Wednesday – April 7, 2021

#2021-83562/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 0300 hours, officers responded to a burglary where two suspects were seen taking items from a restaurant and loading them into a vehicle. Officers located two suspects matching the description given by the reporting party in the area as they were unloading the stolen items from the vehicle into a tent on S King St. Officers contacted the suspects and arrested them without incident. Officers applied for search warrants for the vehicle and the tent to retrieve the stolen liquor and electronics (valued at over $2,500). The car is believed to be an unreported stolen at this time. Both suspects were booked into the King County Jail for Burglary.

#2021-083854/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-07-2020 at 1103 hours, officers were called to the area for a body seen floating in the Duwamish waterway. Patrol coordinated with the Harbor Unit and local businesses to use their property and equipment to assist with recovering the body.

#2021-83970/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 1330 hours, detectives from the Gun Violence Reduction Unit located a felony warrant suspect and person of interest in two recent shooting incidents at an apartment complex in Kent. With assistance from the US Marshals Service (USMS) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), an arrest operation was coordinated, and the suspect was taken into custody. A gun was seen in plain view at the feet of the suspect when he was removed from the vehicle in which he was seated. The suspect was transported and booked at the RJC and the vehicle was impounded pending service of a search warrant.

#2021-084108/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 1614 hours, officers responded to a report of two males fighting in a public park near the King County Courthouse. They found a male on the ground and attempted to assist him, but he refused assistance. While officers were checking on him, he assaulted an officer, calling him racist terms and repeatedly kicking him in the groin and spitting on him. The suspect was handcuffed but continued kicking at and trying to spit on the that same officer, even after a spit sock was applied. Despite this, there was no reportable force used in the arrest. The officer sustained momentary pain but no injuries and needed no medical evaluation. There was no exposure incident either. I initially determined the suspect’s actions were sufficient to book for Inv. of Hate Crime and Inv. of Assault, but after screening and review of the video found the necessary filing standards (for either) were not present. The booking was changed to a single misdemeanor charge of assault.

#2021-084161/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 1721 hours, Seattle Fire contacted SPD Patrol requesting units for traffic control on a house fire. While fighting the fire, a body was discovered, and the SFD fire marshal and SPD Arson Bomb Squad were requested. The fire marshal determined the cause to be accidental; ABS detectives will handle any follow-up investigation.

#2021-84303/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 2105 hours, officers responded to a reported in-progress burglary in Capitol Hill. Upon arriving they confronted the suspect while he was outside of the residence. The suspect was agitated and a request for additional units was made resulting in several units coming from West Precinct. Once more officers were on scene, attempts were made to communicate with the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the King County Jail for Attempted Residential Burglary.

#2021-084334/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 2215 hours, officers were dispatched to a report female that was pistol whipped. The suspect was taking narcotics and drinking alcohol. As the group joked around, the suspect became upset and attempted to take the victim’s cell phone. The victim refused to give it to him. The suspect pointed his gun at everyone and said, “blow her shit back.” He took his handgun and pistol whipped the victim in the side of her head. The suspect fled the area.

#2021-084363/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-07-2021 at 2347 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of an RV arson in a homeless encampment. The victim said that he went to the store and when he returned his RV was on fire. The victim told a Seattle Fire chief that his girlfriend may have burned it down. Lincoln tow refused to tow the RV. They wanted it cleaned out first. The RV was left on the premise.