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Sunday – August 9, 2020

#2020-235381/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 0534 hours, patrol responded to an RV fully engulfed in flames. Witnesses reported a large explosion inside the RV. Patrol, the Seattle Fire Department, and Arson Bomb Squad responded and determined the explosion likely came from propane tanks and spray paint cans that were inside the RV. The RV was unoccupied and the owner was not located.  

#2020-235567/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 1230 hours, a male was riding his bicycle in the 2400 block of 4 AV S when he was struck by an unknown projectile. The victim then rode to the Greyhound Station on Royal Brougham where staff called 911. The victim had a non-life-threatening wound to the head. Officers did not locate a potential suspect or any witnesses. The victim was treated by the Seattle Fire Department and sent to the hospital. 

#2020-235734/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 1630 hours, a male called 911 to report that he was assaulted by a group of people. The victim said he began to film a group of protestors who were attempting to damage property at the Starbucks located at Broadway and E Pike St. The victim began filming the group and was confronted by four protestors who told him that he needed to stop filming for their safety. The victim refused to comply and was attacked by four protestors. A female placed her fingers in the victim’s mouth like a fish-hook and pulled, causing tears inside his mouth. A male pepper sprayed the victim and kicked him in the groin. Another male came up to the victim while he was being assaulted, reached behind his back as if reaching for a gun, and told him to shut up. A second female spray painted the victim and took a bag of items he had purchased. 

#2020-235945/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 2137 hours, multiple witnesses reported an argument taking place in a park located near 42 Av SW and SW Alaska St. Three males were involved in some type of altercation, when witnesses saw one of the males pull out some type of gun and fire a round into the air. Parties then separated. Officers converged on the area and contacted the primary suspect, who was positively identified by witnesses. Per witnesses, the involved weapon was most likely some type of flare gun. No weapon was recovered. No injuries or property damage. 

#2020-235904/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 2040 hours, a passenger in a boat on Lake Washington fell overboard. The driver of the boat jumped in and attempted to rescue the individual but stated that he felt her slip under the waves and was not able to reach her. Patrol and Harbor arrived, and began a search, and were joined by the Seattle Fire Department. Divers were placed in the water, both from SPD Harbor and SFD. A Coast Guard helicopter was called-in. After extensive checks of the water for almost 2 hours, the search was called off due to the darkness and rough waters. SPD Harbor stated that they had marked the area and would return in the morning to continue the search. 

#2020-235777/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 1733 hours, someone reported a 23-year-old male was struggling in the water and had not resurfaced after 5 minutes. The victim and several friends were on a Pontoon Boat just North of Andrews Bay when they decided to take a swim. According to the witnesses shortly after the victim entered the water he appeared to be in distress. Four of the witnesses swam to the victim and attempted to hold on to him but unfortunately, he slipped through their grasp and disappeared underwater. Divers from Seattle PD, Seattle Fire Dept, and Mercer Island performed numerous sub-surface searches with no success. Additional searches will be conducted in the morning.     

#2020-235966/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-9-2020 at 2212 hours, officers were informed, via radio, that a crowd of approximately 50-75 members, all dressed in black, armed with weapons and shields, were committing burglaries and extensive property damage to local businesses. Officers in their patrol vehicles followed crowd members from Broadway westbound on Madison Street. Due to members of the group blocking Officers’ patrol vehicles by standing in the roadway, the situation became a large foot pursuit. Six members of the group were taken into custody, and a number of weapons and explosive devices were confiscated. At least 8 businesses were either burglarized or had extensive damage.