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Wednesday – January 6, 2021

#2021-3890/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 0400 hours, a reporting party (RP) reported that a large gray SUV pulled up to the location and threw two “Molotov Cocktails” into the street, then drove away southbound. RP kicked the bottles to the curb, which self-extinguished and caused no damage or injuries. SPD Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded and interviewed witnesses, collected evidence, and reviewed video footage. No suspect(s) were located.

#2021-4349/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 1424 hours, a male stated to officers that he was standing on a corner in the SODO neighborhood waving a political flag and wearing a political t-shirt. He stated that he was out supporting his president. The victim stated that two suspects approached him riding bicycles. The two suspects stole his flag and fled the scene, with the victim giving chase. The victim was able to catch up to one of the suspects a few blocks away. At the same time, the second suspect joined and the two forced the victim to the ground and began punching/kicking him. Before fleeing the scene, the suspects stole the victim’s cellular phone. A construction worker who witnessed the incident stated in a statement to officers that he heard the suspects say to him, “That’s what happens to Trumpsters!” as they were fleeing the scene. The victim had minor abrasions and declined medical attention at the scene.

#2021-004364/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 1440 hours, a male suspect stole a utility trailer that was used as a break room for employees at a COVID testing site. A witness later spotted the stolen trailer being towed by a pickup truck driven by the suspect near Ashworth AV N and N 92 ST. Responding officers located the stolen trailer and the suspect at the 1100 block of N 98 ST. Officers conducted a high risk stop and the suspect immediately ran into the pickup and attempted to drive away with the trailer still hooked up to the pickup. One officer jumped on the running board on the driver side of the pickup and attempted to apprehend the suspect. However, the suspect continued to drive the pickup with the officer hanging off the driver side door. The suspect crashed the pickup into two parked vehicles within the same block and totaled the pickup. The suspect exited the pickup and ran on foot. One officer deployed his TASER and the suspect was taken into custody. No officers were injured. Medical aid was summoned for the suspect and the female passenger that was sitting in the pickup driven by the suspect. The female passenger was transported to the hospital by AMR. The suspect was also the respondent of a no-contact order for which the female passenger was the protected person. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for felony theft of the trailer, felony hit-and-run, and felony violation of no-contact order.

#2021-004330/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 1500 hours, officers were doing investigative follow-up regarding a high-utilizer who had recently left a treatment facility and suddenly expressed ideations to commit suicide by cop. Dispatch disseminated a be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) that the suspect was planning to commit suicide by cop at the Westwood Village. The suspect posted on his Twitter account that he was extremely angry and having thoughts of stabbing his probation officer and mental health professionals. He texted to 911, “I just need to stab these fuckers and run at the police with knife to get them to kill me and stop me from killing these idiots and myself.” The suspect repeatedly texted to 911, “If cops come to my house they’re getting stabbed, get a negotiator to talk to me.” The suspect tweeted the following: “I’m go [sic] to west seattle with a knife fuck my life; will do suicide by cop with a knife in 1-3 hours at westwood.” The suspect tweeted that he had been on the phone with the FBI for two hours, then wrote, “She ended the call time to go kill people.” A short while later he tweeted, “Walking to westwood village.” The Crisis Response Team responded to Westwood Village to intercept the suspect. Once there, the suspect called 911 to report he was on his way to a store in White Center. The suspect had previously informed CRT his plan was to get a knife from the store and stab other people in order to get the police to shoot him, because he had been unsuccessful in his many previous attempts of suicide by cop. The suspect has studied officer involved shootings to figure out how best to remove time, distance, and shielding in order to necessitate a lethal force encounter. CRT warned store employees of the suspect’s intent. When the suspect arrived a short while later, the employees called 911. He walked into the store, obtained a knife, then called 911 to update his location. SPD and KCSO contained and evacuated the store. KCSO Sgt. established a command post. The incident was screened with SWAT. King County deferred to SPD. While Lt. was en route, a KCSO negotiator and CRT officer were able to convince the suspect to exit the store unarmed. The suspect was apprehended and transported to Swedish First Hill for an emergent detention (ITA). CRT accompanied the suspect to the hospital and the team’s Mental Health Professional coordinated with the social worker at the hospital to ensure an evaluation by a Designated Crisis Responder (DCR). A knife and packaging were recovered. The suspect had a police scanner app open on his phone, programmed to the KCSO SW. The suspect had two books about hostage negotiation in his backpack.

