Saturday – August 20, 2022

#2022-220122/West Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 0000 it was reported that, at irregular intervals over the last week, debris (garbage and chalk packs) had been thrown from high rise buildings surrounding the West Precinct onto the roof top parking deck utilized by SPD and CSCC personnel. On this night, a large glass jar was thrown and shattered in the parking lot. No damage to personnel or vehicles resulted. Evidence was collected.

#2022-220132/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 0014 hours, officers responded to the 8000 block of Fauntleroy WY SW for a report of two shots heard. Once on scene officers located evidence of a shooting but no property damage was seen, and no witnesses, or suspect description.

#2022-220285/West Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 0419 hours, local basketball hero Jamal Crawford’s annual charity basketball game was scheduled for later in the day at Seattle Pacific University. A few late entries to the game, notably Lebron James and Jayson Tatum, sparked a huge increase in excitement and attendance for the event. Overnight, hundreds if not thousands of fans showed up with the hopes of getting into the event. Due to the large crowd, 1st watch was held over, 2nd watch Task Force was deployed, all 2nd watch was held over and 3rd watch Task Force was deployed. SWAT and CRG were also utilized for this event. City wide patrol fluctuated between handling priority calls during the day. In the end, the game was canceled at the half due to poor court conditions. No arrests were made or property damage reported. There were a few isolated heat-related medical issues.

#2022-220495/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 1033 hours, units responded to the Alki Beach area to the report of two people in the water yelling for assistance. Harbor was notified as well as Fire and Coast Guard. When SPD patrol units arrived, there was an adult and an adolescent in the water away from shore. The adult was yelling for assistance. An off-duty Game Warden and another member of the public got out to the subjects using paddle boards and got the subjects back to shore as a SFD Water unit was arriving. Fire evaluated them and the father. The youth was transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

#2022-220551/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 1147 hours, a suspect approached a male at a bus stop and shouted a racial epithet at the victim before kicking him in the leg. The same suspect approached another victim and shouted a racial epithet at him before attempting to spit in the victim’s face. The first victim approached officers on a traffic post and identified the suspect to officers. As the officers were taking the suspect into custody the second victim approached and also positively identified the suspect. The suspect was booked into KCJ for Investigation of Hate Crime, and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.

#2022-220827/West Precinct/Second Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 1741 hours, officers responded to an assault with a knife located on S Dearborn Street. A security guard at the location reported that a male had been stabbed. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim in the parking lot of the Shell gas station with a stab wound to his right side, but he was expected to live. The victim was unable to give much information. He was transported to HMC with a possible collapsed lung. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect was described as a male in his 30’s, about 6’02 wearing a black hoodie, blue stripe shirt, gray sweatpants with the Nike symbol and black shoes with the with swoosh and black back-pack.

#2022-220995/East Precinct/Third Watch:

On 08-20-2022 at 2124 hours, officers and Harbor Unit responded to a hit and run boat collision in Lake Washington. The victim vessel had been struck by a much larger vessel, which continued northbound after the collision, failing to check on the status of the occupants of the victim vessel. The victim vessel had sustained significant damage, and before losing all power, was able to make it near the shoreline where the occupants were able to shout to individuals onshore for assistance. When officers responded they assisted to bring the vessel the rest of the way to shore and evacuate non-ambulatory patients. Officers on scene rendered aid to the victims, some of whom suffered significant injuries requiring immediate medical treatment. Officers were also able to provide updates over the radio regarding the suspect vessel, and its last known position in the water. Through information provided by provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, East Officers and Harbor units were able to search for a suspect vessel at local moorage but were ultimately unable at the time to locate the specific vessel. The incident was screened by TCIS.