Saturday – August 15, 2020

#2020-240432/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 8-15-2020 at 0113 hours, a witness heard the sound of glass breaking and then saw two males moving away from the windows of a business in the 1600 Block of Olive Way. The witness then saw a small fire developing inside the business and called 911. Seattle Fire responded and recovered a spent Molotov cocktail from inside the business. Officers checked the area for the suspects, but they were not located. 

#2020-240737/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-15-2020 at 1226 hours, 911 received numerous calls regarding subjects erecting makeshift barricades at one of the entrances to Cal Anderson Park.  The group members had built a barrier out of plywood, chain-link fencing, and other appropriated items. A nearby subject explained that they had built the barricade to protect protesters from being run over by police officers. None of the group members wanted to claim ownership of the property used to construct the wall. We removed the items and loaded them into a vehicle. After this we checked the parks department building in the center of the park. Unknown subjects had forced entry to the building. There were 4-5 subjects inside the building when we approached. It appeared that they were setting up a kitchen. All subjects were ordered to leave the building or be arrested. They were allowed time to remove items that they had brought in. Once cleared, officers secured the building as best as possible. 

#2020-240887/East Precinct/Second Watch: 

On 8-15-2020 at 1619 hours, officers contacted a malicious mischief suspect in a park near 11 Av and E Olive St. At first, people in a nearby crowd encouraged officers to remove the male as he had been exposing himself. A man then began assaulting officers and incited the crowd, who then converged on the officers. Officers requested more units and eventually a city-wide help. The crowd was extremely hostile and violent. Four officers were assaulted, 3 with minor injuries. One suspect was identified but fled the scene. Two suspects were arrested. 

#2020-240926/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 8-15-2020 at 1742 hours, officers responded to the 2400 block of Warren Av N for a report of a male that was found wandering in the area naked. The male was injured and told officers he had been drugged, tied up and beaten for hours. The victim stated that the suspects were known acquaintances that were squatting in a house with him nearby. When they released him, he said they threatened to kill him with a box cutter if he returned. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center.