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. 

  • Wednesday – October 21, 2020
    #2020-299268/East Precinct/Second Watch: On 10-21-2020 at 1312 hours, while a patrol officer was responding to an Auto Theft call, she encountered a subject blocking the roadway on 12th Av. The pedestrian standing in the middle of traffic forced cars to halt and the officer used her emergency equipment to signal the subject that he should move out […]
  • Tuesday – October 20, 2020
    #2020-299208/North Precinct/Third Watch:  On 10-202020 at 2241 hours, a passerby observed a male lying in the roadway with obvious trauma resulting from a vehicle. She noted a white van drive away from the male in the roadway, but no actual collision was observed. Seattle Fire responded and declared the male in his 50s deceased. 
  • Monday – October 19, 2020
    #2020-297438/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-19-2020 at 0224 hours, officers were dispatched to a robbery call in the 10200 block of Aurora Av N. According to the caller, an unknown male threatened the caller with a gun and stole his belongings. Officers arrived and contacted the caller/victim. The victim stated that he was approached by a […]
  • Sunday – October 18, 2020
    #2020-296632/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-18-2020 at 0008 hours a group of approximately 200 vehicles entered the International District and gathered in and around a parking lot at 6th Ave S and S King St.  Dispatch received reports of reckless driving and officers responded to the area.  Patrol units provided a high visibility stationary presence near the […]
  • Saturday – October 17, 2020
    #2020-295848/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-17-2020 at 0005 hours, officers responded to reports of a person shot on Lake City Way NE near NE 130 St. Officer arrived on scene and located a male victim lying on the ground with a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower abdominal region. After the scene was secured, Seattle Fire personnel responded and […]
  • Friday – October 16, 2020
    #2020-295273/West Precinct/First Watch: On 10-16-2020 at 1106 hours, officers responded to Occidental Park for a report of five people fighting. Multiple calls came in, including one from MID Ambassadors who reported the suspect had stolen a security guard’s radio and was running around the park. Officers arrived and immediately took the suspect into custody. The […]
  • Thursday – October 15, 2020
    2020-294034/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-15-2020 at 0027 hours, a man reported that he was approached for cigarettes at a 7/11 near Denny WY and Broad ST. The man refused and the suspect started to attack the man. The suspect eventually obtained the victims knife and his 2012 Chrysler Town and Country. The victim had a […]
  • Wednesday – October 14, 2020
    #2020-258723/West Precinct/First Watch: On Wednesday, 08-12-20, a suspect was identified in the theft of an AR-15 rifle from an SPD patrol vehicle during the riot on Saturday, 05-30-20, in the 1600 block of 6th Avenue. On Wednesday, 10-14-20, the suspect was arrested in Bremerton, WA. during his Department of Corrections visit. The suspect is currently […]
  • Tuesday – October 13, 2020
    #2020-292130/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-13-2020 at 0220 hours, officers responded to the report of a possible burglary at an art studio on S King ST. The suspect vehicle was located at the scene and two suspects were located inside the car. The vehicle was stolen and involved in a burglary last night. The female in […]
  • Monday – October 12, 2020
    #2020-291724/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-12-2020 at 1455 hours, two people assaulted each other with a metal pipe. Both were contacted, and both received medical attention. K9 deployed and was able to confirm the direction of travel of one of the suspect/victims.  #2020-291778/South Precinct/Second Watch: On 10-12-2020 at 1552 hours, two suspect vehicles pulled next to […]
  • Sunday – October 11, 2020
    #2020-290504/South Precinct/Third Watch:  On 10-11-2020 at 0100 hours, South Precinct patrol responded to the vicinity of the 6700 BLK of 44 Av S in response to a threats call. Upon arrival, investigation revealed that the suspect had been threatening one of the residents for the last few weeks because they would not allow the suspect […]
  • Saturday – October 10, 2020
    #2020-289664/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-10-2020 at 0124 hours, a call came out of a shot fired and people screaming. Officers arrived in the area and heard another shot fired to the East. Officers converged on 16th Ave SW/SW Trenton St to find about 20 people in the area. The subjects were not cooperative. Officers formed one […]
  • Friday – October 9, 2020
    #2020-288603/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-9-2020 at 0016 hours, a house in the 1600 block of NE 137 St had a large blue line American flag flying outside. The residence was warned to remove the flag and its occupants were verbally harassed because of it. When the residents refused to remove the flag, graffiti, like ACAB […]
