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February 15, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Unidentified body found in Seattle’s South Park

(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Update 11:37 a.m.: Police officers said they responded to a 911 call around 8 a.m. They found an unconscious woman, so officers and medics tried to revive her with CPR. She suffered some physical trauma, but police and medical investigators were still trying to determine the cause and type of…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: crime, possible homicide, Seattle Police

October 13, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Seattle council OKs zoning change for new youth courthouse, jail

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to approve a zoning change allowing King County to build a new juvenile courthouse and jail at the height and width it wants to. The vote was 8 to 1. The lone vote against the change was Councilmember Kshama Sawant. She sided with opponents of the new juvenile-justice complex who…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: crime, juvenile justice, King County

September 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

SPD says stepped-up Capitol Hill patrols are working

Stepped-up patrols on Capitol Hill that were ordered to address a recent spike in crime are already yielding dividends, the Seattle Police Department says. On Saturday night, cops arrested a juvenile for reportedly threatening to kill a security guard and, in a separate incident, nabbed a man for indecent liberties after seeing him grab a woman…


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January 30, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Renton police ask help on ID of attempted kidnapping suspect

The Renton Police Department has released a sketch of a man suspected of attempted kidnapping. The Renton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of attempted kidnap with sexual motivation on Jan. 8. A 21-year-old woman was walking in the industrial area at Southwest 21st Street and Lind Avenue Southwest shortly…


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January 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Man carrying gun in Belltown fight, shot in buttocks by police

Seattle police shot a man in the buttocks after they witnessed him carrying a gun during a confrontation with another man in Belltown Sunday morning. Police officials said the officers were responding to an unusually high volume of disturbance calls in Belltown at the time. Police said the victim, in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life…


Comments | Topics: Belltown, crime, police shooting

December 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Lynnwood police nab suspected bank robber

Lynnwood police say they caught a bank robber today who showed a long firearm, then tried to drive off with stolen money. The crime happened at 5:10 p.m. at a U.S. Bank branch in the 19000 block of Highway 99.  The suspected robber drove a mile west, to the 7500 block of 196th Street Southwest, and…


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September 6, 2013 at 8:46 PM

Teenager stabbed in downtown Seattle

A 16-year-old man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed five times in the back, according to a Seattle Fire Depeartment spokeswoman. The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Friday evening at Second Avenue and Pine Street downtown where the teen was hanging out with a group of friends. Seattle police officials believe he…


Comments | Topics: crime, downtown Seattle

July 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Woman wields ax at 3:30 a.m. in Spokane fire station

The Associated Press   Police say a woman entered a Spokane fire station, took an ax from a truck and smashed out two large windows. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Station 3 was occupied at the time and unlocked. The woman ran toward arriving police with the ax and they subdued her with a Taser. Police say the 30-year-old…


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