Wednesday – October 14, 2020

#2020-258723/West Precinct/First Watch:

On Wednesday, 08-12-20, a suspect was identified in the theft of an AR-15 rifle from an SPD patrol vehicle during the riot on Saturday, 05-30-20, in the 1600 block of 6th Avenue. On Wednesday, 10-14-20, the suspect was arrested in Bremerton, WA. during his Department of Corrections visit. The suspect is currently in federal custody and will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in Seattle for arson and the theft of the firearm. Law Enforcement personnel from the ATF, FBI, DOC & SPD participated in this investigation, arrest & search warrant service. The rifle was recovered on Saturday, 05-30-20, when a good Samaritan saw the suspect take it from the rear of an SPD vehicle and run to the 500 block of Pine Street with the rifle in a rifle bag. The good Samaritan attempted to take the rifle bag from the suspect, but a struggle ensued causing the suspect to drop the rifle bag. Another good Samaritan recovered the rifle bag while it was on the ground during the struggle and returned it to the SPD West Precinct later that day. The good Samaritans remain unidentified at this time. 

#2020-293478/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-14-2020 at 1341 hours, employees from the Goodwill called 911 after discovering what they reported to be two pipe bombs among their donated items. West Precinct personnel arrived and spoke with the employee(s). No suspicious activity was reported, and it was unknown from which donation area the items were collected. Arson Bomb Squad was contacted. ABS arrived and recovered to two items. Both were PVC, approximately 8 inches in length. Each had two white end caps. No fusing or other suspicious qualities were noted. Both items were taken to the SPD range for disposal. A render safe procedure was completed on each and both were found to contain lead shot but no explosive material. *An unrelated small container of black powder was also recovered while at the Goodwill. It was also taken to the range for future disposal.

2020-293498/SW Precinct/Second Watch:

On 10-14-20 at 1408 hours, Patrol officers on-viewed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a motorhome at the intersection of 1 Ave SW/SW Kenyon St. The vehicle was bearing an obvious fake temporary tag so officers checked the VIN which came back to a reported stolen. While on scene a male subject exited the motorhome and approached officers and stated that an unknown person had parked the vehicle there 2 days ago, and he freely gave officers his information.

Officers searched the vehicle and found numerous receipts and a prescription bearing the name of the subject who had approached them. Officers knocked on the motorhome and the male came out to speak with officers. Upon being confronted with the items found in the vehicle, he admitted to buying the 2017 Audi for three hundred dollars from an acquaintance. The subject was taken into custody without incident and booked into KCJ.

2020-293926/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 10-14-20 at 2119 hours, a victim reported that the suspect cornered him near NE 47 St / 9 Av NE, brandished a pocket knife, and stole his wallet and phone. The suspect then ordered the victim to “run,” which he did, and the suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was unable to provide a start-point for K9 or track his mobile phone, as it had since been turned off. Officers located a possible suspect; however, the victim was unwilling to assist with a field show-up. The victim was uninjured during the incident.

2020-293758/Southwest/Second Watch:

On 10-14-2020 at 1820 hours, the Community Response Group (CRG) on-viewed a serious multi-car collision S/B I-5 approaching the 6 Av S off ramp. One vehicle went over the elevated roadway and landed on its roof approximately 30 feet below. Two people, including the driver were injured outside of the vehicle, and one was still trapped inside. CRG secured the scene and directed a multi-agency response to the incident. It was later determined that the driver of the vehicle that went over the elevated roadway may have been impaired and driving recklessly. He was unable to avoid striking another vehicle that was making an emergency lane change. His vehicle then drove over the barrier and fell approximately 30 feet below. All three occupants were treated by SFD. Washington State Patrol (WSP) took primary investigative responsibility. The driver was processed for DUI and one passenger was interviewed and released for unlawful possession of a firearm.