Wednesday – March 31, 2021

#2021-77133/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 0308 hours, officer responded to reports of shots being heard. Suspect had been harassing the victim and had assaulted the victim. The victim was staying in an encampment, but in a different location when the shots were heard. Evidence of a shooting was recovered, and the victim felt the suspect was responsible. The previous morning, the victim had called 911 reporting the suspect had confronted them and as they ran off, they thought they heard a gunshot. On today’s call the victim provided more details of the suspect’s actions, to include seeing the suspect draw and fire. An area check was done for the suspect in areas they are known to frequent. This yielded negative results.

#2021-077147/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 0417 hours, officers responded to a vehicle on fire. Seattle Fire responded and extinguished the fire. Fire Marshal responded and conducted the investigation. No suspect info at this time, no witnesses located. Arson Bomb Squad notified.

#2021-77495/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 1200 hours, an adult male cyclist was westbound on S Cloverdale. A southbound driver on Wabash S slowed for the stop sign then proceeded across Cloverdale, he did not see the cyclist. The two collided, the cyclist received a significant head injury and was rushed to Harborview Medical Center prior to Traffic Officers arrival. A Drug Recognition Expert responded to evaluate the driver with no impairment was detected. The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad was advised. At the time of this report the cyclist was in surgery in critical condition.

#2021-077719/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 1527 hours, a construction site manager received phone threats from a recently fired worker threatening to shoot manager when he returned to work. Victim asserted the suspect was “known to carry a Glock pistol.” Another worker soon saw the suspect outside the work site. Officers arrived a few minutes later and saw the suspect. He started walking towards them and put his right hand in his pant pocket to hold something. The driver saw the shape of what appeared to be a gun in the pocket, and even an exposed trigger guard. The officer quickly drove around and reoriented the vehicle in a safer location to detain the suspect at gun point, triggering a Fast Back-up by Radio. Numerous West and East officers arrived and arrested the suspect without incident (video recorded by numerous bystanders at a bus stop). No gun was found on suspect or in the area. K9 responded to search for a firearm but video showed the suspect never sloughed anything in the brief time he was out of view of the officers, so he apparently had no gun during the incident. Suspect claimed his threat to bring “his gun and bullets” was a reference to his arms and fingers, to fight the victim, not a threat to shoot. He was booked for felony harassment, nonetheless.

#2021-077897/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 1935 hours, two unknown males told the caller that there was an explosive device in the alley dumpster. The caller reported this to 911 and Patrol responded. Patrol confirmed there was a suspicious package in the dumpster, established a perimeter and called for the Arson Bomb Squad to respond. On-scene bomb techs used specialized equipment to determine the package was not explosive in nature but was made to look as if it were. ABS Detectives recovered the package and will handle the follow-up investigation.

#2021-076568/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 1952 hours, it was reported that on the prior day, the suspect threatened to “beat” the victim with a “baseball bat” and damage his vehicle, while using racial and homophobic slurs. The victim feared for his safety and felt he was being targeted due to his protected classes. On 03-31-2021 the suspect returned to the vicinity of the incident and instigated a disturbance. Officers arrived, arrested the suspect, and booked her for the hate crime.

#2021-077977/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 2136 hours, officers responded to a report of a male threatening to shoot staff at a local business. Officers set up containment and attempted to illicit cooperation from the suspect. The suspect fled into the neighborhood and was eventually apprehended. Upon further investigation, it was learned that a Metro coach driver was assaulted when he was flagged down by the suspect. Seattle Fire responded to the scene to render medical assistance. An evidence search was conducted by K9 throughout several backyards, but the alleged handgun was not located. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Felony harassment, Assault 3 on a Metro coach driver and Assault 3 on a Police Officer. Type II Use of Force was completed.

#2021-77996/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-31-2021 at 2214 hours, officers responded to a report of gunshots heard near the caller’s residence in the Central District. Officers arrived and found bullet strikes and evidence of a shooting at the scene. Based on the investigation it appears that the suspect approached the front door to the victim’s home and fired rounds into the front door. No one inside the home was struck by the gunfire. The victim was provided with resources by officers, the suspect was not located after an extensive area check was conducted.