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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 ]

2010 OPA Statistics Report

The 2010 OPA Statistics Report is now available.  Here is a preview: Through the exceptional work of Seattle Police Department employees, major crime was down in 2010. At the same time, use of force increased slightly and OPA complaints about force and other police action also rose. While community members… [ Keep reading ]

Greenwood Rape suspect re-booked for Armed Robbery

During the course of the on-going Sexual Assault Unit investigation into the Greenwood abduction and rape, Robbery detectives recognized the 24-year-old male suspect as a possible suspect in a series of armed robberies currently under investigation.  The Robbery Unit was also contacted by a street robbery victim who told detectives that she… [ Keep reading ]