Mon., Oct. 15, 8:26 p.m., N. 36th St. Police received a call form the manager of Roxy’s Deli on N. 36th St reporting that the suspect, a transient male aged 42, was trespassing in front of her business. She reported that he had been previously trespassed from the area. Officer arrived and recognized the man from previous contacts, and knew he had been previously trespassed. Due to the suspect’s intoxicated state, the officer offered to take the man to the hospital to sober up instead of taking him to jail. Suspect yelled, “Take me to jail!” in response. Officer placed him under arrest and gathered up his items. He had to place most of them in Police Safekeeping, as there were too many items to fit into jail storage. The officer noticed that the crate the suspect had been sitting on, and had been using for several weeks, was not a regular crate but was the kind vendors use to distribute their wares. He found it was labeled ‘Coca-Cola,’ and took it as evidence of possible stolen property. At the precinct the suspect asked what he was being arrested for, and when he was told replied something to the effect of “I’m going to spend the rest of my life in jail” as he was not going to stop going to the business. He was transported to King County Jail and booked for criminal trespass.
Wed., Oct. 17, 6:02 a.m., 800 Block of S. Main St. An off-duty officer who was working security patrol in the downtown corridor contacted a transient white male aged 33. Suspect was sleeping in the doorway of a business. A records check showed the suspect to be active with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and they contacted his DOC officer. They were advised to place the suspect under arrest for failing to report on Oct. 16. Suspect was arrested and transported to the precinct where he was turned over to the DOC for placement on a work crew.
Wed., Oct. 17, 10:17 a.m., 800 Block of Canal St. Officer was dispatched to a report of a possible jumper from the Aurora Bridge. He arrived to find the subject, a white male aged 24, standing on the outside of the railing, holding on with one hand. He was obviously upset, and told the officer not to come closer. Subject stated he was on DOC Escape Status, was a level-three sex offender and was homeless and unemployed. The officer attempted to talk the man back onto the other side of the railing, but he was unresponsive. Subject had his cell phone to his ear during the entire time of the encounter. Subject then took a look around him, mumbled something, let go of the railing and leapt. Officer conducted an area check of the bridge, looking for any personal belongings or a note, but found nothing. He then went to the 800 block of Canal St where the subject had landed, and searched his person for ID. He found nothing. Seattle Fire also responded to the scene, and pronounced the subject deceased. Officer was told that two people had called 911 to report that a friend of theirs had threatened to kill himself, and was on Aurora Bridge, thereby giving a possible identity to the deceased male.
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.