Posts categorized under April 2019 - SPD Blotter

Archives for April 2019

Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance on Downtown Assault

Detectives are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed an assault that occurred on Thursday, April 18th, at around 12:30 am in the 1400 block of 1st Avenue. On that date, the 48-year-old male victim was assaulted in front of the Blarney Stone Pub at 1st Avenue and… [ Keep reading ]

WOOP WOOP It’s the Potty Police

Love them or hate them, we should all be able to agree that you shouldn’t steal bidets. But that’s just what one man did when he attempted to defraud a Seattle toilet supply shop last month. The case began back in March when the suspect called up a Fremont toilet… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Recover Dozens of Credit Cards During Downtown Drug Bust

West Precinct Anti-Crime Team and Bike Patrol officers arrested a heroin dealer and recovered more than two dozen credit and ID cards on Thursday during a narcotics operation in the Pike-Pine corridor of downtown. Police arrested a 31-year-old man in the 1500 block of 3rd Avenue around 8:30 PM and… [ Keep reading ]

Suspects Arrested in Othello Park Homicide

SPD Homicide investigators have arrested a 33-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting in the Othello neighborhood late last year. On November 23rd, 2018, police were called to a home in the 7100 block of 44th Avenue South after a woman was… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting on Capitol Hill

Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday evening in a Capitol Hill alley. Witnesses began calling 911 at 8 p.m. to report shots fired in an alley of the 100 block of Melrose Avenue East. Officers arrived and found a 23-year-old man with… [ Keep reading ]

Man Standing in Traffic Arrested For Waving Knife at Passing Cars

Police arrested a 48-year-old man late Monday morning in the Greenlake neighborhood after a number of motorists reported a man standing in traffic, waving a knife at passing cars. Officers responded to the 6800 block of Aurora Avenue North at 11:45 a.m. for at least 16 reports of a man… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested For Brandishing 25-Foot Pipe

Police arrested a 46-year-old man after a two-hour standoff in a downtown alleyway after he brandished a 25-foot drain pipe at a man who was trying to recycle some boxes and barricaded himself behind a garbage can. Around 6:30 pm on Monday, police received a report that the man was… [ Keep reading ]

National Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 27th

On Saturday, April 27th, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Seattle Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating After Two Men Wounded in East Precinct Shootings

Detectives are investigating after two people were injured in shootings in the East Precinct on Saturday. In the first incident, officers were dispatched to investigate shots fired at the intersection of Melrose Avenue and East Pine Street around 1:30 AM. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and seeing a green Ford Crown… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Best Announces Mark Baird as Chief Operating Officer

I am pleased to announce that Mark Baird will serve as SPD’s Chief Operating Officer. Mark has been with the Department for nearly four years, and has been an integral part of our Command Staff. He will oversee Professional Standards, Administrative Services, Budget and Finance, the 911 Communication Center, and… [ Keep reading ]