Thurs., March 8, 1:25 p.m., First Avenue South, sidewalk.
A transient white male aged 48 was seen standing on the sidewalk on First Ave. S. Officers were aware that the man had an outstanding warrant from Federal Way, so they contacted him. He was detained while officers verified the warrant. The warrant was not verified, and suspect was released from the scene.
Thurs., March 15, 10:43 p.m., Western Ave, Victor Steinbrueck Park.
Officer contacted suspect, a transient Native American female aged 20, inside Victor Steinbrueck Park after closing hours. He recognized the woman from previous encounters, and knew she had an active exclusion from Stay Out of Drug Area (SODA) Zone 1, which includes Victor Steinbrueck Park. As she was inside SODA Zone 1 the officer verified the exclusion notice and placed the suspect under arrest. During the contact the officer states he could smell a strong odor of intoxicants on the woman’s breath, and asked her what she had been drinking. She replied, “Fucking beer! What the hell do you think I’ve been drinking?” Officer observed that her speech was slurred and that the odor of intoxicants was overwhelming. She was arrested for consumption of liquor by a minor and was booked into King County Jail.
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. No one in the shelter came forward with any suspect leads. Victim was issued a case number.
Fri., March 16, 11:35 a.m., Virginia St., Alley to South.
A transient Black male aged 42 was contacted for trespassing in an alley south of Virginia St., located in SODA Zone 1. He was sleeping in a doorway/alcove to a business where reported illegal activities have been a problem. Suspect was found to be on active Department of Corrections supervision, and police contacted his DOC officer to advise him of the stop. She found the suspect in violation of his parole for not reporting, and instructed the officers to take him into custody. He was taken into custody and transported to the West Precinct, where he signed a stipulated agreement and was released to his DOC officer.
Fri., March 16, 10:40 a.m., Western Ave./Lenora St.
A transient white male aged 42 was contacted for trespassing under the Alaskan Way Viaduct at Western Ave. Officers ID’d the man and found he was active with the Department of Corrections, and contacted his DOC officer. They were advised to transport the suspect to the West Precinct, as he had failed to report to the DOC as required. He was issued a stipulated agreement and was released from the precinct to the DOC.
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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