Man Steals Occupied Car, Passenger Later Found Safe

A 33-year-old developmentally delayed man named William has been found safe and unharmed after the car he was in was carjacked in the International District Friday night.

At approximately 6:45 pm, a carjacking occurred at Maynard Avenue South and South King Street.  William’s mother had parked the car and got out to pay for parking while William remained in the passenger seat.  While she was out of the car, the unknown male suspect got into the driver’s seat and drove off eastbound.  911 was called and officers responded quickly to the scene.  Officers conducted an area search for the vehicle, described as a silver, 2012 BMW 328i hardtop convertible, Washington license plate AXL6052.  Information about the stolen vehicle and William’s description and photograph were sent out to the public via the SPD Twitter feed.

At approximately 7:45 pm, a Seattle Police officer believed he observed the stolen vehicle travelling southbound on Interstate 5 near Interurban Avenue South.  The officer was involved in a roll0ver collision with another vehicle on the freeway.  Fortunately, there were no serious injuries sustained, but the officer was transported the hospital for minor injuries and as a precaution.  The Washington State Patrol is handling that collision investigation on I-5.

Shortly after 9:00 pm, William was observed in Pioneer Square by an alert individual who recognized him from the SPD tweet.  911 was contacted and officers confirmed that William was unharmed.  He was reunited with his family.  Detectives are attempting to determine when and how William got out of the vehicle. The BMW is still listed as a stolen vehicle at this time.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Officers Use Naloxone to Revive Man Downtown

Officers revived a man suffering from an overdose after they found him unconscious on the sidewalk on 5th Avenue, encircled by concerned bystanders.

West Precinct bike officers James Kellett, Jason Drummond and Joshua Goodwin were riding through the 1400 block of 5th Avenue shortly after noon on Tuesday when they were flagged down by a group of people, who were standing around the man.

The man’s skin and lips had turned blue, his breathing was shallow, and he was unresponsive.

Officers found a likely injection site on his arm and gave him a dose of nasal naloxone.

About 12 minutes later, the man regained consciousness.

As EMTs loaded the man into an ambulance, he apologized to officers for overdosing and said he had been clean for 50 days, but relapsed earlier that day after some troubling events in his life.

Seattle Police have successfully used Naloxone more than 20 times since they began carrying it in mid-March 2016. This case will become part of the ongoing study conducted by the University of Washington into SPD’s use of Naloxone for a possible department-wide deployment.

As a reminder, Washington law provides immunity from criminal drug possession charges for anyone seeking medical aid for themselves or someone else experiencing an overdose.


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.

Police Seize Date-Rape Drug, Guns, Other Narcotics After Undercover Investigation at Belltown Nightclub

The Seattle Police Department, working with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, arrested 12 people Wednesday following an undercover narcotics investigation at the Foundation Nightclub in Belltown, where a dealer, who bragged about his close relationship with the club’s owner, coached undercover officers on how to dose women using GHB, a so-called date-rape drug.

Law enforcement officials began investigating Foundation in March 2018 after receiving reports of drug trafficking inside the club, as well as ongoing concerns city-wide about overdoses and sexual assaults associated with drugs like GHB.

In a series of undercover operations, police purchased cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and GHB inside or near the club. All of the drugs were either purchased from employees at the club, including security, or facilitated by employees or managers of Foundation, who introduced undercover officers to dealers.

Police learned Foundation had several in-house drug dealers, who were allowed to bypass club security and sell inside the venue.

Management was aware of the drug dealing, and one dealer even bragged about knowing the owner, and later explained to an undercover officer how much GHB to use to dose women, depending on their weight.

On Wednesday, SPD’s narcotics unit and HSI served warrants at several locations and seized 829 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams of ketamine, 13 grams of DMT, 176 grams of GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued an emergency suspension of the club’s liquor license.

Detectives continue to investigate the case and are actively searching for additional suspects.



Suspect Arrested Following Early Morning Stabbing in ID

A victim is recovering at the hospital and a suspect is in custody following an early morning stabbing in the International District.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 2:30 am Saturday at 12th Avenue South and South Jackson Street.  Officers located an injured 37-year-old man at that location.  Seattle Fire responded and treated the victim at the scene, and then transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment for non life-threatening injuries.

Officers spoke with a witness who provided a suspect description.  A perimeter was established and a K9 team responded to the scene.  A few blocks away a 51-year-old male suspect was located and taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault and an outstanding warrant.  Detectives will handle the follow up investigation.