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Detectives Seek Purse Snatcher Who Threw Woman to the Ground

Detectives need your help identifying a purse-snatcher who flung a woman to the ground when he robbed her late last month. Just after 8:00 a.m. on May 27th, the suspect parked a black Toyota Camry with Washington license plate BZY9289 in the 300 block of Taylor Avenue North. The man… [ Keep reading ]

Can You Help Find Julia?

Detectives need your help to locate a girl who would be 14-years-old now and the man who abducted her in 2014. On November 6th, 2014 Jason Potter was ordered by the King County Superior Court to turn over custody of his 7-year-old daughter Julia to her mother. The suspect fled… [ Keep reading ]

Two Arrested, Stolen Gun Recovered After Police Interrupt Burglary While Searching for Armed Carjackers

Police searching for the suspects in a carjacking also caught a man attempting to break into a home in the Rainier Vista neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. At about 3:00 p.m., a 911 caller reported they had just been carjacked at gunpoint in the Chinatown-International District. Officers responded to 12th Avenue… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Friday Morning Robbery That Shutdown Rainier Avenue

A robbery at a gas station shut down Rainier Avenue during the morning commute after a man demanded money from staff and claimed to have an explosive device. Around 6:30 AM, the suspect approached staff at the gas station in the 2800 block of Rainier Avenue South, brandished an item… [ Keep reading ]

Man Steals, Crashes Car with Baby in Back Seat

Officers arrested a man Thursday morning in Capitol Hill after he stole a car with an infant in the back seat, rolled the car over in a collision, and then fled the scene. At 11:10 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported a rollover collision at 12th Avenue and East Olive Street…. [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Tuesday Afternoon Homicide

Detectives are investigating after a man fatally shot his wife at their Capitol Hill home. An 89-year-old man contacted police at 1:55 pm on Tuesday and said he had shot his wife in the 200 block of 15th Avenue. Officers responded to the home and located an 83-year-old woman deceased… [ Keep reading ]

Police Seek Suspects Who Shot Man in Face In Attempted Carjacking

Detectives are seeking two suspects who shot and partially blinded a man in a shooting in North Seattle, and police are now releasing video from the incident in the hopes it may help identify the gunmen. On April 25th at approximately 1:50 a.m., the victim was seated in his car… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz Statement on Current Staffing Crisis

I wanted to provide you with a staffing update as we enter the second half of the year. The Seattle Police Department has seen a reduction of 402 officers/detectives deployable staff since 2019. These losses have been felt in every corner of SPD at a time when homicides and incidents of… [ Keep reading ]

Three Law Enforcement Task Force Members Shoot, Kill Murder Suspect in Kent During Joint Operation

The Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigation Team is investigating after an SPD detective, a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detective and a deputy United States Marshal shot and killed a man on Wednesday while attempting to arrest him on a murder warrant. Around 5:45 pm, members of the Pacific Northwest Violent… [ Keep reading ]

Man Injured in Wednesday Morning Stabbing in CID

Police are investigating after a man was injured in a stabbing in the Chinatown-International District on Wednesday morning. At 9:19 a.m., police responded to reports that someone had been stabbed near the 1000 block of South Jackson Street. Arriving officers found the victim near 8th Avenue South and South Jackson… [ Keep reading ]