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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. 

  • Monday – October 2, 2023
    #2023-283969/West Precinct/First Watch: On 10-2-2023, at 09:21hrs, officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking at a business located in the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue. An employee was inside of the parking garage, when he was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a handgun. The suspect brandished the firearm, threatened the … Read more
  • Sunday – October 1, 2023
    #2023-284025/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: At 0229 hours, Dispatch received a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of Harbor Avenue Southwest. A witness stated that she saw two suspects exit a black hatchback vehicle and fire several shots. The suspects got back inside their vehicle and left Southbound on Harbor Avenue Southwest. Fired cartridge casings … Read more
  • Saturday – September 30, 2023
    #2023-283021/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0211 hours, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 5500 block of Airport Way South. The victim told officers he was approached by the suspect who pepper sprayed him and then assaulted him.  The suspect produced a firearm and pointed it at the victim. The suspect took the victim’s phone, … Read more
  • Friday – September 29, 2023
    #2023-282919/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 2324 hours, officers were in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South when they heard gunshots nearby. Additional officers arrived in the area and located shell casings in the roadway at 51st Avenue South and South Cambridge Street. No victims or additional evidence was located.
  • Thursday – September 28, 2023
    #2023-281846/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: At 2257 hours, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 3700 block of 37th Avenue Southwest. Officers recovered shell casings from the intersection of 37th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Manning Street. Video was provided to officers showing two vehicles entering the intersection. A road rage ensued whereupon several shots … Read more
  • Wednesday – September 27, 2023
    #2023-279845/East Precinct/Third Watch: At 0306hrs, in the 500 block of Boylston Avenue East a victim reported that he accidentally fired his gun and shot himself. Officers responded and met the victim outside. The victim stated he was in his apartment trying to holster his handgun and it went off, striking him. Officers checked the apartment … Read more
  • Tuesday – September 26, 2023
    #2023-279362/North Precinct/Second Watch: At 1502hrs, officers arrest a suspect for harassment based on observations and information gathered at the scene. Police seized the suspect’s vehicle pending a search warrant. A warrant was granted, and the vehicle was searched. From the vehicle officers recovered firearms accessories, ammunition, narcotics, and burglary tools. Additional charges were requested. #2023-279716/East … Read more
  • Monday – September 25, 2023
    #2023-277823/North Precinct/Third Watch: At 0016 hours, officers responded to reports of a shooting near North 105th Street and Aurora Avenue North. A vehicle was found abandoned in the southbound lane of the intersection. Multiple shell casings were found around the vehicle and in the intersection. The vehicle and an unoccupied building had bullet damage. There … Read more
  • Sunday – September 24, 2023
    #2023-277047/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-24-2023, at 01:32hrs, officers were investigating a disturbance between two subjects. During the investigation, it appears both parties attempted to push pass officers in order to start a physical altercation. Police were able to detain both the male and female. Officers requested charges for obstruction. #2023-277139/North Precinct/First Watch: At 04:53hrs, officers … Read more
  • Saturday – September 23, 2023
    #2023-276203/East Precinct/First Watch: On 9-23-2023, at 05:19hrs, officers responded to the 1800 block of South Jackson Street to investigate shots fired. Officers located the scene but found no property damage or anyone injured. Police collected evidence of the shooting. #2023-276236/North Precinct/First Watch: At 06:40hrs, officers responded to a shooting incident in the 10500 block of … Read more
  • Friday – September 22, 2023
    #2023-275036/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-22-2023, at 03:14hrs, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary in the 1700 block of 4th Avenue South. Police arrived and found a running stolen Hyundai vehicle with significant front-end damage still at the scene. A business in the area had apparent damage to the front entrance. Officers searched … Read more
  • Thursday – September 21, 2023
    #2023-273900/East Precinct/First Watch: On 9-21-2023, at 04:54hrs, an East Precinct patrol officer responded to investigate a collision involving an emergency city vehicle. A stolen vehicle collided with the emergency vehicle near the intersection of 16th Avenue and East Yesler Way. Due to the collision, the emergency vehicle collided with two parked vehicles in the area. … Read more
  • Wednesday – September 20, 2023
