Thursday – August 19, 2021

#2021-215324/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 0614 hours, officers responded to a stabbing call in the 500 block of Rainier Ave S. The suspect went into a labor ready center and was denied employment. The suspect exited the facility and angrily attacked a male that was sitting outside the location. The victim was stabbed repeatedly with a knife by the suspect. The victim has puncture wounds along with defensive stab wounds. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was transported to the hospital by Seattle Fire medics.

#2021-215375/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 0741 hours, officers responded with Seattle Fire to the S/W corner of Dexter and Mercer for an encampment fire. The fire engulfed a large unoccupied multi-tent dwelling. The residence owner believes it was arson and said that on 8/18, an acquaintance known to him as “red” threatened to burn his tent down. No eyewitnesses to the possible arson were located. Fire Marshal and SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad were notified.

#2021-215520/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1230 hours, Crisis Response Team attempted to serve an extreme risk protection order (ERPO) on a man in crisis who had significantly mentally declined in recent weeks. He was in an extremely delusional state and told officers he did not recognize their authority, they were fake police, and that he was a federal agent. Probable cause existed for felony assault and felony property damage from a recent incident. The suspect was also believed to have recently fired a shotgun into his neighbor’s house. SWAT approached the suspect’s house and Hostage Negotiation Team attempted to negotiate. The suspect refused to surrender. A warrant was obtained. As SWAT was inside the residence, the suspect jumped from the second-floor window and was subsequently taken into custody. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center due to injuries sustained from the jump/fall. The suspect also had a non-emergent detention (NED) in place. The designated crisis responders (DCRs) were notified of the incident and will coordinate with King County Jail upon his eventual release for psychiatric treatment.

#2021-215538/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1415 hours, Seattle police officers responded to a bias crime in the Ballard area. The victim received a letter via USPS. The letter contained a printed Star of David with a swastika superimposed over the center of the star. The letter also contained biblical quotes aimed towards the sins of the father, derogatory comments about the victim’s father, and negative comments about Jewish people. The victim was understandably disturbed by this anonymous letter. The letter was submitted to evidence.

#2021-215835/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1540 hours, Gun Violence Reduction Unit officers and the ATF Crime Gun Task Force located two suspects on federal probation that had outstanding federal warrants for their arrest. Four handguns and one AR assault pistol were seized. A vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant. The ATF and U.S. Attorney’s Office will be filing federal charges on the gun seizures. Both suspects were booked into Federal Detention Center.

#2021-215736/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1550 hours, a younger sounding male voice made an anonymous call to a business in the 2400 blk Airport Way S. The subject, possibly in some type of mental crisis, made racial slurs and referenced a local billionaire entrepreneur. The caller stated he was going to die and said someone was going to come shoot the employee in a “black Lincoln Continental while playing smooth jazz.” The subject made several other similar calls to other businesses through-out the city today. 21-215725 and 21-215747.

#2021-215971/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1903 hours, officers responded to reports of a shooting, in the 4300 block of S Othello St (Othello Playground). Officers located evidence of a shooting east of the park, but no apparent victim. Officers determined that a blue Camaro and a silver sedan arrived in the area of the park. Suspect 1 exited the blue Camaro, armed with a handgun, and confronted a male walking on the east side of the park. At some point, the male took off running EB down the alley and Suspect 1 fired numerous rounds in his direction. Suspect 2 exited the silver sedan and fired numerous rounds at the fleeing male. Both suspect vehicles were last seen traveling EB on Othello. The intended male victim was never located. Officers located several bullet strikes to a nearby residence, but there were no reported injuries. Gun Violence Reduction Unit Detectives processed the scene and recovered evidence of a shooting.

#2021-215976/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 1910 hours, witness called to say his friend just showed up stabbed at an unpermitted RV encampment on Sand Point Way NE east of Magnuson Park. Officers responded with Seattle Fire. Victim stated he was stabbed multiple times by a group in the University District near the Ave. Responding officers were redirected to check for a crime scene at the location. No evidence of a crime scene was located at the given location. Witnesses in the area describe a loud disturbance occurring nearby approximately an hour before officers’ arrivals. This was consistent with the dried blood found in the victim’s car and the victim’s recollection of when the incident occurred. Victim was transported by Medics to Harborview Medical Center where he arrived in stable condition.

#2021-216042/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-19-2021 at 2039 hours, officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who stated her intoxicated family member with mental health issues and prior bouts of suicidal ideations/attempts had come home extremely upset regarding a prolonged breakup and issues with an ex. The family member in crisis was said to be searching for his firearm, and an update given just prior to officers’ arriving stated a friend had taken the loaded firearm away from the male and hidden it in the home. The male complied with officers’ commands, and he was sent for an emergent evaluation. The woman who called 911 feared the family member would use the firearm to harm himself or someone else, and she requested to surrender the firearm. Officers seized the firearm, and a petition for an ERPO was completed.