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Threat of a “Massacre” at O’Dea was a Misunderstanding Between Students

Seattle Police officers and detectives acted quickly to investigate a second hand report of an impending “massacre” at O’Dea High School, resolving the complaint just hours after it was received. Patrol officers received this information via a 911 call around 11:30 last night from a concerned parent. The parent’s teenage… [ Keep reading ]

Ghost Rider Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Guns/Explosives

This news release was originally published yesterday. The lead detective in this case is an SPD Detective assigned to the ATF Gun Group. LEADER OF ‘GHOST RIDERS’ MOTORCYCLE GANG PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL WEAPONS POSSESSION CHARGES Felon had Explosives and a Dozen Firearms in Shed and Storage Locker  A leader… [ Keep reading ]

What Are You Doing For Night Out?

Pat yourself on the back, Seattle: you shattered last year’s Night Out participation record. A staggering 1,427 different blocks around the city have registered for Night Out—a five-percent increase over last year. So, what’re you doing for Seattle Night Out? Here’s what we (and a few of our friends) have… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Pugel Weighs in on Expectations of Officers

I am aware of the article by Mr. Holden in the Stranger Slog documenting the allegation of rudeness by one of my police officers. Once we learned of the incident the department immediately referred the complaint to the Office of Professional Accountability.  I have discussed it with OPA Director Pierce… [ Keep reading ]

Man Runs Amok, Police Stop Him

Nine parked cars and two business windows in the Pike Pine corridor met the business end of a red, five foot long metal bar around 7:30 on Sunday night – courtesy of a 44-year old Seattle man. Not satisfied with the more than $5,000 worth of damage he caused, the man set his sights on a coffee shop sign… [ Keep reading ]

Police Offer Voyeur Unobstructed View of Jail Cell

“Is there a problem officer?” A man with a penchant for upskirt photography got more than he bargained for when an alert police sergeant caught him in the act of– wait for it –upskirt photography. The sergeant was walking the beat at the Capitol Hill Block Party last night around 7… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Detectives Arrest Fellow Detective for Felony Domestic Violence

A Seattle Police detective is in jail after an investigation into reports that he cyber stalked and stole the identity of a woman he was intimately involved with. The 43-year-old employee was apparently in a romantic relationship with the victim. The end of the relationship was reportedly less than amicable…. [ Keep reading ]

Drive-by Shooting Injures Woman At Kerry Park

A 20-year-old woman is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after being shot at Kerry Park last night. Officers were investigating a report of a fireworks-caused trash can fire in the 200 block of West Highland Drive when a woman approached and frantically told them that her female friend had just… [ Keep reading ]

UWPD, SPD, FBI Investigating Nevada Man Arrested With Armor, Guns And Incendiaries

At 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, officers from the University of Washington Police Department observed a pickup truck on campus that was reported stolen out of the State of Montana. Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the truck in the 3400 block of Sand Point Way NE. Officers took… [ Keep reading ]

Two Arrested in Pridefest Fracas

Bicycle patrol officers arrested two Marysville men following a fracas at Sunday’s Pridefest event at the Seattle Center. Bike patrol officers first became an aware of a loud debate between two groups of men near 4th Avenue and Broad Street. Officers continued with their safety patrol throughout the center, only… [ Keep reading ]