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SPD: Police recover 2 stolen mountain bikes for sale on eBay

Seattle Police recovered a couple high-end mountain bikes that were stolen in South Seattle recently. The owner spotted them for sale on eBay, and SPD filed warrants to find the seller. This news comes as the City Council debates adding … Continue reading

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What can we learn from this scary close call video?

OK, Seattle, we need to talk about this close call video going around. David Seater, who is the Chair of Seattle’s volunteer Pedestrian Advisory Board, was biking uphill on Pine Street on Capitol Hill earlier this week when someone driving … Continue reading

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Terrible person shoots Ballard safe streets advocate with pellet gun

Some terrible person shot Haley Keller with a pellet gun Monday night while she and her husband Dave were biking home from watching the sunset at Golden Gardens. Keller, a Connect Ballard advocate, Board Member of Cascade Bicycle Club and … Continue reading

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SPD detective does an AMA about bike theft and other property crime

Scotty Bach, a detective with the Seattle Police Department’s Major Crimes Taskforce, answered questions about property crime (including bike theft) on Reddit yesterday. Det. Bach’s answers shed some light on the department’s work and offer some advice for people trying … Continue reading

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Man killed and woman seriously injured in shared-bike collision with bus

A man and woman sharing a bike collided with a Sound Transit bus at 5th and Main at 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. The woman was seriously injured, but conscious at the scene. The man died. Our condolences to his friends … Continue reading

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Person biking critically injured in collision at 65th and Ravenna Blvd- UPDATED

A 48-year-old man biking in Ravenna was critically injured in a collision with someone driving a King County Metro VanPool vehicle this morning on NE 65th Street near Ravenna Boulevard. Though few details have been released, Seattle Police say the … Continue reading

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SPD: How an officer recovered a stolen mountain bike in Cal Anderson

Seattle Police Officer Drew Fowler was on bike patrol in Cal Anderson Park Saturday when he spotted a high-end mountain bike in the hands of a suspected thief. Officer Fowler stopped the man and asked if he could have a … Continue reading

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With the problem on the rise, UW Police host a Bike Theft Symposium

Bike theft is up, at least on UW campus. “It’s our number one property crime on campus,” said UW Police Deputy Chief Csaba Maczala. “That’s a good thing, since violent crime is down. So I’m glad we most have to … Continue reading

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SPD officer responding to call strikes man biking downtown

Yet again more evidence for need for separated bike paths. 3rd/pine. pic.twitter.com/5j5rxWxp5h — Marley Blonsky (@MarleyBlonsky) September 1, 2015 A Seattle Police officer driving a cruiser was responding to a high-priority call Monday evening when she collided with someone biking … Continue reading

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SPD busts bike theft ring, finds stolen pistol

After Seattle Police staged a sting to recover a stolen bicycle posted for sale on Craigslist a few weeks ago, they pushed the lead further and found even more stolen bikes and even a stolen handgun, according to the SPD … Continue reading

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DUI suspect kills person biking in Ravenna – UPDATE: RIP Andres Hulslander

A person suspected of driving under the influence struck and killed a 45-year-old who was biking in Ravenna late Saturday, according to Seattle Police. UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as Andres Hulslander, according to the King County Medical … Continue reading

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Seattle Police bust Edmonds chop shop, find 60 stolen bikes

Seattle Police have made their second big bike theft bust in a month. After getting a tip from a bike theft victim, detectives posed as a buyer and bought a bike from a suspected thief selling bikes on Craigslist. When … Continue reading

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SPD officer poses as bike buyer, busts downtown bike theft ring

UPDATE: SPD has now posted photos of the bikes. This is great. I sure hope you reported your stolen bike, because the police may have just recovered it. More efforts like this could make stealing bikes to make quick cash … Continue reading

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After taking stolen bike report, SPD officer spots it with man outside precinct

Seattle Police Officer Mark Vwich has a very good memory. A week after he took a report from someone who had their bike stolen from a downtown garage, Vwich spotted the wheels in the hands of a guy hanging around … Continue reading

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Police looking for person who painted, scrawled messages on Pronto bikes

Pronto Cycle Share launched in October, introducing 500 identical green bikes on the streets of Seattle. But I guess they’re not all identical anymore. Police are seeking a man they say vandalized two Pronto bikes, painting one entirely silver and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on SPD bike enforcement: Focus on safety (also, King 5 gets bike laws wrong)

King 5 has been pressing Seattle PD on the issue of enforcing traffic laws on people who bike and has a report out this morning saying that recent SPD bike law efforts are switching from giving out warnings to giving … Continue reading

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26-year-old recovering after scary collision with semi in Sodo

Firefighters had to use emergency airbags to free a 26-year-old who was struck and trapped under a semi truck near 4th and Spokane in Sodo Monday. Images from the scene are frightening, and Seattle Police describe the victim’s injuries as … Continue reading

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Police release more details in serious hit and run near W Seattle Bridge

Seattle Police are still seeking help finding the person responsible for hitting and seriously injuring a man on a bike near the lower West Seattle Bridge last month. The suspect drove away from the scene, leaving behind pieces of his/her … Continue reading

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Man biking struck near W Seattle Bridge, police seek suspect + Rash of other area collisions

A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night. The person driving fled the scene. Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the … Continue reading

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KOMO: Police seek assailant who attacked man with car in Wallingford

Police are seeking a man who they say assaulted Neal DeWitt in Wallingford Monday. DeWitt was biking to work on Wallingford Ave near N 40th Street when a person driving a Subaru Impreza struck him on purpose and fled the … Continue reading

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