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Friday – February 12, 2021

#2021-36054/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 0145 hours, a Seattle DOT employee observed a vehicle that had crashed into a building in the Central District and called 911. The witness reported that 2 females and 1 male were seen walking away from the vehicle. Officers responded to the scene and found that the vehicle had been reported stolen a few days prior. The investigation determined that the suspects used the stolen vehicle to breach the front door and burglarize the business. The suspects fled in another vehicle that was parked in a nearby shopping center parking lot.

#2021-36257/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 0949 hours, officers responded to location to take a stolen auto report earlier this morning (see 21-36160). At approximately 0949 hours, a residential burglary at the same residence was called into 911 by the same victim. While en route, a suspect description was given out. Officer arriving in the area located a possible suspect matching the description given by the victim. Officers conducted a terry stop and contacted the suspect. The officers recognized the suspect as someone who they had contacted previously on a trespass call. During the contact, the suspect made some statement as to their involvement in the burglary. Officers immediately read Miranda. Post Miranda the suspect admitted to the criminal activity. The suspect admitted to finding the house/car keys still in the front door. The suspect used the car keys to take the car for a drive but later returned it. The car was recovered two houses down from the victim’s residence. When the suspect returned the car, she admitted to using the house keys to make entry into the house. Once inside, she ate food and changed out of her clothes and into the victim’s clothes and left the residence. A field show up was conducted at the terry stop location. The victim made a positive ID on the suspect. The victim did advise that the suspect was still wearing their clothing. The suspect was charged accordingly and transported to the King County Jail.

#2021-36335/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1122 hours, officers responded to a report of an occupied KCSO stolen vehicle in the SODO neighborhood. Upon arrival, officers located the vehicle in question parked on the street with the driver still in the vehicle. Officers placed the driver into custody without incident. The KCSO stolen vehicle was verified and the suspect was booked into King County Jail for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

#2021-036380/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1224 hours, the victim of a felonious assault called 911 at the SW Precinct to report that he had been strangled by his boss at a nearby location. The victim reported he got into an argument about his work performance and as the argument intensified the suspect grabbed him by the throat and strangled him for approximately 20 seconds. Victim said he did not lose consciousness but had severe red marks around his neck that are consistent with strangulation. He was treated at the SW Precinct by Seattle Fire. Officer located the suspect at the place of business and arrested him without incident. He was booked into the King County Jail for the felonious assault. The suspect echoed the account of the incident provided by the victim with some small variations.

#2021-36488/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1433 hours, officers responded to a report of shots being fired at Frink Park near Lake Washington in the East Precinct. A couple were out getting in a walk in the greenbelt area of Frink Park when this shooting occurred. As the victims were crossing Lake Washington Blvd, they saw a dark colored Volkswagen negotiate a corner and head southbound in their direction. The victims heard one gunshot that came from the vehicle and began running up the hill for cover. The approaching vehicle slowed their speed as they drew closer and began firing at the fleeing couple who sought cover behind large trees. The vehicle then continued southbound. Officers recovered evidence of a shooting from the roadway and adjacent to the trail the victims had run northbound on seeking cover. The victims felt that the suspects were intentionally shooting at them. The victims reported no injuries. Officers searched for the suspects, but they were not found. NOTE: There was a shooting in the South Precinct approximately 20 minutes after this incident in which the suspect vehicle, behavior and recovered evidence matches (2021-36507).

#2021-36507/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1454 hours, officers responded to a report of shots being fired near 29 Av S/ S Brighton St. When officers arrived, they found evidence of a shooting, plus bullet damage to a vehicle and a residence. Witnesses described a dark colored, possibly gray, VW Passat or Jetta as being involved. There were no injuries but witnesses also stated the vehicle was firing at a group of people who ran off. There was a similar incident and description in the East Precinct 20 minutes earlier with recovered evidence of a shooting. (2021-36488)

#2021-36639/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1735 hours, officers responded to a report of racially derogatory graffiti on a Queen Anne business. The owner of the business believed the graffiti was put there to target him. There were no witnesses or suspect description available at the time. Alert email sent.

#2021-36681/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1827 hours, two male suspects entered the store located at NE 51/25 Ave NE. One suspect distracted one of the clerks while the other suspect asked to see an item behind the counter. As the clerk at the counter began showing the suspect the item, the suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded the money from the register. The suspect took cash from the register and also went through the clerk’s pockets. The two suspects then ran north from the store. Containment was set and K9 responded to track. The suspects were not located.

#2021-036748/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 1959 hours, three suspects entered the convenience store [4300 blk Roosevelt Way NE], walked behind the counter, and one suspect pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the employee. The suspects then gained access to and fled with the money inside the cash registers, and the clerk’s wallet (debit card, cash, and WDL). Thereafter, the suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. Containment was set-up and K-9 responded; however, the setting was not conducive to a track. This incident is likely related to 2021-036681.

#2021-36836/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-12-2021 at 2135 hours, officers responded to a report of a man inside a local shelter in the area of 6 AV S / S Industrial WY. According to staff, the male displayed a firearm and told them, “decide who lives and who dies.” Fearing for their safety, the staff locked themselves in the office and called 911. At our direction, the staff self-evacuated and met with officers. Staff brought the male’s jacket with them and it contained a gun, which turned out to be a pellet gun, that looked like an authentic handgun. A plan was put into place and an on-duty officer established communication with the male. The male followed instructions and was taken into custody without any further issues. He was booked into the King County Jail.