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January 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Homeless man wakes up, discovers he has been shot

Talk about a rude awakening. A homeless man told Seattle police that he awoke in a tent in a wooded area near Interstate 5 and Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon and discovered he had been shot in the leg. Police were called to Swedish Hospital after the 41-year-old man arrived with a gunshot wound, police said. He…

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January 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

SPD Assistant Chief Nick Metz named Aurora, Colo., police chief

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz has been selected as the next chief of police in Aurora, Colo. Metz said he has always wanted to lead a department and is “excited” about the move. He said he was formally offered the job on Wednesday and expects to be confirmed by the Aurora City Council on Feb. 2….

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January 13, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Body found offshore in West Seattle identified as woman, 69

The body that was found offshore in West Seattle last week has been identified as that of a 69-year-old woman. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Carolyn Arnold, 69. Arnold’s body was pulled from the water in Puget Sound off West Seattle Thursday morning after police responded to a stretch of coastline near…

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January 13, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Police hope you can ID Northgate bank robber

  Seattle police hope someone out there will recognize this surveillance photo of a man who robbed a bank in Northgate on Saturday afternoon. The man walked into the bank in the 11100 block of Roosevelt Way Northeast shortly before closing, told an employee he was robbing the bank and demanded money. The man did not indicate whether he was armed…

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January 12, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Suspect arrested in stabbing on downtown Seattle bus

Seattle police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus on Dec. 24. The stabbing victim, a man in his 40s, survived the attack. But police said his injuries were life-threatening when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police say the victim entered the Route 132 bus and sat down next…

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January 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Anti-police brutality protesters disrupt Seattle City Council meeting

The Seattle City Council temporarily suspended its weekly briefing Monday morning after people upset with the Seattle Police Department’s handling of recent anti-police brutality demonstrations began shouting and singing. Several council members left the council chambers after audience members broke up a presentation by representatives from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Many people who had shared concerns…

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January 7, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Woman, 54, arrested after West Seattle stabbing

A woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed another woman in the chest during a fight in Seattle’s High Point neighborhood Wednesday evening, police said. Officers responded to reports of a fight in front of a convenience store at 35th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Morgan Street shortly after 7 p.m. and located the suspect and the…

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January 7, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Seattle City Council will revisit city’s police-intelligence ordinance

Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell has asked the council’s legislative staff to revisit the city’s police-intelligence ordinance with the goal of strengthening it, he said Wednesday. Enacted in 1979, the ordinance – in part – restricts how and when Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers can collect information, including photographs and video, about an individual’s participation…

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January 6, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Seattle police make arrest in cold-case homicide

Seattle police have made an arrest in the connection with the 2011 slaying of Donald Meyer, whose remains were found in Georgetown and underneath the Ship Canal Bridge. King County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said Scott Halfhill was charged Monday with second-degree murder. Halfhill, 59, was booked into the King County Jail on Monday. Halfhill, who was Meyer’s…

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January 5, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Police want help ID’ing Metro bus stabber

Seattle police investigators released a photo on Monday of a suspect in the of stabbing a passenger on King County Metro Transit bus on Christmas Eve and asked the public for help identifying the man. Police said detectives retrieved the image from a security camera on the bus. The suspect is black, in his 40s or…

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