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July 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Officer shoots man at scene of suspected Mount Baker burglary

A Seattle police officer shot a 20-year-old man at the scene of a reported burglary early today after police say the man jumped from the roof and began fighting with the officer. The police responded to a burglary call in the 4000 block of 39th Avenue South, in the Mount Baker neighborhood, about 1:30 a.m. Neighbors…


Comments | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police, shooting

July 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

SPD officer charged with molestation, suspended without pay

 Update 11:48 a.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole released this statement about Officer Eric A. Smith, who was charged today with five criminal counts stemming from child abuse allegations. “I have just been informed that the Snohomish County Prosecutor has filed charges against a Seattle police officer for multiple counts of Child Molestation and Communicating with…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: child molestation, Seattle Police, Snohomish County District Court

July 2, 2014 at 5:54 AM

Seattle police officer shoots, kills armed man

Update at 5:35 p.m.: Seattle police said this afternoon that Austin J. Derby, 36, the man fatally shot by an officer last night, carried a realistic-looking pellet gun. While hiding in a shed following the chase from Federal Way, Derby warned approaching officers, “I’ve got a pistol, too,” police said. An officer fired when Derby pointed…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: office shoots man dead, Seattle Police, State Patrol chase

June 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Man shot on Ship Canal Bridge identified

A man who authorities say was fatally shot by two Washington State Patrol troopers after stopping his pickup in the middle of the Ship Canal Bridge on Monday has been identified as Jonathan K. Whitehead. Whitehead, 33, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Little is known about Whitehead. His last address was in Marysville and…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Medical Examiner's Office, Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police

June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…


Comments | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, collision, commute

June 6, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Armed man arrested after standoff at 10th and Union

Update at 2:13 p.m: Police say they have the gunman in custody. No one was injured. Update at 1:38 p.m.: Police said officers believe they have the man cornered inside the parking garage of a building in the 1000 block of Union Street, although he has not yet been taken into custody. Police said he is…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: armed man, Seattle Police

June 4, 2014 at 5:43 AM

2nd victim identified in Central District double slaying

The second man fatally shot near South King Street and 29th Avenue South, in the Central District, on Sunday has been identified by police as Dwone Anderson-Young. Matalepuna Malu is being held in connection with the slayings of Anderson, 23, and Ahmed Said, 27. Police say the killings were not gang related; a motive has not been released…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Anderson-Young, Central District, face

May 31, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Man stabbed in Occidental Park

A man was stabbed in Occidental Park about 6:30 p.m. tonight. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to Seattle police spokesman Officer Patrick Michaud. Despite numerous witnesses, police couldn’t find anyone who would talk about the incident, Michaud said. The victim initially told police his attacker was a Hispanic man…


Comments | Topics: occidental park, Seattle Police, stabbing

May 29, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Thursday Memo: Man hit by train … Marijuana Fairy … SPD cops sue … Plump planet

A young man was struck by a train in Shoreline this morning. Weed Fairy pays Seattle a visit: A woman who goes by “Weed Fairy” distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over the Memorial Day weekend. Is anyone surprised by this, one way or another? More than 100 Seattle…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: fat people, lawsuit, Mariners win

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