Month In Review: November Edition

We are down to the final month of 2019, and you know what that means! It’s time to recap our top stories from November:


Detectives from the Domestic Violence Service and Firearms Enforcement Unit served a Domestic Violence Protection Order with an Order to Surrender Weapons on November 7th.   Detectives learned that the respondent was in possession of firearms.  The assigned detective developed information that he was a convicted felon and thereby prohibited from possessing firearms.


On November 11th we arrested 16 people and recovered $1,700 in stolen goods during an operation targeting retail theft at a downtown store.


Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives, working with members of  the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, arrested a 28-year-old man November 14th at a residence in  Federal Way for an outstanding federal warrant for drug trafficking.  During a search of the home, we found two guns several hundred pills of suspected oxycodone/fentanyl, numerous ounces of suspected crack cocaine and $60,000 in cash.


On November 19th we announced some upcoming changes to our command staff. Captain Todd Kibbee has been named the South Precinct Captain, taking over for Captain Kevin Grossman.  Captain Grossman will be moving to the Special Victims Unit. Captain James Dermody will now be the Captain over the Collaborative Policing bureau.


On November 21st we returned $70,000 in stolen goods to 29 stores following an investigation, and conviction, of a suspect in a downtown retail theft ring.


Detectives from the Domestic Violence Firearms Surrender Unit seized 30 firearms from a man, who had been arrested earlier in the month for domestic violence assault.  The man had signed a declaration in court that he no longer had access to any firearms, but had in fact hidden them in the trunk of his car.


On the 29th we marched in the Macy’s Downtown Seattle Holiday Parade and participated in the annual tree lighting at Westlake Center.


We’ll be back next month with some of the many highlights from December. See you in 2020!