Friday – October 9, 2020

#2020-288603/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 0016 hours, a house in the 1600 block of NE 137 St had a large blue line American flag flying outside. The residence was warned to remove the flag and its occupants were verbally harassed because of it. When the residents refused to remove the flag, graffiti, like ACAB was painted on the street in front of the house. The wife convinced her husband to remove the large flag and replace it with a smaller flag of similar design. At 0016 hours, an off-duty SPD Sergeant reported hearing the sound of gunfire in the 1600 block of NE 137 St. It appears the blue line flag residence was the victim of a drive-by shooting. Two people were home at the time, but neither were injured from the shooting. Based on surveillance video a dark colored sedan drove EB on NE 137 St, shot at the house and left SB on 17 Av NE. 

#2020-288633/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 0156 hours, officers responded to an armed robbery of two community members that had just occurred. The suspect stole the victim’s purse and backpack at gunpoint. The first arriving officer was involved in a brief foot pursuit of the suspect and managed to get the suspect’s license plate as he entered the vehicle and fled. As the suspect fled, a backing officer arrived and immediately began pursuing the suspect. After a short pursuit, the suspect crashed on the Spokane ST overpass, exited the vehicle and jumped over the railing landing in the bushes some forty feet below. Containment was immediately established with assistance from East and West Precincts. K9 and SWAT attempted to track the suspect, but the suspect was not located in the dense overgrown forest. 

#2020-288810/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 0901 hours, a security guard requested the occupant of a vehicle parked in a business’ parking lot leave, since the occupant did not appear to be a customer. The occupant got out of his vehicle and threatened to assault the security guard with a baseball bat, using a racial slur. The suspect left before officers arrived and was not located. The victim affirmed that he believed that he was targeted because of his race. Appropriate notifications were made. 

#2020-289432/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 1958 hours, officers responded to a shoplift turned robbery in the 3800 block of Rainier AV S. Store security attempted to detain the suspect as she left the store, having failed to pay for the goods she had acquired, but the suspect brandished a knife and maced the security officer and fled. An area check was conducted but the suspect was not located. 

#2020-289541/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 2200 hours, a male was refusing to leave Swedish Ballard and became confrontational. He spit in the face one of the staff, threatened to kill several of them and called them derogatory racial slurs. Staff expressed fear of the suspect and felt they were being targeted because of their race. The suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail. The suspect has a prior arrest for assaulting a healthcare worker. 

#2020-289558/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 2241 hours, at a Chevron gas station on E. Marginal Wy. S., the clerk refused to serve a customer because the suspect disobeyed the Governor’s statewide mask mandate order. As the clerk was dialing 911, the suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed at the victim, and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect left in a vehicle before police arrived. An area check was negative for the suspect and his vehicle. SPD notified the Washington State Patrol and the King County Sheriff’s Office about the suspect. 

#2020-289583/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-9-2020 at 2320 hours, a male entered a store in the 2000 block of Rainier AV S, selected some sunglasses from the rack and left the store without paying. The clerk followed him out and while on the phone with 911, provided the suspect’s description and direction of travel. The suspect overheard this, walked back and punched the store clerk in the face. The suspect told the victim not to call the police. The victim continued to speak with 911 and the suspect brandished a knife and again told him not to call the police prior to fleeing in a vehicle. Seattle Fire responded and evaluated the victim.