Significant Incident Reports

This site contains Significant Incident Reports (SIRs). The types of reports that qualify as “significant” varies so here is what we consider significant.

  • Assault with significant injury
  • Bias crime
  • Event likely to generate media attention
  • Event likely to generate community concern
  • Hostage/barricade
  • In-custody death
  • Officer assaulted
  • Robbery
  • Shots fired (with damage or evidence)
  • Significant crisis events, including those resolved without force
  • Type II and Type III use-of-force investigations
  • Any other event a sergeant believes is significant

Incidents such as homicides, sexual assaults, domestic violence, child abuse and custody dispute calls, while significant, contain information that may identify the victim in a certain case and may not be posted here.

These reports are a small portion of the information we gather at an incident and are based on early information. Information in an officer’s final report may differ from the text contained here and should be considered more accurate. 

  • Thursday – July 22, 2021
    #2021-186142/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-22-2021 at 0100 hours, a male victim was in his vehicle outside his apartment building in the 400 block of Broadway. Victim exited his vehicle to enter his building and was approached by two males who threatened to hang him and called him a racial slur. Victim did not engage with […]
  • Wednesday – July 21, 2021
    #2021-185084/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-21-2021 at 0229 hours, officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired near Rainier Av S / S Othello St. Officers located evidence of a shooting. An anonymous witness stated that a suspect was firing a gun into the air from an SUV. The vehicle then fled eastbound on S Othello […]
  • Tuesday – July 20, 2021
    #2021-184425/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 07-20-2021 @ 1208 hours, a male victim was making deliveries in the Georgetown neighborhood of SODO. A cargo truck was blocking his way so he asked the driver (suspect) if he could move it. The suspect became enraged, calling the victim a racial slur and threatening to shoot him. The victim […]
  • Monday – July 19, 2021
    #2021-182962/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-19-2021 at 0102 hours, officers responded to an armed handgun carjacking at the E Cherry St and 23rd Ave. When officers arrived, they located the vehicle and detained the driver/suspect. Moments later the victim/Reporting Party arrived on scene. Based on the officer’s investigation it was discovered that the suspect was invited […]
  • Sunday – July 18, 2021
    #2021-182245/North Precinct/First Watch: On 07-18-2021 at 0631 hours, officers responded to the scene at the request of Seattle Fire for traffic control for a house fire. Fire Marshal determined the fire was suspicious enough to warrant the services of the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad (ABS). ABS responded to the scene and the investigation follow-up will […]
  • Saturday – July 17, 2021
    #2021-181233/West Precinct/First Watch: On 07-17-2021 at 0730 hours, a vehicle ran red light at 7 Av / Virginia St at a high rate of speed. A female bicyclist was crossing intersection in a crosswalk and was struck by the vehicle, which caused significant injuries. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The suspect stopped approximately […]
  • Friday – July 16, 2021
    #2021-181859/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-16-2021 at 1300 hours, a newly hired USPS letter carrier was walking out of the Ballard Goodwill when he saw the suspect trying the driver’s door handle (Postal Truck). The victim yelled at the suspect to leave and tried to use his cell phone to record the suspect. The suspect pushed […]
  • Thursday – July 15, 2021
    #2021-179059/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-15-2021 at 0241 hours, officer responded to disturbance in front of 1505 11 Ave. Officers arrived and it was initially thought to be a DV assault. A male was seen fleeing the scene as officer arrived. He was located nearby hiding under a vehicle shirtless, sweating profusely, with a skinned knee. […]
  • Wednesday – July 14, 2021
    #2021-178107/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-14-2021 at 0250 hours an unknown male entered a business in the 1600 block of SW Holden St and requested the employee call 911 because he had accidentally shot himself. The subject then fled the business, got into his vehicle, and fled the area. Responding officers observed the vehicle leaving and […]
  • Tuesday – July 13, 2021
    #2021-177127/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-13-2021 at 0300 hours, a suspect stole tools from a construction site in the 050 block of Yesler Way, Seattle WA. Two on site security guards chased him on foot westbound. All three persons went on a long run to the end of the Coleman Ferry dock. During the foot chase […]
  • Monday – July 12, 2021
    #2021-176091/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 07-12-2021 at 0404 hours, the original 911 call stated that a shooting had occurred at a facility and that a person had been shot. Upon arrival, it was discovered that no one had been shot and that the weapon used was a pellet gun. Per a witness, a vehicle entered the […]
  • Sunday – July 11, 2021
