Sunday – November 6, 2020

#2020-336981/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 0003 hours, Seattle Fire responded to a fire in a public restroom at Woodland Park. A fire marshal requested SPD respond, as he believed it to be arson. The fire marshal stated he would contact SPD Arson unit. No suspects or witnesses were located.

#2020-337190/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 0935 hours, officers responded to the 400 block of Federal Ave E for a 911 hang up call with a disturbance heard in the background. On arrival, officers were contacted by witnesses, who stated that they rented an Airbnb and were cleaning up to leave when one of the acquaintances began damaging the property. They believed the suspect to be high on narcotics and attempted to stop the suspect from continuing the property damage. In response, the suspect turned on the gas and threatened to blow the place up. The witnesses left the Airbnb and waited for officers to arrive. Officers noticed a strong odor of natural gas coming from the apartment and requested a supervisor to the scene. The suspect was not able or refused to respond to officers’ contact attempts. Neighbors were advised to leave the area until officers could make it safe. The SPD Hostage Negotiation Team and Seattle Fire were requested and responded to the scene. Once the gas was shut off, officers observed the unresponsive suspect inside of the building. A contact team was formed and the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was treated by Fire and transported.

#2020-337235/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 1056 hours, the victim was working security at an area business, and was verbally addressing a male who was trespassing on the business property. In response to the victim’s request, the suspect repeatedly struck the victim with a 4′ stick, while repeatedly calling the victim a racial slur having to do with the victim’s African American heritage. Patrol units were able to quickly locate the suspect in the area and effect an arrest without incident. The watch commander was notified of the incident.

#2020-337411/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 1531 hours, 2 victims were having lunch when they were approached by a suspect. The suspect began yelling incoherent verbiage and used a racially derogatory term (victim 1 is of Hispanic heritage). The suspect would not leave. Victim 1 used bear spay to get the suspect to leave in an unknown direction. An area search was conducted but the suspect remains outstanding.

#2020-337516/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 1814 hours, 2 males entered a store and brandished a dark colored Pistol. Suspect 1 took money from the cash register then assaulted the store clerk. The suspects then fled the scene on foot, likely to a waiting vehicle. A K-9 track was attempted with negative results.

#2020-337401/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-06-2020 at 1858 hours, South Seattle DOC contacted SPD officers regarding a Rape-1 convict who had absconded from parole. Intel indicated the suspect was behaving erratically, using methamphetamine, and there was a concern that in that state of mind he was likely to reoffend. Officers began an investigation into the whereabouts of the suspect and discovered that he had been contacted (while wanted) by two outside agencies that failed to correctly identify and arrest him, increasing the urgency to locate him. Intelligence gathered from contacts at multiple addresses and service of a search warrant led to discovery of the suspect’s movement pattern. Officers and DOC launched a surveillance/arrest operation which led to the suspect being located and taken into custody without incident in SeaTac, WA. The suspect was transported and booked into the SCORE jail.