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De-escalation, Communication, Protest Medics and Media: SPD’s Changing Approach to Demonstrations

This year has brought unprecedented demonstrationsto our region, posing new challenges for our community and the Seattle Police Department. Our department has itself been the focus of many of the ongoing protestsabout inequities in criminal justice, violence in law enforcement,andSPD’s own response to demonstrations. Over the past four months, our… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Two Suspects in Pioneer Square Stabbing

Officers arrested a 53-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man in connection with a stabbing that occurred Friday afternoon near Pioneer Square Park. At approximately 1:30pm Friday afternoon, a parking enforcement officer was flagged down near the intersection of 1st Avenue and James Street about a possible assault. Officers responded and… [ Keep reading ]

Reports of Catalytic Converter Thefts Spike in Seattle and King County

Law enforcement agencies in the Puget Sound region have seen a dramatic rise in the reported thefts of catalytic converters since the beginning of the year. Thefts of catalytic converters, especially from Toyota Priuses, have been reported throughout King County, with 514 thefts cases this year in Seattle alone. A… [ Keep reading ]

Police Recover Stolen Car, Seize Revolver, Shotgun, Narcotics

Officers arrested a man in a stolen car in the Delridge neighborhood and recovered two firearms, ammunition, narcotics and jewelry from the vehicle. Shortly after 2:30pm on October 25th, Southwest Precinct officers responded to a call about three men stripping a gray sedan in the 1700 block of Southwest Holly… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Two, Recover Gun After Spotting Suspects Driving Stolen Car With Open Trunk

Police arrested two men and recovered a car and a handgun stolen in Oregon after the suspects drew the attention of officers by driving around with their trunk open. Officers first noticed the suspects around 9:30 PM near 10th Avenue and Dearborn Street and prepared to stop their Ford Crown Victoria… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Seize Handgun from Convicted Felon on Beacon Hill

Officers arrested a convicted felon and seized a handgun early Wednesday following a traffic stop on Beacon Hill. Around 1 AM, officers spotted a man driving a Toyota sedan without its front license plate in the 900 block of Sturgus Avenue South and attempted to pull the driver over. Instead… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating North Seattle Homicide, Suspect in Custody

Seattle Police Officers arrested a 41-year-old man for homicide Sunday night, in connection with an incident earlier this month. On October 9th, the suspect assaulted a 61-year-old man who attempted to intervene in a domestic dispute in the 700 block of North 143rd Street. On October 23rd, the King County… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Monday Morning Shooting in Eastlake

Multiple suspects fired more than two dozen shots at a parked vehicle Monday morning in the Eastlake neighborhood, striking the occupant in the leg. Police responded to several 911 calls reporting gunshots in the 2000 block of Minor Ave East at 8:00am Monday morning. Officers arrived, and applied a tourniquet… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting After Dog Attacks Three People in North Seattle

Detectives are investigating after an officer shot and killed a dog after the animal attacked three people seriously injuring one. Officers were called to the 14100 block of Linden Avenue North for a report of an unknown disturbance at 4:30 AM Saturday. Officers arrived and learned that there was a… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Man For Vehicular Assault, Hit and Run in Stolen Car

South Precinct patrol officers recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the man driving it after he was involved in a hit and run collision that sent another driver to the hospital early Friday morning. Shortly after 4:00am, officers saw an occupied stolen car at South Orcas Street and Martin Luther… [ Keep reading ]