Sunday – July 18, 2021

#2021-182245/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-18-2021 at 0631 hours, officers responded to the scene at the request of Seattle Fire for traffic control for a house fire. Fire Marshal determined the fire was suspicious enough to warrant the services of the SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad (ABS). ABS responded to the scene and the investigation follow-up will be handled by ABS.

#2021-182377/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-18-2021 at 1047 hours, a female victim knew a man who had been threatening her to work as a prostitute for him. The suspect had also stolen cash from her on a previous encounter and displayed a firearm at some point. Today the suspect arrived at an apartment the victim was at. Victim attempted to leave, but suspect followed her, demanded her money, and told her she was going to work for him. She declined and the suspect punched her in the head 5 times. She got away and called 911. During transport to the precinct, the victim observed the suspect on the street and pointed him out. Officers requested additional units and the suspect was arrested without incident. Booked for Investigation of Attempted Robbery. Robbery Unit & Major Crime Task Force Sgts advised of the arrest with allegations of promoting prostitution of a minor.

#2021-182785/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-18-2021 at 2026 hours, an officer was headed to an unrelated call in the 600 block of Yesler WY, Seattle WA when he observed a rental truck driving with a person hanging onto the outside of the truck’s window frames. The driver of the rental truck spotted the police car and came to a quick stop. This caused the “hanger on” to fly free of the vehicle and land in the roadway. The rental truck fled and was not located by units who conducted an area check. The person who was flung from the truck turned out to be a robbery victim. The occupants of the truck struck up a conversation with the victim and tried to steal his watch. They grabbed his watch/wrist and tried to drive away with it as the victim held onto the door to avoid being dragged across the pavement. The victim suffered cuts and abrasions.

#2021-182893/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-18-2021 at 2237 hours, officers responded to a report of a carjacking incident in the 6500 block of Rainier AV S. Officers were able to locate and stop the involved vehicle as it was still driving in the area. The suspect was positively identified on scene by the victim. During the investigation, it was determined there was an argument over a past debt of $40. The suspect threatened to kill the victim and produced a handgun from his waistband, firing one round into the air. The suspect then took the victim’s vehicle without his permission and fled the scene, before being stopped. A firearm was located under the driver’s seat and seized as evidence after a consent to search was provided by the victim. The firearm returned as stolen and the suspect is a convicted felon (X10). He was transported and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery, Harassment, and VUFA. The incident was screened with Robbery Unit.