Friday – February 19, 2021

#2021-041625/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-19-2021 at 0217 hours, a garbage can had been pulled up to the edge of a curb and set on fire. The garbage can was placed against the left front quarter panel of a parked vehicle. The vehicle sustained front end damage. The SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad was notified and a fire marshal was on scene. There were two other suspicious fires set in the same vicinity tonight. There were no witnesses.

#2021-42068/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-19-2021 at 1314 hours, a male entered the Wells Fargo Bank located near Rainier Av S/ S Mt Baker Blvd. He demanded money from one of the tellers while displaying the handle of a knife tucked in his waist band. The teller handed over money from the drawer and the suspect ran out of the bank. Arriving patrol officers established containment and K9 conducted a track with negative results. The robbery unit responded and assisted with the investigation.

#2021-42063/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-19-2021 at 1410 hours, officers responded to a report of a trespasser at 1101 Madison (Medical Tower) called in by building security. The subject who was trespassing was causing a disturbance and throwing items at citizens trying to walk through the building. When officers arrived on scene the subject refused to cooperate with them and leave the facility when requested to do so. When officers attempted to physically remove the subject, he assaulted the student officer by kicking him repeatedly. The assault caused pain and minor but evident injuries to the student officer. The subject continued to resist officers’ efforts to control him and officers had to conduct a soft take-down and placed the subject into a seated position. The responding sergeant noticed several minor injuries to the subject. It could not conclusively be determined if these injuries were caused by officers or were sustained before officer arrival, so a type 2 Use of Force investigation was initiated. A Hazard report was completed for the subject and the subject was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault on an Officer.

#2021-42190/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 02-19-2021 at 1528 hours, a suspect entered a business in the Wallingford neighborhood, threatened the clerk with a handgun and demanded all available cash. The clerk complied and the suspect left on foot. Containment was established and a K9 unit responded but was unable to deploy due to conditions. The suspect was not located.

#2021-037183/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 02-19-2021 at 2146 hours, a week prior, a male had threatened an employee of a mini-mart with a semi-auto handgun when the employee asked him to move his vehicle because it was blocking the drive. Tonight, an officer recognized the suspect driving the suspect vehicle. The suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail. Officers completed a warrant. They located a loaded Ruger handgun between the driver seat and center console. They also located narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia.