Saturday – May 8, 2021

#2021-112189/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-08-2021 at 0718 hours, victim observed from their apartment, the suspect walking from the storage area with the victim’s tools. Victim went out and confronted the suspect, who was carrying the victim’s tools that had been stored in a secured storage area. The suspect fled on foot and the suspect gave chase. As the victim caught up, the suspect turned on the victim and pointed a black semi-auto handgun at the victim. The victim disengaged and the suspect continued fleeing on foot. The suspect was last seen westbound on the 4200 block of SW Lander St. An area check yielded a negative result.

#2021-12257/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-08-2021 at 0932 hours, the manager of an apartment complex heard crashing coming from the laundry room. They went to investigate and found the door had been forced open and they observed the subject in the room among overturned machines and coins on the floor. The subject claimed they had permission to be there, but the manager knew otherwise. The subject rushed by the manager who called out for help. Other residents heard and came out to see the subject fleeing. The group of residents grabbed the subject and held them down until police arrived. They also found a gun on the subject. It turned out to be a realistic looking pellet gun. The subject was arrested for burglary. It was felt that this subject was also the subject from the earlier robbery. That victim was contacted and agreed to a show-up but could not identify this subject as the subject from the robbery. The subject was booked for the burglary.

#2021-114846/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-11-2021 an employee at a Protestant Church in the 4700 block of 17 Av NE reported that a male suspect placed a “Molotov Cocktail” on their property. This occurred on 05-08-21 at 1019 hours. Evidence revealed the suspect was a male about 6′ tall, 220 pounds, wearing a tan winter hat or beanie that resembled a Carhart hat, blue light weight jacket, military style camo pants and black athletic shoes with white soles, possibly Nike, as he delicately placed a half consumed bottle of tequila on the steps of the church and then placed paper said to have Biblical verses written on it into the neck of the bottle, acting as a makeshift wick. The bottle and paper were discarded by the reporting party, but the paper was said to quote AMES 2:2-8:14, which the complainant described as Old Testament script calling for judgement of Israel. The suspect never lit the wick but was said to have looked suspiciously over his shoulders before leaving. The responding officer later located the discarded bottle and placed it into evidence. There were no other incidents at this location, and the complainant felt the incident may have been meant for a nearby Jewish Synagogue.

#2021-112651/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-08-2021 at 1850 hours, four male subjects driving a black Jeep Liberty entered the mini mart located near Renton Av S/ S Roxbury St. They began to shoplift clothing and low dollar value items. When they were confronted by the store owner, one of the suspects punched the victim several times in the face. The victim store owner then armed himself with a long wooden stick. The suspects continued to assault the victim and he managed to get them out of the store and into the parking lot where a passer-by called 911. During the robbery, one of the suspects was knocked unconscious and three of the side windows of the jeep were smashed out by the victim. The victim was bleeding and a had a cut under his eye. Three of the suspects fled in the Jeep and one on foot retaining some of the stolen property. Patrol officers set up containment and a K-9 track was conducted that ended in Kubota Gardens where the suspect on foot was likely picked up. Evidence was collected.

#2021-112839/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-08-2021 at 2222 hours, officers responded with Seattle Fire to the area of Valentine PL S / S Massachusetts St for a report of a vehicle on fire. Fire Marshal arrived on scene and determined this fire to be an arson. Fire Marshal contacted and notified the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad of the incident. There are no suspects at the time of this report. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

#2021-112841/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-08-2021 at 2225 hours, officers developed probable cause to arrest a subject for Assault 4. The subject resisted arrest and a Type 2 Use of Force resulted. Subsequent to arrest, officers discovered that sexual assault unit (SAU) had investigated the subject for being an out of state unregistered Sex Offender living in Seattle since 2017. SAU had a saved super-form in the booking system reflective of their investigation. After consulting with on call SAU Sergeant the subject was also booked for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.