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April 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Man fatally shot in Central District

Update| 4:40 p.m. A 24-year-old man was shot and killed early this morning in Seattle’s Central District. Police responded to 911 calls at 2:35 a.m. reporting shots fired at the 2200 block of East Union Street. They found the the man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The Seattle…

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April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…

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April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Driver dies after striking pole in North Seattle

Seattle police say that a man who crashed a minivan into a telephone pole in North Seattle yesterday may have suffered some type of medical emergency before the accident. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said in a news release that officers were called to 8th Avenue Northwest, near Northwest 65th Street, after the minivan went over a curb and a planted…

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April 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM

City going out of state for next SPD chief

The search for Seattle’s next police chief has been narrowed to 10 candidates, all from out of state, according to sources familiar with the search. The only internal candidate to apply, Assistant Chief Nick Metz, was among 10 applicants removed from a list of 20 candidates reviewed on Friday by Mayor Ed Murray’s search committee, the…

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April 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Girl dies after being struck by pickup in Northgate

A 17-year-old girl was killed this morning when she was struck by a pickup as she crossed Fifth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, according to Seattle police. The girl was walking west around 8:20 a.m. when she was hit by a green Ford Ranger that was traveling south on Fifth Avenue Northeast,…

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April 13, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Citizens tackle purse thief, recover stolen items

A group of citizens chased and tackled a purse thief, recovering the woman’s purse and other items, Seattle police said in a Web posting Sunday. Officers responded about 5:50 p.m. Saturday to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Myrtle Street to a report of a strong-arm robbery. A preliminary investigation indicated the woman was walking…

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April 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Mistaken identity, joking remark trigger fight and arrests

A case of mistaken identity left one person pepper sprayed, another punched in the face and a third with a chipped tooth, Seattle police said in a Web posting Sunday. Officers responded about 5:53 a.m. Saturday to a report of an assault near Airport Way South and South Snoqualmie Street. A preliminary investigation indicated that a man…

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April 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM

SPD dog takes bite out of crime in deli burglary

A 23-year-old man was arrested for investigation of the burglary of a West Seattle deli store Saturday after he allegedly fled the business and was found by a police dog, Seattle police said in a Web post Sunday. Officers responded at about 1:12 a.m. to 911 calls of a burglary of the deli in the 9000…

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April 13, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Lucky ‘break’ foils robbery attempt in South Seattle

A robber tried to pull a necklace off a woman in a daylight robbery attempt in South Seattle on Saturday, but she got lucky when the necklace fell into her hands, Seattle police said in a Web posting Sunday. Officers responded at 10:15 a.m. to the 7100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South to…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted robbery, Seattle Police Department, South Seattle

April 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to name new police chief in May

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced today that he plans to disclose his choice for the city’s new police chief during the workweek beginning Monday, May 19. Murray’s 12-member search committee is to receive a list of resumes today from a recruiting firm that gathered applications. The committee is expected to reduce the list to about 10 candidates…

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