Associate in West Seattle

Officers arrested two people Saturday morning after a man saw someone trying to steal his truck from his West Seattle home. A witness in the 7500 block of 12 Avenue Southwest called 911 early Saturday morning to report that a man was inside of the caller’s vehicle.  The caller went on to… [ Keep reading ]

Mail Theft Arrest in Lakeridge Neighborhood

Detectives are conducting the follow up investigation after patrol officers arrested a man Saturday morning for possession of stolen mail. On Saturday, around 9:30 am, officers responded to a call of a man attempting to steal mail in the 11400 block of 69th Place South.  The witness called 911 and… [ Keep reading ]

Homicide Detectives Investigating After Woman Killed In Rainier Beach Neighborhood

Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman died Saturday night following a suspected stabbing in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood. Officers were dispatched to a female down in a parking lot in the 9400 block of Rainier Avenue South Saturday just after 11 p.m. Police arrived and found the 34-year-old female… [ Keep reading ]

(UPDATE) Voyeurism Suspect Arrested in Fremont

UPDATE 4/24/18: Police arrested the suspect in a Fremont grocery store Monday evening after an employee recognized him and called 911. The 31-year-old suspect was booked into the King County Jail for voyeurism. — Detectives are attempting to identify the suspect in a voyeurism case that occurred downtown last October…. [ Keep reading ]

Walking the Beat in the CID and Upcoming Boundary Changes

On January 24, 2018, Seattle Police Department is deploying a new beat map that adjusts existing boundaries in the West Precinct and East Precinct. This change will affect beats G1, G3, K2 and K3, and was made following a review of the deployment map at the recommendation of the Chinatown-International… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Fatal Tuesday Morning Train Collision

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train employee called 911 at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday to report a man had just been struck by a train. Officers entered a train tunnel and located the crash scene between Jackson Street and Pine Street.  Traffic Collision investigators are now interviewing the freight train engineer… [ Keep reading ]

Suspicious Death Investigation in Lake City

UPDATE 1/15/2018 10:55 PM:  Investigators now confirm that this incident is being investigated as a homicide.  There is a suspect in custody. The victim is a 63-year-old female. Officers contacted the suspect in downtown Seattle hours after the initial call in Lake City. Based on statements made by the… [ Keep reading ]