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Police Seek Suspect After Man and Woman Shot at South Park Encampment

Police are investigating after a man shot two people at an encampment Thursday morning in the South Park neighborhood. Around 8:30 AM, police received reports of gunfire for the 6800 block of 2nd Avenue Southwest. Officers arrived at the scene and found an injured man and woman. Witnesses told officers… [ Keep reading ]

Wednesday – April 21, 2021

#2021-096625/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-21-2021 at 0006 hours, a female suspect stole items from a local store. Security guard confronted the suspect. Verbal altercation and posturing from security guard and male friend of suspect. Suspects fled in a vehicle and fired a single gunshot (unknown direction). Bias elements involved. #2021-096677/South… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Trial

The members of the jury in Minnesota have found Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, guilty of all three counts in the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Seattle Police Department knows that Mr. Floyd’s murder was a watershed moment for this country. The eyes of the… [ Keep reading ]

Tuesday – April 20, 2021

#2021-095822/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-20-2021 at 0244 hours, officers were dispatched to 51 Av S / S Cambridge St to investigate a shooting. A witness told police that he saw a male and a female arguing outside an apartment on 51 Av S. As the female drove away, the male… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Releases 2020 Public Safety Survey

From Seattle University: The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center is pleased to release the results of the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey. Now in its sixth year, the Seattle Public Safety Survey collects data that captures concerns among those who live and/or work in Seattle about public safety, police, and quality… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Woman for Georgetown Fires

Seattle police arrested a 34-year-old woman after she set a series of fires in Georgetown early Monday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that someone had set fire to 10 garbage and recycling containers outside an apartment building near 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street. Surveillance video from… [ Keep reading ]

Monday – April 19, 2021

#2021-094847/South Precinct/First Watch: On 04-19-2021 at 0430 hours, patrol responded with Seattle Fire for several small debris and trash can fires. Patrol was able to identify the suspect and make an arrest. Arson Bomb Squad Detectives responded to assist with the investigation and will handle the follow-up. #2021-95449/South Precinct/Second Watch:… [ Keep reading ]

Sunday – April 18, 2021

#2021-094005/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 04-18-2021 at 0804 hours, officers were dispatched to the area of 24th Av. Sw / Delridge Wy Sw for a male suspect checking and stealing mail from mailboxes. Officers recognized the suspect’s description and MO as a habitual mail theft suspect who preys on community members… [ Keep reading ]

Saturday – April 17, 2021

#2021-092776/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-17-2021 at 0014 hours, officers responded to a report of an explosion and subsequent fire in a vehicle in the area of 37 AV S / S Oregon ST. Officers arrived to find Seattle Fire extinguishing the fire. A Fire Marshal responded to the scene and… [ Keep reading ]

SPD’s Crowd Management Changes

This past year has brought unprecedented demonstrations to our nation and our region, posing new challenges for our community and the Seattle Police Department. Our department has been the focus of many of the ongoing protests about inequities in criminal justice, violence in law enforcement, and SPD’s own response to demonstrations. Over the past… [ Keep reading ]