Tuesday – May 25, 2021

#2021-127780/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-25-2021 at 0038 hours, witnesses reported a disturbance between two males that escalated when the suspect male brandished a gun and fired a shot at the victim male. In response, the victim obtained a fire extinguisher and sprayed the suspect. Officers were unable to locate the males. No property damage or items of evidentiary value were discovered.

#2021-128073/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 05-25-2021 at 0952 hours, officers responded to reports of an explosive device in the parking garage of the location. Upon arrival they observed the device, took photos, secured the area, and notified the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad. ABS responded, conducted render safe procedures, and recovered the device. ABS will handle any follow-up.

#2021-128451/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-25-2021 at 1617 hours, a 3rd floor resident of an apartment building in the 100blk of Vine St. started throwing urine-filled glass mason jars at pedestrians on the sidewalk below. One hit a male victim who was eating below, causing an obvious but apparently minor injury. A witness then saw the suspect throw another urine-filled glass jar at two women, but it missed, shattering on the sidewalk. Officers blocked the sidewalk and attempted to contact the suspect but got no response at his door. There was a prior history of weapons in his unit, so it was treated as a barricade situation. CRT responded. Ultimately, it was learned the suspect had left the scene and it was cleared. A warrant was obtained in case the suspect returns and resumes the assaults.

#2021-128632/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 05-25-2021 at 1916 hours, a witness saw the suspect use a knife to open the window and gained entry into the victim’s apartment unit. Once inside, the suspect stole two Apple MacBook laptops, Apple air pods, and several checks. The suspect was able to flee the scene prior to officers’ arrival. Primary officers processed the scene and located evidence. Backup officers also conducted an area check and located the suspect several blocks away from the original scene. The suspect was positively identified by the witness. The suspect was arrested without incident for residential burglary. During the search incident-to-arrest, officers recovered all stolen items and returned them to the victim. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail. Records also showed this suspect had been arrested three other times for burglary within a month prior to this incident.

#2021-128727/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 05-25-2021 at 2122 hours, the male victim stated he was walking on 3rd Ave adjacent to the tent encampment that extends between Pike and Union when he was stabbed from behind by an unknown suspect(s). The victim sustained a single puncture type wound to his lower chest but was standing, verbal, and breathing normally as officers provided medical assistance. Seattle Fire medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center. The victim and numerous nearby campers declined to provide officers any information as to the location of the incident or suspect description(s).