Mob causes property damage to businesses on CH

On 6/26/11, at approximately 12:15 a.m.,  an officer reported that several hundred people were in the street at Broadway and E. Pike and that several acts of property damage had occurred.

The known property damage for this incident included the front plate glass window of the a luxury car dealership, the front plate glass window of Clothing Apparel Store (Broadway and E. John), and damage to two patrol vehicles (shattered windows and dents).

The Scene Commander responded to Broadway and gave instructions to the crowd, via PA of a patrol vehicle ,to get back on the sidewalk and they did not comply.

At Broadway and E. John, two individuals picked up a large street closed barricade that was on the sidewalk (used earlier for festival) and threw it into the roadway, one of the two suspects was arrested.

The Scene Commander gave repeated orders for the crowd to “get back”. More officers responded and moved the crowd to the sidewalk. Officers then began walking through the crowd and the crowd moved N/B and broke off into smaller groups.

When additional officers arrived on scene the crowd dissipated. Officers patrolled the Broadway, Pike and Pine area for several hours after the incident. An officer received a minor injury to his shoulder.

The 25-year-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for Pedestrian Interference.