Thurs., March 15, 11:26 a.m., Dearborn St. and Rainier Ave. The complainant, a driver for Goodwill, saw the suspects, two transient white males aged 53 and 36, walking by the metal recycling plant on Rainier Ave. south of Dearborn. They were hauling a large quantity of commercial grade copper wire in a “Goodwill” cart. The complainant believed the wire to be new, and probably stolen, so he called 911 as he was driving by. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspects were attempting to sell approximately 100 pounds of copper wire for $150. The first suspect stated that a friend in the electrical trade had given him the wire to sell. The second suspect said he was just friends with the first suspect and was only helping him to sell the wire — he wasn’t sure where it had come from. Due to the high volume of copper wire theft in the area, the officer contacted a detective, who responded to the scene and interviewed both suspects independently. After obtaining additional information, it was decided the detective would seize the copper wire until the first suspect’s story could be verified.
Sat., March 31, 3:50 p.m., Third Ave., Seattle Metro Credit Union ATM lobby. Officers on patrol were dispatched to a report of people sleeping in the ATM lobby area at SMCU. When officers arrived they contacted approximately nine people sleeping in the lobby. Officers ran all nine names, and one subject, a female aged 17, was found to be a reported runaway, verified via radio. Officers attempted to contact subject’s mom, but got no response. She was screened with Youth Services, and was taken to the youth shelter at Spruce St.
Sun., May 13, 11:32 a.m., Third Ave., Courthouse Park. Officers on patrol in a marked police van spotted suspect, a transient white male aged 40, sitting on a bench in Courthouse Park, in zone 4. They recognized the man, and believed he was trespassed from all zone 4 parks. They contacted the suspect and ran a check on his name — this verified suspect was trespassed from all zone 4 parks for 60 days from April 25. As the ban was still active, suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.
Sun., May 13, 11:45 a.m., Third Ave., City Hall Park. Suspect, a transient male aged 36 was spotted sitting on a bench in City Hall Park. Officers believed the man was trespassed from all Zone 4 parks, and contacted him. They ran a name check and found that the suspect had been barred from all Zone 4 parks for 90 days on April 25. As the ban was still active, suspect was arrested for trespassing in City Hall Park, a Zone 4 park. He was transported to the precinct and booked into King County Jail for trespass.
Compiled from incident reports of the Seattle Police Department by Emma Quinn. Got your own experience to relate? Call us at (206)441-3247 ext. 207 and we’ll get the scoop.