Wednesday – April 21, 2021

#2021-096625/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 0006 hours, a female suspect stole items from a local store. Security guard confronted the suspect. Verbal altercation and posturing from security guard and male friend of suspect. Suspects fled in a vehicle and fired a single gunshot (unknown direction). Bias elements involved.

#2021-096677/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 0326 hours, officers originally responded to assist with traffic control as Seattle Fire extinguished a blazing new construction site fire. A Fire Marshal responded and relayed to an officer the fire was intentionally set. The Fire Marshal was going to notify the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad later, after SFD was done with the scene. I contacted ABS detective and notified ABS of the fire since it was only a few blocks from a building that had burned twice earlier this month.

#2021-096683/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 0345 hours, officers responded to a suspicious vehicle/person. Upon arrival the plate did not match the vehicle. Officers called for additional units. Suspect tried to pull backward and forward. Officer attempted a short negotiation with the suspect to surrender with negative results. Driver window broken and subject was successfully removed from the vehicle & taken into custody for PSP and Obstruction. Subject was uncooperative and a print reader officer was requested. Subject booked into the King County Jail. Use of Force investigation being done.

#2021-096692/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 0400 hours, witnesses reported a suspect entered a construction site attempting to light several small fires, one of which destroyed a large storage container. Patrol responded, located, and arrested the suspect. SPD Arson Bomb Squad Detectives responded to assist and are handling the follow-up investigation.

#2021-097018/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 1235 hours, Seattle Fire and SPD responded to a large structure fire in the 10700 block of Midvale AV N. This fire took a large response from SFD which required significant resources from Patrol for traffic control. SPD responded and took over traffic control to free up Patrol units as all lanes of northbound Aurora AV N and one southbound lane of Aurora AV N were closed for several hours. SFD Fire Marshal will conduct the follow-up investigation for the origin and cause for this fire.

#2021-097247/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 04-21-2021 at 1702 hours, a female suspect entered the Key Bank branch at 321 15 AV E where she loitered around in the lobby for several minutes before she walked up to a teller and passed a note indicating a bank robbery. The teller walked into the vault and activated the alarm, prompting the suspect to flee the bank on foot. No weapon was seen nor implied and the suspect was unsuccessful in obtaining any money. For unknown reasons, the bank’s alarm company did not notify SPD immediately and approximately 10 minutes had passed by the time police were called. Multiple SPD patrol units responded quickly once the notification was made. Officers cleared the bank and checked the area for the suspect with negative result. Due to the time delay and heavy pedestrian traffic in the area, no K9 track was attempted. Robbery Unit was notified.