Wednesday – August 18, 2021

#2021-214248/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 0003 hours, officers responded to a report of shots fired near 80 Stewart St. Officers located evidence of a shooting. Additionally, damage was located at an apartment unit at 121 Stewart St and a hotel unit at 86 Pine St. Nobody in the apartment was injured and the hotel unit was vacant at the time. Photos of the damage were taken and submitted into evidence.

#2021-214305/North Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 0257 hours, an unknown subject was involved in a disturbance at a homeless encampment. During the disturbance, the unknown subject used gasoline to burn two occupied RVs to the ground. No injuries were reported. SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad will conduct the follow-up.

#2021-214576/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 1035 hours, a subject was shoplifting some beer at the Red Apple Grocery. Staff and security observed him doing this and contacted him prior to exiting the store. They got the beer back then explained to him he was no longer welcome at the store. They were escorting him out when he stopped and pulled out a box knife and began to use racially derogatory language toward the security specialist. Security and staff backed off, then he threw the box knife at them through the open doorway. Seattle Fire Eng-13 was there to do some shopping which caught the suspect off guard. SPD arrived and took suspect into custody. Emails for in custody hate crime arrest sent to Bias crimes, Homicide, and Violent Crimes Captain.

#2021-214482/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 0857 hours, a subject was riding a red jump bike in the SODO region. He went into the Franz Bakery. He exited and returned to the bike. The basket fell off. He felt that someone had tampered with the bike and saw the victim outside. He took his bat, pointed it at victim in a menacing manner and began to approach victim rapidly. His mannerisms, words and the bat in hand created imminent fear of harm to the victim. Victim backed away to create distance, but the subject continued his rapid approach. Victim sought refuge in the commercial building and pointed out the subject to a witness while saying “he is trying to hit me with a bat.” Subject left on the bike. Officers arrived and began to investigate when the subject rode back to the scene and was pointed out by the victim. Probable Cause for arrest established. Subject stopped and taken into custody. Subject admitted to his actions, got upset over the felony charge and during transport to King County Jail, subject alleged the arrest was biased. Bias Policing Review Investigation was conducted.

#2021-214928/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 1715 hours, the victim was sitting in his 2009 white Dodge, Charger (described as a “retired police car with tinted windows”) at the 3300 block of Wetmore Av S. He was approached by six, late teen males carrying a baseball bat on foot. The victim exited his vehicle and a confrontation with a struggle took place. One of the suspects was able to jump in the victim’s vehicle and lock the doors. The victim gained control of the bat and attempted to break the window of the car, but the suspect was able to drive away. The other suspects scattered on foot. Patrol officers arrived with-in minutes but did not locate any of the outstanding subjects.

#2021-215029/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 1938 hours, two officers working emphasis on-viewed a disturbance in the vicinity of Westlake Park. During their investigation, probable cause was established for the arrest of one subject for Assault, 4th degree. The subject, who was extremely irate, was placed under arrest and transported to the West Precinct for screening. While in the back of the patrol vehicle in the precinct sally port, the suspect spat on one of the officers through the open rear window, striking the officer in the arm. The suspect was subsequently booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault, with charges for the original Assault, 4th degree.

#2021-215190/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-18-2021 at 2317 hours, officers responded to the 8600 block of 1st Ave S for an encampment fire call with Seattle Fire. The fire engulfed the small encampment and several nearby trees, with the flames reaching several stories high. Witnesses stated they observed a known female in the area that they believed possibly started the blaze, and officers stopped and identified the known female. No eyewitnesses to the possible arson were located. Fire Marshal responded to the scene; Arson notified.