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Midyear 2008 Crime Statistics Released

Message from Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske: 2008 is a year of transition, as SPD moved to a new records management system. The new system enables officers on patrol to file crime reports and also to look up details on prior incidents, from their cars. Also new in 2008, we adjusted… [ Keep reading ]

Robbery suspect arrested

Since November 13th, a lone male was believed to be responsible for 4 commercial robberies. In each, the suspect implied a weapon. Two occurred in Renton and two occurred in Seattle. On November 28th, he robbed a sandwich store in 00 block of W. Mercer Way and the following day… [ Keep reading ]

Suspicious Package Found at Federal Building

On 12/10/08 at 4 pm, a man was contacted inside 909 1st Avenue, carrying an open box containing gloves, tape, batteries, coffee, scissors and a clock.  When questioned about his presence he stated that he was going to the Post Office inside the building to mail something to the Secret Service. … [ Keep reading ]

SPD to limit alarm responses

The Seattle Police Department is urging residents who subscribe to an alarm service to check if their vendor is properly licensed with the City.  Beginning next year, the department will limit unlicensed burglary alarm responses. Effective January 1, 2009, the Seattle Police Department will not respond to requests from alarm… [ Keep reading ]

Delayed Death ruled Homicide

On October 8th 1993, at approximately 2210 hours, the victim, a then 23 year-old woman, was driving her vehicle with a male passenger, on Martin Luther King Jr. Wy S and S. Hanford St.  The suspect, a then 17-year-old male was in another vehicle directly behind the victim’s vehicle.  While… [ Keep reading ]

Jungle Murder Suspect Arrested

 Seattle Police officers arrested the suspect in the September 11th, 2008 murder that occurred at 12:52 A.M. near the I-5 and I-90 interchange. The suspect,  a 53-year-old male, was arrested by Seattle Police SWAT team officers in the City of Renton on December 4th at approximately 6:15 P.M. The suspect was… [ Keep reading ]

Update on DV homicide investigation

The Seattle Police Department is no longer seeking the 2004 Suzuki Verona believed to have been driven by suspect Jose “Angel” Blanco.  The vehicle was recovered on December 5th in Santa Ana, California.  Investigators believe that Blanco is currently in Mexico and they are working to secure his arrest.

New information in DV murder case

Seattle Police homicide detectives inform us that the silver BMW reportedly driven by homicide suspect Blanco was recovered in Algona overnight.  Homicide detectives now believe Blanco is driving a silver 2004 Suzuki Verona with a WA license of 479VWQ.  Anyone with information regarding this vehicle or Blanco’s whereabouts is asked to… [ Keep reading ]

SPD seeks homicide suspect

The Seattle Police Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in a homicide that occurred on November 30th.  The suspect is Jose Angel Blanco, AKA Jose A. Blanco-Naranjo.  He is 39 years old, described as 6′ 0″ and 190 pounds.  He has brown eyes and black… [ Keep reading ]

SPD receives WASPC accreditation

On November 19th, the Seattle Police Department was awarded accreditation status by the Washington State Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The Seattle Police Department currently possesses accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which it first obtained in November 2003.  CALEA reaccredited the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]