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Tuesday – December 22, 2020

#2020-350555/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-22-2020 at 0557 hours, a known suspect made threats to a male victim while attempting to beat down the victim’s door with a pipe or a hatchet. Suspect’s actions, including a pattern of escalation of more and more violent behavior, placed the victim in a more than reasonable fear for his life, especially if the suspect’s behavior continued to escalate/deteriorate. Probable cause was established, the suspect barricaded himself in his room, and the Hostage Negotiation Team and SWAT were summoned to take the suspect into custody. A warrant was applied for and granted, and then the suspect voluntarily came out of his room and was taken into custody.  

#2020-350736/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 12-22-2020 at 1049 hours, the Seattle Fire Department was at a call for service adjacent to the Ballard Commons Park when they saw a suspect pour gasoline onto the portable restrooms at the park. SFD tried to convince the suspect not to light the fire, but he did anyway. The suspect left the scene after lighting the fire. SFD, conveniently on-scene, immediately extinguished the fire and directed arriving officers toward the fleeing suspect. Officers caught up to the suspect a few blocks away, the suspect was positively identified by numerous witnesses, and taken to the King County Jail. The Arson Bomb Squad was notified, and ABS Detectives responded to the scene of the arson. 

#2020-351187/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-22-2020 at 2047 hours, Kirkland PD contacted SPD Communication and requested assistance to apprehend a wanted suspect for burglary. Kirkland PD provided the suspect information, the vehicle involved, and a possible location. Guardian 1 spotted the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in the drive-thru lane (boxed in). Officers and K9 Officer moved in and tried to arrest the suspect. There were two occupants in the vehicle. The driver refused to comply, put the vehicle in reverse, then jumped the curb and drove toward officers. Officers had to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit. A K9 Officer fell down to “avoid getting hit” and dislocated his shoulder. One patrol officer sustained some minor cuts on his hands. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was followed by Guardian 1. Officers did not pursue and allowed Guardian 1 to follow the suspect vehicle. Using information provided by Guardian 1, officers located and arrested the passenger after he was dropped off. Guardian 1 followed the suspect vehicle to a dead end. As officers were moving in, the driver intentionally drove toward a patrol car and rammed it. The suspect/driver abandoned his car and ran on foot. Guardian 1 located the driver hiding under a deck and provided the location to patrol. The driver was arrested. The vehicle was a reported Stolen Vehicle from SPD. The driver/suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Attempting to elude police; Investigation of Assault on police; VUCSA; PSP; Investigation of Stolen Vehicle (charges were requested for several traffic offenses). The passenger/suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary and PSP (from Kirkland). Type 1 UOF weapon pointing. Four officers were injured. One with a minor cut on a finger. One with cuts on both hands (HMC). One S/O with back pain (HMC). One K9 Officer with a shoulder injury. One damaged but drivable patrol car. 

#2020-351235/North Precinct/Third Watch: 

On 12-22-2020 at 2159 hours, officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle, in the Hotel Nexus parking lot. When officers moved in, the suspect repeatedly rammed into an occupied patrol vehicle, in an attempt to escape. The suspect vehicle eventually became immobilized. Officers then moved up and arrested the driver, without further incident. One patrol vehicle sustained minor damage to the fender/push bar area. No officers were injured. Type 1 Use of Force investigation initiated. Hazard reports completed. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail.