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Task Force Working to Identify Suspects In May Day Vandalism

A task force of prosecutors, police, and federal law enforcement are working to identify and bring charges against demonstrators who caused thousands of dollars in damage in downtown Seattle on May 1st. Task force members are now reviewing physical and video evidence from the protests, and are looking for any… [ Keep reading ]

Death Investigation

On 05-07-12, at approximately 8:45 a.m., a jogger discovered a dead body (male) along the beach shoreline at Golden Gardens Park in the 8400 block of Seaview Av NW.  Out of an abundance of caution, Homicide Detectives responded to the scene.  There were no signs of trauma or foul play. The King County Medical Examiner responded and… [ Keep reading ]

Shots Fired in North Seattle

On May 4th at approximately 11:02 p.m. officers responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired from a vehicle in the 800 block of NW 92nd Street.  The vehicle was described as a light colored sedan, unknown make or model. Responding officers recovered shell casings from the street.  Officers inspected the nearby… [ Keep reading ]

Suspicious Circumstances near the Space Needle

On May 4th at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded to the 400 block of Broad Street for a suspicious circumstances call.  Witnesses observed a male suspect dressed in all dark clothing pulling a duffle-type suitcase on wheels.  The suspect then left the suitcase on the sidewalk against a low retaining wall almost directly in… [ Keep reading ]

Detective Says Anarchist Taggers “Made It Very Clear They Were Going To Cause Trouble” Before May Day

In the months leading up to Tuesday’s May Day demonstrations, Seattle Police Department Graffiti Detective Chris Young saw a dramatic uptick in “anarchist graffiti” across the city. “There’s was a lot of [anarchist taggingi] all of a sudden in March,” Det. Young says. “They were pretty indiscriminate. They would hit… [ Keep reading ]

“Black Bloc” Damages Cars, Business Downtown

Update @ 8 pm: Following Mayor McGinn’s emergency order, officers seized about 70 items which could be used as weapons during today’s demonstrations, including sharpened tape-wrapped wooden stakes; metal poles; screw-topped wooden staffs; a shield made from a plastic traffic barrier; and a corrugated metal portable barrier with sharp, jagged edges. You can view a gallery… [ Keep reading ]

Do You Recognize This Capitol Hill Bank Robbery Suspect?

Do you recognize this bank robbery suspect? He walked into a bank inside a grocery store–at 14th Avenue and E. John Street on Capitol Hill–just before 6pm Tuesday evening and demanded money. Witnesses described the suspect as as a black male in his 50s, 5’9, with a mustache, wearing a blue beanie, white  vest,… [ Keep reading ]

Smash & Grab Jewelry Robbery in South Seattle

On April 30th at 11:04 a.m. officers responded to the report of a robbery of a pawn shop in the 5700 block of MLK Jr. Way South.  Preliminary investigation indicates that five suspects (four males and one female) entered the pawn shop armed with hammers, which they then used to… [ Keep reading ]

Shots Fired In Attempted Medical Marijuana Rip In Rainier Beach

A group of suspects opened fire on the home of a medical marijuana grower in South Seattle Saturday night after the victim refused to sell the suspects drugs without a prescription. Around 11:30 pm on April 28, three men knocked on the door of the victim’s home near 54th Avenue… [ Keep reading ]

Suspect arrested in North Seattle robbery

On April 17th,  just before 3:00 pm, a woman was sitting in her parked car in the 8000 Block of 24th Avenue NW.  She was confronted by three suspects, a male and two females, who she knows, over money owed to them.  The suspects began attacking her, punching her in… [ Keep reading ]