    #2021-175021/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-11-2021 at 0043 hours, police responded to 100 block of Warren Ave N in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers learned that a party on the roof had attracted uninvited partygoers. One of the unknown/uninvited guests removed a gun from his person and fired 2-3 shots into the air. This […]
  • Saturday – July 10, 2021
    #2021-174009/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-10-2021 @ 0023 hours, the victims were walking southbound near E Howell St and Belmont Ave when they were robbed by three males armed with handguns. One of the suspects grabbed a victim’s arm and said, “give me all of your shit or we’re gonna start shooting.” Another suspect turned the […]
  • Friday – July 9, 2021
    #2021-173001/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-09-2021 at 0016 hours, a local prostitute was working on Aurora when she was picked up by a potential male customer. The male drove her around the block and then demanded her money while displaying a gun. The female attempted to jump out of the car and a struggle ensued. The […]
  • Thursday – July 8, 2021
    #2021-172026/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-08-2021 at 0155 hours, a female was driving WB on N 85 St and stopped at Greenwood Av S. A suspect vehicle that had been following the female victim pulled up next to her and then pulled their vehicle in front of the victim, blocking her path. The suspects exited their […]
  • Wednesday – July 7, 2021
    #2021-170976/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-07-2021 at 0047 hours, officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of N 137th St. Officers arrived to find a parked vehicle with bullet damage and blood on the ground. Officers also located evidence of a shooting in the roadway. Information was obtained that the two victims […]
  • Tuesday – July 6, 2021
    #2021-169951/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-06-2021 at 0107 hours, dispatch broadcast over radio that Harborview Medical Center security was calling in regarding a suspect who broke a window out of a Seattle Police vehicle parked in front of the hospital while the officer was on hospital guard. Officers responded and the suspect was detained. The suspect […]
  • Monday – July 5, 2021
    #2021-168783/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-05-2021 at 0017 hours, officers responded to Harborview Medical Center for reports from emergency medical evacuation helicopter pilots that mortars/fireworks appeared to be intentionally fired at helicopters on approach to the HMC landing pad. The pilots reported the discharged projectiles came from a large greenbelt to the south of the hospital […]
  • Sunday – July 4, 2021
    #2021-167432/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-04-2021 at 0138 hours, officers responded to a carjacking that just occurred in the area of S Judkins St. Officers arrived, formed a contact team, and found the vehicle abandoned in the street. The caller reported he was in his vehicle on the phone when two males walked by, produced a […]
  • Saturday – July 3, 2021
    #2021-166609/North Precinct/First Watch: On 07-03-2021 at 0840 hours, an unknown vehicle rolled through the parking lot and an occupant in the vehicle shot at an unknown male pumping gas. The gas pump and gas station were hit along with the unknown male victim’s vehicle. The suspect vehicle left W/B and the unknown victim left E/B. […]
  • Friday – July 2, 2021
    #2021-165298/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-02-2021 at 0230 hours, unknown suspect(s) stole a victim’s vehicle at gunpoint in the area of 1200 S Cloverdale ST, Seattle WA. #2021-165364/West Precinct/First Watch: On 07-02-2021 at 0512 hours, officers were requested to respond with Seattle Fire near a city park to assist with a woman who had just given […]
  • Thursday – July 1, 2021
    #2021-164351/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 07-01-2021 at 0043 hours, officer responded to the area of Lake Washington Bv S / S Irving St (E Portal Viewpoint Park) for a report of a shooting. Officers located a scene with evidence of a shooting, two victim vehicles with multiple rounds impacting them, and a group of victims who […]
  • Wednesday – June 30, 2021
    #2021-163466/East Precinct/First Watch: On 06-30-2021 at 0514 hours, Seattle Police and Washington State Patrol were conducting an operation in the area of Rainier Ave S and Interstate 90. The operation was being conducted in response to nearly 100 items being thrown from overpasses onto the main travel lanes of Interstate 5 and Interstate 90. Some […]
  • Tuesday – June 29, 2021
    #2021-162265/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 06-29-2021 at 0016 hours, officers responded to the 700 block of Minor to investigate a shooting involving a subject that was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound. On arrival officer detained occupants of two vehicles involved in transporting the subject. Officers observed a handgun in one of the vehicles. […]
  • Monday – June 28, 2021
    #2021-161218/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 06-28-2021 at 0022 hours, a female victim called 911 to report a strange vehicle had been following her for several miles, and she drove to the Southwest (SW) Precinct parking lot. The suspect followed the victim into the lot. SW Precinct officers contacted the suspect who stated a male he had […]

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