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 – May 14, 2021
    #2021-117604/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-14-2021 at 0232 hours, a suspect went to significant lengths to gain access to the elevated entry of an occupied residence, break windows, and gain entry. Officers arrived and quickly contained the scene, made entry to the residence, and arrested the suspect before he was able to access the victims. #2021-117695/North […]
  • Thursday – May 13, 2021
    #2021-116707/South Precinct/First Watch: On 05-13-2021 at 0825 hours, a subject entered Safeway, went to the back stockroom employee area, rummaged through lockers, stole a scarf to use as a mask. When confronted by employees, the subject threatened to rape a female employee, scaring her. A male employee confronted subject telling him to leave as they […]
  • Wednesday – May 12, 2021
    #2021-115468/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-12-2021 at 0006 hours, three victims got into an argument with the suspect. During the argument, the three victims ran across the street to the Walgreens parking lot while the suspect was shooting at them. The suspect fled the scene on foot. One of the victims was shot in the groin […]
  • Tuesday – May 11, 2021
    #2021-114786/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch: On 05-11-2021 at 1400 hours, the SPD’s Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF), in conjunctions with the ATF Seattle- Crime Gun Task Force and WA DOC, assisted in arresting an outstanding felony DOC escapee who was wanted in connection with multiple shootings and possession of firearms (illegal to possess due to 8 felony […]
  • Monday – May 10, 2021
    #2021-113773/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-10-2021 at 0152 hours, a collision was broadcast in which the car caught fire. SPD, Seattle Fire, and Fire Marshal responded. The driver of the vehicle was reported to be on scene. Upon officer arrival they found that no collision occurred. The “driver” turned out to be a male with a […]
  • Sunday – May 9, 2021
    #2021-112911/West Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-09-2021 at 0026 hours, officers were investigating a robbery call when an uninvolved party attempted to interject himself into the scene. He was told to back away, refused to do so and was subsequently escorted away. The suspect responded by slapping the officer’s hand away. The officer stepped away and attempted […]
  • Saturday – May 8, 2021
    #2021-112189/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 05-08-2021 at 0718 hours, victim observed from their apartment, the suspect walking from the storage area with the victim’s tools. Victim went out and confronted the suspect, who was carrying the victim’s tools that had been stored in a secured storage area. The suspect fled on foot and the suspect gave […]
  • Friday – May 7, 2021
    #2021-111049/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-07-2021 at 0053 hours, officers responded to reports of someone shot in the 3800 block of Letitia Ave S. Officers arrived to find an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers rendered medical aid until relieved by Seattle Fire. It appeared the victim had just exited a vehicle, driven by a […]
  • Thursday – May 6, 2021
    #2021-110161/South Precinct/First Watch: On 05-06-2021 at 0400 hours, an officer responded to a report of 10-12 males physically fighting and someone shooting at an unknown target of this brawl. Victim of a stray bullet was in his car on I-90 eastbound going to Issaquah. He refused to return to aid in the investigation. Confirmed he […]
  • Wednesday – May 5, 2021
    #2021-109308/South Precinct/First Watch: On 05-05-2021 at 0722 hours, a passerby reported seeing people fighting at the intersection of 4 AV S and S Spokane St. Officers learned that a white truck stopped, and three suspects approached the victim who was in possession of a bicycle and demanded their stolen bicycle back (victim provided proof of […]
  • Tuesday – May 4, 2021
    #2021-108390/West Precinct/First Watch: On 05-04-2021 at 0745 hours, SPD Patrol, Seattle Fire and the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad responded to reports of an apartment fire. An SFD fire marshal determined the occupant of the apartment set several small fires inside his unit, causing mostly water damage from the suppression system. It was also determined the […]
  • Monday – May 3, 2021
    #2021-107350/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-03-2021 at 0219 hours, Seattle Fire was on scene of a suspicious vehicle fire and called for SPD response. SPD officers arrived and learned that a neighbor heard a disturbance outside her house and looked at her ring device to see what was going on. The neighbor did not see any […]
  • Sunday – May 2, 2021
