Early Morning Collision Investigation in Georgetown, One Arrested, Several Injured

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives responded to an injury collision involving a patrol car and a Mazda in the Georgetown neighborhood early Friday morning.  The officer sustained minor injuries, but was transported to the hospital as a precaution.  One of the passengers in the Mazda had life-threatening injuries, and another occupant had serious injuries.  Both were transported by Seattle Fire to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

On Friday, July 20th, at approximately 1:30 am, a South Precinct officer was driving his patrol vehicle eastbound on South Lucille Street.  At approximately the same time, a Mazda 6, driven by a 21-year-old female and occupied with three passengers, was travelling northbound on 6th Avenue South.  The two vehicles collided at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and South Lucille Street.

It appears that the driver of the Mazda did not stop at a stop sign on 6th Avenue South.  A Drug Recognition Expert officer responded to the scene and evaluated the driver of the Mazda and determined that she showed signs of impairment.  The driver and one of her passengers had only minor injuries, but were transported to the hospital as a precaution.

TCIS detectives responded and processed the scene.  The intersection was closed during the investigation but has since reopened.  After the driver of the Mazda was released from the hospital she was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Assault.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Detectives Investigating After SODO Crash Sends Officer to Hospital With Minor Injuries

Detectives are investigating after a Seattle Police patrol car crashed through a fence in the SODO neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 500 block Royal Brougham Way near the Greyhound bus station, Sunday morning around 5:45.  One of the responding officers was driving to the scene and lost control of the vehicle in the 3300 block of Airport Way South.  The vehicle careened through a fence and came to rest on some nearby train tracks.

The officer was taken to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Officers investigating the initial call were unable to find any sign of shots fired.

Detectives Investigating Rainier View Assaults

Officers arrested two men Wednesday for a series of assaults that ended with one of them in the hospital.

Officers were called to the 11100 block of Luther Avenue South just after 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a man who had been tied up and assaulted.  When officers arrived they found the 25-year-old man who had both his arms broken and a significant laceration to his back.

Seattle Fire Department Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

Officers began interviewing family members and determined that a 19-year-old woman who lived at the home had been dating the victim.  The woman said she had been assaulted by the victim Tuesday night.  The victim returned to the home this morning and there was a confrontation between the woman’s 25-year-old brother and the victim.  The brother then assaulted the victim resulting in the injuries.

Domestic violence detectives are investigating and have arrested the brother for investigation of assault. Detectives are also working to charge the victim in this crime with domestic violence assault for the assault of the 19-year-old woman that occurred Tuesday night.

Officers Arrest Man for Firing, Possessing Stolen Gun in Georgetown

A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after witnesses observed him shoot at another man.  No one was injured, and the gun was recovered.

At 7:00 pm on Wednesday, witnesses called 911 after observing two men in a disturbance at Corson Avenue South and South Michigan Street.  The witnesses reported that one man was chasing another when one produced a handgun and fired it at the other.  Fortunately there were no injuries.  Officers arrived quickly and detained the two individuals several blocks away.  The witnesses positively identified the two men as the ones involved in the incident.  The suspects were transported to the South Precinct where officers continued the investigation.  Officers located the gun, a Glock 9mm, in the bushes nearby.  The gun was recovered and it was later determined that it was stolen.

Officers interviewed both men.  The 24-year-old suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for assault and the stolen firearm. The other male was released from the precinct.   The case has been assigned to a detective for follow up.


Man Tries to Make Shopping Cart Getaway With Garbage Can Full of Cigarettes

Police arrested a 57-year-old man for burglary after he tried to use a shopping cart as a getaway vehicle in a late-night heist at a Rainier Avenue smoke shop.

A witness called police around 1:30 AM on June 16th after hearing the sound of breaking glass at a nearby smoke shop in the 4200 block of Rainier Avenue South. As the witness peered across the street, they saw a man jump out of the shop’s window while carrying a trash can, which he threw into a shopping cart before wheeling his way down Rainier Avenue South.

Police spotted the man about a block away in the 3500 Block of S Genesee Street and detained him. They found he had filled a garbage can with over 200 packs of cigarettes–which the shop owner estimated were worth $20,000—and part of a cash register. Officers booked the man into the King County Jail for burglary.