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Car jacking suspect arrested in Rainier Valley

On September 15th, at approximately 4:30 p.m.,  a South Precinct patrol officer observed a stolen vehicle from an earlier robbery driving southbound on Rainier Avenue South at South Orcas Street.  The officer confirmed that the license plate came back to a stolen vehicle and with the assistance of several other officers… [ Keep reading ]

Man Robbed of his vehicle

On 9-15-09, just shortly before 6:00 a.m., the victim walked into a store in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue  South.  Store employees noticed that he was bleeding and asked if he needed any assistance. The victim stated that he had been “car jacked”. Store employees then called 911 for police and… [ Keep reading ]

Shooting in Central District, Gang Unit investigating

On September 14th, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  When officers arrived they were told someone had been shot and was down at that location.  The scene was secured… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Assistant Chief takes job in E. Washington

Chief Linda Pierce has accepted a position as Public Safety Director with the Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation.  Her last day with the Seattle Police Department was Friday, September 11th. Assistant Chief Linda Pierce formerly commanded the Special Operations Bureau. This Bureau oversees Operations and Planning, Arson/Bomb/CBRNE, Harbor Patrol, Operational… [ Keep reading ]

Picnic at the West Precinct

Just a reminder that the annual picnic and open house at the West Precinct will occur on Thursday,  September 17th, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The West Precinct is located at 810 Virginia Street.  This will be an opportunity for neighbors to meet the men and women of… [ Keep reading ]

SPD mourns the passing of K-9 Freddie

It is with great sadness that we report the death of “Freddie”, the Seattle Police Explosive Detection Canine, faithful partner to Officer Craig Williamson, SPD’s first and only “Bomb Dog” team. On Saturday morning 9/12/09 Officer Williamson took Freddie to the vet because he was obviously in distress with no… [ Keep reading ]

Shots fired, suspect arrested

On September 14th at around 12:05 a.m., West Precinct patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired  in the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue.  Upon arrival, officers discovered that nightclub security employees had successfully detained the suspect. According to the victims, the suspect had been ejected from their nightclub for unruly behavior and… [ Keep reading ]

Officer Assaulted, property damaged, suspects arrested

On September 13th at approximately 2:01 a.m. officers responded to a disturbance in the 2200 block of 1st Avenue downtown. Preliminary investigation indicates that the incident began when the suspect and victim got into some type of verbal argument as the victim was driving by in his vehicle. The suspect… [ Keep reading ]

Street Robbery at knifepoint

On September 13th at 2:00 a.m. the victim, a male in his 20’s, was walking northbound on Boren Avenue near Broadway Avenue when the suspect confronted him, displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s cell phone and cash. After the victim gave up his cell phone and cash, the suspect… [ Keep reading ]

Malicious Harassment / Property Damage in South Seattle

Sometime overnight or in the early morning hours of September 13th “swastika” graffiti was painted on two synagogues, on the driveway portion leading to a synagogue, and on the sidewalk in front of private residences in the area. The synagogues are located in the 6500 block of 52nd Avenue South… [ Keep reading ]