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January 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Woman arrested after drive-by shooting in Belltown

A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Officers were in the area when they heard shots fired around 1 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street. A woman reported that a bullet came through her apartment window and witnesses reported seeing a white Camaro fleeing the area,…

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January 23, 2015 at 7:12 PM

4 robbed, assaulted in Seattle’s Kobe Terrace Park

Police are looking for two women and a man suspected  of robbing four other people at gunpoint and taking several items, including clothing, in an International District park Friday afternoon. The robbery victims flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park around 4:15 p.m. Friday, and reported that they had been robbed and assaulted, according to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Police arrest 2 burglary suspects found hiding in W. Seattle shed

Officers arrested two alleged burglars after they found the pair hiding in a shed on West Seattle’s Genesee Hill on Friday afternoon, police said. A resident called 911 around 3:30 p.m. when she heard sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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January 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Police continuing to investigate double shooting downtown

Police homicide and gang detectives continue to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in downtown Seattle that left two people hurt. Police were called to a report of shots fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, the hub of shopping, business and transit, at 8:15 p.m. No arrests have been made and police have not provided descriptions of…

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January 22, 2015 at 12:11 PM

Seattle police to begin DNA testing on all stored rape kits

Seattle police will begin DNA testing on all sexual-assault evidence kits and dig into the backlog of 1,276 stored kits that were never tested, the department announced on Thursday. Police said the decision was made after discussions with the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Harborview Medical Center and victim-advocacy groups. “We will test all sexual-assault kits moving forward and begin addressing…

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January 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM

2 injured, 1 critically, in shooting near Third Avenue and Pine

Two people were injured, one critically, Wednesday night in downtown Seattle, police said. A 25-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured when more than a dozen shots were fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, in the downtown core. The man and boy were taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical and serious condition, respectively, according…

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January 20, 2015 at 9:39 PM

Police seek public’s help in finding missing 13-year-old girl

The Seattle Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old girl who was last seen Friday getting into a car with a man in South Seattle. Eliana Perkins was seen in a white Honda on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, police said. She was with a man in his 30s. Perkins is 13 years…

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January 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

Public’s help sought in Belltown shooting

Seattle police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who shot a 21-year-old man in Belltown early Monday. Witnesses told officers they saw three people arguing shortly before 2 a.m. and heard a couple of gunshots. The man who was shot flagged a cab and fled the area. Officers who responded to the area found…

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January 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Student arrested for bringing gun to Columbia City school

A student at Seattle’s Interagency Academy was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he brought a gun to school, police said. Police received a report from the school at 3528 S. Ferdinand St. just before 1 p.m. indicating a student was carrying a firearm through a campus hallway, police said. The school was placed in lockdown and police responded. The student, who is…

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January 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM

2 men arrested after North Seattle drive-by robbery

Two men were arrested after they allegedly pulled a gun on a man, stole his iPad and then crashed their getaway car in North Seattle on Friday afternoon, police said. The alleged victim flagged down officers near North 85th Street and Aurora Avenue North shortly before 3:30 p.m. and reported that several men in a white…

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