#2021-004431/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 1614 hours, during an argument, the suspect assaulted the victim and then confronted the victim with a handgun. The handgun turned out to be a BB Gun. Suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Felony Harassment. BB Gun was recovered and placed into evidence.

#2021-4585/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 1921 hours, officers responded to the 7400 block of 48th Ave S in response to multiple gunshots being heard coming from that area. Upon arrival officers conducted an area check and after rendering scene secure where able to locate two individuals who stated they were the victims being shot at. Victims stated they were driving home when two unknown suspects standing next to what appeared to be a silver in color sedan began shooting at victims. Suspects then fled the area in their vehicle going in unknown direction. Victims did not sustain any injuries from the multiple gun shots being fired at them. Vict#1 vehicle did sustain multiple bullet strikes during the assault. Officers also located bullet damage on a nearby home. Gun Violence Reduction Unit detectives responded and processed the scene. Investigation continued by the GVR Unit.

#2021-004698/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 2113 hours, a suspect gained access to an apartment complex by prying open the lobby door. Thereafter, she attempted to gain access to several apartments, but fled the building when unsuccessful. As the suspect fled southbound from the first scene, she attempted to burglarize a neighboring apartment complex. Officers ultimately located the suspect in an adjacent alley, carrying two large bags filled with power tools and burglary tools. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail.

#2021-004741/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 2203 hours, a male was observed in a mostly completed high rise building behind a security fence with clearly marked no trespassing signs and video surveillance. The suspect was seen putting items in a bag. The suspect tried to jump over the fence after throwing the bag over. Officers arrested him and found a fire extinguisher and a PCL document and a blanket in the bag. All three were identified as belonging to the construction company. The suspect admitted to stealing the blanket. Suspect booked into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.

#2021-3890/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 0400 hours, a reporting party (RP) reported that a large gray SUV pulled up to the location and threw two “Molotov Cocktails” into the street, then drove away southbound. RP kicked the bottles to the curb, which self-extinguished and caused no damage or injuries. SPD Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded and interviewed witnesses, collected evidence, and reviewed video footage. No suspect(s) were located.

#2021-4772/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 2251 hours, 911 originally received a call with an open line that appeared to have a disturbance in the background. This was followed by additional reports of shots fired. Officers responded. It appears a known subject arrived at a home in the 9000 blk of 3 AV SW and got into a disturbance with a male occupant, while inside the home, and also deployed pepper-spray to the male occupant and his wife. The wife of the male occupant fired a gun in what she claimed to be a “warning shot”. That round ended up striking her husband in the hand. The suspect fled the home and the married couple exited and both parties claim the female fired 3 more “warning shots” outside. The male suspect was gone when police arrived. Consent to search the home and a vehicle was granted. Evidence of a shooting was recovered in the home and on the street. Pistol recovered from vehicle. Husband treated by Seattle Fire and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injury. The pistol is being submitted for prints and possible DNA as it had blood on it when found and the husband/victim is a convicted felon. Female was not wounded and had no blood on her. Due to statements provided by those at the scene it appears the husband was not the wife’s intended target. The female was arrested for unlawful discharge of a firearm, but due to it resulting in injury, was booked for Assault 2, per the RCW.

#2021-4804/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 2339 hours, officers responded to a report of property damage on W. Galer St. Upon arrival officers located a glass door that had been shattered. An area check also revealed a vehicle windshield that had been heavily damaged. Officers spoke with a witness who told them the suspect sleeps in the entryway of a nearby church. Officers conducted an area check and located the suspect. The suspect was positively identified by the witness and taken into custody. He was declined at the King County Jail and was subsequently transported to Harborview Medical Center under guard. Upon discharge from HMC he will be booked into the KCJ for Investigation of Malicious Mischief.

#2021-004823/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-06-2021 at 0024 hours, a civilian called 911 after hearing 5 gunshots in the area. Officers arrived and were flagged down by a male who stated that he had been on his couch when he heard gunshots and felt something warm go by his leg. He then located several bullet holes in his residence (he was not injured). Officers canvased the area and located evidence of a shooting on the sidewalk to the west of the residence, and located several bullet holes in the house, including one in the window where the male was seated on the couch. Evidence was photographed and collected.  There was no suspect information.