    #2023-272741/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-20-2023, at 03:22hrs, a business located in the 9400 block of 35th Avenue Southwest had forced entry to the front of the business. Based on the investigation, the suspect/suspects drove an unreported stolen Kia sedan through the front door and caused significant damage. This vehicle was left at the scene partially … Read more
  • Tuesday – September 19, 2023
    #2023-271646/East Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-19-2023, at 00:28hrs, police received a report of an assault involving a display of a firearm. The victim reported he was followed by a group of five suspects as he exited the light rail station. The group assaulted the victim, brandished a firearm, and robbed him of his phone. The victim … Read more
  • Monday – September 18, 2023
    #2023-271282/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: On 9-18-2023, at 15:59hrs, officers located two suspicious vehicles parked in the 9200 block of 29th Avenue Southwest. When officers approached, several subjects fled the area. Both vehicles, a Kia Optima and a Hyundai Sonata, showed signs of being stolen but had not been reported. Both vehicles were later reported stolen and … Read more
  • Sunday – September 17, 2023
    #2023-269695/West Precinct/Third Watch: At 0228 hours, multiple calls came in about a shooting that just occurred outside 2nd Avenue Ext South and South Jackson Street. Officers arrived and located three casings. No victims were located from this scene. No suspects located or viable descriptions provided. #2023-269718/West Precinct/Third Watch: At 0310 hours, Dispatch started receiving multiple … Read more
  • Saturday – September 16, 2023
    #2023-268505/North Precinct/Third Watch: At 0004 hours, shooting occurred at North 127th Street and Aurora Avenue North. Victims fled in their vehicle from the suspect in a silver vehicle. The suspect chased the victims to North 125th Street and Densmore Avenue North and shot at the victims. The victims exited and left their vehicle. The suspects … Read more
  • Friday – September 15, 2023
    #2023-267494/North Precinct/First Watch: At 0601 hours, four suspects used a stolen vehicle to smash through the front glass doors of a local smoke shop causing significant property damage. The shop had an interior metal gate that stayed mostly intact, limiting the suspects to a small amount of vape product. Suspects fled the scene in a … Read more
  • Thursday – September 14, 2023
    #2023-266329/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0213 hours, officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Rainier Avenue South for a report of a person throwing a bottle through a window and setting a couch on fire. Upon arrival, the fire was mostly put out by a good samaritan with a fire extinguisher. Officers located and detained … Read more
  • Wednesday – September 13, 2023
    #2023-265197/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: At 0209 hours in the 9400 block of 35th Avenue Southwest, officers responded to a burglary. Officers responded to a commercial building witnesses reported seeing a silver sedan Hyundia smashing into the front of the building to gain entry. An additional vehicle, described as a white SUV, parked in the street nearby … Read more
  • Tuesday – September 12, 2023
    #2023-264210/West Precinct/First Watch: At 0552 hours in the 4300 block of Southwest Admiral Way, three suspects walked in a convenience store wearing masks and gloves. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the clerk. The suspects grabbed money from the cash register and took tobacco products. The third suspect stayed at the door and … Read more
  • Monday – September 11, 2023
    #2023-262931/North Precinct/Third Watch: At 0125 hours, officers were dispatched to the 13000 block of 10th Avenue Northeast for property damaged and firing a weapon. Police officers arrived and located the suspect. Two firearms were located, and the suspect was arrested for malicious mischief, officer also requested charges for discharging a firearm. #2023-263578/East Precinct/Second Watch: At … Read more
  • Sunday – September 10, 2023
    #2023-261979/East Precinct/Third Watch: At 0147 hours, officers responded to the area of 11 Avenue and E Pine Street for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, shell casings were discovered inside Cal Anderson Park. Witnesses advised two persons were arguing and one of the males fired several rounds into the air. There were no reported injuries … Read more
  • Saturday – September 9, 2023
    #2023-260984/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0314 hours, officers responded to the 4100 block of 4 Av S for a report of a collision with shots fired. Officers arrived and located a male driver that was involved in the collision. While speaking with the subject, officers noticed bullet damage to the vehicle. A witness stated that two … Read more
  • Friday – September 8, 2023
    #2023-260353/North Precinct/Second Watch: At 1347hrs, officers were dispatched to reports of a subject in Green Lake that went into the water and did not resurface. One witness on scene swam out towards the subject but was not able to assist him before he went subsurface. Police and Seattle Fire Department arrived on scene and swimmers … Read more

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