Tuesday – January 18, 2022

#2022-014602/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 1451 hours, a male parked his minivan in the driveway entrance to a large construction site in the 4500 block of Brooklyn Ave. NE. When confronted by a foreman to leave, the suspect got out and threatened he had a bomb in his van and was going to blow them up. The crew evacuated the area around the vehicle while SPD (including CRT/HNT) arrived. The suspect and his vehicle were still there, and he walked over to arriving officers and was detained without incident. He tried to explain that there was not really a bomb. Rather, he claimed, it was a really bad “Swatting” attempt. The suspect turned out to be a local subject known to be in frequent crisis, and he was fixated on the construction site, angry about its effects on the water supply and that they wouldn’t stop digging. Arson Bomb Squad responded and ensured there was no explosive in the vehicle. The suspect was booked for felony harassment, with a referral for mental health treatment.

#2022-014657/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 1604 hours, an unknown male robbed the Chase Bank located at 2424 34th Ave West. The suspect was described as a male in his 20s, wearing a grey beanie, black mask, and black pants. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect was described as loud and aggressive, demanding all the money. The victim complied and the suspect fled with $2,000 in cash.

#2022-014729/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 1733 hours, officers responded to a 911 hazard call regarding a subject lying in the roadway in the 2100 block of SW Roxbury St. Officers arrived and located the subject walking in the roadway in the 3400 block of SW Roxbury St. Officers attempted to persuade the subject out of the roadway, but he refused. While officers waited for additional units to arrive for an emergent detention, the subject ran in the road several blocks before entering a near-by gas station, located in the 2800 block SW Roxbury St. The subject proceeded to damage and/or throw most items in the store, shatter a window, and threw items at officers. One officer was struck by flying glass but uninjured. The subject eventually exited the store and a taser was deployed resulting in a type II Use of Force. The subject was taken into custody and Seattle Fire was requested for his injuries. The subject was transported to Harborview Medical Center via SFD, and a hospital guard was established until the subject could be booked into King County Jail for Inv Malicious Mischief and Assault 3. The amount of loss suffered by the gas station was undetermined due to the extent of the damage.

#2022-014810/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 1900 hours near Seattle Center, unknown suspect(s) took a victim’s car at gunpoint. The victim’s dog was in the car when it was taken. The car was not located, and the dog is still missing.

#2022-014792/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 1900 hours, a male called 911 and reported he thought he had been shot at with a paintball gun. He left the area and was not located. Later he discovered he had been shot by a firearm and delivered himself to a hospital in a neighboring city. Officers interviewed him at that location and later located the crime scene.

#2022-014853/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 2040 hours, 2 unknown female suspects took a victim’s Gold 2014 Nissan Murano at gunpoint in the victim’s apartment complex parking lot. The suspects fled in the vehicle in an unknown direction and were not located. Robbery Sgt. notified.

#2022-014938/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 2245 hours, officers responded to a threats incident involving a firearm, in the 2600 block of Thorndyke Ave W. The investigation revealed that a family was teaching their elderly mother how to drive, and they were doing so through the residential streets of Queen Anne. An unknown male subject walking his dog stopped next to their vehicle and stared at them for several minutes. He then approached the vehicle and said something to them. One of the gentlemen in the vehicle attempted to tell the subject they did not speak English very well. They then continued slowly driving along the residential street. Minutes later, as they were once again stopped, the unknown male subject tapped on the vehicle with the barrel of a 6″ revolver, pointing it directly at the head of one of the occupants. They instructed their mother to drive away, however she did so quite slowly, being new to driving. The male subject was able to put his dog in the house, get into his vehicle, and began following them. As he did so, he continually hit his high-beam headlights, honked his horn, and pulled up alongside them. Reports indicate he did this for approximately 15 minutes as they called 911 and awaited police to catch up to them. As officers pulled in behind the two moving vehicles, the suspect vehicle turned westbound onto W Dravus St, while the victim vehicle pulled into a gas station for police contact. Backing officers stopped the vehicle in the 2600 block of W Dravus St and detained the male subject. He insisted that he was the victim of harassment and had grown tired of the criminal activity in his neighborhood. Further, he insisted that officers locate all three firearms that he had in the vehicle. Three loaded revolvers were recovered at the scene and submitted as evidence. The male subject was booked into King County Jail for Assault 1st Degree.

#2022-014971/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 01-18-2022 at 2330 hours, an unknown suspect shot a victim. The victim was taken to a local hospital for surgery.