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Saturday – March 26, 2022

#2022-074805/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 03-26-2022 at 0345 hours, an unknown suspect intentionally set fire to a yacht. The vessel was a complete loss. Arson Bomb Squad will conduct the follow-up investigation.

#2022-075024/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-26-2022 at1200 hours, Intel and CRG have been monitoring a permitted march in Westlake Park today. Concerning information regarding counter-protesters came to our attention in the days prior to and the day of the event. West Bikes and CRG units monitored both groups. The permitted march attendance peaked at approximately 300. The counter protesters numbers fluctuated. An officer verbally engaged the permitted group, explained our content neutrality, our commitment to the 1st Amendment for all, and restrictions we could and would impose in the interest of public safety. A few limited attempts to engage the counter protesters were not received well and in the interest of de-escalation, ceased. Officers were able to monitor both groups. The counter group did not provide any criminal acts. Eventually they returned to the launching location and dispersed. After music and speeches, the group marched for a while back to Westlake Park and dispersed. No direct police intervention was necessary. East and West Task Force were on stand-by but, not deployed.  

#2022-075165/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 03-26-2022 at 1439 hours, a museum called 9-1-1 to report a man had pulled a fire alarm and was causing a disturbance. Officers arrived and the suspect was contacted on the roof of the museum. Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) was able to get the man to surrender peacefully. It was later determined the suspect had entered an off limits area of the museum by defeating an electronic lock. He then collected window cleaning gear and attempted to leave the area. When confronted by security he pulled a fire alarm and fled to the roof. Suspect was booked into King County Jail for burglary.