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 – August 6, 2020
    #2020-232979/West Precinct/First Watch: On 8-6-2020 at 0750 hours, a man was in a convenience store in the Denny Regrade neighborhood when store employees requested he don a face mask. A customer inserted himself into the incident. The customer and the man(victim) took their conversation outside the store. The victim states the suspect drew a handgun […]
  • Wednesday – August 5, 2020
    #2020-231955/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 8-5-2020 at 0038 hours there was a reported robbery at gunpoint where the suspects took a wallet and phone. The suspects left in black vehicle. An area check by officers did not locate vehicle. About 45 minutes later, officers were advised by victim that suspects had taken cash out at nearby […]
  • Tuesday – August 4, 2020
    #2020-231206/West Precinct/First Watch: On 8-4-2020 at 0811 hours, a 911 call was received alleging that an assault was occurring in the 2200 block of 1 AVE. Officers arrived and called a SGT to the scene after determining that a hate crime may have occurred. Witnesses confirmed the victim’s account that the suspect approached the victim […]
  • Monday – August 3, 2020
    #2020-?/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 8-3-2020 at 0154 hours, security officers reported a coworker had fallen from the roof of a parking garage to a roof top approximately 30′ below. When officers arrived, the subject was up and walking around. The subject had obvious trauma to his head and appeared very disoriented. Officers spoke with the […]
  • Sunday – August 2, 2020
    #2020-229271/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 8-2-2020 at 0244 hours, Seattle Fire responded to an apartment building fire, requesting Seattle Police Department for traffic control. After the fire was extinguished, the Fire Marshall determined that the fire was set intentionally. No residents were displaced but significant damage was caused to an exterior stairwell.  Arson Bomb Squad will […]
  • Saturday – August 1, 2020
    #2020-228485/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 8-1-2020 at 0310 hours, people reported hearing gunshots at a couple of different locations. The incident started in the 2600 block of Alki Ave SW and continued to the 4700 BLK of California Ave SW. According to one man, he was at a fast food restaurant when a dark vehicle pulled up. He stated that […]
  • Friday- July 31, 2020
    #2020-227530/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 7-31-2020 at 0109 hours, a male was walking in the 9500 block of Aurora Ave North yelling derogatory speech when he was approached by an unknown female. The female yelled that she doesn’t like white people and began assaulting the victim male with an unknown object. Victim sustained head trauma and […]
  • Thursday – July 30, 2020
    #2020-226561/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 7-30-2020 at 0030 hours, a Queen Anne resident approached a group of protestors who had been marching around the area for several hours. The man asked them to quiet down. The protestors aggressively challenged the victim who began recording the incident should he be attacked. This angered the protestors, who began […]
  • Wednesday – July 29, 2020
    #2020-225672/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 7-29-2020 at 0520 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery in the area of 16 Ave SW and SW Orchard ST. The suspect was the passenger in a silver, SUV-type vehicle with a loud exhaust. The suspect exited the vehicle and confronted the victim at the bus stop. […]
  • Tuesday – July 28, 2020
    #2020-224685/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 7-28-2020 at 0241 hours, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 6200 block of Rainier Ave South and located a victim who had been shot once in his right calf. Witnesses reported that a small dark sedan drove by north on Rainier Ave S after shooting at a white SUV […]
  • Monday – July 27, 2020
    #2020-223763/North Precinct/First Watch: On 7-27-2020 at 0323 hours, a man was preparing to pump gas into his rental car. He stated he was seated in his car when he felt glass fragments hitting him. He thought the airbags had deployed but then realized someone was shooting at him, and he exited the car. The car […]
  • Sunday – July 26, 2020
    #2020-223408/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 7-26-20 at 1519 hours, officers responded to an attempted armed robbery in the 3600 block of 33 AV South. The suspect punched the victim in the face three times and then pulled two knives and demanded that the victim hand over his money. The victim fled and called 911. Officers located […]
  • Saturday – July 25, 2020
    #2020-222375/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 7-25-2020 at approximately 0651 hours, the victim called to report that his vehicle had bullet holes in it. The primary officer located 8 separate bullet holes in the front bumper, grill, and hood of the victim’s vehicle. There were many vehicles parked near the victim’s car, but they didn’t have any […]
  • Friday – July 24th, 2020
    #2020-221603/South Precinct/First Watch:  On 7-24-2020 at 0913 hours, a suspect encountered a female business owner in Columbia City. The suspect used derogatory names numerous times. He spat in the victim’s face, used a broken tree branch to strike her left arm multiple times, causing swelling. He then threatened to kill her. The suspect was located […]
  • Thursday – July 23rd, 2020
    #2020-220030/East Precinct/Third Watch:  On 07-23-202 at 0017 hours, a demonstration/protest began in a park located within the East Precinct. The group quickly disregarded the rule of law and began committing multiple counts of property damage, burglaries and arsons. Several homemade explosives were used and detonated to cause one minor fire, and a larger structure fire. […]
  • Wednesday – July 22nd 2020
    #2020-219551/South Precinct/Third Watch:  On 7-22-2020 at 0300 hours, there was a dual response for a dumpster fire at the Southwest corner of the 7-11 store. Fire damaged the siding, plywood sheeting, and dumpster. Seattle Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Fire Marshal responded and conducted an investigation.  #2020-219575/South Precinct/First Watch:  On 7-22-2020 at 0356 […]
  • Tuesday – July 21st 2020
    #2020-219049/West Precinct/Second Watch:  On 7-21-2020 at 1440 hours, the victim was standing at a bus stop in Interbay. A known suspect, who purportedly blamed the victim for causing his eviction, drove around the suspect, against traffic on 15th Ave West and brandished a handgun. The suspect drove away, came back, and fired a single 9mm […]
  • Monday – July 20th 2020
    #2020-218274/East Precinct/Second Watch:  On 7-20-2020 at approximately 1719 hours, SPD East Precinct Officers responded to the 4300 Block of E Madison Street for the report of a subject in crisis. The crisis subject, who was known to Officers, intentionally banged his head on a stop sign, causing a large bleeding injury.  The man then jumped […]

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