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 – September 29, 2022
    #2022-260449/East Precinct/First Watch: On 09-29-2022 at 0400 hours, officers responded to a delayed report of a road rage shooting that occurred at E Denny Way / E Olive Way at about 0340 hours. The victim related that her vehicle was shot at with a shotgun by a male in a black Dodge Charger. No other […]
  • Wednesday – September 28, 2022
    #2022-259324/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-28-2022 at 0000 hours, a victim was punched in the face after the suspect yelled racial slurs at them. Victim believes the assault occurred because of the suspect’s perception of their race. Suspect is still outstanding, but officers obtained evidence for later identification. #2022-259501/East Precinct/First Watch: At 0715 hours, a City […]
  • Tuesday – September 27, 2022
    #2022-258306/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-27-2022 at 0023 hours, multiple callers reported hearing shots and vehicles fleeing near Renton Ave S and S Ryan St. Officers arrived and located evidence of a shooting in the street. No victims, property damage, or suspects were located. The evidence was photographed and collected. #2022-258318/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0045 hours, […]
  • Monday – September 26, 2022
    #2022-357317/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-26-2022 at 0022 hours, a 15-year-old female was driving a 2019 Volkswagen Golf westbound on N. 50th St at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway where 50th becomes Phinney Ave N. The driver crossed the southbound lane of travel, left the roadway, […]
  • Sunday – September 25, 2022
    #2022-256753/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-25-2022 at 1257 hours, officers located a stolen vehicle near Letitia Av S/S Adams St that had been taken in an armed carjacking nine days earlier. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle at a stop light, it rammed the vehicle in front of it and began eluding. A short, low […]
  • Saturday – September 24, 2022
    #2022-255310/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-24-2022 at 0007 hours, officers were dispatched to a large encampment fire at 1000 6 Ave S. Most of the northern portion of the encampment was engulfed in flames necessitating a large response from Seattle Fire. Seattle City Light also responded due to possible damage to the wires above. SFD found […]
  • Friday – September 23, 2022
    #2022-254874/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-23-2022 at 1544 hours, a Sounder Train was traveling southbound in the 4100 block near Diagonal AV S. The train engineer observed a female stumbling while walking with her head down towards the tracks. The engineer sounded the horn and immediately began to slow the train down. The front right side […]
  • Thursday – September 22, 2022
    #2022-253518/West Precinct/First Watch: On 09-22-2022 at 1003 hours, a victim was receiving services at a local shelter. When the victim realized he left his backpack outside, he went to locate it. He located it hanging from a cart controlled by a female. The victim attempted to retrieve this backpack from the female but was ambushed […]
  • Wednesday – September 21, 2022
    #2022-252211/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-21-2022 at 0040 hours, officers responded to a property damage call involving 3 suspects spray painting a structure. Officers located and attempted to stop one of the suspects who actively fought with an officer by pushing them several times and throwing a large spray can at them. This suspect, along with […]
  • Tuesday – September 20, 2022
    #2022-251342/South Precinct/First Watch: On 09-20-2022 at 0621 hours, a witness observed a male chasing another male with a shot gun. The witness heard the shotgun fired twice. No damage was located, no victim either. The witness stated the involved parties left the initial scene in opposite directions. Evidence of a shooting was recovered from the […]
  • Monday – September 19, 2022
    #2022-250770/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-19-2022 at 1500 hours, a victim reported that he was selling items on Offer Up. An unknown woman replied and told the victim she would buy what he was selling, and she would come to West Seattle to buy them. Upon her arrival she verified the items were what she wanted […]
  • Sunday – September 18, 2022
    #2022-249381/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-18-2022 at 0312 hours, officer was driving to the SW Precinct in the 5400 block of Delridge WY SW when a vehicle emerged from a driveway at a high rate of speed and struck the officer’s patrol car. That vehicle sustained heavy damage but fled the scene. The vehicle was located […]
  • Saturday – September 17, 2022
