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December 10, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Man suspected of stabbing woman in Belltown arrested

A 38-year-old man suspected of stabbing and robbing a woman in Belltown earlier this month was arrested Tuesday night, Seattle police said. The victim ran into a business near Fourth Ave and Lenora Street around 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and told employees she had just been robbed and stabbed, police said. Employees called 911 and the 31-year-old woman was…

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Comments | Topics: assault, robbery, Seattle Police Department

December 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Man threatens customers, torches sign at Roosevelt shop

Seattle police say a man set fire to a sandwich board at a Roosevelt coffee shop and threatened to burn the business down. Witnesses told police the man put some cloth on top of the sign outside the shop in the 6400 block of 12th Avenue Northeast around 1:30 p.m. Monday and lit it with a lighter. He kept flicking the lighter…

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December 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Policing for recent Seattle protests cost nearly $600K

Demonstrations in Seattle that followed recent grand juries’ decisions to not indict police officers who killed unarmed men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City have cost the city nearly $600,000. Services, including planning for and providing public safety during the demonstrations, cost $585,970 from Nov. 13 through Dec. 2, leading the city to request organizers of marches…

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December 9, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Seattle Police Department watchdog fields protest-related complaints

The Seattle Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability has received three complaints in the past 24 hours in connection with recent street protests over police brutality and racial bias in the criminal justice system, an official said. Two of the complaints relate to use of force by police and one relates to rudeness/professionalism, the office’s civilian director, Piece Murphy, said Tuesday…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Office of Professional Accountability, protests, Seattle Police Department

December 8, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Seattle police say attack on cab driver was hate crime

A 26-year-old man was arrested for a suspected hate crime early Sunday after he beat a taxi driver unconscious and told him to “go back to your own country,” Seattle police said. During the attack, the cabbie lost control of the taxi, which struck several parked cars and an apartment building in the Magnolia neighborhood, according to…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, hate-crime, malicious harssment

December 8, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Murray thanks SPD for handling of protests, but complaints under review

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray gave police a pat on the back Monday, thanking them in an email for their work during weekend street protests over police brutality. In an email to all Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers, Murray wrote, “I’m writing to express my thanks for your professionalism and restraint as you helped facilitate protests over…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics, The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, Lisa Daugaard, Public Defenders Association

December 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Man beaten, stabbed at Chinatown-ID bus stop

Police are looking for two people who beat and stabbed a man at a bus stop in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District Wednesday evening. A 20-year-old man was near 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street when two men approached him shortly after 6 p.m. and took his headphones, according to the Seattle Police Department. A witness told…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: International District, Seattle Police Department

December 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

2 men, 1 cat doused with pepper spray at First Hill McDonald’s

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Firefighters were called back to the McDonald’s to treat several McDonalds employees for exposure to pepper spray. Could be residual. Update at 1:09 p.m.: We’re still trying to sort things out, but police are essentially supporting the story told by Joseph Malloy. Malloy, 42, said he went into the McDonald’s with his cat…

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December 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Woman stabbed, robbed in Belltown

Seattle police say the man pictured in this surveillance photo is suspected of stabbing a woman in a Belltown alley on Tuesday. The victim ran into a business near Fourth Ave and Lenora Street around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and told employees she had just been robbed and stabbed, police said. Employees called 911 and the 31-year-old woman was…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Belltown, robbery, Seattle Police Department

December 3, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Seattle protest targets New York grand jury decision

UPDATE AT 10 P.M.: Most of the protesters have dispersed. A Seattle police captain said one person was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer. ORIGINAL POST: A group of protesters is marching in downtown Seattle Wednesday night, protesting another grand jury decision involving a white police officer and the death of a black man. The group gathered first…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Eric Garner, Ferguson, protest

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