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Tuesday – December 15, 2020

#2020-344654/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 0512 hours, a female exited her residence and observed two white sedans parked south of her location. As the female walked past the vehicles both left southbound at a high rate of speed. A few minutes later one of the vehicles returned and a male exited the rear passenger seat holding a handgun. The male suspect knocked the female victim to the ground and grabbed her purse. The vehicle again left the scene at a high rate of speed. Robbery was notified of the incident.  

#2020-344655/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 0513 hours, a 20-foot box truck struck a Metro coach and then collided with a building at 120 Westlake Ave N. The accident caused considerable damage to the building and one W/B lane of Denny remains blocked for the time being. No injuries were reported. Commercial vehicle enforcement responded. At this time, it is unknown if the accident was caused by operator error or mechanical failure. 

#2020-344700/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 0716 hours, an adult male arrived at SPD Headquarters with a stab wound. The male stated he was stabbed at a store in the International District. Officers responded to the store, interviewed the employee on duty. The store employee indicated there was a disturbance over a shoplift/possible attempted robbery. Both parties are identified. The victim was transported to a local hospital. No arrests pending follow up investigation. 

#2020-345197/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 1830 hours, officers responded to the 1600 block of 12 Av where they located a robbery victim. The victim reported 2-3 hours earlier while in Cal Anderson Park a group of three approached the victim yelling about the victim’s race and gender. They then assaulted and robbed the victim of belongings. The victim believes the robbery/assault was due to the victim’s race and gender. The suspects were not located, and officers did not check the park due to the current situation there/time delay. 

#2020-345193/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 1854 hours, during 1st roll call multiple priority one calls came in around different parts of the East PCT. Officers responded to one of these in the 900 block of Cherry St. Through the officers’ investigation it was determined the suspect met the prongs for an involuntary mental health evaluation. The officers attempted to secure her as she tried to walk away from them, not following commands. A slight struggle ensued resulting in no more than de-minimis force being used with controlled and prescribed tactics. Prior to gaining control however, the suspect attempted, unsuccessfully, to gain control of one officer’s duty firearms. He maintained control of the holstered firearm and issued commands to let go of his gun. The suspect acknowledged the attempt verbally to the officers. The suspect was accepted at King County Jail and is in custody but not before trying to bite the transport officer’s arm in the ambulance. The second victim officer fortunately moved fast enough to avoid contact with the suspect’s teeth, but not their mouth/lips. Both officers completed hazard reports. 

#2020-345274/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-15-2020 at 2114 hours, a female was walking to her house. As she was approaching the front door, a male came up to her and robbed her at gun point. During the robbery, the female victim was pistol whipped by the suspect but did not have any visible injury. She also declined medical attention. The suspect got away with the victim’s purse. He was last seen getting into a getaway vehicle and fled NB on 63 Av S. Patrol officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect.