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North Precinct officers arrest 2 men after call from alert citizen

On  3/2/12, at approximately 4:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1500 block of NE 65th St. to a possible in-progress burglary at an antique store, after a citizen reported seeing two adult males inside the business crouched behind a counter.  Officers quickly arrived in the area and saw the two suspects inside the… [ Keep reading ]

Officers find burglar hiding inside North Seattle home

On 03-02-12, at approximately 4:46 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of Woodlawn Av N., to investigate a suspect shining a flashlight into parked vehicles.  Initially, arriving officers were unable to locate the suspect, but they then heard a car alarm going off near N. 53rd Street and Greenlake Way N.  As… [ Keep reading ]

Former City employee arrested for allegedly stealing utility deposits

A former Seattle Public Utilities employee has been arrested, following an investigation by SPU and the Seattle Police Department. Chau Phan, 44, was fired by SPU a year ago for adjusting his own utilities accounts. He was arrested Thursday for allegedly diverting SPU funds for water main extension projects into… [ Keep reading ]

Arson investigation in Brighton

On March 2nd, at approximately 3:38 am, South Precinct officers responded to the 7500 Block of Renton Avenue South with the Seattle Fire Department on a report of an apartment fire.  The on scene investigation by the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Marshall determined that this fire was intentionally set.  The… [ Keep reading ]

Gang detectives prevent possible shooting in South Seattle

On March 1st, in the late afternoon,  officers and Gang Unit detectives were monitoring a large gathering of people attending a viewing of a recent homicide victim.  Several times throughout the event, officers and detectives had to break up disturbances among people attending the viewing in the 9000 Block of Rainier Avenue… [ Keep reading ]

A new addition to the SPD Blotter

Hello, Seattle. We meet again. Some of you may already know me from the time I spent as a reporter covering crime and the Seattle Police Department at,, and The Stranger but, for those that don’t, allow me introduce myself. For the last five years, I’ve covered shootings… [ Keep reading ]

Shots fired outside hospital

On 03-01-12, at approximately 1:30 a.m., an unknown male entered the emergency room of a hospital in the 500 block of 16 Ave and sat in the waiting room without checking in.  When staff determined he was not there for any medical needs they asked him to leave.  The male walked outside, pulled out a… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives make arrest in Woodland Park homicide

During the course of their investigation, Homicide detectives developed information about a possible suspect in last week’s homicide at Woodland Park.  On February 28th, detectives contacted and arrested a 33 year old man for that shooting.  After being interviewed by detectives, the suspect was booked into the King County Jail… [ Keep reading ]

Vehicle/bicycle collision investigation at Boren/Pine

On February 28th, at approximately 5:13 pm, a Honda Fit was travelling south on Boren Avenue approaching Pine Street.  At the same time, a 25 year old female bicyclist was travelling westbound on Pine Street.  The two collided in the intersection of Boren Avenue and Pine Street. The cyclist was… [ Keep reading ]

Shots fired in Central District, three suspects arrested

On February 25th, at approximately 10:24 pm, East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street.  There were no apparent victims.  While in the area, Gang Unit detectives observed three men who appeared to be hiding on top of… [ Keep reading ]