Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

For the last five years, I've covered the always-exciting cops and crime beat at,, KIRO Television, and The Stranger.
As a reporter, I've stood out in the rain at crime scenes, rode around in patrol cars late into the night, and pored over police reports in order to dig up and tell stories about just what goes on inside the Seattle Police Department, and the streets of our city.
I came to SPD in March 2012 to tell those same stories on the department’s blog, The Blotter, and help push out up-to-the-minute information on breaking news through SPD’s Twitter feed.
My days at SPD are just as long, exciting and fast-paced as they ever were in a newsroom, but now I don't have to sneak past police tape to get to a story.
I'm a born-and-raised Seattle resident with a penchant for messy cooking projects, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Star Wars and comic books. My wife and cats are very patient with me.

Police Detain Ferret, Arrest Man Following North Seattle Robbery

A 29-year-old Lynnwood man and a ferret of undetermined age are in custody following a shoplift-turned-robbery at a North Seattle hardware store. Around 5:40 pm on Wednesday, security at the hardware store in the 11600 block of Aurora Avenue North confronted two men they suspected were stealing power tool battery packs from the store. The […]
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