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Friday – November 27, 2020

#2020-329598/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 0431 hours, the manager of the Plymouth House located at 501 Rainier Ave. S. called 911 to report that an unknown suspect had set fire to an apartment door with the use of what they believed was gasoline. The subsequent fire was extinguished by a resident. West Precinct personnel arrived as did a fire marshal. A Sgt contacted the Arson Bomb Squad.

#2020-329738/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 1010 hours, Seattle Fire responded to a 911 call of smoke in the stairwell of the apartment complex located at 4901 Phinney Ave. N. SFD personnel located the remnants a small debris fire in a cement equipment vault in the basement. A fire marshal responded and notified the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad. The investigation is on-going.

#2020-329940/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 1447 hours, a male called 911 to report being assaulted by an acquaintance who cut him with a knife. Upon officers’ arrival, they contacted the intoxicated victim who was bleeding from the left ear/head. The victim stated he was speaking with the suspect and joking about engaging in sexual activity together when the suspect assaulted him. The victim sustained a small cut on his left ear and head. The victim initially stated the suspect left on foot, but later stated the suspect drove away. Additionally, the victim altered his version of events stating he was standing at a bus stop, then stated he was inside a vehicle, then claimed he was trying to get into the suspect’s vehicle. Seattle Fire treated the victim, who was then transported to Harborview Medical Center for further medical assistance. An area check for the suspect proved negative.

#2020-330001/North Precinct/Second Watch: 

On 11-27-2020 at 1610 hours, officers on-viewed what appeared to be a partially clothed suspect running into the street and alley located near NE 45th St / 15 Av NE. At the same time the suspect was on the phone with 911 yelling. As the officer was approaching, the subject picked up a very large chunk of cement/brick, raised it overhead and proceeded to break out a window. The suspect dropped the brick and the officer used minimal force to take her to the ground. The subject had bare arms and suffered a small cut to her left forearm. Seattle Fire responded to treat the injury. AMR transported the subject to UW Hospital for a mental evaluation and possible treatment for the cut.

#2020-330026/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 1655 hours, officers responded to a report of an unprovoked assault by an unknown suspect and located a subject matching the description a short distance from the initial incident. While detaining him and awaiting a show-up, the suspect spit in the face of one officer. The suspect was placed under arrest for the assault and while being searched incident to arrest, he kicked the other officer in the shin. Neither officer was injured other than pain and there was no exposure from the spit in the face. The original victim positively ID’d the suspect from that incident. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail.

#2020-330205/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 2200 hours, the owner of a trucking company called 911 and reported a burglary. The suspect broke into the business and stole a Semi Truck (without trailer). Officers were able to locate the unoccupied stolen truck at a nearby encampment and advised the owner. At approximately 2206 hours, the owner arrived and attempted to recover the truck. As he was standing near the encampment, he heard several pops and felt an object hitting his chest. The victim did not see the shooter and he wasn’t injured. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the scene. Officers believed that the victim was struck with a BB round. Prior to this incident, there were several reports of community members shooting rats with their BB guns at this same encampment. Officers remained at the scene until the victim recovered his truck.

#2020-330234/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 11-27-2020 at 2259 hours, a responding party called 911 reporting multiple shots fired with the suspects and vehicle still on scene; this was not true. Officers arrived on scene and located one male and his mother. The male stated that he had been shot at (no injuries) and that the suspects fled SB. Officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the vehicle/suspects. Evidence of a shooting was recovered. No suspect information. The victim was not forthcoming.