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Body found at recycling center

On July 8th at approximately 10:48 a.m., South Precinct patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a body at a recycling center located in the 7200 Block of East Marginal Way South.  The body was on a conveyor belt when employees discovered it.  The body appears to be that… [ Keep reading ]

“I need to get paid”

On July 7th at 12:35 a.m., East Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 2300 block of Cherry.  The victims, a 29 year old man, a 24 year old woman and an 11 year old boy told officers the following.  The man and the boy… [ Keep reading ]

Update to Capitol Hill bank robbery

  Photos of the suspect in yesterday’s bank robbery on Capitol Hill are now posted.  The suspect handed the teller a note indicating that he was armed.   Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact Seattle Police or the FBI Safe Streets Task Force  at (206) 622-0460.

Robbery suspect arrested

On July 6th, at approximately 8:20 PM, East Precinct officers were investigating a narcotics complaint at Lavizzo Park (2100 South Jackson Street), when one of the officers recognized a person inside the park as a wanted robbery suspect from an earlier Wanted Bulletin. The robbery occurred on July 4th, in North… [ Keep reading ]

Bank Robbery on Capitol Hill

On July 6th at approximately4:53 p.m. officers responded to a bank robbery in the 130 block of Broadway Avenue East.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money.  After getting a bag from the teller, the suspect fled the scene… [ 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 ]

Homicide investigation closed

The SPD Homicide investigation from earlier in the week is now no longer a homicide investigation.  The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has informed detectives that the cause of death was not by violence, but rather by natural causes.  The case has been closed.

Fire in North Seattle declared an Arson

On June 30th at approximately 1:21 p.m. the fire department responded to an apartment fire in the 14000 block of 12th Avenue NE.  After putting out the fire, Seattle Police patrol officers and Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded to the scene at the request of SFD personnel when it was… [ Keep reading ]

Thief who stole 87-year-old man’s wallet arrested

On June 16th at 5:45 p.m. the 87-year-old male victim had just dropped off his wife at home and had parked their car when he noticed a black car with shiny chrome wheels parked next to his car.  A female was driving and a 19-year-old male (the suspect) was in the… [ Keep reading ]