Saturday – November 8, 2020

#2020-314620/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 11-8-2020 at 0048 hours, SPD, Seattle Fire, and a Fire Marshal responded to a fire in a homeless encampment. The ensuing investigation revealed a heating fire blazed out of control after being fueled with hand sanitizer. Extensive damage occurred to tents and personal property. Occupants were unharmed during the incident. 

#2020-314808/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 11-8-2020 at 0946 hours, a female was riding on an occupied Metro coach in the area of Beacon Av S and S Spokane St when she started a fire in the back-passenger compartment. The suspect left that coach, got onto another coach and was spotted by the Metro driver. Officers responded to that location and the suspect was taken into custody. Seattle Fire responded and extinguished the fire. The fire caused damaged to the coach. King County Metro responded and took over the investigation and subsequently took custody of the suspect. 

#2020-314863/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 11-8-2020 at 1129 hours, officers responded to multiple 911 calls of a large fight disturbance near the encampment in Cal Anderson Park. Responding officers were flagged down by the suspect near 11 Av and E Pine St. The suspect advised he was involved in the disturbance and that he struck a male in the head with a hatchet. Officers approached the large encampment near the pump station to locate a victim. Subjects at the encampment were hostile towards officers and provided no information on the victim’s location. Officers entered the park and located the victim who had a large laceration to his head. The victim stated he was hit in the head with a hatchet as he intervened in the disturbance near the encampment. As Seattle Fire was responding to the scene, the victim refused all medical assistance. Officers were not able to persuade the victim to wait for Seattle Fire to evaluate his injury. Additional victims and witnesses approached officers and the suspect was positively identified. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault. 

#2020-315025/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 11-8-2020 at 1515 hours, Seattle Fire responded to a residential fire alarm in the 100 block of Lake Washington Blvd E. SFD stated that when they arrived the front door of the residence was open and that no one was at home. Upon entering, they noted two fire sets inside the kitchen area and requested SPD and a fire marshal. The fire marshal notified the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad. The property manager assisted with the investigation, which revealed that after wandering the home for a short period, the female suspect lit two fires in the kitchen area. Officers recognized the suspect from prior calls. During the investigation, SFD responded to a person down call south of the residence at Lake Washington Blvd. and E. Spring Street (GO 20-315112). East Patrol personnel responded and located the same female suspect being treated by SFD. The suspect was released from treatment by SFD and mirandized. During an interview with detectives, the suspect admitted to breaking into a total of seven homes, including the one in the 100 block of Lake Washington Blvd. E. She also admitted to setting the fires and was booked into the King County Jail.