Saturday – March 12, 2022

#2022-061714/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-12-2022 at 0156, at bar closing time outside the Mint Lounge, multiple fight disturbances broke out among a large crowd. Patrol responded to try to get the crowd to disperse and not block the roadway. A fast backup was called, and East and West units responded to restore public order. Two arrests were made, and one sergeant received minor injuries. One Type 2 Use of Force reported.

#2022-061748/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-12-2022 at 0300 hours, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the 7/11 on Harbor Ave SW. The caller reported multiple people involved who had fled at the time of the call. Upon arrival, officers contacted the clerk who advised that a group of subjects had come into the 7/11 a short time earlier. While one paid for a beverage at the counter, another grabbed alcoholic beverages and lighters as well as health and beauty products and then left the store without paying. The clerk verbally challenged her to pay for the items as she left. As this female suspect passed through the exit, she lifted her shirt and exposed a short knife in her waistband. Two vehicles were associated with the suspect, and both fled prior to officers arriving. An area check for the vehicles was negative.

#2022-062251/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-12-2022 at 1725 hours, a security officer working in the U-District called 911 while following a shoplifter-turned-armed robbery suspect from a retail store on The Ave. The suspect left the store with unpaid merchandise. When the security officer told the suspect to return the property, the suspect brandished a knife at him and warned him that he wasn’t giving anything back. The suspect fled on foot, last seen in the area of 11th Ave NE & NE 43rd St. An area check by responding officers was negative and it is believed the suspect entered the Light Rail station and got away. Staff at the victim business remembered the suspect from a strong-arm robbery arrest at a downtown branch last year. Images from that incident confirmed it was the same suspect, even wearing some of the same clothes. He has no known current address.

#2022-062462/North Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-12-2022 at 2139 hours, an unknown male robbed the CVS located at 2100 N. 45th Street. The suspect entered, presented a handgun, and demanded money from the register. When the suspect was told there was no money in the registers, the suspect fired one round into the wall and demanded access to the safe. The suspect forced an employee at gunpoint to escort him to the safe. The employee complied and opened the safe. The suspect took the contents of the safe and fled. No injuries during the incident.

#2022-062508/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 03-12-2022 at 2306 hours, officers were dispatched to a hospital for a report of a male suffering from a potential gunshot wound. Officers arrived and determined that the male was shot with a BB or pellet gun, causing an injury to his buttocks. Officers responded to the location of the assault in the 1700 BLK of Crawford PL and determined that there have been two similar incidents in the past couple of weeks, once on 02/27/2022 (22-50383) and again on 03/08/2022 (22-58609). In both instances, a victim was reported as being shot by someone with a BB or pellet gun, causing injury. Officers attempted knock and talks in the area but were unsuccessful in locating a suspect. In all three instances the victim was not able to describe or identify a shooter.