CRIME & SAFETY
There's been a noticeable pushback against shoplifting this year
It is peak shopping season, which means it's also peak shoplifting season. At least that's according to retailers. In a survey by the National Retail Federation, 70% of retailers said theft was a bigger priority for them than last year. As NPR's Martin Kaste reports, those complaints have led to new efforts to try to roll back the wave of retail theft.
Two Drug Dealers Arrested: Major Blow to Narcotics Trade in Seattle Neighborhoods
Seattle Police have arrested two people suspected of selling drugs in several Seattle areas, including the University District, Ballard, Aurora corridor in Northgate, and Bitter Lake. The suspects were under investigation for three months by SPD's Narcotics detectives and Homeland Security agents for their alleged involvement in the sale of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.
Shootout in Seattle's Central District leads to rollover crash, stray bullets hit nearby homes
SEATTLE — Seattle Police Department (SPD) officers are investigating a shootout between two cars that occurred in the Central District neighborhood Tuesday evening that led to an SUV rollover. The SUV flipped over on a sidewalk at 23rd and Spruce. KOMO News Reporter Ryan Simms went to the scene,...
Crews respond to South Seattle commercial building fire, flames seen from flight
The fire was upgraded to a 2-alarm fire.
Seattle police ask public for help to identify robbery and assault suspect
The victim told police he was getting off a bus when an unknown man grabbed his phone and repeatedly punched him in the face.
Nurses at Seattle Children's request management's help in quelling violence
Forty-four nurses on the psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit at Seattle Children's Hospital signed a letter requesting management's support in curbing violent incidents they say have increased over the past few weeks. Police have been called twice to respond to incidents of violence on the unit in the past two...
Fire Causes Partial Collapse of Vacant Building in Seattle's Columbia City Neighborhood
Witness a massive fire engulfing a vacant building in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood. The intense blaze has caused a partial collapse, with firefighters battling to control the situation. No casualties reported, but the area remains blocked off. Uncertainty looms over when normalcy will return.
A Weekend of Crime and Incidents with Pierce County Deputies
• A pickup truck was vandalized with a tennis ball bomb in Roy, Pierce County. • A 16-year-old was robbed of his shoes and cash by masked teens in South Hill. • Deputies arrested a man for possession of a stolen vehicle in Spanaway.
Washington 14-Year-Old Girl Found After Police Said She Disappeared With 35-Year-Old Man
Washington State Patrol issued an AMBER Alert for the teen two days ago, believing the girl had been abducted
Mount Baker neighborhood rattled by another home invasion as crime surges in south Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is investigating another home invasion in south Seattle, this time in the Mount Baker neighborhood. According to police, around 8:00 p.m. on Sunday in the 3300 block of Wetmore Ave S, three masked suspects armed with handguns broke into a person's apartment.