Man Arrested After Throwing Rocks, Smashing Fence With Hammer and Exposing Himself in Roosevelt Neighborhood

A 51-year-old man hurled rocks through a business’s windows, smashed a fence with a hammer, and exposed himself to a woman on the street before he was arrested by police Tuesday evening in the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Around 7 PM, the owner of a of a business in the 1200 block of NE 65th told police the suspect had thrown rocks through the windows of his business and used a hammer to damage a nearby fence.

Police then received several other 911 calls, including one from a woman who said the suspect had exposed himself to her before walking away.

Officers found the suspect in the 6300 block of Brooklyn Avenue Northeast and moved in to arrest him.

As officers were taking the man into custody, he pulled equipment off one officer’s vest and attempted grab the officer’s gun. Officers deployed a Taser and took the man into custody.

Police arrested the 51-year-old man for property destruction, indecent exposure and assault, as well as a felony warrant, and took him to Harborview Medical Center for an evaluation before booking him into the King County Jail.