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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. 

  • Friday – January 27, 2023
    #2023-025433/East Precinct/First Watch: On 01-27-2023 at 0001 hours, officers responded to a request for service at a large apartment building. The caller reported being shot through a window. Officers responded and attempted to contact the caller in his apartment but received no answer at the door. Officers made several other attempts to contact the caller […]
  • Thursday – January 26, 2023
    #2023-024792/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: On 01-26-2023 at 1128 hours, one male suspect entered a bank in the 4000 block of SW Alaska ST and handed the bank teller a note that instructed her to give him the money. No weapon was seen or implied. The suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. An area check […]
  • Wednesday – January 25, 2023
    #2023-023490/East Precinct/First Watch: At 0230 hours, a male victim was fueling his vehicle when he began to assist another motorist having trouble fueling their car. Victim said that 3 unknown suspects with masks approached him and one of them stuck a pistol in his face and said they were taking the car. The victim stated […]
  • Tuesday – January 24, 2023
    #2023-022403/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-24-2023 at 0115 hours, officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery and learned the victim was in front of his residence when a white van pulled up from the east. Four suspects exited the vehicle and approached him. All four suspects were carrying handguns. The suspects removed the items […]
  • Saturday – January 21, 2023
    #2023-019741/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-21-2023 at 0321 hours, officers responded to a suspicious call on the 7500 block of 35 Av SW. The business had been rammed and entry made into the business. Only a couple of items had been taken from the business. Two other windows on the business had also been broken out. […]
  • Friday – January 20, 2023
    #2023-018678/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-20-2023 at 0029 hours, officers responded to an apartment building and spoke to a witness who heard a verbal disturbance outside followed by screeching tires and a single gunshot. They observed a suspect crouched by a parked car who then entered the apartment building. Officers located evidence of a shooting and […]
  • Thursday – January 19, 2023
    #2023-017628/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-19-2023 at 0030 hours, an officer was on patrol in the downtown district when he observed a vehicle being driven erratically. As the officer turned on his lights to conduct a traffic stop, the offender vehicle accelerated away at a high rate of speed. The officer did not pursue. The driver […]
  • Wednesday – January 18, 2023
    #2023-017556/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-18-2023 at 2211 hours, multiple callers reported hearing several shots heard (possibly 20) at 23 Ave/Union St. Officers arrived in the area and located evidence of a shooting in the street on 23 Ave near Pike St. One round went through a window to a nearby residence and struck a TV. […]
  • Monday – January 16, 2023
    #2023-015268/North Precinct/Second Watch: On 01-16-2023 at 1503 hours, witnesses called 911 reporting a drive-by shooting to a residence in the 2300 block of NW 67 St. The investigation revealed that a silver 2012-ish model Chevrolet Camaro with a black racing stripe on the hood was seen travelling northbound at a high rate of speed on […]
  • Sunday – January 15, 2023
    #2023-014993/North Precinct/First Watch: On 01-15-2023 at 1800 hours, staff members at a DESC building called 911 to report a resident was injured the prior night. When officers and Seattle Fire members contacted the victim, the victim advised them he had been shot in the side by an unknown male during a verbal altercation while in […]
  • Saturday – January 14, 2023
    #2023-013574/North Precinct/Second Watch: On 01-14-2023 at 1630 hours, officers responded with Seattle Fire to a fire at a tiny home village. On arrival, personnel found one of the units fully engulfed in flame. Others in the community had already pulled the resident out of the home and SFD began aid. The resident was transported to […]
  • Friday – January 13, 2023
    #2023-011890/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-13-2023 at 0154 hours, officers responded to the 2600 Block SW Barton St for a trespass. The suspect was identified and found to have a Department of Corrections warrant. The officers took the suspect into custody without incident. While conducting a search of the suspect, he turned toward officers and spit […]
  • Tuesday – January 10, 2023
