Friday – January 14, 2022

#2022-011539/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-14-2022 at 1954 hours, officers responded to an individual stating her baby was in danger and she needed a restraining order. Upon arrival they met with the female who advised that she wanted to go to the hospital and was in need of a protection order. Her one-month-old was in the backseat of her car. She stated that her mother was on drugs and her boyfriend was a threat to her child. She did not want to leave her vehicle or take an ambulance. Officers agreed to escort the complainant to the hospital so that she felt safe. They followed her to the hospital, going about 15 mph the entire way. Once they arrived, the driver started circling the hospital but would not stop. She then began to drive through several red lights. Officers attempted a traffic stop of the female, but she continued blowing through red lights while driving in circles around the area of the hospital. The female remained on the phone with dispatch and advised them she did not feel that we were the “real police,” and that the hospital was closed because its lights weren’t on. Officers pursued the female for a short time before the pursuit was terminated. Additional officers responded to relocate the vehicle due to the concern for the welfare of the infant. Radio advised that she was still driving around the area of the hospital. Officers relocated the vehicle at Madison/ Boren Av and pinned her vehicle after she tried to flee again. Both the female and infant were unharmed. The infant was released to her grandmother without incident.

#2022-011547/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-14-2022 at 2003 hours, officers responded to an assault at the intersection of Broadway E and E Olive Way. Officers located the victim on the ground who explained that he was punched by a subject who was preaching with a loudspeaker on the sidewalk. After a discussion about religion, the suspect pushed the victim causing him to fall to the ground on the sidewalk. Shortly after, the suspect walked over to the victim on the ground and punched him in the face. The victim stated he believed that it was due to his religious affiliation, as there was no other verbal exchange. Officers were able to locate evidence of the physical altercation. The suspect was placed under arrest for Investigation of Malicious Harassment and booked into King County Jail.

#2022-011555/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-14-2022 at 2156 hours, officers responded to reports of a subject in a grocery store who was inside trying to get subjects in the store to fight him and he began throwing items at customers. Officers arrived and located the subject and detained him. Officers contacted the victim in the store who was having items thrown at her and it was reported that the suspect was making multiple derogative terms regarding the victim’s race. The suspect threw a two-liter soda at the victim but missed, the soda struck the ground near the victim. There were multiple staff members who witnessed the incident inside the store. Officers placed the suspect under arrest for Investigation of Malicious Harassment and booked him into King County Jail.