Officers Seize Handgun, Oxycodone Pills in Downtown Seattle Arrest

Officers seized a handgun and oxycodone pills in downtown Seattle on Tuesday after spotting a man wanted on several felony warrants. Around 1:30 PM, officers spotted the 29-year-old man, who they knew was wanted for his warrants, in the 1400 block of 2nd Avenue. When the man noticed officers, he… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Burglar After He Saws into Columbia City Bar’s Safe

Officers caught a burglar hiding in a Columbia City bar early Saturday after the business’s owner spotted the man on security cameras and called police. Around 4:30, the business owner called police and said he saw a burglar on a security camera inside the bar and believed the suspect was… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Impacts to Seattle Police Personnel

The following information is accurate as of 7/12/2021 Total SPD Personnel: 1,788 Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees in either Quarantine or Isolation: 1 SPD employees who have returned to work based on Public Health guidelines: 1,211 SPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19: 98 SPD employees who have been… [ Keep reading ]

Police Recover Purloined Perfume in North Seattle

Officers recovered thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen perfume during a retail theft operation in North Seattle Thursday evening. At about 7:40 p.m., police watched two men enter a health and beauty store and head straight for the fragrances. They both filled a bag with merchandise and then quickly left… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement Regarding OPA’s Completed Investigation of Officers in Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021

The Seattle Police Department has received the Office of Police Accountability’s completed investigation into complaints brought against six SPD officers who were determined to be in Washington, D.C. during the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Chief Adrian Diaz has been clear that he will hold accountable… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Double Shooting in North Seattle

Detectives are investigating after a man and woman were both shot early Wednesday morning in the Haller Lake neighborhood. At around 12:45 a.m., multiple 911 callers reported hearing shots near the 1200 block of North 137th Street. Before police arrived, a citizen transported the two victims – a 29-year-old man… [ Keep reading ]

Weapons Recovered Monday in Multiple Investigations Around the City

Police arrested multiple people Monday related to weapons charges. Witnesses began calling 911 reporting two men riding bikes in the 400 block of South Jackson Street holding what appeared to be handguns. Officers arrived in the area and found the two men, both 46-years-old, and quickly placed them into handcuffs… [ Keep reading ]

Two Pedestrians Killed in Columbia City Light Rail Collision

The conductor of a Link light rail train struck and killed two pedestrians who were crossing against the light Thursday Friday evening in South Seattle. At 6:20 p.m. police responded to a pedestrian/light rail collision at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Way South and South Alaska Street. The Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Friday Afternoon Shooting

People began calling 911 around 12:30pm Friday to report shots fired in the 12300 block of Sand Point Way Northeast. When police arrived they found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds and immediately began providing first aid. Medics with the Seattle Fire Department arrived and transported the victim to… [ Keep reading ]

The Fourth of July 2021

With the 4th of July nearly here, the Seattle Police Department would like to provide you with some important reminders about safety, fireworks and how you can help ease the strain on our 911 center during the busy holiday. While Seafair’s fireworks show will be virtual this year, please do not… [ Keep reading ]