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Police Investigating Assaults and Robberies in University District (Updated)

Police are investigating a possible connection between a series of assaults and attempted robberies overnight in the University District. Shortly after 5 PM, police received a report of four men assaulting a 23-year-old man in the 4500 block of 15th Avenue Northeast. The suspects reportedly kicked and punched the victim, leaving… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Woman Who Assaulted a Child, Bus Driver Tuesday Morning

Officers arrested a woman Tuesday morning in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood after she assaulted a child, spit on a bus driver, and stole the keys to the vehicle before fleeing on foot. Police were called to the intersection of Broadway and Yesler Way around 8:45 Tuesday morning for a report… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Seek Identity of Knife-Wielding Suspect in Capitol Hill Grocery Store Robbery

Detectives are seeking information about a suspect who robbed a grocery store using a large kitchen knife earlier this week. On Tuesday at about 5:20 a.m., the suspect entered a grocery store in the 1400 block of East John Stree and began placing items directly into a backpack and large… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man for Indecent Liberties Following Georgetown Assault

Officers arrested a man in Auburn following an assault on a woman Thursday morning in Georgetown. Police responded to the 4700 block of 1st Avenue South for a report of a woman who had just been attacked while exercising in the area. Officers spoke with the woman who stated that… [ Keep reading ]

Man Injured in Downtown Shooting Found with Gun, Narcotics

Police are investigating after they recovered a handgun and narcotics from a shooting victim in Downtown Wednesday afternoon. At 2:10p.m., multiple 911 callers reported a shooting at 3rd Avenue and Pike Street. Police responded and found a man with a gunshot wound to the hip. As officers began first aid on… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested After Pulling Gun on Family in Magnolia

Police arrested a 62-year-old man for assault and harassment on Tuesday after he pulled a gun on two brothers as they were teaching their mother to drive in Magnolia. Around 10:45 PM, the family called 911 and reported a man with a gun was following them in a black Chevrolet… [ Keep reading ]

Man Injured in West Seattle Shooting

One man was injured in a shooting in West Seattle following a dispute early Wednesday. Around 2 AM, the victim was reportedly standing near 8th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Cloverdale Street when he became involved in a brief altercation with two people. The victim later got into his car and saw… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man Monday Who Assaulted Toddler, Pushed Women into Lake Washington

Police arrested a 33-year-old man Monday after a crime spree that included pushing two women into Lake Washington, throwing a toddler, and kicking a jogger to the ground. At 11:25 am., a 911 caller reported an attempted strong-arm robbery on Marsh Island near the Montlake Cut. Three women were taking… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Central District Fatal Shooting

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in the Central District Sunday evening. At 7:40p.m., police responded to the 1400 block of 24th Avenue for reports of a shooting. Police responded and found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Officers and Seattle Fire… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Updates Traffic Stop Guidelines

Chief Diaz sent the following letter to the Office of Inspector General regarding changes to how SPD responds to non-criminal traffic violations: January 14,2022 Inspector General Judge First, I want to thank you for the on-going collaborative approach your office has brought to the Seattle Police Department. You and your team have proven to be engaged thought partners in how to improve public safety in Seattle, with a focus on equity and effectiveness. It is an example of how government and oversight can and should work. As I stated in… [ Keep reading ]