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Man Steals, Crashes Car with Baby in Back Seat

Officers arrested a man Thursday morning in Capitol Hill after he stole a car with an infant in the back seat, rolled the car over in a collision, and then fled the scene. At 11:10 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported a rollover collision at 12th Avenue and East Olive Street…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating Two Weekend Shootings, Eight Other Incidents of Gunfire Citywide

Police are investigating two separate shootings that left two men injured, plus eight other incidents involving gunfire on Saturday and Sunday around the city. Saturday at 1:20 a.m, officers heard multiple shots near 12th Avenue South and South Main Street. Witnesses in the area flagged officers down and said they… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested After Shooting at Officers, Prowling Homes Near Volunteer Park

Police arrested a 58-year-old man Sunday night after he shot at officers and then led them on an almost two-hour search through a north Capitol Hill neighborhood. Police first learned of the suspect after a series of suspicious, prowler-type calls near Volunteer Park: at 7:40 p.m., a resident in the… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man After He Drives SUV Onto Sidewalk at Pedestrians

Officers arrested a man on Capitol Hill on Saturday after he drove his SUV onto the sidewalk in an apparent attempt to strike two pedestrians. Around 2:00 AM, the suspect reportedly became involved in an altercation in the with a street performer and used a racial slur during the incident…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man After He Threatens to Kill Girlfriend, Flees Onto I-5

Police arrested a 22-year-old man on Interstate 5 early Monday morning after his girlfriend reported he had trapped her inside his car and was threatening to kill her. Just after midnight on Monday, police received a report that the victim had messaged a friend and said she was trapped in… [ Keep reading ]

Officer Shoots, Wounds Man Firing Gun in Squire Park Neighborhood

The Force Investigation Team is examining evidence after an officer shot and wounded a man who was firing a rifle in an apartment complex in the Squire Park neighborhood. At 4:34 a.m., police began receiving reports of shots fired in the 1400 block of East Yesler Way. Officers arrived and… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Early Thursday Morning Homicide in Capitol Hill

Detectives are investigating after a man was killed in Capitol Hill early Thursday morning. At 12:26 a.m., police responded to the 1800 block of East Olive Way for a welfare check on a reported down person in a parking lot. Officers arrived and found a deceased adult male with significant… [ Keep reading ]

Police Witness Carjacking While Responding to Stabbing Downtown

While responding to a stabbing Downtown Tuesday afternoon, police witnessed a carjacking, leading to a pursuit into the East Precinct and the arrest of the carjacking suspect. At 2:23 p.m., a Downtown ambassador at 3rd Avenue and Union Street was flagged down by a man who said he’d been stabbed…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigate Monday Morning Shooting in Roosevelt, Two Other Incidents of Gunfire on Sunday

One man was wounded in a shooting in the Roosevelt neighborhood Monday morning, and police are investigating two other unrelated Sunday incidents of gunfire. Around 7:30 AM Monday, police received a report of a shooting in the 6700 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast. The victim and his girlfriend had awoken… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Man Fatally Shot in Capitol Hill

UPDATE 3/4/22: Law enforcement in Oregon have arrested and booked a suspect into King County Jail in the ongoing investigation into the February 20th homicide. Original 2/20/22: Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Capitol Hill on Sunday evening. At 6:25 p.m., police responded to the… [ Keep reading ]