Wed., Aug. 12, 2:55 p.m., 62nd Ave SW / Alki Ave SW. Witnesses called police after watching the subject, a transient white female aged 30, walking down the middle of the street on Alki Ave SW. They contacted her, and subject stated she was homeless and miserable. She said she wanted to kill herself, and was going to jump off a cliff. The witnesses offered to take her to a shelter, but subject just wandered off, walking in the middle of the street. They then called 911 and waited in the area for officers to arrive. Officers contacted the subject, who stated she had had a stroke two months ago, she is homeless, she has blisters on her feet from walking so much, has lost her credit card and is miserable. She denied making a suicide threat, but did say she didn't know where she was going to go tonight, or what she was going to do. She was very upset that officers had stopped her to talk to her. Based on the information the witnesses had provided, subject was transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.
Thurs., Aug. 13, 11:12 a.m., N 45th St. / Woodlawn Ave N. Officer was dispatched to a report of an assault. He arrived and contacted the victim, a transient white male aged 58. Victim is a known transient with mental issues, and officers have had numerous contacts with him in the past. Officer states victim is unpredictable and easily agitated. He was bleeding from a cut on his upper lip and was assessed at the scene by Seattle Fire Department. He did not appear to have a serious injury. Officer contacted an independent witness who said that she had seen a male in a green bicycle helmet get into a verbal confrontation with the victim. Shortly after the argument started the unidentified suspect kicked the witness in the face. Witness stated this was a 'karate style' kick, done while both parties were standing. Victim stated he was drunk and did not remember anything. A possible suspect was located a few blocks away, but victim stated that was not the man and officers let him go.
Thurs., Aug. 13, 11:31 p.m., Aurora Ave. N / Comstock St. Officers responded to a report of a male walking into traffic on SR99 on the west side near Comstock St. Complainant stated he was driving southbound on SR99 when he saw a white male in a yellow jacket standing in the roadway attempting to wave down vehicles. Complainant said he went down to Denny Way to turn around to see if the man was still in the roadway. He went northbound and saw the man still standing in the road. This area of SR99 is poorly lit, and it was difficult to see him. He approached the man and stopped his car. He spoke to the subject and managed to persuade him to stand on the sidewalk to wait for police to arrive. Officers arrived and spoke to the subject, a transient white male aged 64. Officer asked if he wanted to go to the hospital, and subject stated he did. He stated his "head was not right" and that he was cold. An ambulance arrived and transported subject to Harborview for a mental health evaluation.