    #2023-008819/North Precinct/First Watch: On 01-10-2023 at 0250 hours, officers responded to an alarm where a window was smashed out to gain entry. The business checked clear; however, a bullet hole was discovered in a window to an interior office. No other evidence of a shooting was located and it is unknown at this time if […]
  • Monday – January 9, 2023
    #2023-007968/North Precinct/First Watch: On 01-09-2023 at 0830 hours, a caller reported he had been robbed at his supportive housing facility at approximately 0730 hours. He reported that an unknown male suspect knocked on his door. When the victim answered, the suspect pulled the victim’s hood over his head and robbed him of cash. A witness […]
  • Sunday – January 8, 2023
    #2023-007625/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 01-08-2023 at 1936 hours, officers responded to the 300 block of 1 Ave S to a report of a robbery. Two unidentified males armed with handguns entered and stole money and merchandise from the occupied business. It is unknown at this time whether the suspects fled on foot or in a […]
  • Saturday – January 7, 2023
    #2022-006206/West Precinct/First Watch: On 01-07-2023 at 0858 hours, a known subject experiencing a behavioral episode grabbed a random victim from behind and would not let her go. An officer heard the victim yelling for help and stopped their patrol vehicle. The subject then charged the officer’s patrol vehicle while still holding onto the victim, the […]
  • Friday – January 6, 2023
    #2023-005156/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 01-06-2023 at 0850 hours, a suspect walked into a Walgreens in the 9400 block of 16 Ave SW. The suspect began putting items into her bag. The store manager confronted the suspect and took her picture. The suspect punched the store manager and left the store with the items. Officers conducted […]
  • Thursday – January 5, 2023
    #2023-004036/West Precinct/First Watch: On 01-05-2022 at 0520 hours, officers responded with Seattle Fire to a report of a car fire in Discovery Park. The vehicle, located in a remote parking lot, appeared to be deliberately set ablaze. The remains of the vehicle were towed away. Screened with SPD’s ABS. #2023-004144/West Precinct/First Watch: At 0900 hours, […]
  • Wednesday – January 4, 2023
    #2023-003394/West Precinct/Second Watch: On 01-04-2023 at 1237 hours, officers responded to a welfare check at a hotel located on 4th/Olive way. The incident evolved into a trespass follow-up to incident # 2023-2505 which escalated into a harassment with a barricaded suspect. CRT/HNT & SWAT responded. The suspect was later arrested and booked into KCJ without […]
  • Tuesday – January 3, 2023
    #2023-002654/North Precinct/Second Watch: On 01-03-2023 at 1702 hours, an alarm company notified SPD of a bank robbery alarm triggered during a robbery attempt 5 minutes earlier at a bank in the 800 block of NE Northgate Way. The hooded and masked suspect approached a teller and pounded on the counter and demanded money. He did […]
  • Monday – January 2, 2023
    #2023-001224/North Precinct/First Watch: On 01-02-2023 at 0736 hours, a caller reported hearing one gunshot in the 14000 Block of 27 AVE NE. On arrival, officers located a single bullet hole in a vehicle parked parallel to a residence. Screened with GVRU. Patrol processed the scene. #2023-001249/North Precinct/First Watch: At 0809 hours, officers along with Seattle […]
  • Sunday – January 1, 2023
    #2023-000029/East Precinct/Third Watch: At 0017 hours, the two victims were driving north bound on 12th and performed a U-turn in the intersection of 12th/Denny. Once turned around one of the victims saw a friend of a friend and they pulled over to talk. The conversation escalated and the suspect female returned to her car and […]
  • Saturday – December 31, 2022
    #2022-38703/West Precinct/Second Watch: At 1105 hours, an intoxicated adult male called 911 saying he has been impersonating a police officer and giving false tickets and wanted officers to arrest him. He later changed his story and said that he had a gun, hostages, will at shoot officers, and wanted police to shoot him. Multiple officers […]
  • Friday – December 30, 2022
    #2022-348316/West Precinct/Third Watch: At 2245 hours, officers responded to a bar in the 100 block of W Mercer to a report of shots heard. No victims or property damage were located but officers located shell casings in the alley to the west of the bar. During their investigation, officers determined the suspect was most likely […]
  • Thursday – December 29, 2022
    #2022-346489/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0156 hours, when officers attempted to stop a vehicle for Drive-By Shooting, the vehicle sped off and attempted to elude officers. The vehicle crashed and an adult male was arrested. The vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant, and the arrested suspect was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of […]

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