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Wednesday – December 29, 2021

#2021-341616/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-29-2021 at 0013 hours, SPD was contacted by Irvine CA PD regarding threats made via a gaming system. The subject threatened to blow up a school. Officers contacted the teen subject and his father. The subject said he was playing a game and was caught up in it and made the statements for the game. The subject does not have access to any weapons and no way of getting to California. A report was written and follow up communication with Irvine PD made.

#2021-341971/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-29-2021 at 1337 hours, officers responded to multiple reports of multiple shots heard. One caller reported hearing multiple shots fired and reported hearing yelling from a wooded area to the west of the caller location. Officers responded to the area, and to a known encampment that is located in the greenspace area west of the caller’s location. Officers traversed the terrain, formed a contact team, and searched the encampment. Officers located a small shack and several other tents within the encampment. Officers knocked on the shack and tents and checked the encampment to ensure no one was injured from gunfire. The suspect was located inside the shack and voluntarily exited the shack as officers announced. Officers observed a semi-automatic pistol lying inside the door of the shack. The suspect admitted to firing the firearm and was initially arrested for unlawful discharge of a firearm. The firearm was recovered with consent and was verified as a stolen firearm. The suspect is also a convicted felon with previous firearm convictions. Officers also located evidence of a shooting outside the shack, a target mounted to a tree, and fresh bullet scars to the tree. The suspect stated he discharged the firearm to scare away other people that had been harassing him. No other subjects were located in the area. The suspect was booked for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Officers also located a stolen vehicle parked at the encampment, which was verified, and recovered.

#2021-342128/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 12-29-2021 at 1718 hours, during the winter storm, a Seattle Utility Supervisor requested a welfare check of a subject who sounded confused during a phone call with their staff. The supervisor reported the subject talked for over an hour, mentioned her feet were tingling, and did not remember when she last ate. Seattle Fire Department requested SPD to check and advise on the subject. Officers responded to the elderly subject’s house and contacted her through a window. The subject appeared confused and did not believe officers were actual police officers. During the conversation through the window, an officer noticed the subject was holding onto a handgun. Officers immediately backed out to create distance and requested additional units. Several units responded to the scene and helped secure the exterior of the house while a Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) officer contacted the subject over the phone. No one else lived in the house. Through the phone conversation, it appeared the elderly subject was concerned about crime and was confused so she held the gun to defense herself if needed. The subject told HNT officer that she was having some issues with the water in her house, possibly caused by the severe winter temperature, but she has access to heat and other necessities. The subject declined to come out of the house so officers could further assist her. Since it appeared there was no imminent threat to the subject’s well-being or anyone else at the time, officers cleared the area shortly after HNT terminated the contact. A hazard flag for the subject and her address will be entered into MDT for future responses. Crisis report completed and will be routed to Crisis Response Unit.

#2021-342343/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 12-29-21 at 2241 hours, officers responded to the 2800 Block of SW Yancy St for a residential burglary in progress. The victim was watching the suspect actively drill into their lock from a Ring Doorbell camera. The suspect was unable to get in and left the scene on foot. While officers were on scene for the burglary, another residential burglary call was broadcasted nearby with the same suspect description. The suspect was ultimately located a short distance away from the second burglary. When officers located the suspect, she was actively drilling into a lock at an apartment complex nearby. The suspect was arrested without incident and booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary. As of this writing, KCJ has been unable to ID the suspect.