Burglar Arrested After Pulling Knife On Officers

Seattle police arrested a 45-year-old man for burglary and assault Sunday evening after he threatened officers with a knife and led them on a brief foot chase through West Seattle.

At about 5:30 p.m., police received a report of a burglary in the 2200 block of Fairmount Ave Sw. The victim reported that, among other things, his $800 camera had been stolen. The victim told police he knew the suspect, who had been living in one of the victim’s vehicle outside the home.

A short time later, officers located the suspect and the vehicle a few block away from the burglary scene.

When officers tried to contact the suspect he got out of the car and threatened officers with a dagger. An officer attempted to use a Taser on the suspect and take him into custody, but the suspect fled on foot with officers in tow. Officers were able to Taser the man, forcing him to drop the knife. However, the suspect got back up and charged at officers, who were able to take the man into custody after a brief struggle. Neither the suspect nor the officers were seriously injured.

After arresting the man, officers found two debit cards taken from the victim’s house, as well as a receipt showing the suspect had pawned the victim’s camera.

Officers booked the 45-year-old suspect into the King County Jail for burglary and assault on an officer.

Man Shot During Attempted Robbery in the Central District

A 36-year-old man was shot and wounded during failed robbery in the Central District early this morning. Just before 1 A.M. the victim and his girlfriend were walking through an alley in the 2500 block of E. Columbia St. when the couple noticed three men following them.

One of the three suspects approached the couple and pointed a gun at the victim’s 36-year-old girlfriend. The woman took off running while her boyfriend stepped in and began struggling with the armed suspect. During the struggle the 36-year-old man was shot once in the chest.

Officers arrived within one minute of the first 911 call and began searching for the suspects. The King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter and a Seattle Police K9 unit also assisted with the search, but police weren’t able to locate the suspects.

The Seattle Fire Department transported the man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Robbery unit detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the case.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Robbery Detectives at (206) 684-5535.

Shots Fired at Passing Car, Gun Recovered On Beacon Hill

Seattle Police recovered a handgun after two men were shot at while driving on North Beacon Hill. Around 6 p.m. on April 23rd, officers responded to a call  about 4 to 5 shots fired in the area of S Hanford St and 18 Ave S. Officers arrived minutes later and located the two victims of the attempted assault.

The two men said they had been driving on S Hanford St and missed a turn. When the driver put the car in reverse, they heard gunshots. The driver accelerated his car to flee the area and struck a parked car on S Hanford St. A single bullet hole was found in the victim’s driver’s side door but,  neither the driver nor his passenger were injured in the shooting or the collision.

Officers searched the area but did not locate any of the suspects. However a 9mm handgun was recovered in the 1700 block of S Hanford St and has been taken into evidence. Gang Unit detectives will be handling the investigation.

April 26th Is Drug Take Back Day

On April 26th Seattle Police Department and the The Drug Enforcement Administration will be providing you with the opportunity to make your homes and communities safer.  On the 26th from 10am-2pm you can drop off any unused or unwanted drugs at local precincts with no questions asked.

You can find the drop-off site in your neighborhood by visiting our precinct map.

Over three and a half years these events have netted 1,700 tons of expired and unwanted drugs nationwide.  In Seattle alone we collected over 600 pounds of drugs during one day.

This program helps address the public safety and health concerns over prescription medications that sit unused in cabinets nationwide.  According to the DEA, more Americans died in 2010 from overdoses of prescription medications than from motor vehicle accidents. and surveys of drug users found the majority of abused prescription drugs are taken from family members and friends.

Help make your home and community safer by bringing your unwanted prescriptions to your local precinct on Drug Take-Back Day.