Thursday – January 7, 2021

#2021-005241/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-07-2021 at 1257, a suspect stole a delivery vehicle near the intersection of 6 AV and Union ST. While the auto theft investigation was on-going at West Precinct, the suspect crashed the stolen vehicle at the 4000 block of NE 95 ST. After the crash, the suspect ran away from the scene on foot. Officers responded to the scene to investigate the hit-and-run collision and to search the area for the suspect. Additional victims and witnesses called 911 to report the suspect had broken into two separate private premises and stolen an expensive bicycle to aid in his escape. Officers were able to locate the suspect, still riding the freshly stolen bicycle, and arrest him. During the arrest, the suspect was uncooperative and actively resisted the arrest effort. Additionally, arresting officers found a gun tucked in the small of the suspect’s back during the arrest. Officers were able to secure the gun and the suspect without any injury to officers or the suspect. The realistic-looking gun was later determined to be a BB gun. Medical aid was summoned for the suspect due to his involvement in the collision and he was transported to the hospital. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for felony possession of stolen vehicle and two counts of felony burglaries with request for additional misdemeanor charge of hit-and-run. The suspect also has an active DOC escape warrant.

#2021-005345/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-07-2021 at 1500 hours, in the area of Ne 125 St and 10 Av Ne, 911 was called when someone was observed firing four shots from a gun with an extended magazine while driving westbound. Shortly after, the victims in this incident called 911 from the area of Aurora Av N and N 130 St, where they stopped after being chased in their vehicle and fired upon by the suspect. Both the driver and passenger were certain they were being shot at but were unsure of which vehicle behind them contained the suspect, either a white Camry or Corolla, or a burgundy Mercedes. Bullet holes were found in their vehicle, with at least one bullet coming to rest inside the truck bed. The victim vehicle was sent to the evidence room for processing and evidence of a shooting was later found at the scene where shots were first reportedly fired. Neither victim was injured. An area check for the suspect/vehicle was negative. Neither victim had any idea of a motive in this incident.

#2021-005410/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-07-2021 at 1604 hours, officers responded to the area of 26th AV SW and SW Findlay ST for a subject taking packages from porches and mailboxes. Upon contact with suspect, it was determined he was in possession of approximately 40 pieces of mail, and two packages, that did not belong to him. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the King County Jail for Felony Mail Theft.

#2021-005705/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-07-2021 at 2223 hours, a witness heard two to three shots in the area of the 2500 BLK of SW Findlay St. The witness saw a Brown Lincoln Continental, and a Black SAAB leave the area. Officers arrived and contacted the witness. Officers recovered evidence of a shooting and checked the area for witnesses, cameras, and additional evidence.