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SPD at 2009 Presidential Inauguration

The following is a brief account of SPD’s involvement in Tuesday’s Inaugural event by Det. Mark Jamieson of the Media Relations Unit. Forty-two sworn members of the Seattle Police Department were given the chance of a lifetime when we were asked to assist the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department with parade… [ Keep reading ]

Drive by Shooting in SW Seattle

On 1/18/09 at 3:21 a.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of SW Dawson St. to a report that someone had just shot up a house. The caller reported hearing several shots hitting his house and a car driving away from the scene possibly east bound on SW Dawson Street…. [ Keep reading ]

Assault suspect arrested

On 1/17/09 at about 1230 am, an officer onviewed a disturbance in the 2200 block of 3rd Ave. The officer observed three males in their 20s confronting the suspect, a male transient in his 40s. When she stopped to investigate, she  learned that the suspect had slashed one of the men with a pocketknife. The suspect refused to… [ Keep reading ]

DV Suspect Arrested

On 1/16/09  at 1030 pm, officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance in the 3200 block of Commodore Way.  When the victim came to the door, the officers could see that she was bleeding from a superficial injury above her right ear.  She also explained that her husband had caused the injury… [ Keep reading ]

Link to recovered property images

In a recent post, we announced that numerous pieces of stolen property had been recovered by our Major Crimes Task Force.  Would you like to view the images but don’t want to drive to one of our Police precincts? You can view them online courtesy of the Seattle PI.

Stolen items recovered – Are they yours?

Between December 2 and 11, 2008, the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Task Force (MTCF) uncovered a large crime organization involving at least 11 suspects who were committing various crimes including Burglary, Auto Theft, Car Prowl Thefts, Trafficking in Stolen Property and Drug Trafficking. Over the course of 10 days, MCTF… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigate Threats to Area Bars

  On January 6, 2009 at approximately 1:51 P.M. officers responded to the first of several establishments in the Capitol Hill vicinity that received a threatening letter in the mail. Evidence has been seized and is currently being processed.   The Seattle Police Department takes this threat seriously. We are… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]