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Shooting in Pioneer Square

On 11/22/09, at approximately 2:00 a.m., while monitoring bar closing in Pioneer Square, officers on-viewed shots fired in the parking lot next to Occidental Park.  Approximately 10-15 shots were fired.  Once the shooting stopped, officers formed a contact team and swept the parking lot for victims and suspects, but neither was found.  At no… [ Keep reading ]

3 males stabbed

On 11/21/09, at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers responded to a call of a stabbing at 3rd Avenue & Spring Street.  Upon arrival they contacted a male victim with a stab wound to the abdomen. All of his ‘friends’ fled.  The victim was uncooperative and would not give a suspect description, nor… [ Keep reading ]

Occupied home burglary

On 11-21-09 at 1208 p.m., a homeowner in the 8300 block of 39 Ave. S awoke to noises in her house.  She got up and saw 2 males in the upstairs portion of her house.  She fled outside and called 911.  Officers responded and began setting up containment on the house.  4… [ Keep reading ]

Shots fired in Mt. Baker area

On 11/20/09, at approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to the 3500 block of S. Mt. Baker Blvd.  and found 2 parked vehicles and the front windows to a dance studio damaged by gun fire. Security at the community hall where a dance was underway, stated they heard shots fired and saw a… [ Keep reading ]

Man shot in chest near 7th and Union

On 11/20/09, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the victim was observed in a parking lot directly north of the 700 block of E. Union St.  Witnesses heard 4 to 6 shots, observed a black Mercedes flee S/B from the parking lot, and the victim fall to the ground.  Arriving officers located… [ Keep reading ]

Accreditation Team invites public comment

The Seattle Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation.  This is accomplished by verifying that SPD meets professional standards administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  The accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards… [ Keep reading ]

Open letter to the East Precinct community

On Halloween night and in the days that have followed, you have shown your support of the Seattle Police Department, in particular the men and women of the East Precinct, in countless ways.  You visited the vigil site on 29th Avenue, called and sent letters of sympathy and encouragement to… [ Keep reading ]

Vehicle vs. pedestrian collision with life-threatening injuries

On November 19th at approximately 10:41 a.m. officers responded to a two-vehicle versus pedestrian collision near Renton Avenue South and 62nd Avenue South. A white GMC pickup truck driven by a 43-year-old male was towing a black 1993 Toyota Camry driven by a 45-year-old male (a nylon rope was used… [ Keep reading ]

Man arrested for burglary

On 11/19/09 at 6:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to a Burglary alarm at a business in the 1400 block of 18th Av. A witness reported that the alarm was sounding and someone was inside the store. The store was burglarized earlier and it was unknown if an employee was inside…. [ Keep reading ]

Man assaulted at 1st and Pike

On 11-19-2009 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim was walking back to his hotel from an area restuarant on Queen Anne.  The victim stated that he walked through a parking lot somewhere in the area of 1st & Pike when he was attacked by 3 males. The victim stated that he didn’t see… [ Keep reading ]