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Monday – May 3, 2021

#2021-107350/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 0219 hours, Seattle Fire was on scene of a suspicious vehicle fire and called for SPD response. SPD officers arrived and learned that a neighbor heard a disturbance outside her house and looked at her ring device to see what was going on. The neighbor did not see any individuals but heard/saw a vehicle speed away from the area and a vehicle across the street on fire. An SFD fire marshal was unable to determine if the fire was intentional or not. The fire marshal contacted the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad who will conduct follow up investigations. A nearby house was slightly scorched from fire debris.

#2021-107373/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 0400 hours, an unknown person set fire to a barista stand. Patrol, Seattle Fire, the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad, and the SFD’s fire marshal responded to investigate. SPD’s ABS will handle the follow up.

#2021-107669/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 1101 hours, a Chevrolet sedan, driven by an adult male, was southbound on Aurora Av N and struck a Saturn sedan, occupied by an adult male and adult female, which was turning left into a parking lot in the 14399 block, from northbound Aurora. Witnesses described the southbound vehicle as travelling at a high rate of speed, while using the shoulder of the roadway. The resulting collision sent all three people to hospitals with injuries described as substantial. A Drug Recognition Expert responded and detected signs of impairment in the driver of the southbound vehicle. The suspect will be booked upon medical clearance.

#2021-107794/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 1352 hours, witnesses reported a shooting inside Freeway Park, involving a disturbance between two men, one of whom had a pistol and was chasing the other. Officers responded in time to see the gunshot victim running out to the Seneca St. sidewalk, followed by the suspect still holding a large revolver. The victim and suspect complied with officers’ orders and got on the ground. Because the suspect immediately dropped the gun and followed the officers’ commands, he was handcuffed and arrested without any Use of Force. The loaded gun was recovered, and Seattle Fire responded to treat the victim who sustained a serious but apparently non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The suspect and victim knew each other but this was not DV. Although fresh signs of a scuffle further inside the park were located, no other obvious evidence was recovered. Gun Violence Reduction Unit Detectives responded to the scene.

#2021-107890/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 1529 hours, an elderly victim returned to her home to find the back door kicked in and noise coming from inside. While the victim was calling 911, the suspect came out of the house carrying some of the victim’s property. The victim attempted to take her property back from the suspect, but the suspect refused to give it back. The suspect shoved and punched the elderly victim before fleeing from the area with some of the victim’s belongings. However, responding officers arrived so quickly that they located and detained the suspect almost immediately, approximately one block away from the victim’s home. The victim reported some minor pains from the assault, but she declined medical screening by Seattle Fire. The suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Robbery and Residential Burglary.

#2021-108009/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-03-2021 at 1756 hours an unknown suspect approached a coffee company in the 2200 block of NE 65 St. The suspect arrived on foot and produced a handgun from his jacket. The suspect demanded cash from the till. The suspect took the cash and left the area on foot. Area checks for the suspect were negative.