First a beating:
On June 22nd, at approximately 1:10 AM, Southwest Precinct officers responded to the 4500 Block of California Avenue SW to investigate an assault that occured outside a restaurant. The victim, an employee of the business, stated that he was standing outside talking to a patron when two unknown males walked by. The victim noticed that the suspects appeared intoxicated and were talking loudly. The suspects asked the victim what he was looking at. The victim told officers that he tried to ignore the suspects, but without warning, one of the suspects pushed the victim while the other suspect hit him in the face. Both suspects repeatedly punched the victim before running away.
Officers located the two suspects hiding in the bushes in the 4500 Block of Glenn Way SW. The two suspects ran from officers, and after a brief foot pursuit, one of the suspects was caught and taken into custody. The second suspect was tracked by K9 and taken into custody in a nearby alley. The two suspects were positively identified and arrested. The two 23 year old males were later booked into the King County Jail for assault. The victim did not require any medical attention.
On June 22nd, at approximately 12:45 AM, Southwest Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of property damage in the 4800 Block of California Avenue SW. A complainant was preparing to leave work for the night when he heard two loud sounds of breaking glass across the street. According to the witness, he saw two men standing near a business with a large, broken window. The witness did not have a good description of one of the suspects, but did provide officers with a description of the second suspect. He did not see what direction the suspects went prior to calling 911.
Officers arrived to take the report and Seattle Fire Department responded to secure the broken window. Officers then responded to the assault call down the street (see post below). Shortly afterwards, SFD noticed another large window that had been broken at a restaurant in the 4700 Block of California Avenue SW. They also secured that window.
It is possible that the suspects from the assault call are also responsible for the property damage, as the suspect descriptions are similar. Officers will follow up with the victim businesses during the day.