With Streetwatch’s Emma Quinn taking a well-deserved break from poring over police documents this week, here’s a sampling of her reports from the last year.
Thurs., Feb. 8, 2:15 p.m., Sixth Ave., Sheraton Hotel. Suspect, a transient Black male aged 37, was contacted by Sheraton security officers for going inside multiple rooms and helping himself to snack items, such as candy, water, and cookies. Suspect never paid for a room at the hotel or any of the $56.75 worth of snack items consumed. He was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail for theft.
Thurs., March 15, 11:00 p.m., Third Ave., Downtown Emergency Service Center. According to the victim, a transient white female aged 43; she fell asleep at the Downtown Emergency Service Center between 9:30 and 11 p.m. When she awoke she found that her backpack, containing her Social Security card, state I.D, birth certificate, and credit card, which had been beside her as she slept, had gone missing. No one in the shelter came forward with any suspect leads. Victim was issued a case number.
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.
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.