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9 Parking Scofflaws booted on opening day of program

The Parking Enforcement Section booted nine vehicles on July 5th, 2011, the opening day of the new parking scofflaw program.  The City of Seattle plans a “soft launch” of the program, booting a limited number of vehicles in the first week of enforcement.  The first boot was applied at 2:13 p.m. and the… [ Keep reading ]

It’s a boy!

On June 29th at approximately 1:00 p.m. a parking enforcement officer (PEO) was in the process of writing a ticket in the 900 block of 9th Avenue when he noticed a man waving at him from a vehicle stopped on the southeast corner of the intersection of 9th Avenue and Madison Street.  The… [ Keep reading ]

Fourth of July safety message

The Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department would like to remind the public that fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle. The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling and use of fireworks are prohibited. Fireworks offenses are gross misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a… [ Keep reading ]

OPA Auditor’s Report is now available

Seattle Police Department Office of Professional Accountability Semi‐Annual Report of the Civilian Auditor, December, 2010 – May, 2011 is now available.  Here is a preview: We give police significant power; the power to deprive individuals of their liberty and to use physical force, including the taking of life where necessary. … [ Keep reading ]

July 5th parade, expect delays

Large Weekday Parade on Fifth Avenue Tuesday, July 5th Plan ahead to avoid delays (Originally posted by SDOT) On Tuesday, July 5th, more than 12,000 Lions Clubs members from over 100 countries will march along Fifth Avenue in the Lions Clubs International Parade of Nations. The Seattle Department of Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle gives parking scofflaws the boot starting July 5, 2011

Pay outstanding parking tickets now and save money;  collection fees and interest waived through July 15 if tickets are paid in full SEATTLE – Beginning July 5, 2011, scofflaw vehicles – those with four or more overdue, unpaid parking tickets – found in public right-of-way may get the boot, a… [ Keep reading ]

2010 OPA Statistics Report

The 2010 OPA Statistics Report is now available.  Here is a preview: Through the exceptional work of Seattle Police Department employees, major crime was down in 2010. At the same time, use of force increased slightly and OPA complaints about force and other police action also rose. While community members… [ Keep reading ]

Rape suspect arrested in Ballard

On June 28th at approximately 10:15 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call from an employee at a bar in the 8500 Block of 15th Avenue NW.  The caller stated that he believed one of the patrons inside the bar looked very similar to the suspect depicted in surveillance photos released to… [ Keep reading ]

Shots fired; one suspect at large, one in custody UPDATED

On 6/28/11, just shortly before midnight, an officer was in a parking lot monitoring two groups of people, who had just left a nearby lounge at 7th and S. Lane St.  The groups were meandering about in the middle of the street on 7th Ave between Dearborn and S. Lane St, when the officer… [ Keep reading ]

Mob causes property damage to businesses on CH

On 6/26/11, at approximately 12:15 a.m.,  an officer reported that several hundred people were in the street at Broadway and E. Pike and that several acts of property damage had occurred. The known property damage for this incident included the front plate glass window of the a luxury car dealership,… [ Keep reading ]