Friday – July 23, 2021

#2021-187449/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 0800 hours, officers were flagged down outside the West Precinct by a male who stated he had passed out at the doorway of his apartment complex earlier in the week due to medication he had taken. The male woke with his pants down around his knees but did not remember pulling his pants down. The subject was notified later in the week by his apartment complex stating that he was being evicted for passing out and exposing himself in the complex. While the subject was passed out, he believes someone photographed him and sent the images to the landlord. The subject believes that his neighbors pulled down his pants exposing and photographing him due to his religious beliefs. The subject believes that if he was of a different religious background the offense would not have been committed. The subject declined any medical attention.

#2021-187440/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 0819 hours, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 600 blk of 1 Av. An unknown male, holding a gun, approached the female victim and tugged on her purse while telling her to stay calm. Suspect left with the purse followed by the victim who pulled on his clothing causing him to drop the purse and gun. Suspect retrieved both the purse and gun and ran. A construction worker attempted to stop the suspect but retreated when the suspect pointed the gun at him. Area check was negative.

#2021-187633/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 1228 hours, officers responded to the report of a commercial burglary in the 600 block of S Dearborn St. Officers arrived and located a male suspect on the roof of the building. It appeared that he had forced entry through the front doors and gained access to the roof from inside. Officers made verbal contact with the suspect, and he refused to come down from the roof. Hostage Negotiation Team, SWAT, and Seattle Fire responded to assist. At various points in the standoff with the suspect, he armed himself with a knife, a 3-foot metal pipe, and he set the roof on fire in several places. The suspect eventually came down and was taken into custody without incident. Suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center for self-inflicted injuries prior to being booked into the King County Jail.

#2021-187841/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 1617 hours, while driving back to the precinct from a previous call, officers were flagged down about a tent that was on fire next to courthouse park. Officers located the burning tent on the sidewalk, just south of the park, under the Yesler St overpass. Officers were able to control the fire with fire extinguishers before Seattle Fire arrived and fully put it out. The cause of the fire was a malfunctioning electric Lime scooter that was parked next to the tent. The battery pack on the scooter burst into flames, catching the tent on fire. Nobody was inside the tent at the time of the incident.

#2021-188177/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 2248 hours, Shoreline PD had received reports of street racers around the area of N 155th St. / Aurora Av. N. Some of the involved vehicles were seen heading southbound on Aurora Av. N toward Seattle City Limits. One of the vehicles that might have been involved with the group, a green 1995 Honda Accord, made a U-Turn near the 14000 block of Aurora Av. N. This Honda reportedly traveled northbound on Aurora Av. N at a high rate of speed and collided with the back of a commercial tractor/trailer, which was stopped for the red northbound traffic signal at N 145th St. The 21-year-old driver and sole occupant of the Honda suffered injuries and died on scene. There were no other injured parties in this collision. Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives were called out to the scene, and a full scene investigation was conducted.

#2021-188184/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-23-2021 at 2251 hours, officers responded to a reported harassment incident in the 7000 block of E Marginal Way S. The investigation determined there was a verbal disturbance between the victim and suspect. At one point the suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and threatened to kill him. When the suspect fled the scene, the victim stated he intentionally tried to hit him and his bicycle with the vehicle. The bicycle ended up stuck under the suspect vehicle forcing the suspect to leave his car and flee the scene on foot with his dog. The vehicle was towed to the SPD processing room pending follow up. An area check for the suspect resulted in negative findings.