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December 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Skullduggery: 12 bloody animal skulls left at Fremont house

A dozen bloody skinned animal heads were left in the front yard of a Fremont home this morning, according to Seattle police. Officers found the bizarre scene just before 2:30 a.m. at Troll Avenue and North 36th Street, across the street from the Fremont Troll. Police said 10 of the animal heads were left on a lawn and two were on…

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June 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

SPD bicycle officers credited with saving stricken man’s life

Two Seattle police bicycle officers are being credited with saving a man’s life yesterday after he was found unconscious on a street. The officers were on patrol near Seventh Avenue South and South Main Street around 4:40 p.m. when they saw the unconscious man on the ground underneath Interstate 5, according to police. The officers checked the man for visible injuries…

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April 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Interim SPD Chief Pugel apologizes for video mocking homeless

Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel has issued an apology for a a video he participated in 27 years ago that mocks the homeless. The 1986 video shows a group of Seattle police officers dressed as homeless people underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct drinking, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. The video is set…

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April 17, 2013 at 1:48 PM

SPD bomb squad called out 6 times since Boston Marathon blasts

The Seattle Police Department’s Arson/Bomb Squad (ABS) has examined a half-dozen suspicious packages since Monday’s explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon, police said. Seattle police haven’t received any information about threats in the city, ABS Sgt. Jim Hansen said in a news release. ”When there’s a major event around the country, people become more vigilant,” he said. The…

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February 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Seattle police hunt for brazen purse-snatcher

Do you recognize this guy? Seattle police are looking for him in connection with a purse-snatching last week At about 6 p.m. last Friday, two men approached a woman outside a department store at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street, shoved her to the sidewalk, stole her purse and ran off. The robbery was caught on store surveillance cameras. Police have identified…

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January 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Unlawful New Year’s Eve celebration lands 2 men in King County Jail

Here’s how not to celebrate the new year. Seattle police arrested two men on New Year’s Eve after they were spotted drinking, driving and shooting fireworks out of their car. Police were alerted to the pair at about 11:30 p.m. Monday by a witness who directed officers to their Toyota Camry. Police spotted the Camry in a parking lot near First Avenue and Blanchard Street and…

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