Suspect Arrested on Drug Charges After Foot Pursuit Near Northgate

North Precinct officers arrested a 36-year-old man early this morning in the Northgate neighborhood following a foot pursuit.  He was later booked into jail for felony drugs.

Just before 1:00 am, an officer was flagged down about a robbery at gunpoint that had just occurred in the 11700 block of Pinehurst Way NE.  The victim reported that the suspect, described as a Pacific Islander male,  fled in a dark blue SUV on 15th Avenue NE.   Officers recognized the description of the suspect and vehicle as someone they had recently contacted.  Officers relocated to the suspect’s nearby address and observed the described suspect vehicle.  The suspect was seen crawling through the parking lot in an attempt to avoid officers.  Officers ordered the suspect to stop, but he immediately fled on foot.  During the foot pursuit, the suspect threw a bag containing a large baggie of methamphetamine inside.  Officers located the male attempting to hide behind a fence a block and a half away and was taken into custody by pursuing officers.

During the foot pursuit the original robbery victim left the area.  The suspect’s vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail.

Gang Detectives Investigating Overnight Shooting in Central District

SPD Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a 38-year-old man showed up at a First Hill hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Shortly after 1:00 am Wednesday 911 began receiving calls of “shots fired” in the 100 block of 25th Avenue South.  East Precinct patrol officers arrived and located several shell casings in the street, but did not locate any victims or witnesses to the shooting.  As the scene was being processed, the 38-year-old male victim arrived at Swedish Hospital with one gunshot wound to each arm.  The injuries are considered non life-threatening.  The victim declined to provide patrol officers or detectives with information about the incident.  Gang Unit detectives continue to investigate.

Man Arrested After Stealing Yacht, Ramming Other Boats in Chandler’s Cove

A man is in custody following a bizarre incident early Tuesday morning involving the theft of an 80′ yacht and damage of several other vessels in South Lake Union.

Around 4:30 am, police responded to a reported theft of the boat from it’s moorage in Chandler’s Cove.  The suspect, an adult male, managed to start the boat and then proceeded to ram other vessels nearby as he attempted to turn the boat around.  The man then jumped into Lake Union where patrol officers were able to retrieve him from the water around 4:45 am.

The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center for evaluation and will be booked into the King County Jail once he is medically cleared.

The damage to property is still being assessed and detectives will handle the follow up investigation.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Two Capitol Hill Condo Burglars Caught, Stolen TV Recovered

On Wednesday, August 15th, a victim called police to report a burglary at a condominium building located in the 1400 block of Boylston Avenue.  Two suspects, a man and a woman, entered a common area inside the building where they stole a large, 72″ wall mounted  flat screen television.  This burglary occurred at approximately 3:00 am, but wasn’t discovered until hours later.  An officer took the report and obtained video surveillance footage from the building.

The following day the victim observed the female suspect return to the building and called police.  Officers responded and arrested the 29-year-old female without incident.

Detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force (MCTF)  interviewed the suspect, and she was later booked into the King County Jail.  The 26-year-old male suspect was identified and detectives discovered that he was already in the Snohomish County Jail on unrelated warrants.  During that arrest, the suspect was armed with a handgun.

Today, a detective responded to the Snohomish County Jail where the suspect was interviewed.  He provided information as to the location of where the stolen television was stored.  The detective and Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies recovered the television and returned it to the victim.  The detectives will refer this case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for charges.

Two Females Injured in Central District Drive By Shooting

Gang Unit detectives are investigating following a shooting that occurred late Wednesday afternoon that left two females with non life-threatening injuries.  The suspect fled the scene in a black car.

Shortly after 5:00 pm, officers responded to 22nd Avenue and East Pine Street for reports of shots fired.  The female victims told officers that they were driving in the 2100 block of East Pine when they pulled over to let another car that was travelling in the opposite direction pass.  As the vehicle passed, the  suspect driver fired several shots at the victim’s car, striking the two victims.  The victim’s vehicle then struck an unoccupied parked car, as the suspect drove off westbound and left the area.

The victims were transported to the hospital where they were treated for their injuries.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Seattle Police Department.