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Friday – April 9, 2021

#2021-85306/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-09-2021 at 0023 hours, officers were legally parked facing south bound on University Wy NE at NE 47 St investigating a shoplift. While there, suspects involved in a fight disturbance in the 4300 block of University way fled in a vehicle northbound on University Wy Ne. They continued northbound on University Wy NE until NE 47th St where they stopped facing northbound in the southbound lane across from officers. They then turned the car towards the parked patrol vehicle and accelerated into it causing significant damage. Officers exited the patrol vehicle and began giving verbal commands to the suspects. The vehicle then took off at a high rate of speed northbound on University Wy NE. The officers broadcast the plate information and suspect description of the female driver over radio. Multiple units responded. The suspect vehicle made its way to 15 Av NE and continued northbound until it hit a construction zone. A retired officer directing traffic at Ne 75 St/ 15 Av NE attempted to stop the vehicle as it sped northbound and had to dive out of the way to avoid being run over. He then called 911 to report what had happened. Officers located the suspects at NE 125 St/ Roosevelt Wy NE and took both into custody. After investigating, officers determined the passenger had a no contact order against the driver. The female driver was booked for multiple counts of Assault 1 with charges requested for DUI and Hit & Run. The male passenger had been the driver during the original disturbance and was also intoxicated. Officers conducted a photo montage with the original complainant who observed the male suspect driving the vehicle and booked him for DUI. Both officers were evaluated for injuries and are OK.

#2021-085316/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-03-2021 there was an arson at a construction site behind the reporting party’s (RP) house. On 04-09-2021 at 0315 hours, the RP witnessed a fire at the same location and was able to chase the suspect from the scene. While Seattle Fire was extinguishing the fire, SPD officers arrived and detained, then later arrested the suspect for arson. Arson Bomb Squad detectives responded to interview the suspect and begin the investigation.

#2021-89095/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-09-2021 at 0630 hours, a resident of the Haller Lake neighborhood reported finding hay spread on the ground spelling out disparaging words toward a specific country/ethnic group. The resident dispersed the hay, so it was no longer legible. This incident is similar to other recent incidents in the area.

#2021-085399/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-09-2021 at 0643 hours, officers responded to a suspicious fire call that was 455 minutes old. Scene appeared as if the suspect used a garden tool to pry bottom of the front door at the door sweep to allow a slot to push debris aflame or smoldering under the door into the school lobby. The attempt failed so the suspect fled, leaving the butane torch and garden spade behind. The tools were collected as evidence.  The Arson Bomb Squad was at South Precinct on an unrelated fire incident and was apprised of the incident.

#2021-086459/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-09-2021 at 1145 hours, an Asian female was spat upon in the area of Fairview Av and Aloha St. She said that although with a group of coworkers, that it was only herself and one other coworker, both of whom were the only members in their group who were of East Asian descent, who were targeted by the suspect. Accounts differed on the suspect’s description, but as of the time of this report, surveillance footage exists which may reveal his identity. The woman reported the incident on the following day.

#2021-086207/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-09-2021 at 2355 hours, reports came in of vehicles street racing in the area of NE 47 St/ Roosevelt Way NE. Two officers were dispatched. As they responded additional complainants reported upwards of 50 vehicles doing donuts and racing as well as roughly 200 persons watching. Multiple additional units responded from multiple precincts. As officers were arriving, it was reported a large group had flipped over a vehicle as others were shooting off fireworks. Officers arrived, started shutting down traffic around the area and checked for injured persons. The flipped vehicle was left abandoned on the corner of NE 47 St/ 11 Av NE and was subsequently impounded. The group quickly dispersed towards I-5. Witnesses were interviewed but had conflicting stories on what took place.