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Saturday – July 9, 2022

#2022-176342/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 0100 hours, an employee of a pizza shop in the 1800 block of S Jackson St called in to report that another employee was being assaulted by an unknown male. As officers were arriving, additional calls came in reporting up to 10 shots heard in the same block. It was learned that the suspect came into the shop and was advised the oven was off and he could not order a pizza. The male became irate and began assaulting an employee. He then went out to his car, retrieved a handgun, and fired multiple rounds at the business with employees near the windows. The suspect fled in an unknown red sedan before officers arrived. Evidence of a shooting was located along with significant damage to the building’s windows.

#2022-176380/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 0153 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a male subject throwing rocks at a passing vehicle. While officers were enroute an update was broadcast the subject was now fighting with a large group of people. Officers arrived and located the male subject walking away. As officers attempted to detain the male subject he resisted and a “help the officer” was broadcast. Officers ultimately took the subject into custody and booked him into KCJ for felony property damage.

#2022-176466/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 0437 hours, officers were dispatched to a business in the Uptown neighborhood for a report of an in-progress burglary. The suspects broke into the restaurant, secured strapping and chain around an ATM, attached it to their vehicle, and started to pull it out of the business when officers arrived. The vehicle took off with two of the three suspects escaping, the third suspect was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Suspect booked into KCJ for Burglary, Malicious Mischief 1, Warrant for Burglary and Obstructing. Level II Use of Force.

#2022-176518/South Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 0659 hours, a victim attended a couple of local area casinos. Victim was driving home and noticed suspect vehicle behind her at 15 Ave S / Beacon Ave S. Suspect followed victim to her house. Victim parked and suspect vehicle drove past. Victim thought it was safe to get out and go in to house. As victim was on walkway, suspect 1 ran up, produced a pistol, and stole the victim’s purse. Suspect 1 then fled on foot to the SUV. Suspect 1 & Suspect 2 sped away eastbound to 14 Ave S. Area check negative. Casino checked for suspect vehicle. Victim stated suspects got substantial amount of cash and uncashed casino chips. Robbery Sgt briefed on the incident. K9 asked to monitor incase units at the casino encountered possible suspects.

#2022-176529/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 0715 hours, officers responded to a head-on collision. The scene and the response shut down both directions of the street for a little over one hour. The driver of one vehicle had fled the scene on foot. The victim vehicle was occupied by two and had been heading up hill. The suspect vehicle had been going downhill and crossed the centerline, colliding into the victim vehicle. The victim vehicle was forced back off the road about 50 feet from the impact. The passenger was taken to HMC via AMR. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and taken to HMC via Medic One, with possible bone breaks. The passenger of the suspect vehicle was taken to HMC via AMR. An area check for the driver was negative. The call was screened with TCIS.

#2022-176760/North Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 1233 hours, officers responded to a report of an assault and developed probable cause for investigation of Burglary, Assault, and felony harassment with bias elements. Officers canvassed the area and located a possible suspect. A field show up positively identified the suspect and he was taken into custody.

#2022-176802/South Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 1315 hours, a male suspect entered the O’Reilly Auto Parts store at 2805 Rainier Ave S. He took anti-freeze from the store and exited without paying. The store manager noticed the theft and followed the suspect out of the store, contacting him in a car in the parking lot. The manager confronted the suspect and requested the property back. The suspect responded by producing a handgun and pointed it at the victim while telling him to get away from his car. The suspect fled in the vehicle described as a black Mercedes S-Class 4 door with no plates and a trip permit in the rear window. An area check for the vehicle was negative. The Robbery Unit was notified of the incident.

#2022-176804/East Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 1322 hours, officers responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery with serious injury at a drug store. The victim in this incident was working security at the Rite Aid on Broadway wearing clothing with clear markings. The security guard watched the suspect pick up numerous items inside the store and walk past all points of sale. As the suspect approached the front door, the victim stepped in front of him and told him that he would have to pay for the items. The suspect responded by attacking the security guard and the attack spilled out onto the street. At some point during the struggle the suspect, being much larger than the victim, broke the victim’s arm. As the victim began screaming in pain the suspect fled from the scene. Officers responded and located the suspect several blocks away. The suspect was taken into custody and later booked into KCJ for both Investigation of Robbery and Investigation of Assault. The Robbery unit was notified of this incident. The victim was transported to HMC by ambulance.

#2022-176880/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 1452 hours, there was a demonstration of approximately 100-150 people at Westlake park. They marched briefly around downtown area, minimally impacted traffic. CRG monitored, patrol sergeant spoke to organizer. No violence and no reported property damage or assaults.

#2022-177122/South Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 1950 hours, CRG officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle in a high crime area and followed the vehicle until it could safely be stopped. The vehicle drove into an apartment complex which was a dead end and officers made the decision to attempt a felony stop on the vehicle. In an attempt to avoid the stop, the stolen vehicle drove through a fence and into a thicket of blackberry bushes but became immobile adjacent to an occupied apartment building. The driver continued to attempt to accelerate until the vehicle caught fire and quickly became engulfed, nearly setting the adjacent apartment building on fire. The suspect fled the vehicle on foot into the bramble bushes and multiple agencies responded to assist. The suspect was apprehended after running through an occupied apartment unit. Suspect was booked for several felonies after a brief stint at HMC.

#2022-177218/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 2153 hours, a female victim was driving Northbound on 4 Av S when her window was struck by what was believed to be a pellet fired from a pellet gun causing damage to the windshield. There have been numerous occurrences near this location of vehicles (including SPD vehicles) being struck by pellets fired from nearby apartments. There were no injuries in this incident and the suspect remains unknown.

#2022-177295/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 07-09-2022 at 2314 hours, a caller reported a suspicious male had approached residential property and was outside using obscene language trying to get a response from the occupants of the home. The caller reported the use of a possible pellet gun while the subject was yelling the obscenities. Officers arrived and contacted a male who was setting up a camping tent across the street from the caller’s home along the road. At the time of contact the subject had a Glock handgun in a holster on his right hip. Officers interviewed witnesses nearby and developed Probable Cause for Malicious Harassment/Threats to Kill. According to witnesses the suspect had yelled at the victim “I’m going to kill you.” The suspect was transported and booked into KCJ without further incident. This incident was screened by Homicide.