Warning to KIA Drivers – Recent Spike in Thefts May Be Tied to TikTok Videos

Seattle police believe a recent spike in Kia car thefts may be tied to a TikTok tutorial. In July, police investigated 36 reports of stolen Kias (compared to five in July 2021) and believe suspects may be using a method learned from TikTok, using a USB drive or cable and… [ Keep reading ]

Woman Killed After Falling From Light Rail Platform

Detectives are investigating after a pedestrian was killed when she apparently fell between a moving light rail train and the station platform. At 1:24 p.m., a 911 caller reported a pedestrian had been hit by a light rail train at the Mount Baker station. Seattle Fire Department medics responded and… [ Keep reading ]

Two Injured After Sunday Evening Shootings in Rainier Beach, North Admiral Neighborhoods

Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man were injured in separate shootings in Seattle on Sunday. At about 4:30 p.m., police were called to the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South for reports that someone had been shot. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy with a… [ Keep reading ]

One Killed, Five Injured in Overnight Shootings in Seattle

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed and four others – including a 14-year-old girl – were injured in shootings around the city Friday night and early Saturday morning. At 11:24 p.m., police in the Hillman City neighborhood responded to a shooting in the 4200 block of… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Cal Anderson Homicide

Detectives are investigating after a man was shot and killed near Cal Anderson Park early Saturday morning. At 12:33 a.m., 911 callers reported hearing shots near the basketball courts at Cal Anderson Park. Police arrived and discovered a man on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds. Several citizens had already begun… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Launches Before the Badge Training Program

The Seattle Police Department hears the many voices demanding real and lasting change in policing. As a result, the department has launched a first-of-its-kind new training program that focuses on relationships and wellness before law enforcement tactics. Before SPD’s new recruits attend the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission for… [ Keep reading ]

Man Arrested After He Fires Gun on Beacon Hill

Police recovered a rifle and arrested a man after he fired a gun near Jefferson Golf Course on Beacon Hill Wednesday morning. At approximately 06:35 AM, Seattle Police received multiple calls about a shooting near Beacon Avenue South and Cheasty Avenue South. Officers arrived on scene and located a witness,… [ Keep reading ]

Police Investigating Burglary at Ballard Post Office

SPD detectives are investigating after a group of burglars stole a kiosk, containing nothing of value, from a Ballard post office early Thursday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that three men in a pickup truck had used a chain to rip the front door off of a post… [ Keep reading ]

Man Wounded in Early Morning Shooting in South Seattle

Police are investigating after a man was shot during a dispute early Thursday in South Seattle. Around 3:30 AM police responded to reports of gunfire at 42nd Avenue South and South Holly Street. Witnesses reported seeing three men arguing, and then hearing gunfire. While officers were investigating at the scene, they… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man For Setting Five Fires At Central District Homes

Police arrested a 27-year-old man for arson Monday evening after he set fires at five Central District homes. Around 7:30 PM, officers and the Seattle Fire Department first responded to a home in the 600 block of 37th Avenue after the resident saw a man trying to set fire to his… [ Keep reading ]