Thurs., March 15, 8:03 a.m., 22nd Ave. E.,
Abandoned Building. An officer working uniformed patrol was dispatched to a report of activity at an abandoned house on 22nd Ave E. The report referenced several people sitting on the back porch, possibly smoking narcotics. Upon arrival the officer noticed two suspects, a transient Black male aged 44 and a transient white female aged 37, exiting the property by moving aside the temporary fencing. He contacted both parties and detained them until other units arrived. When the other units showed up, the officer inspected the property that the suspects had just exited. He found the house abandoned with all the windows boarded up and several “No Trespassing” signs posted on the side of the building. He informed the suspects that they were under arrest for criminal trespass — they were subsequently booked into King County Jail.
Thurs., March 15, 11:26 a.m., Dearborn St. and Rainier Ave.
he complainant, a driver for Goodwill, saw the suspects, two transient white males aged 53 and 36, walking by the metal recycling plant on Rainier Ave. south of Dearborn. They were hauling a large quantity of commercial grade copper wire in a “Goodwill” cart. The complainant believed the wire to be new, and probably stolen, so he called 911 as he was driving by. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the suspects were attempting to sell approximately 100 pounds of copper wire for $150. The first suspect stated that a friend in the electrical trade had given him the wire to sell. The second suspect said he was just friends with the first suspect and was only helping him to sell the wire — he wasn’t sure where it had come from. Due to the high volume of copper wire theft in the area, the officer contacted a detective, who responded to the scene and interviewed both suspects independently. After obtaining additional information, it was decided the detective would seize the copper wire until the first suspect’s story could be verified.
Mon., March 19, 5 p.m., Pine St.
A transient white male was found sleeping on the ground under a “No Trespassing” sign in the 1200 block of Pine St. He was contacted by an officer, and gave a name and date of birth. The officer was unable to locate a person using that information, and the suspect gave another name. A data check on that information brought up numerous aliases, and also a description that appeared to match the suspect. Several warrants were also found. Due to the confusion and inconsistencies in the suspect’s identity he was booked as a John Doe. His identity, was subsequently verified, as was an outstanding warrant. Suspect was booked into 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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