Posts categorized under January 2020 - SPD Blotter

Archives for January 2020

Detectives Need Your Help Finding a Bank Robber

Detectives need your help finding a bank robber considered to be armed and dangerous. 30-year-old Abdi Yusef is believed to be responsible for multiple bank robberies in the Seattle area in recent weeks. Detectives with the Seattle Police Department and the FBI are currently searching for Yusef and believe he… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Seize Drugs, Guns, and Cash in West Seattle Narcotics and Money Laundering Investigation

SPD Narcotics seized fentanyl pills, cocaine, xanax, methamphetamine and cash while serving warrants last Friday in connection with an investigation into drug trafficking and money laundering in West Seattle. Officers from the South Precinct’s Anti-Crime team arrested the 40-year-old suspect in a West Seattle parking garage and found he was… [ Keep reading ]

Homicide Investigation in Matthews Beach Park

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man’s body was located Sunday in Matthews Beach Park in northeast Seattle. On Sunday, January 26th, shortly after 11:00 am, officers were dispatched to investigate reports of a body found in Thornton Creek inside the park. Officers arrived and located a deceased adult male… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested After Failed Burglary Downtown

Officers arrested a 27-year-old man after he attempted to break into a Downtown building Friday night. A security guard, sitting at the lobby desk of a building in the 500 block of 4th Avenue at 9 PM, became suspicious when a man approached the front doors and pulled out a… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting During Belltown Narcotics Operation

UPDATE 1/25/2020: In the interest of transparency and in keeping with department policy, the Seattle Police Department is releasing body worn video related to this incident. WARNING – THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT AND MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS. ORIGINAL POST: Seattle police and King County Sheriff’s deputies shot… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Seize Narcotics, Guns, Thousands of Dollars, Arrest Four

The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force served multiple search warrants last week resulting in the seizure of over 45 pounds of narcotics, 16 guns, and $71,000 cash. As members of the Task Force, Seattle detectives, with other federal and local partners served four search warrants on January 16th targeting gang members involved in… [ Keep reading ]

Update: Suspect from December Robbery in Custody

Update: The 20-year-old suspect from the marijuana store robbery last month on Capitol Hill turned himself in to the King County Jail Original Post 12/22/2019: Forgetful Robber Steals Marijuana, Leaves Behind Bag of Cash Robbery detectives are conducting the investigation following an armed robbery to a marijuana store late Saturday… [ Keep reading ]

Police Seize Narcotics in Investigation at Dearborn Encampment

Seattle police on Wednesday arrested seven people and seized 19 grams of crack cocaine from a multi-room tent on Dearborn Street, between freeway ramps for Interstate 90 and Interstate 5. Police learned individuals in the tent were selling cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, and had set up a waiting room for… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE x3: Seven People Injured and One Killed, at 3rd and Pine

Update 2/1 at 8:30 PM: The two remaining suspects are in custody, arrested in Las Vegas earlier today with assistance from US Marshals, WA Department of Corrections, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. The fugitives were arrested without incident. Police are working to extradite both men back to Seattle to face… [ Keep reading ]

Man Injured in Officer-Involved Shooting During Belltown Narcotics Operation

Seattle police and King County Sheriff’s deputies shot and wounded a suspect in a narcotics investigation Wednesday afternoon in Belltown. Officers and deputies were conducting a narcotics operation near 3rd Avenue and Blanchard Street around 2:45 PM in response to community complaints about drug dealing in the area. During the operation,… [ Keep reading ]