The Weekend Blotter

Park Rangers Attacked On Capitol Hill:

On 7/2/11, at approximately 2:30 p.m., officers responded to Cal Anderson Park to a fast back up for 2 Park Rangers.

Earlier, the highly intoxicated suspect was in attendance at the park’s Independence Day celebration. There were approximately 150 attendees at the time of the incident, mostly families with children.

Seattle Park Rangers drove into the area to perform their duties when the suspect jumped on a performance stage and began causing a disturbance. He was asked to leave the area. He left but soon returned to cause other disturbances.

The Park Rangers told the suspect he would have to leave and called for Police. The suspect was irate and during the incident swung at the Rangers striking both of them. A “Help the Officer” was announced. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect.

The suspect was resistive and aggressive and had be be booked directly( was not processed at the precinct due to his combative behavior). The two victims sustained minor injuries.

The 51-yr-old suspect was booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Assault.

Police Arrest Car Prowlers In South Seattle

On 7-1-11,  at approximately 11:50 p.m., 2 South Precinct officers were patrolling the area around a club in the 2900 block of Occidental Av S., when they heard a crash. The officers then saw several males run to a vehicle and leave the area at a high rate of speed.

One of the officers followed the vehicle as the other searched for the source of the noise. At that point, the officer was flagged down by a victim stating his car had just been prowled.  The officer following the suspects stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by five males. The stolen items (laptop and cell phone) were recovered from under the passenger seat in the suspect vehicle.

The five suspects were transported to the South Precinct. The two adults were booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Theft and one juvenile was booked into Youth Service Center for Investigation of Theft. The other two suspects were investigated and released.

Stop Sign Torched Near Broadway

On 7/2/11, at approximately 2:40 a.m, officers responded to an Arson call in the 100 block of Harvard Ave E.  The complainant had called 911 to report that someone had tried to set a building on fire.

According to a witness, two suspects had been standing near a disused traffic sign behind a fast food establishment on Broadway. The male suspect was playing with a lighter and set fire to the sign.  They had initially started to run away, but the witness, yelled at them, telling them to put the fire out.  The main suspect and his companion had then used their drinks and a coat to try and extinguish the flames.  They were unsuccessful, so they went back to their original plan and fled the area on foot.

Seattle Fire Dept personnel responded and put the fire out with very little effort.  Fire Marshal 5, responded to the scene.  SPD Arson Bomb screened the call via telephone.

Suspects descriptions:

S1: Asian male, 20′s ,503 tall, 130 pounds (thin build) Black Hair, Dark clothing

S2: White female 20′s 501 tall 110 pounds (thin build) Blonde Hair (styled short) Long- sleeved black shirt, light-colored short skirt, knee socks with sneakers.