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August 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

SPD: Men snatch tablet computer from woman in wheelchair at Northgate Mall

Talk about low. Seattle police say the two men pictured in this surveillance photo snatched a tablet computer from a woman at Northgate Mall last week. The victim and her husband – who both use wheelchairs – were inside the mall waiting for a Metro Access van on Aug. 22 when the two suspects began circling them, police said. After hanging…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Northgate Mall, Seattle Police Department, theft

August 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

The breaking-news account of the 2nd Avenue bike fatality

Update 1:20 p.m.: Our latest coverage of this story has moved here. Update 10:30 a.m.: Seattle police say the cyclist killed Friday morning was riding south in a bike lane on Second Avenue when she was hit by the truck, which also was on Second Avenue and turning left onto University Street. Det. Patrick Michaud, Seattle…


| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bicycle fatality, Seattle Police Department, Traffic accident

August 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Police: driver crushes Seattle parking officer’s hand

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer’s hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp. Detective Drew Fowler says the 57-year-old man was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. The parking officer…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, parking tickets, Seattle Police Department

August 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Man in tux shoots at couple who see him having sex in Seattle alley

A drunken man in a tuxedo fired a gunshot at a couple early Tuesday  after they interrupted him having sex with a woman in a downtown alley, Seattle police said. According to police, a witness spotted the 64-year-old man handing money to a woman near Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street just after 2 a.m.  The pair…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Seattle Police Department, shooting

August 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Thief grabs ring from Northgate jewelry store and bolts

Seattle police hope you recognize this guy. According to police, the man stole a ring from a Northgate Mall jewelry store earlier this month. The man came into the unnamed store three times within an hour and on the last visit, around 8:30 p.m., asked an employee to pull out a ring so he could take pictures, police said. Instead, he…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Northgate Mall, Seattle Police Department, theft

August 26, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Seattle police create position to target downtown crime

Seattle police Assistant Chief Mike Washburn will lead an effort to focus on downtown crime. Washburn was the department’s chief of staff until last month, when Mike Wagers was named the department’s chief operating officer. Wager’s position is essentially a chief-of-staff role, said department spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. On Tuesday, Whitcomb said the department is still formalizing Washburn’s precise title,…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Police Department

August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

2 young bicyclists struck by cars in Georgetown

Two young friends on bicycles were injured when they were struck by vehicles Monday afternoon in separate collisions at the same Georgetown intersection. The first accident happened about 3:30 p.m. when an 8-year-old boy was struck by a car as he rode across Airport Way South at Corson Avenue South, police said. The boy suffered minor scrapes but…


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August 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Woman robbed at gunpoint while waiting for bus in Rainier View

A 64-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon while waiting for a bus at a Rainier View bus stop, police said. The victim was waiting for a Metro bus around 5 p.m. in the 11800 block of Beacon Avenue South when a man came up behind her and shoved a small, silver handgun into her side, according…


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August 22, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Woman stabbed while waiting for bus in South Park

UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. | The woman who was stabbed while waiting for a bus in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood Friday morning said she was attacked by two women, one woman she knew and a stranger, according to a Seattle Police report. The woman told officers she had known the person who attacked her for about three years and only knew the…


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August 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

City, federal monitor move to dismiss suit by SPD officers

Attorneys for the city of Seattle asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit in which more than 100 Seattle police officers are seeking to block new use-of-force policies stemming from federally mandated reforms. Shortly after, attorneys for  the federal monitor overseeing the reforms also filed a motion to dismiss, calling the officers’ claims “legally…


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