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November 17, 2014 at 7:15 PM

2 N. Seattle organization meetings to address recent crime increase

Two North Seattle neighborhood organizations will hold meetings with police and local officials Tuesday to address the recent increase in area crime. The Whittier Heights Involved Neighbors group has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday afternoon at the Loyal Heights Community Center with representatives of the Seattle Police Department North Precinct and Seattle City Council members. The…


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November 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Man beaten and targeted with anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill

A man was beaten and was the target of anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill early Monday morning, according to Seattle police. Police say that the victim was attacked by three or four men while he was smoking a cigarette near Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street about 1:30 a.m.. The victim, police said, could not describe his attackers. The…


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November 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM

2 arrested after jumping from SUV, hiding in Seattle cemetery

Two men were captured hiding in a Seattle cemetery late Friday after police said they jumped from a moving, stolen SUV. Patrol officers were on the lookout for the stolen SUV, believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents in North Seattle, police said. The officers spotted the vehicle at Aurora Avenue North and North…


Comments | Topics: car theft, cemetery, Seattle Police Department

November 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM

SPD officer credited with assisting ‘erotically entangled’ eagles

A Seattle police officer is credited with putting herself in harm’s way to protect a crowd from two erotically entwined eagles in Leschi Park on Wednesday. You read that right: erotically entwined eagles. Officer Vanessa Flick noticed a large crowd gathering around a bald eagle lying on a paved pathway as she drove past Leschi Park on…


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November 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

SPD officers to appeal dismissal of use-of-force suit

In court papers filed Friday, 89 Seattle police officers said they intend to appeal the dismissal of their federal lawsuit seeking to block new use-of-force polices. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman threw out the suit last month, ruling that the policies designed to address excessive force in the Seattle Police Department reasonably balance the need for…


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November 13, 2014 at 5:59 PM

SPD: Thieves most often target Hondas, Subarus, older cars

For drivers of Honda Accords, Honda Civics, Subaru Legacys, the Seattle Police Department has some good news: Your car is popular. The bad news: Your car is popular with thieves. There were 525 reported auto thefts in Seattle in October, bringing the total number this year to 4,715, the police department said. The total is a…


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November 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Valiant valet foils purse-snatching in downtown Seattle

Seattle police credit a downtown valet with foiling a purse-snatching Monday night. Police said the victim was at Sixth Avenue and Pike Street around 7 p.m. when a female took a cell phone from her hand while a second female grabbed her purse and pulled the victim to the ground. The victim suffered a minor knee injury in…


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November 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting by Seattle police

The Associated Press The King County executive has ordered an inquest into July’s fatal shooting of a man by Seattle police. Larry Flynn was shot during a confrontation with officers at Gas Works Park July 30. Police say officers patrolling Gas Works Park around 2:45 a.m. were approached by a security guard who said a man had…


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November 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Woman injured trying to stop North Seattle carjacking

Update at 4:42 p.m.: Witnesses told officers that the suspect struck the woman with her own car, according to the police department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect has been taken into custody, police said. Original post: A woman whose car was stolen in North Seattle Monday was hospitalized after she jumped on…


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