Tues., Feb. 27. 4:58 p.m., 12th Ave., St Francis House Shelter.
An officer on patrol saw a transient Hispanic male, 42, sleeping under an alcove outside of the St. Francis House Shelter, and contacted the man. An ID check showed that the suspect had been previously trespassed from that location, and he was arrested. A new trespass admonishment order was issued and suspect was booked into King County Jail.
Wed. March 7. 4:40 p.m., Yesler Way, Pioneer Square Park.
Officer observed the subject, a transient white male, 71, walk through the south side of Pioneer Square Park. Officer knew the man from a previous encounter where the officer had to call the Sobering Unit Van (SUV) for him. Today the subject again appeared highly intoxicated—he was very unsteady on his feet despite having a cane for balance, and his light colored pants were wet with what appeared to be urine. Officer called the SUV to transport the subject to the sobering center. A manager at the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) witnessed the incident, and she contacted the officer in the park. She stated that the subject stays at the DESC shelter and she has been trying to obtain housing for him. She had observed him earlier crossing Second Avenue and Yesler Way against the light, and several cars had to stop for him. He refused her assistance, and she stated she is worried about his welfare. Subject was transported to the sobering center.
Thurs. March 8. 3:32 p.m., 1900 Block of Alaskan Way, under Alaskan Way Viaduct.
An officer was conducting a premise check in the fenced-off area on Department of Transportation (DOT) property under the Alaskan Way viaduct. This area is posted with approximately 20 “No Trespassing” signs. The officer came across the two suspects, a transient Hispanic female, 41, and a transient Hispanic male, 47, sleeping inside the fenced-off area. Both suspects admitted that they had seen the “No Trespassing” signs on entering the prohibited area, but they needed a place to sleep. Both were arrested for entering a “No Trespassing” area, and the officer ran their names through dispatch. The female suspect was found to have an outstanding warrant. The male suspect attempted to give numerous false names and dates of birth before admitting his real identity. He also was found to have an outstanding warrant. Both suspects were booked into King County Jail.
Fri. March 9. 5:50 a.m.,Westlake Park.
Officers observed suspect, a transient black female, 41, sleeping under some blankets after the park had closed. There were many signs around the park informing the public of the closing times, and officer contacted the woman. He obtained her ID and ran her name. The ID check returned with an outstanding Department of Corrections warrant. Warrant was verified, and suspect was arrested and transported to King County Jail.
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.
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