Wednesday – January 13, 2021

#2021-009949/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 1-13-2021 at 0030 hours, officers were busy dealing/assisting Seattle Fire and Seattle Public Utilities with trees down, power poles down, and power outages. Several community members apparently took advantage of the situation. (SPD 21-9949) At approximately 0041 hours, two males forced their way into an AM/PM and robbed an employee of her purse and phone. (SPD 21-10010) At approximately 0150 hours, two males with crowbars tried to break into a marijuana dispensary site. (SPD 21-10013) At approximately 0157 hours, a male broke a window of Harbor Freight Tools store, entered the store, and stole several generators. All suspects were gone upon officers’ arrival. K9 Track was negative. (SPD 21-9972; SPD 21-9978) Tukwila PD responded and assisted SPD with traffic control regarding power poles down.

#2021-9978/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 01-13-20201 at 0115 hours, as a result of the severe wind storm last night, thirteen City Light power poles were damaged along East Marginal Way S. Traffic was obstructed in both directions and South Precinct Patrol initially responded to divert traffic. Traffic/Motorcycle Units took over at 0630 hours and covered the posts for about eight hours. S-DOT is currently working on a cone line for one lane each direction through the scene. City Light work will continue in the area for several days.

#2021-9990/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 0118 hours, a complainant called to report a construction crane swinging wildly in the wind. Officers responded and observed that the crane was in fact rotating significantly in the heavy winds. Seattle Fire responded and advised that the foundation appeared to be structurally sound and that the crane is designed to rotate with the wind.

#2021-0010047/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 0321 hours, officers responded to a video alarm where the suspect was on video forcing entry into a business and stealing several items. The alarm company was able to track the property and lead officers to the suspect, who was contacted and taken into custody. The suspect invoked his Miranda rights. The suspect had been arrested and booked for burglary just 4 days prior. Suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Burglary.

#2021-010082/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 0450 hours two suspects forced entry into the victim residence. The suspects were armed with handguns. The suspects pointed firearms at the victims (several occupants inside the residence) and said “give me all your money.” The suspects forced the family into a closet and said “if you look at us we will kill you.” The suspects stole jewelry, money, and cellphones and fled the residence. K9 responded for a call out and attempted a track which ended with negative results.

#2021-10165/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 0724 hours, officers responded with fire to a gas main break at 2255 Harbor Av. Sw. Seattle Fire advised that the gas rupture was caused by a partial landslide that tore off the gas main from an apartment structure. Gas fumes fill the entire complex forcing SFD to conduct an evacuation of the location and surrounding businesses. Puget Sound Energy responded to the scene and was able to locate the rupture and tapped the break. The 2200 block of Harbor Av. Sw was closed in both directions for two hours.

#2021-010302/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 0954 hours, a bicyclist waited for a vehicle parked in the bike lane around Greenlake to move. The driver objected to being moved along, leaned out of the car with what victim described as a pellet gun, discharged it at him. The suspect drove away and was located a short distance away. Eventually, the suspect was taken into custody, victim statements were taken, and the vehicle was impounded awaiting a search warrant.

#2021-10571/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 1454 hours, a male victim was with his girlfriend when they stopped to talk with an acquaintance of theirs at 3 Ave and Pike St. The acquaintance had two unknown male subjects with him. For reasons unknown, the conversation began to degrade into an argument between the male victim and the two unknown suspects. Just prior to the attack, one of the suspects told the victim, “we stab people around here”. The victim was stabbed four times in the back, side, upper shoulder and arm. The suspects fled on foot southbound on 3 Ave. The victim crossed the street, entered a business and asked for help. An extensive area check was conducted but the suspects were not located. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center and was last reported to be in stable condition.

#2021-010707/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 1722 hours, officers on-viewed an occupied stolen vehicle at North Acres Park. When officers contacted the suspect and issued him verbal commands, he quickly moved his right hand towards his right-side waistband area. A TASER was deployed against the suspect and he was taken into custody, without further incident. A Type 2 Use of Force investigation was initiated. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of PSV, with a pending DOC detainer. FIT screened this incident.

#2021-010846/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 2033 hours, officers were patrolling when their unmarked vehicle was struck by an SUV. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, yet the suspect vehicle was able to flee, out of the city, at a high rate of speed. The King County Sheriff’s Office was notified and later found the vehicle abandoned and ablaze. SPD officers responded to the scene and were able to positively ID the abandoned/burned vehicle. A check of the VIN showed the vehicle was stolen. The suspect is still outstanding at this time.

#2021-10914/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-13-2021 at 2205 hours, officers climbed five flights of stairs to locate an unconscious overdose subject within a confined elevator access room. Officers immediately began team CPR for 10-15 minutes – regaining a pulse. Once relieved by arriving Seattle Fire Department personnel, two officers endured a persistent cough that continued after being exposed to fresh air. SFD noted the small room contained a dense, unknown smoke substance and recommended the officers be assessed. Both were evaluated and cleared by Harborview Medical Center staff.