Wednesday – February 17, 2021

#2021-039785/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 0451 hours, a suspect was observed by an employee smash out a large front window of a business in the Pike/Pine corridor and climb inside the business where he began collecting merchandise. He then fled the scene with several items. Officers located a suspect matching the description nearby and detained him. A show-up was completed and he was positively identified by the witness. The suspect was taken into custody and booked.

#2021-039805/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-17-2021 officers were dispatched to 2600 SW Barton for an alarm with banging heard from multiple detectors. Officers responded to the area and set up containment. As officers were searching the businesses, the suspects opened a back doorway and were met with by officers on containment. One suspect was initially taken into custody. The second suspect fled from officers back into a neighboring business. A firearm was taken from within one of the businesses. K-9 and SWAT were called to the scene to assist. While SWAT was searching the businesses, the second suspect came out of a window onto the rooftop. He was taken into custody without incident. Detectives responded and attempted to interview both suspects at the precinct.

#2021-39826/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 0640 hours, the victim had parked their vehicle to attend an appointment at a nearby building. The victim was still in the vehicle when the suspect opened the passenger door, asking if the victim was their ride. The victim stated they were not and told the suspect to close the door. The subject refused and the victim got out of the vehicle to go around and close the door. When they did this, the suspect entered the vehicle and was in the process of sliding over to the driver seat. The victim got back into the vehicle and attempted to push the suspect out of the vehicle. The commotion caused a nearby security to come over. Upon seeing security, the suspect left on foot, southbound. An area search for the suspect was negative.

#2021-039865/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 0739 hours, an officer responded to a closed business to the report of a burglary with the suspect on scene. The suspect made entry via a closed window. An employee was on site and confronted the suspect. They offered the suspect food to keep them on scene. Officers arrived and were able to view video showing the entry and the suspect doing something with the register. The subject was placed under arrest for the burglary; their fourth burglary in two months.

#2021-039959/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 1009 hours, SPD and Seattle Fire responded to the report of an unknown substance being sprayed under a resident’s door. SFD took the lead and treated this as a hazmat scene. They had residents remain inside. It was later determined by SFD that the substance was an irritant similar to pepper spray. They cleared the scene and SPD documented the incident.

#2021-41027/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 1334 hours, a male with a history of unlawfully entering restricted police facilities, rammed the South Precinct’s back entrance gate with his Honda Accord. He then drove through the secured lot with the gate wrapped around the front of his vehicle, striking four other department and employee vehicles. Officers contacted the subject and were able to get him to exit the vehicle and take him into custody without incident. He could not provide any reason for his behavior and appeared to be suffering from some type of mental crisis. He caused thousands of dollars of damage to the gate and vehicles. He was later booked into the King County Jail for Felony Malicious Mischief.

#2021-40228/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 0-17-2021 at 1517 hours, a male entered the 76 Station located near MLK Jr Wy S/S Warsaw St. He selected a sports drink and approached the counter displaying a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect then emptied the till and was last seen running on foot behind the store. Officers quickly set up containment and K9 units conducted an extensive search with negative results. Officers collected evidence.

#2021-40290/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 1626 hours, officers were dispatched to the 4300 blk of University Way NE in regard to a male stating he had a gun and making finger guns pointing at people. As officers arrived in the area, they observed a suspect matching the description a few blocks away. Officers observed the suspect strike a female in the arm at which point she and her female friend fled on foot NB. The suspect gave chase after them and officers were able to apprehend the suspect. While taking the suspect into custody he spit on an SPD officer and attempted to spit on a UW officer who arrived on scene to assist. Multiple female victims reported that he made disparaging remarks to them and all felt they were targeted because of their gender. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for multiple crimes. A lieutenant was notified of the bias element and assaults on officers for this call.

#2021-040439/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 1932 hours, officers responded to a report of a car prowl where the victim was chasing a suspect. They arrived in the area and located the victim and one possible suspect. While patrol was interviewing the possible suspect, the victim returned to his vehicle where he found two suspects had returned and had slashed all 4 tires of his vehicle. He was then robbed at gunpoint by two of the original suspects. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle and were not located. The victim’s broken cell phone was found dumped in the street nearby.

#2021-040533/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 2148 hours, a male reported that he felt targeted after a suspect threatened to beat him up because of his perceived sexual orientation. No physical assault or injury took place during this incident.

#2021-40574/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-17-2021 at 2306 hours, officers were dispatched to the parking lot at California Av SW and SW Edmunds St to investigate reports of yelling and a gunshot. The store clerk heard what sounded like a loud bang following a verbal argument, and then saw the involved parties drive away in a large, silver colored SUV. He could not describe the involved parties, and none had come into the store. There were other callers who reported hearing a gunshot and a woman saying, “You could have killed me!”, but no eyewitnesses called 911. Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect or vehicle. A bullet hole was found in a door on the west side of the building. No one was known to have been injured.