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Public Hearing on Seattle’s Police Accountability System

The Seattle City Council and the Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) will jointly host a public hearing on the effectiveness of the City’s police accountability system on Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Hall Council Chambers located at 600 4th Avenue.  Sign-ups for public comment… [ Keep reading ]

Wedgwood bank robbery

On January 25th, at approximately 10:10 am, North Precinct officers responded to a report of an armed bank robbery in the 8200 Block of 35th Avenue NE.  An unknown male entered the bank and approached the teller, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.  The suspect is described as a white… [ Keep reading ]

SPD and other agencies take Polar Plunge to assist Special Olympics

On a chilly Sunday, January 24th, members of the Seattle Police Department joined other law enforcement agencies from the region to raise money for Special Olympics.  Participants raised money through pledges and then promised to jump into the water at Alki Beach.  It was a fun event and a worthy… [ Keep reading ]

Early morning collision in Montlake

On January 22nd at approximately 2:18 am, East Precinct officers responded to a call of a one vehicle collision into a telephone pole at 24th Avenue East and East Newton Street.  Apparently the car, a 2003 Kia Optima, was driving south on 24th Avenue East approaching East Newton at a… [ Keep reading ]

Armed Robber arrested

BACKROUND:  On January 18th at approximately 8:06 p.m. a gas station located in the 500 block of South Dearborn Street was robbed at knife-point by a lone adult male suspect.  The suspect confronted the female clerk behind the counter and demanded access to the register.  The suspect stole cash and… [ Keep reading ]

Burglary suspect arrested after tripping alarm

On January 21st at approximately 3:24 a.m. officers responded to an alarm at a public high school located in the 1400 block of NE 66th Street.  School Security had detained an 18-year-old male suspect who was observed walking out of the school’s south doors after the alarm had been tripped.  The… [ Keep reading ]

SPD to participate in 2nd Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

The Seattle Police Department will be well represented as members of the command staff will participate this Sunday in the 2nd Annual Polar Plunge at Alki Beach.  The plunge is part of a fundraising campaign for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign for  Special Olympics  Washington.  The plunge is scheduled… [ Keep reading ]

Who is this? Sexual Assault Detectives want to know

The below sketch depicts the suspect wanted in a sexual assault that occurred during the early morning hours of January 10th in the 100 block of 24th Avenue. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call either 911 or the Seattle Police Sexual Assault Unit at 206 684-5575.  Those wishing… [ Keep reading ]

Alert regarding collision report information

In the past, the Seattle Police Department’s Public Request Unit provided 3rd party notification to involved citizens when releasing collision report information to requestors.  Redacted versions of general offense and collision reports are released to requestors in compliance with Washington State public disclosure law.  The practice of 3rd party notification for citizens involved in… [ Keep reading ]

Police search for “Grab-N-Go” bandit

On January 18th at about 9:15 a.m.,  the pictured suspect entered and robbed a grocery located in the 10200 block of Aurora Avenue North.  The suspect approached the clerk and initially asked for a pack of Marlboro cigarettes.  When the clerk put the cigarettes on the counter the suspect put his hand behind his… [ Keep reading ]