  • Thursday – October 8, 2020
    #2020-287605/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-8-2020 at 0018 hours, the victim picked up a known male. The victim was attempting to help the suspect. After trying to get the suspect food, the victim gave him $40. The suspect then produced a knife and told the victim not to worry. The victim exited the vehicle while it […]
  • Wednesday – October 7, 2020
    #2020-272477/East Precinct/Second Watch:  On 9-20-2020 a drive-by shooting occurred at 23 Av. S. and S. Dearborn St. where one victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Officers conducted follow up investigations and developed probable cause for the suspect. On 10/7/20 Detectives and the U.S. Marshals Taskforce arrested the suspect in Lakewood, WA. The suspect was booked for Assault 1, Drive-by Shooting, […]
  • Tuesday – October 6, 2020
    #2020-285926/South Precinct/First Watch:  On 10-6-2020 at 0832 hours, officers responded to Mount Baker Park, located at 2521 Lake Park Dr S to investigate a suspicious fire to the park bathrooms. Seattle Fire was already on scene and requested SPD respond. Upon arrival, officers observed a small wooden sign, which was burned, and placed near the men’s bathroom entry door. The […]
  • Monday – October 5, 2020
    #2020-284785/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-5-2020 at 0047 hours, Seattle Public School security was flagged down about a shooting. Officers flooded the area and found one gunshot wound victim on the ground in the middle of the intersection of Utah Av S and S Holgate St. The victim was shot multiple times. Officers applied a tourniquet and kept the […]
  • Sunday – October 4, 2020
    #2020-284014/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-4-2020 at 0107 hours, a large house party was being hosted at an Airbnb. Two suspects arrived that did not get along. They got into an argument before shooting 15-20 rounds at each other. Two victims were transported to Harborview Medical Center by personal vehicles. It is unknown if they were the shooters. Both victims […]
  • Saturday – October 3, 2020
    #2020-283088/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-3-2020 at 0038 hours, a female’s surveillance system alerted her to unauthorized people inside her vacant residence. Officers arrived on scene, made entry to the property, and located two suspects. One suspect was apprehended without incident and ultimately booked into the King County Jail. K9-13 responded to search the residence and the general vicinity for the […]
  • Friday – October 2, 2020
    #2020-282536/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: On 10-2-2020 at 1144 hours, officers observed a silver 2009 Acura with stolen license plates near 16 Ave SW/SW Holden St. Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the two occupants. A check of the VIN showed the vehicle was also stolen on 9/23/20. The driver was placed under arrest for possession of […]
  • Thursday – October 1, 2020
    #2020-281204/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 10-1-2020 at 0005 hours, officers responded to a hospital in the north precinct for a stabbing victim. Victim stated he was somewhere in the Ballard area with several friends when he got into a verbal argument with an unknown male. The argument quickly escalated, with the victim sustaining several non-life-threatening wounds […]
  • Wednesday – September 30, 2020
    #2020-280264/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-30-2020 at 0018 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a subject burning cardboard in an alley. Upon arrival, officers learned from witnesses that the suspect was adding cardboard to a burning fire when he was confronted. Officers observed that the fire was against a concrete building, and on a […]
  • Tuesday – September 29, 2020
    #2020-279415/South Precinct/First Watch: On 9-29-2020, an officer on-viewed a reported stolen vehicle pulling into a gas station on East Marginal. The driver was arrested, and the passenger released. The officer also recovered shaved keys and a loaded gun magazine. #2020-279616/West Precinct/First Watch: On 9-29-2020 at 0950 hours, a woman was standing at the corner of […]
  • Monday – September 28, 2020
    #2020-278542/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-28-2020 at 0218 hours, a male motorist stated that he had been driving when a vehicle almost “t-boned” his vehicle. A verbal altercation ensued, and the driver of the suspect vehicle displayed a gun. The victim attempted to drive away, and the suspect vehicle began ramming the victim vehicle in an […]
  • Sunday – September 27, 2020
    #2020-277591/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 9-27-2020 at 0025 hours, officers responded to a trespass call that had been holding for a while, but the suspect was still on scene and had now made it into an apartment. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect who was uncooperative. The suspect was handcuffed and escorted out of the building. […]

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