Friday – December 4, 2020

#2020-335317/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-04-2020 at 0522 hours, a two-vehicle collision occurred at E. Marginal Wy. S./S. Hudson St. Vehicle #1 pulled into the traffic way and was struck by Veh. #2, lost control and careened into and punched through a substantial fence along E. Marginal Wy. S. SPD arrived on scene at which time the driver of veh. #1 was pinned inside the vehicle and could not escape. SPD officers were unable to open the driver’s door for extraction. Seattle Fire responded and had to cut off/remove the roof and doors to extract the driver of veh. #1 who was then treated and transported to Harborview Medical Center for unknown injuries. Northbound traffic lanes were shut down temporarily, but officers assisted is directing n/b traffic utilizing the center turn lane. After the 40-minute shut down, all n/b lanes were reopened back to normal traffic flow.

#2020-335518/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-04-2020 at 1049 hours, officers were dispatched to a down person in a vehicle at 8 Ave SW/SW Trenton St. The suspect was in the driver’s seat passed out. The suspect woke up and fled at a high rate of speed Northbound on 8 Ave SW. Officers broadcasted over the radio that they weren’t pursuing. Approximately two minutes later, the suspect struck a vehicle in a head-on collision at the 6800 BLK of Highland Park WY SW. The suspect exited her vehicle and ran from the scene. The suspect was located and placed in custody. The passenger and victim vehicle driver had injuries. TCIS and Auto Theft (General Investigations) were notified. The suspect’s vehicle was a verified stolen vehicle, and it was impounded to the processing room. The suspect was arrested for two felonies and transported to Harborview Medical Center for injuries. A Drug Recognition Expert responded and completed a blood warrant. Traffic Units assisted with traffic control. The suspect has a history of possessing stolen vehicles.

#2020-335532/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-0402020 at 1110 hours, a male entered a business and shoplifted multiple items. Employees followed the suspect to his vehicle parked directly in front of the store. The suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at an employee before entering his vehicle and fleeing the scene. Robbery was notified of the incident.

#2020-335769/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-04-2020 at 1514 hours, a vehicle collided with a light pole while taking evasive action to avoid a collision with another vehicle. This light pole broke at the base causing the lights at the intersection to hang dangerously low. Greenwood Ave was closed for approximately 4 hours while crews made repairs. Both drivers remained at the scene and no injuries were reported.

#2020-335880/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-04-2020 at 1707 hours, a female located a phone for sale on Facebook. She made contact with the seller and they arranged to meet in front of the victim’s apartment in the East Precinct. The male seller and male associate met the victim and she suggested they go inside to complete the transaction in the well-lighted lobby. The victim examined the phone for sale and as she tried to put the sim card from her own phone into the one for sale, one of the suspects yanked the money that the victim had brought out of her hand. The second subject pulled out a 9 MM handgun and pointed it at her. This subject racked a round into the chamber and at the same time ejected a 9 MM round out onto the floor. The suspects then took the phone for sale back and demanded the victim’s phone. The victim would not give the suspects her own phone and she said it appeared that they decided against threatening her any further and ran out the lobby door. Officers set up containment and searched the area, but the subjects were not located. Officers recovered the ejected 9 MM round from the floor. Officers are also attempting to collect other evidence.