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.

One Man Shot Following Tenant Dispute at Wallingford Rooming House

A tenant in a Wallingford rooming house was shot and wounded by another tenant, after he reportedly chased after a third tenant while armed with a knife.

While investigators are still on scene gathering details, it appears the incident unfolded shortly after 4:15 PM Tuesday in the 1900 block of North 46th Street when two tenants, who live in separate apartment units, became embroiled in a dispute. One of the three tenants in the home reportedly armed himself with a knife and chased after another tenant. The second tenant went to third tenant for help. The third tenant, who saw the suspect was armed with a knife, armed himself with a handgun and shot the first tenant.

Police have previously responded to the home regarding disputes between tenants.

The man shot in the incident was taken to Harborview with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators are still questioning the other tenants and gathering details at the scene.

Detectives Investigating Friday Night University District Shooting

Detectives are investigating after two men were shot at a University District house party Friday night.

Witnesses began calling 911 just after 10 p.m. to report shots fired in the 5200 block of 20 Avenue Northeast.

Officers arriving at the scene found one person with a gunshot wound to the arm and provided them medical aid.  Seattle Fire Department Medics arrived a few minutes later and took the 24-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A second victim, a 22-year-old man, later arrived at Sweedish First Hill with a gunshot wound to the calf.

Officers interviewed the victims and witnesses who said they were at a party when a fight broke out. The witnesses went on to say they heard multiple gunshots and then saw two vehicles speeding away.

Gang Unit Detectives are now continuing to work with the victims and witnesses to develop a suspect description and descriptions of the two vehicles.  If you have any information in this case please call (206)625-5011 and request to speak with an officer.

Detectives Investigating After Fireworks Placed at Construction Site

A construction worker in the 8000 block of 35 Avenue Northeast called 911 Monday morning after his co-workers discovered consumer fireworks placed within their job site.

The foreman of a construction project in the Wedgwood neighborhood arrived at work Monday morning and was approached by some of his co-workers.

The workers were checking their heavy equipment before starting work for the day and spotted consumer fireworks that had been placed there. The workers removed the fireworks and called the police.

Detectives from the Arson and Bomb Squad are now investigating and asking anyone with information to please call the non-emergency line at (206) 625-5011 and speak with an officer.

Officers Arrest Pair for String of Fire Alarm Burglaries

Police arrested a pair of burglars, suspected of triggering apartment building fire alarms to cover break-ins over the last month, after they pulled the same scam Sunday evening in Greenwood.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Northeast Thornton Place to a report of a burglary Sunday night at 9:30 p.m.  Police arrived and spoke with the victim who said they had to exit their apartment following a fire alarm. While speaking with officers, the victim began receiving notifications their credit cards were being used at a nearby store.

Officers quickly began searching near the store and found two people that matched the description of the people detectives believed to be responsible for a string of similar burglaries.  Officers stopped the 38-year-old man and 44-year-old woman and found them to be in possession of the victim’s car key.  Major Crimes Task Force detectives responded to the scene and spoke with the suspects who later admitted to more than a dozen additional burglaries.

Detectives booked the two into King County Jail for investigation of burglary, fraud, and multiple warrants.