Saturday – May 1, 2021

#2021-105981/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-01-2021 at 0955 hours, a construction crew ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line near South Lake Union. Numerous Seattle Fire units responded, and SPD responded for traffic control. A 2-block area was evacuated by officers until PSE was able to cap the line and stop the leak. No injuries reported. Media was on scene.

#2021-106030/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-01-2021 at 1121 hours, a suspect has had issues with the victim on other occasions. Suspect is a neighbor. On this day, the suspect stood in front of the victim’s house yelling homophobic slurs. Suspect also tore up a rose bush from the victim’s flower bed. Suspect also was calling out the victim to fight and threatened to “F” him up. Suspect left on his scooter NB from scene. No answer at the suspect’s residence. Suspect not located. Evidence collected, radio sent group page email to Bias Crime and Violent Crime.

#2021-106487/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-01-2021 at 2237 hours, while on a premise check at Albert Davis Park, officers located and recovered an SPD stolen vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently returned to the owner.

#2021-106509/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-01-2021 at 2200 hours, officers received information of a protest involving about 25-30 Black Block members at Cal Anderson Park. They moved to the East Precinct where they blocked the intersection of 12/Pine. After dispersal orders were given, they walked around the block and returned to the intersection. We intentionally disengaged in an attempt to de-escalate. At about 2300 hours, while they blocked the intersection, a vehicle driven by an elderly male approached the group while driving E/B on Pine. The rioters blocked his path and when he tried to drive around them, one of the rioters jumped on the hood of his vehicle. The driver attempted to get away, but the rioter hung onto the hood. He eventually drove E/B on Pine. At about mid-block between 12th and 13th the rioter fell off of the hood. The rioter was evaluated at the scene by SPD Medics and SFD Medics. No major injuries were reported. The rioter was arrested and transported to the West PCT. They eventually claimed their head hurt and was transported to King County Jail via AMR. Later we developed probable cause to arrest a male for property destruction (painting the wall of the E. PCT). He was eventually arrested as well and transported to the W. PCT.