The Weekend Blotter

A whole buncha bad stuff happened over the weekend. From the SPD Blotter:

Man In Critical Condition After South Seattle Stabbing

On 12/5/10, at approximately 2:17 a.m., officers were called to investigate an assault in the 6600 block of  Rainier AV S. where 3 female suspects had just fled the scene.  Descriptions were given to 911 and officers stopped a female just north of the address who matched the description given.

Officers went inside the address and found the victim stabbed multiple times and bleeding profusely.  Seattle Fire Department arrived and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with severe chest injuries.

The female suspect had a knife in her possession when contacted by officers. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of a cut on her thumb and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.

2 female suspects remain at large. This is an open and active investigation.

Man Dragged By Cab In Ballard

On 12/5/10, at approximately 1:00 a.m., witnesses reported that the victim was trying to get into a yellow cab that was already occupied (possibly by the victim’s acquaintances) at NW Market and Ballard Ave NW. As the cab was pulling away from the curb after picking these people up, the passengers closed the cab’s door on the victim.

The victim then jumped on the trunk of the cab and was carried on the trunk for a short distance. The victim then slid off and began running next to the cab. According to witnesses, it was unclear if the victim was being dragged intentionally or merely got hung up on the cab and was being carried along. After running a short distance, the victim fell from the cab and landed on his head in the street. The cab then drove away from the scene, failing to stop or slow for the victim.

Suspect Vehicle:
Yellow Cab; unknown cab number or license at the time of this report; last seen east bound on NW Market Street.

The victim sustained serious injuries and major head trauma. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911.

Man Barricades Himself In Hospital Bathroom

On 12/4/10, at approximately 6:00 p.m., security officers discovered an unknown subject in the men’s restroom in a closed portion of a hospital in the 100 block of 16 Ave E.  He was observed to be armed with a folding knife.  He refused to leave the restroom and proceeded to barricade himself inside.

He made no threats, and put the knife away on request.  Upon arrival of patrol units, he communicated with them briefly but refused to identify himself or exit the restroom.   SWAT and Hostage Negotiators responded to the scene. The subject refused to communicate or leave the restroom. Upon impasse, SWAT introduced pepper spray into the restroom, and made entry.

They removed the suspect without incident.   He was evaluated by Seattle Fire Department and then transported to the East Precinct.

Officers discovered that the suspect had damaged several fixtures in the restroom while barricaded.

He was booked into King County Jail for Criminal Trespass and Property Destruction, with referral to Mental Health Court.    Narcotics use and impairment appeared likely, from observation of the suspect’s behavior and the presence of paraphernalia.

Dogs Maul 10-Year-Old In South Seattle

On 12/4/10, at approximately 1:15 p.m., neighborhood children were playing outside when one of them kicked a ball over a fence at a house in the 4200 block of  S. Kenny St.

A 10- year- old boy climbed over the six foot fence to retrieve the ball. There were 4 bull mastiffs in the back yard.  Three of the dogs attacked the child and bit him on both arms, neck, and head.  The child suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Seattle Fire Department responded and subsequently transported the child to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Animal Control responded and impounded the dogs.