Tuesday – July 13, 2021

#2021-177127/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 0300 hours, a suspect stole tools from a construction site in the 050 block of Yesler Way, Seattle WA. Two on site security guards chased him on foot westbound. All three persons went on a long run to the end of the Coleman Ferry dock. During the foot chase the suspect discarded the stolen tools. When they all reached the end of the dock, the suspect punched one of the security guards in the face. The suspect then received a dose of pepper spray to the eyes. The suspect told the security guards to back off or he would jump into the water. The security guards de-escalated and backed off, but the suspect disappeared into the darkness of the end of the ferry dock. Officers were dispatched and it was initially unknown if the suspect was hiding in the superstructure of the dock or had leapt into waters below. A life safety search was begun by on scene officers, including visual searches of the water and hailing the suspect with the Public Address System. A request for waterborne assistance brought a large Seattle Fire response including dive teams. WA State Ferries security services provided evidence of the suspect “going over the side” of the ferry dock. A visual search by waterborne SFD assets located the suspect, not in the water, but hiding within the support pilings of the pier. Rescue efforts by SFD and SPD recovered the suspect from within the support pilings. He was placed under arrest for Assault. He was found to have felony warrants out of Chelan County for violation of a restraining order, Theft of a motor vehicle, and Possession of Stolen Vehicle. He was booked for the warrants and charges were requested for the misdemeanor assault.

#2021-177475/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 1211 hours a female called 911 to report that her vehicle had been taken at gunpoint by two female suspects. Patrol quickly responded, located the stolen vehicle, and took one of the two suspects into custody. Patrol also located the suspect’s original vehicle. A detective interviewed the suspect, elicited a full confession, and will conduct further follow-up.

#2021-177533/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 1316 hours, a victim was part of a group of individuals hanging out in the SODO neighborhood. An unknown male suspect approached the group and offered to sell them marijuana. The unknown male became enraged when a member of the group pointed at a cannabis shop across the street and said something to the effect of, “Why would we buy weed from you when we can go over there and buy it legally?” The suspect increased his rage, yelling racist and bias slurs towards the group. The victim stood up and intervened. The suspect returned to his vehicle and put what appeared to be a pistol in his waist band and approached the victim. The suspect then punched the victim in the face with a fist while he appeared to have his other hand on the pistol. The suspect then left the scene in his vehicle. The victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire and sought further medical treatment on his own. The victim and witnesses at the scene gave statements stating that the suspect yelled racial slurs at them. The victim felt that the suspect assaulted him because of his race, which was different than that of the suspect. Additional SPD responded to the scene to ensure a complete and thorough investigation. Proper notifications were made regarding the incident.

#2021-177559/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 1410 hours, officers recognized a subject with three warrants. The subject also has previous felony convictions. The officers attempted to stop the subject and he went into a retail store where officers followed and detained him. He was cooperative and brought outside. A handgun was located in his pocket. The subject was arrested for VUFA and his warrants.

#2021-177643/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 1600 hours, officers were flagged down by DCR’s (King County Designated Crisis Responders) about contacting a subject sitting near 3 AV and PIKE ST for assistance in involuntarily committing the subject. Officers explained that they would allow the DCRs to be primary contact and allow them to de-escalate the subject. Officers explained they would be there for the DCRs’ safety to ensure they were not assaulted. The subject stood up and slowly walked away from officers and the DCRs. He displayed no criteria for an independent police ITA, in addition he was said to have a pacemaker and used multiple narcotics making him medically vulnerable to any possible force. The DCRs continued to speak with him, and he continued to slowly walk away. Officers followed and attempted to engage in verbal dialogue. We attempted to have an AMR stage nearby in case we were able to gain voluntary compliance. After an extended period of time, an officer was engaging in verbal dialogue when the suspect balled his fist and pulled it back at the officer on his bicycle as if he was going to strike him. Officers then took him into custody for attempting to assault an officer. No reportable force was used. The officer who was almost struck agreed to book the suspect as a misdemeanor as the DCRs could work on having the case transferred into their office. The suspect was booked for the assault at King County Jail. A hazard report was completed.

#2021-177863/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 1932 hours, officers responded to a busy parking garage/lot for a reported robbery with a gun. The victim stated he was attacked from behind after parking his car and was dragged to the ground by two males. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded his wallet, phone, and other items. The suspects fled in an unknown direction. The phone was later located in a storm drain nearby. Robbery notified.

#2021-177892/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 2010 hours, officers responded to an assault call. During the investigation officers learned that the assault on the female victim may have been motivated by the race of the victim. The suspect was taken into custody for hate crime and another assault against a second victim without incident. Alert email sent.

#2021-177914/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 2033 hours, reports came out of male who was shot in the 5000 block of Roosevelt Way NE. The suspect fled on foot to a black BMW and left northbound on Roosevelt Way NE (which is one way southbound). Officers responded and located a male who had been shot in the arm. They secured the scene for Seattle Fire who treated the male. Evidence of a shooting was recovered at the scene. Victim was not cooperative on scene. Gun Violence Reduction Unit was advised of the incident and responded to interview the victim at Harborview Medical Center. Witness statements were not helpful. Homicide was also advised. Patrol processed the crime scene.

#2021-177987/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-13-2021 at 2214 hours, officers responded to a report of a male stabbed near 3 Av/James St. Upon arrival officers located a victim with a single stab wound to the upper left side of his chest. There was no suspect information available and no cooperative witnesses. Victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with possible life-threatening injuries. Homicide and PIO were advised.