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October 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

1 arrested after many gunshots reported in West Seattle

Update at 6:45 p.m.: The man arrested after shots were fired in West Seattle has been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, the Seattle Police Department said Thursday evening. Officers responded to a call of several shots fired around 2:45 p.m. and heard a man yelling and firing a gun in a nearby…

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October 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Judge has pointed questions in SPD officers’ use-of-force lawsuit

A federal judge on Thursday fired a barrage of skeptical questions at an attorney representing dozens of  Seattle police officers who filed suit seeking to block new, federally mandated use-of-force policies. “Ignored or not agreed with?” U.S. District  Judge Marsha Pechman pointedly asked the attorney, Athan Tramountanas, when he asserted the officers’ concerns about the policies had been ignored…

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October 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Cleaning crew accused of stealing M’s jerseys from Safeco store

Members of a Safeco Field cleaning crew are accused of stealing more than $11,000 worth of Mariners jerseys from a store kiosk, police said. Four suspects, who work for a subcontracting company that does post-season cleaning at Safeco Field, allegedly broke into a Mariner’s Store kiosk and stole several jerseys with a retail value of $11,500,…

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October 8, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Man pulls knife on woman during attempted carjacking in Sodo

Update at 6:18 p.m.: A man was arrested after he pulled a knife on a woman during an attempted carjacking in Sodo Wednesday afternoon, police said. Police initially received reports that the suspect had pulled a knife on a bus driver, but those reports were unfounded, according to the Seattle Police Department. Witnesses told police the man pulled…

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October 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Thief drives $75,000 car through Lake City dealership’s doors

Someone broke into a Lake City auto dealership early Tuesday morning and drove a $75,000 car through the locked doors, according to Seattle police. A private security guard called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and reported someone had broken into the dealership, in the 11300 block of Lake City Way, stole a car and left a mess behind. Police arrived to find tire…

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October 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Man accused of hate crime after threatening whites, gays on Capitol Hill

A man denied entry into a Capitol Hill nightclub early Saturday was arrested after he threatened gays and whites, Seattle police said. The 28-year-old man, described as intoxicated by witnesses, was prevented from entering the club in the 1500 block of Broadway shortly after midnight, according to police. He became angry and reportedly said “all white people should die” and “all…

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October 3, 2014 at 6:55 PM

O’Toole broadens scope of SPD overtime review

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the city auditor to broaden the scope of a review of overtime spending to include all Seattle Police Department overtime in 2013 and 2014, the department said Friday. In response to an Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) report that showed Seattle police wasted more than $1 million on…

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October 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Ballard High School ‘shelters in place’ after gunshots heard

After a report of shots fired in the neighborhood, Ballard High School went briefly into “shelter in place” mode Friday morning, locking the doors and stationing a person just inside, said Stacy Howard, spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools. Seattle police investigated and found no cause for concern, she said. “Unfortunately, this has happened a lot lately in…

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October 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Seattle police increase downtown foot patrols

Working, shopping or living downtown? You can expect to see an increase of Seattle police officers dressed in safety vests. West Precinct Capt. Chris Fowler said Thursday afternoon that an enforcement emphasis targeting street disorder and quality of life issues at Westlake Park, Occidental Park and around Second and Third avenues and Pike and Pine streets started Wednesday. People should…

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