In our first report Tuesday about Southwest Precinct Officer Scott Luckie‘s “tweetalong,” we mentioned his account of an incident the previous day involving someone reportedly using a chainsaw to try to break into a house. The police-report narrative on that case is now available, and here’s the story it tells – involving TWO chainsaws, and more:
From the report:
It happened Monday morning in the 6300 block of 23rd SW, and it was the second time police had been called to the home that day. The victim explained to police that there’s an ongoing “civil dispute” between her family and the suspect, who “is claiming to be the owner of the home,” according to the police report, while the victim is living there “on a rent-to-own basis,” and apparently some sort of court action is under way.
Police first were called when the suspect showed up at 11:15 Monday morning with a locksmith; the victim discovered this when she heard “banging.” She showed the locksmith some sort of documentation, and the locksmith left. Discovering the garage-door keypad broken, the victim called 911; police responded, and, according to the report, talked with both the victim and suspect, who left – then came back, tore a string of Christmas lights off the house, yelled “This isn’t over,” and left when the victim said she would call police.
It apparently wasn’t. Here’s what happened next, directly from the report (S is for suspect, V for victim – the report blacks out all names):
The suspect returned a third time, but this time he brought an electric chainsaw. S/ plugged the chainsaw into an outside outlet near the garage door. The S/ activated the chainsaw and was threatening the victims. The victims turned off the electricity to stop the threat from the suspect’s electric chainsaw. V again called 911 and I responded.
The suspect was not there when I arrived on the scene, and was reported to have left in a blue Avalanche. I conducted my investigation and provided V/ with a case number for the incident. I returned to the SW Precinct to write my report. At the precinct, I heard RADIO broadcast that the suspect had returned. This time, the suspect had returned with a gas-powered chainsaw.
V/ yelled for everyone in the house to get in to a room. W/ told the suspect to leave, but the suspect continued to advance with the chainsaw. V/ displayed a rifle and the suspect retreated to his vehicle and drove away. I arrived at the scene and instructed RADIO to have V/ step out of the residence.
Over RADIO, I heard it broadcasted that a man had driven to the SW Precinct to report that someone had pulled a gun on him. I had reason to believe that this would be S and had two SPD Officers respond to the precinct to contact the suspect.
However, the report goes on to say, he didn’t wait there, but went back to the house, where he emerged from a vehicle and “yelled at (the officer) about a woman pulling a gun on him.”
The suspect was arrested for investigation of harassment. After getting approval to search the vehicle he’d come back in, police wrote, the evidence they found inside included a chainsaw (whether electric or gas, the report doesn’t say) and possibly counterfeit currency.