Posts categorized under Andrew Garber, Author at SPD Blotter

Inquest Jury Issues Findings In July Officer-Involved Shooting on Beacon Hill

On April 9th, 2015 an inquest jury found that a Seattle police officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed a man armed with a realistic-looking pellet gun last July. The inquest, ordered by county Executive Dow Constantine, was a fact-finding hearing on the July 1 shooting death… [ Keep reading ]

Top Amazon Exec to be SPD’s New Chief Information Officer

The Seattle Police Department has recruited a top Amazon executive to boost the department’s technological prowess and find new ways to fight crime through data analysis. Greg Russell, an Amazon vice president who oversaw the company’s corporate applications, enterprise data warehouse and IT, will start work at the police department… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigate Possible Luring Incident in South Park

Policing are investigating a possible luring incident in the South Park neighborhood where a man followed around a 14-year-old girl, who was waiting for a school bus Wednesday morning. The girl told police she was by herself at the bus stop around 8:30 AM when a man in an older,… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Pull Over Suspected DUI Driver, Find Teen Behind the Wheel of Stolen SUV

When East Precinct patrol officers spotted a Chevy Suburban weaving its way down Madison Street on Capitol Hill early Monday, officers expected to find an intoxicated driver behind the wheel. Instead, when police pulled the car over near 15th Avenue and Madison Street, they found a 16-year-old in the drivers seat of… [ Keep reading ]

Police Cork Wine-Soused Prowling Suspects

Police arrested two men early Monday who broke into a pickup truck in Downtown Seattle after consuming a half-gallon of red wine. Officers got a call about the car prowl at 5th Avenue and Columbia Street around 1:30 AM on Monday. They arrived to find the owner of a truck standing outside the… [ Keep reading ]

Suspect Arrested For Threats and Slurs at Capitol Hill Store

Police tracked down and arrested a 52-year-man on Monday who threatened employees inside a Capitol Hill store and hurled epithets and slurs at staff and customers. Witnesses told police said the intoxicated man hung out in the doorway of the store, located in 1500 block of 11th Avenue, shortly before noon and… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Response Team Tackles Low-level Crime Downtown

A new seven-member police squad is patrolling the downtown core to tackle persistent, low-level crime that can make streets and parks feel unsafe. The Neighborhood Response Team, created in December, is focusing on so-called “street disorder” crimes, such as shoplifting, public urination, defecation and drug use. Downtown businesses and community… [ Keep reading ]

Cab Ride Ends with Passenger Arrested, Driver in Hospital

The cab driver’s fare likely seemed promising — until the passenger climbed into the front seat. The driver collected his 30-year-old ride in Mill Creek on Thursday night and drove him several places including the University of Washington area. But things became increasingly bizarre, and then turned dangerous after the passenger smoked an unknown… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating Two Rolling Gunfights

Police are investigating two rolling gun battles that happened late Tuesday in the 23rd and Union, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. Witnesses told officers they saw a dark green Chevy Tahoe chasing a light colored SUV through the 23rd and Union neighborhood around 10:30 PM. Passengers in both vehicles were reportedly… [ Keep reading ]

Five Teens Arrested After Pistol-whipping, Robbing Man on First Hill

Police arrested several teenage muggers who pistol-whipped, punched and robbed a 25-year-old man in the North First Hill neighborhood Tuesday night. The victim and two women were smoking cigarettes in the 1200 block of Boylston Avenue when a group of five to six boys and one girl approached about 10:20… [ Keep reading ]