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Archives for August 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. It’s a day to remember the lives taken by overdose and the devastating impact drug abuse has had on our entire community. Nearly 200 people die of an overdose every day in the United States. In King County alone, 415 people died last year… [ Keep reading ]

August Drug and Gun Seizures

Seattle police made a number of significant arrests, including the seizure of firearms and narcotics, around the city this August: Officers seized several pounds of narcotics and thousands of dollars following a burglary investigation in Northgate. Police also seized more than 200 bags of meth and heroin from a prolific… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Place Expands and Ride Along with SPD

SPD Safe Place Continues Expanding Governor Inslee’sDirective 16-11 The Governor’s Office, the Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network (RAIN) Business Resource Group, Office of Financial Management State HR Division and the Department of Enterprise Services have worked to ensure state agencies with public facing offices have the opportunity to be a… [ Keep reading ]

Driver Beaten With Hammer After Yelling Racial Slurs, Trying to Hit Man With Car, Throwing Hammer in Aurora Parking Lot

Police are investigating after a motorist pulled into an Aurora Avenue parking lot Thursday morning, shouted racial slurs, attempted to hit a man with his car, and then threw a hammer at him, which the other man then retrieved and used to beat the driver, breaking his arm. Just after… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Man, Seize Two Guns After He Points Pistol at Woman Downtown

Seattle police arrested a man and seized two handguns in downtown Seattle on Wednesday after King County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted the man pointing a gun at a woman on a busy Downtown street. Around 3:30 PM, plainclothes King County Sheriffs Deputies were passing through the 300 block of Pike Street… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Arrest Prolific Pioneer Square Meth Dealer

During the course of a two month investigation, detectives identified and developed probable cause for the arrest of a 48-year-old man suspected of dealing multiple ounces of methamphetamine in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. The suspect was arrested yesterday in Seattle. Narcotics detectives received information about the meth dealing in Pioneer… [ Keep reading ]

Police Target Shoplifters in Downtown Operation

West Precinct officers conducted an operation on Monday targeting increased theft at a downtown retailer. Police have received increased reports of shoplifting at the 2nd Avenue business. On Monday, officers detained six people at the retailer, ultimately booking three of them into the King County Jail for theft, narcotics possession,… [ Keep reading ]

Man Dies Following Fight in Pioneer Square

Police have referred an investigation into the death of a 58-year-old man to prosecutors after the man died from injuries sustained in a fight near Pioneer Square. On August 14th, the 58-year-old man reportedly instigated a fight with a 38-year-old man at 3rd Avenue and James Street. During the altercation,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Releases 2018 Seattle Public Safety Survey Results

Seattle University issued results for its annual Public Safety Survey. Now in its fourth year, this survey gauges attitudes around public safety issues, perceptions of police, neighborhoods and crime. Survey findings are used to support the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (“MCPP”) initiative. The MCPP play a critical role… [ Keep reading ]

Suspect Arrested After Breaking into Car, Gun Recovered

A 25-year-old convicted felon was arrested Sunday evening after he was caught breaking into a parked vehicle and stealing items.  The owner confronted him and the suspect actively fought to retain the stolen property.  Security officers nearby intervened and detained the suspect until the police arrived.  During the struggle, a… [ Keep reading ]