    #2022-248341/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-17-2022 at 0151 hours, officers responded to shots call in 100 Block 23rd AVE East. No property damage or victims located. Evidence recovered. #2022-248377/North Precinct/Third Watch: At 0242 hours, reports came in of a subject who fell off a structure at Gasworks Park. Officers and Seattle Fire arrived and pronounced the […]
  • Friday – September 16, 2022
    #2022-247329/West Precinct/First Watch: On 09-16-2022 at 0450 hours, officers responded to the area of 9 Ave S / S Jackson St for reported shots heard in the area. Officers located evidence of a shooting in the intersection. A witness described an older vehicle doing donuts in the street then shooting towards a building on the […]
  • Thursday – September 15, 2022
    #2022-246289/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-15-2022 at 0033 hours, officers responded to the area of 12 Av and E Spruce St for a vehicle versus motorcycle collision. Officers arrived and found the driver of the motorcycle with serious injuries to his legs. The driver of the vehicle was believed to be impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. […]
  • Wednesday – September 14, 2022
    #2022-245806/West Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-14-2022 at 1409 hours, officers and Seattle Fire personnel were contacting a downed subject at the bus stop on 3rd Ave at Pike St. While treating the subject, the suspect walked up to the scene and grabbed fire’s AED and attempted to flee with it. One of the fire personnel tried […]
  • Tuesday – September 13, 2022
    #2022-244377/North Precinct/First Watch: On 09-13-2022 at 0441 hours, two unknown males attempted to break into 2 ATMs and forcefully steal one with a chain and vehicle. They were unsuccessful but put both ATMs out of service and caused a large amount of damage to the front doors and frame. Area search for suspects/vehicle were negative. […]
  • Monday – September 12, 2022
    #2022-243593/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-12-2022 at 1358 hours, officers responded to a middle school near 16 Av S/ S Columbian Way that had biased graffiti painted across the roof top apparently sometime over the weekend. When officers arrived, the school staff had already painted over the graffiti and cleaned the scene. They provided evidence and […]
  • Sunday – September 11, 2022
    #2022-242377/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-11-2022 at 0231 hours, a male was coming out of a club in SODO when he was confronted by several suspects who were apparently attempting to take the victim’s shoes. The victim and suspects exchanged gunfire in the parking lot striking at least one vehicle and nearby property. The suspects fled […]
  • Saturday – September 10, 2022
    #2022-241662/West Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-10-2022 at 1130 hours, officers responded to a disturbance in the Belltown neighborhood. A male suspect was following the reporting party (RP) and throwing rocks at his family. When officers arrived, they contacted the RP who identified the suspect who was nearby. There was probable cause for assault. Officers contacted the […]
  • Friday – September 9, 2022
    #2022-240917/North Precinct/Second Watch: On 09-09-2022 at 1632 hours, a 911 reported a male was firing a gun in Gas Works Park. Officers arrived and located a male with a significant injury to both of his hands. During the investigation it was determined that the victim located a mortar shell in the bushes by the water […]
  • Thursday — September 8, 2022
    #2022-239270/West Precinct/Third Watch At 0326 hours, officers responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of Yesler Way. Officers recovered evidence at the scene. No victims or damage was located. #2022-239238/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch At 0138 hours, officers responded to 48th Avenue Southwest and Admiral Way Southwest for a report of a single vehicle collision […]
  • Wednesday — September 7, 2022
    2022-238239/West Precinct/First Watch At 0324 hours, a security company reports the occupants of two vehicles had exited Aurora Avenue and were shooting at each other while driving southbound on 7th Avenue North. Officers recovered evidence and shell casings from the scene.
  • Tuesday – September 6, 2022
    #2022-237254/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 09-06-2022 at 0109 hours, a caller texted 911 to report a male in a parking lot, pointing a handgun at him. The caller gave a description of the suspect vehicle and the location where it was last seen. Upon arriving, officers found four subjects standing around four parked cars. One matched […]
  • Monday – September 5, 2022
    #2022-236374/North Precinct/First Watch: On 09-05-2022 at 0611 hours, officers responded to an armed robbery call that just occurred in the area of Aurora AV N and N 105 ST. The victim was robbed of cash at gun point but was able to follow the suspect vehicle. A responding patrol unit located the suspect vehicle in […]

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