    #2021-106566/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 05-02-2021 at 0054 hours, 3 suspects ran up to the main entrance door and threw eggs and balloons (filled with paint) at the door. Two more suspects ran up to the fence (NE corner, by the POV lot) and threw eggs and balloons (filled with paint) at vehicles in the dirt […]
  • Saturday – May 1, 2021
    #2021-105981/West Precinct/First Watch: On 05-01-2021 at 0955 hours, a construction crew ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line near South Lake Union. Numerous Seattle Fire units responded, and SPD responded for traffic control. A 2-block area was evacuated by officers until PSE was able to cap the line and stop the leak. No injuries reported. Media […]
  • Friday – April 30, 2021
    #2021-105356/West Precinct/Second Watch: On 04-30-2021 at 1500 hours, officers were called to an extended stay rental building about a subject that had made threats to kill an employee and was trespassing due to his stay being over. Employees also stated that the subject had put a camera up outside his door in the hallway and […]
  • Thursday – April 29, 2021
    #2021-103832/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-29-2021 at 0005 hours, two suspects entered a gas station mini mart. They checked the store for customers and then one suspect pulled out a handgun, went behind the counter, and ordered the clerk to open the till. The suspects took the contents of the till and several tobacco products and […]
  • Wednesday – April 28, 2021
    #2021-102927/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-28-2021 at 0103 hours, a 911 call came in about SPD accompanying SFD for an unknown female who’s been electrocuted, unknown how/why. After investigation: two unknown females were observed earlier in the evening cutting something with an electric saw at the location. When confronted, they fled in a vehicle. Approximately an […]
  • Tuesday – April 27, 2021
    #2021-102370/North Precinct/Second Watch: On 04-27-2021 @ 1302 hours, a male came into the Home Street bank and presented one of the tellers with a note demanding money and if she cooperated no one would get hurt. The teller put the money into a plastic Bartell’s bag the suspect had given her. The suspect took the […]
  • Monday – April 26, 2021
    #2021-101015/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-26-2021 at 0104 hours, officers were dispatched to the 11200 block of Renton Av S. regarding a shot heard. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting. Officers did not locate any victims, damage, or witnesses. Patrol processed the scene. The report will get forwarded to the Gun Violence Reduction Unit. […]
  • Sunday – April 25, 2021
    #2021-100234/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-25-2021 at 0133 hours, a male victim told responding officers that there was a knock on his door. He answered the door and saw two suspects. Suspect #2 was armed with a revolver. They pushed their way inside and forced him to his hands and knees. Suspect #2 held him at […]
  • Saturday – April 24, 2021
    #2021-099458/West Precinct/First Watch: On 04-24-2021 at 0344 hours, witnesses observed a suspect light a small fire against the building, and later a dumpster, which was also against the occupied building. Officers arrived, pulled the dumpster away from the building, and extinguished the fire. The suspect returned to the scene and was arrested after being identified […]
  • Friday – April 23, 2021
    #2021-098464/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-23-2021 at 0048 hours, officers responded to Seward Park to investigate a report that four gunshots had been heard in the area. Officers arrived and canvassed the area for victims, suspects and evidence. No victims or suspects were located but officers did recover evidence of a shooting. The officers spoke with […]
  • Thursday – April 22, 2021
    #2021-097754/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: On 04-22-2021 at 0830 hours, a male and female victim were inside their vehicle in an encampment located in the 6900 BLK of 2 Ave SW. A suspect walked up and fired several rounds inside the vehicle, striking the victims in the arm, abdomen, and torso. The suspect left on foot. Officers […]
  • Wednesday – April 21, 2021
    #2021-096625/North Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-21-2021 at 0006 hours, a female suspect stole items from a local store. Security guard confronted the suspect. Verbal altercation and posturing from security guard and male friend of suspect. Suspects fled in a vehicle and fired a single gunshot (unknown direction). Bias elements involved. #2021-096677/South Precinct/First Watch: On 04-21-2021 at […]
  • Tuesday – April 20, 2021
    #2021-095822/South Precinct/Third Watch: On 04-20-2021 at 0244 hours, officers were dispatched to 51 Av S / S Cambridge St to investigate a shooting. A witness told police that he saw a male and a female arguing outside an apartment on 51 Av S. As the female drove away, the male fired one shot at her […]

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