Police Seek to ID Man Suspected of Sabotaging Share Bikes

Seattle police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of sabotaging brake lines on several bike-share bicycles in SODO.

Surveillance video shows the man walking up to several bikes parked at 4th Avenue and South Main Street around 11:45 PM on June 14th. He can be seen manipulating what appears to be a cutting tool around the bikes’ brakes before he walks out of frame.

Police also found surveillance photos from a month earlier, which appear to show the same man damaging a single bike’s brakes near 4th Avenue and Holgate. This incident also occurred in the late evening, around 11:15 PM.

Detectives are also investigating other similar cases in other parts of the city, but have not yet confirmed any linkage between the incidents.

If you recognize the man in the video or have any other information about this case, please contact South Precinct detectives at (206) 386-1855

Homicide Detectives Investigating After Man Found Dead in Encampment Near I-5 and College Street

SPD Homicide detectives are investigating after a 55-year-old man was found dead in a small encampment underneath Interstate 5.

Just after noon today, a passerby spotted the man down on the ground underneath I-5 near College Street and called 911.

Medics and police arrived and found the man deceased at the scene.

If you have any information about this case, please call (206) 233-5000.

Two Girls Seriously Injured in Rainier Beach Collision

Two girls were seriously injured today after they were struck by a car near Rainier Beach. The collision happened just after 1 p.m.

The two girls were crossing the road at Rainier Avenue and South Henderson Street when they were struck by a motorist driving a sedan. The driver stopped and was interviewed by police.

Seattle Fire Department medics provided emergency care and transported the girls to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

The ten year old girl’s condition is life threatening. The nine year old girl’s condition is serious but not life threatening.

SPD’s Traffic Collision detectives responded to the scene to process the collision site and investigate the incident.

This information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigation proceeds.

Officers Arrest Man After He Sets Ex-Girlfriend’s RV On Fire

Officers arrested a man in SODO this morning after he violated a domestic violence no-contact order and set his ex-girlfriend’s RV on fire.

The victim, a 44-year-old woman, called 911 just before 4:30 a.m. today to report her ex-boyfriend had violated a court order. The woman was living in an RV in the 800 block of South Dakota Street.

Police quickly converged on the vehicle and found the 43-year-old suspect locked inside. The woman told officers the suspect had gasoline inside the RV and had threatened to burn it.

SWAT and Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene and attempted to convince the man to peacefully surrender.

Just before 6:15 a.m., the suspect set a smoldering fire to the interior of the RV.

At 7:45 a.m. the suspect jumped out of one of the RV windows and SWAT officers arrested him.

Seattle Fire Department firefighters extinguished the fire while medics took the suspect to Harborview Medical Center for burns and smoke inhalation.

Twelve SPD employees and one K9 received follow-up medical care for smoke inhalation.

The suspect remains under guard at Harborview Medical Center and will be booked into King County Jail upon release.

Man Wounded in Shooting at Rainier Avenue and Juneau Street

Seattle Police Department Gang Unit detectives are investigating after a man, believed to be in 30’s, was wounded in a shooting Friday afternoon near Rainier Avenue South and South Juneau Street.

Around 2:30 PM, police were called for a report of gunfire, and arrived to find the male victim down on the ground. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators searched the neighborhood for possible suspects and attempted to interview the victim and witnesses, many of whom were uncooperative.

The victim’s condition was not immediately available. We’ll update this post with additional information as it becomes available.

If you have any information that could aid investigators, please call 911.