Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

For the last five years, I've covered the always-exciting cops and crime beat at Seattlecrime.com, PubliCola.com, 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.

Woman Arrested Following Two Arson Fires in the Central District

Police arrested a 32-year-old woman Friday in connection with two arson fires, set minutes apart in the same Central District block. Around 11:30 AM, police and firefighters were called to the 400 block of 12th Avenue after a woman reportedly reached under a fence at a construction site, grabbed an object from under the fence, […]
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