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April 7, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Man arrested at UW last week, arrested tonight at ferry dock

The man who allegedly pepper-sprayed two University of Washington police officers and barricaded himself in a trailer last week, and who in early March led police on a low-speed chase, was arrested again this evening at Seattle’s Colman Dock. The man, who police say is in his 40s, had an outstanding warrant and was…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol

April 4, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Alleged bank robber ID’d as chef; police describe deadly encounter

UPDATE, 3:57 p.m.:|The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has formally identified Cody W. Spafford, the man who was killed after police say he robbed a Madison Park bank with a fake gun yesterday. Spafford died of multiple gunshot wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide. Seattle police Assistant Chief Paul McDonagh identified robbery unit Detective Jim Rogers as the…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank robbery, Department of Corrections, Seattle Police Department

April 3, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Seattle police arrest suspect in 2013 slaying

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a woman whose body was found on a railroad track in July, according to Seattle police. Homicide detectives were called out to the tracks near 5th Avenue South and South Spokane Street around 5 a.m. on July 2 by a train engineer who spotted…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Seattle Police Department, Sodo

April 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Bank robbery suspect fatally shot by Seattle police

Update at 11:58 a.m.| Seattle police say the man has died of his wounds. Updated at 11:46 a.m.| Seattle police say a bank robbery suspect has been shot. His condition was not immediately known.Police say he may have been armed with a knife. He was confronted and shot in the 100 block of 39th Avenue East a short…

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April 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Prosecutors told of potential problem with SPD in-car videos

The King County Prosecutor’s Office said today that it has been informed of a potential problem with Seattle police patrol-car video that could affect prosecutions. “We’re just learning of this and we will be meeting with city officials to find out more,” Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office, said in an email. Donohoe said there was…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: in-car video, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department

April 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Seattle bicyclist seriously injured in collision with SUV

A bicyclist was seriously injured last night in a collision with an SUV, police said. The bicyclist was riding north in east side bike/pedestrian path on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street around 10:30 p.m. when he left the pathway and collided with a southbound 2003 GMC Envoy, police said. Seattle Fire Department medics treated the bicyclist at the scene…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, bicycle accident, Seattle Police Department

April 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Woman hurt after being pushed off embankment near viaduct.

A woman was injured after apparently being pushed down an embankment near the Alaskan Way Viaduct early this morning. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the woman reported that an acquaintance stole her cell phone at 1:15 a.m. then pushed her. She said the two of them were in the 2100 block of Elliott Avenue when she…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Police Department

March 31, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Police: Heavy rainfall thwarted arson at construction site

Investigators believe the weekend’s heavy rainfall prevented an arson at a Central District construction site, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers responded to a development near 21st Avenue East and East Fir Street after a work crew found two Molotov cocktails had been thrown through the window of a home under construction. Only one broke…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Central District, Seattle Police Department

March 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

SPD’s Jim Pugel to retire

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel has decided to retire, effective Monday, ending a 31-year career in which he served a stint as interim police chief during one of the most tumultuous times in the department’s history. Pugel’s departure comes only months after he sought to position himself for the job of permanent chief. But his chances…

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