Three people suspected of felony crimes during Friday’s May Day riot appeared before a Seattle judge on Monday; 10 others have been charged with misdemeanor offenses.

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As May Day protesters gathered at Seattle Central College on Friday evening, police suspected trouble might be ahead.

“We had been informed by SPD Intel units that protesters had heavy sticks, slingshots, and rocks that they intended to use against officers,” one officer wrote in a court document detailing what Seattle police were told by the department’s intelligence section.

Protesters also planned on “bum rushing” bike officers while they managed the crowd, the bike officer wrote.

“There was an update that wrenches were being handed out in the crowd, as well,” the officer added. “Based on our intelligence, we were ordered to put on our hard protective gear.”

The officer’s description emerged in a court document listing probable cause to hold a 21-year-old woman, Paige E. Alarie, who was arrested for investigation of assaulting a police officer during an anti-capitalist march on Capitol Hill.

Protesters, many clad in black and wearing masks, vandalized property, hurled projectiles and clashed with police, leaving three officers injured.

Some actions by police are also under review.

Alarie, who has no listed address, was one of four people accused of assaulting officers.

In the probable-cause statement, the bike officer wrote that after his arm and leg were injured, Alarie rushed toward him as he tried to control a crowd, in what appeared to be an attempt to obstruct him.

When Alarie refused orders to move back, the officer wrote, he used an open hand to push her face — “the closest thing for me to push her back by.”

Alarie called him a name, threatened to kill him and ran toward him at a high rate of speed, the officer said.

“Based on her level of anger and her statements,” the officer wrote, he arrested her for investigation of assault.

Also arrested for investigation of assaulting officers were Rolando A. Cordova-Kelly, 19, of Shoreline; Joseph H. Spears, 23, of Des Moines; and Tavner Robbins Castle, 24, of Olympia.

Castle, who is alleged to have thrown a lit flare that struck an officer, appeared Saturday in court, where a judge found probable cause to hold him and set bail at $7,500.

Alarie, Cordova-Kelly and Spears also were held on probable cause over the weekend. In King County District Court on Monday, Judge David Christie set bail for Cordova-Kelly and Spears at $30,000 each, but ruled Alarie could be released on her personal recognizance, saying her alleged actions were “not egregious.”

Spears was accused of intentionally blocking a bike officer, then running into the officer, who was thrown to the ground, according to a probable-cause statement. The officer, who reported Spears appeared to intentionally ignore commands to move back, was treated at a hospital for a wrist injury.

Another officer reported he was hit in the chest by a rock. While looking to see who threw it, the officer saw Cordova-Kelly throw a brick that landed between him and another officer, according to a probable-cause statement.

King County prosecutors are weighing whether to file formal felony charges against Alarie, Cordova-Kelly, Spears and Castle.

Of 12 others arrested, 10 have been charged with misdemeanors in Seattle Municipal Court.

Kristopher M. Watson, Casey D. Miller, Anders L. Hornor, Richard Lloyd Major, Tobiah N. Goetz and Austin Lee Larkin were each charged with obstructing a public officer.

 

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Adrien M. Roques was charged with assault; Brendan James McCormack with reckless endangerment; Gary William Tonks with obstructing a public officer and unlawful use of weapons; and Diego Miguel with obstructing a public officer and failure to disperse.

The status of two remaining cases was unclear, but they might be subject to further investigation by police.

Pierce Murphy, director of the Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability, which conducts internal investigations, said in an email Monday that it was too early to tell if any formal complaints against officers relating to May Day had been filed.

An intake employee has to go through the emails and voice mails from the weekend, Murphy said, adding that he should have a better idea on Tuesday.

Murphy said he also was considering opening a case on a “push” by a bike officer.

In an interview, Murphy said the officer, while riding, can be seen on video posted on social media shoving a man between the shoulder blades who was walking with his back to the officer.

“You look at it and you go … what is that about?” Murphy said, adding he wanted to find the reason for the shove.

Murphy, who walked the area during Friday’s melee, said he also planned to look into the department’s use of blast balls loaded with pepper spray, which can cause burns. He said he would like to know more about how they are supposed to be deployed.

Police have said all use of force will be reviewed.