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Police Disrupt Drug Rings in Pioneer Square and Chinatown/International District Encampments

Real and fake firearms. Knives, machetes and a sword. Stolen purses, tablets, cell phones, watches, clothing, and perfume. Over $20,000 in cash. And drugs. Nearly a pound of crack cocaine, plus varying quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills. These items and more comprise the myriad evidence detectives will be… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating Groping at Greenlake

A female jogger called 911 today around 7 a.m. to report an incident of groping while running in the 7700 block of Corliss Avenue N. Police did an area check but the suspect was no longer there. This information has been reviewed by Sexual Assault Unit detectives, and they will… [ Keep reading ]

Burglars Arrested in Distinct Getaway Car After Being Chased from Home by Miniature Dog

Police arrested a burglar and his getaway driver today after an alert homeowner watched them flee in a very easy-to-spot car. Officers responded to a report of burglary just after 3 a.m. this morning in the 7000 block of Palatine Avenue North. The victim told officers she heard the suspect… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle 911 Center Receives GPS Location Boost to Help Locate Mobile Callers

The Seattle Police 911 Center has added some new capabilities. While cellular telephones have offered our society with convenience and portability, they have surrendered a key benefit that is ordinary to landline technology: precise location services when calling 911. That is, up until now. RapidSOS, enabled late last month at… [ Keep reading ]

Cyberbullying Doesn’t Pay – Escapee Returned to Jail After Taunting Detective Via Text

Police have been searching for a prolific criminal after he escaped from King County Jail on August 23rd. The big break in the break out case came from an unlikely source: the suspect’s own hubris. On Monday, the escapee texted Scotty Bach, a Seattle Police Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF)… [ Keep reading ]

A Gun, a Machete, and a Stolen Guitar

Officers are in the process of investigating a bizarre robbery that culminated in a motor vehicle collision on Mercer, an escape route blocked by evening traffic, and two armed suspects turning on each other, all apparently over a $1600 guitar. Just after 6 p.m. this evening, three men and a… [ Keep reading ]

South Seattle Shooting Suspect Stops to Gas His Car, Detectives Stop and Arrest Him

Earlier this afternoon, detectives spotted a shooting suspect at a gas station near the 500 block of S Dearborn Street. Police have been actively searching for this  23 year old man. He was wanted for the robbery and shooting of an elderly woman in her home on March 6. Detectives… [ Keep reading ]

EMT Trained Police Officer Saves Life During Paternity Leave

Seattle Police officer and certified EMT Kevin Oshikawa-Clay knows what it’s like to be in the right place at the right time. Just a week into paternity leave following the birth of his second child, Officer Oshikawa-Clay took a breather from his parental duties for an evening soccer match at… [ Keep reading ]

Persistent Police Track Armed Robber to Federal Way Using Find My iPhone App

Just after 2 p.m. this afternoon, Southwest Precinct police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a bus stop near Delridge Way and Kenyon Street. The teenage victim reported to officers that a teenage suspect brandishing a handgun approached him, stole his iPhone and ran away. Police… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested After Displaying Handgun Outside Broadway Bar

Police patrolling the 1500 block of Broadway around 10 p.m. last night were alerted by a resident that a man with a gun had just left the area. The suspect was armed with a handgun, had his finger on the trigger, and was pounding his chest and breathing heavily. The complainant was especially… [ Keep reading ]