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Wednesday – February 1, 2023

#2023-029952/East Precinct/First Watch:

On 02-01-2023 at 0429 hours, officers identified a stolen vehicle, formulated a plan, and approached the passed-out driver. While taking the driver into custody, the driver attempted to flee and steered the vehicle into nearby rockery. The arresting officer sustained minor injuries as a result of the suspect’s actions. Suspect booked into KCJ for PSV, assault 3, and multiple warrants. Screened. Suspect processed for DUI.

#2023-030027/West Precinct/First Watch:

At 0730 hours, numerous witnesses called 911 reporting a female shooting a handgun in the street at 2 Av and Bell St. As officers and KCSO were approaching, the suspect got in a vehicle and drove away. Officers and KCSO conducted a High-Risk Vehicle Stop (HRVS) and placed the suspect into custody without incident. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded for a search warrant. Evidence of a shooting was located at the scene. No victim or damage was found. The suspect was booked into KC Jail for Investigation of Drive-by shooting and VUFA. Lt was at the scene. GVRU was advised.

#2023-030220/North Precinct/First Watch:

Just before 1100 hours, Seattle Fire was dispatched to a fire inside a doggie daycare/boarding facility in 13000 block of Lake City Way NE. SFD asked SPD to assist with traffic control, as both directions of Lake City Way had to be shut down as SFD fought the fire and tried to chase and corral 126 dogs fleeing the burning facility. With assistance from personnel from surrounding businesses, as well as the responding SPD officers and SFD, all the dogs were safely corralled away from the fire. Three staff members who had run inside to save dogs were evaluated for smoke inhalation but did not need medical transport. Fire Marshal responded but determined there was nothing suspicious about the fire (apparently having started in a clothes dryer). Seattle Animal Control and Metro sent vehicles to assist with moving the dogs to a temporary facility in Kenmore.

#2023-030607/Southwest Precinct/Second Watch:

At 1734 hours, several callers reported shots fired in the 7000 block of Highland Park WY SW. Officers arrived shortly after and located evidence of a shooting. The sign to the trail head had been struck by at least 20 rounds. A tree was also struck. No other property damage and/or victims were located. The male suspect left in an older model sedan that was either white, tan, or charcoal grey. GVRU notified.

#2023-030674/East Precinct/Second Watch:

At 1843 hours, officers responded to 12th Avenue East and East Mercer Street after multiple callers reported hearing shots fired. One of the callers described a possible suspect walking away, and officers spotted him nearby. Believing him to be possibly armed, police attempted to detain the subject by giving him verbal commands at a distance. The man ignored commands. As police were giving the man commands, multiple community members encircled the subject and attempted to obstruct officers’ paths to approach the man while filming the incident. Despite police informing citizens the man may be armed, the community members continued to interfere and became increasingly hostile. Based on the number of community members becoming involved and their unwillingness to comply with officers’ commands, it became clear there was no safe means to detain the subject without unnecessarily endangering everyone that was now involved. Unable to investigate further, officers disengaged and left the area. Police found no evidence of a shooting at the original scene and no gunshot wound victims were reported.