Tues., July 31, 5:49 p.m., Fourth Ave. and Pine St., Westlake Park. A transient white male aged 50 called 911 to report that he wanted to kill himself and perhaps hurt others as well. 911 operators kept the subject on the line, and he further advised them that he was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol, and was a definite threat to society. The officer located the man sitting on the fountain steps at Westlake Park. Subject waved the officer over, and then identified himself and demanded to be locked up before he hurt someone. Officer asked if he wanted to hurt himself or others, and subject stated, “I want to fucking kill myself.” He took out a small bottle of glue and began sniffing it in front of the officer. For his own safety subject was placed into custody and handcuffed. Officer then called for an ambulance and completed a mental health evaluation — subject denied seeing any mental health professional, or being on any medication. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
Mon., Aug. 6, Western Ave., Victor Steinbrueck Park. Officers working bike patrol were on an emphasis patrol for the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) when they observed the suspect, a transient Black male aged 41, inside Victor Steinbrueck Park engaging in suspected narcotics activity. They contacted the suspect and ran his name via police computer, and found he was on active probation with the Department of Corrections (DOC). DOC were contacted and suspect was found to be in violation of his probation – DOC requested he be placed under arrest. A search found crumbs of suspected crack cocaine in the suspect’s pocket, and a street test showed positive for traces of cocaine. Suspect was then transported and booked into King County Jail.
Sun., Aug. 5, 7:25 a.m., S. Dearborn, Shell Station. An officer contacted several people at the corner of Fifth Ave. and S. Dearborn St. One of these, a transient Black male aged 51, had been given a criminal trespass warning on June 10 to stay away from the Shell Station on the other side of the street. The admonishment expires on June 10, 2008. Officer warned the subject at that time that he was “cutting it close” by just being across the street from a business that he had been trespassed from. The suspect stated he understood and would not go to the Shell. Later in the morning the officer was dispatched as a backup to the same Shell Station on suspected drug activity. While officers were there, they contacted the suspect again. The reporting officer recognized him as the man he had cautioned just hours before. Suspect was arrested for a Criminal Trespass violation. While in the back of the squad car the suspect stated he was not trespassing. He said that the men’s room was out of order, so he “was taking a piss on the side of the building.” This information was offered freely. A new trespass admonishment card was completed, and suspect was transported to King County Jail and booked for criminal 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.