Sat., March 31, 10:39 a.m., Second Ave. Ext. S.
Officers on bike patrol spotted suspects, a transient Black male aged 38 and an Asian female aged 33, standing on the sidewalk in front of the Lazarus Day Center. The officers knew them as drug users, and as the female saw the officer approach she jammed her hands in her pockets and turned away. The man saw the officers and appeared to fix some small items between the palms of his hands and rub them together vigorously as if to crush the item so it would be destroyed. Officers state this is a high drug area, and is designated as Stay Out of Drug Area 2. Because the officers had reason to believe that the suspects were engaged in narcotic activity they approached quickly. One officer tried to secure suspect’s hands by holding them, but they wriggled out of their grasp and had to be briefly detained in handcuffs. Once both were cooperating, officers looked on the ground to see if they could find any of the substance the suspect had been disposing of. They could find no illegal items, and the suspects were released after checking for warrants.
Sat., March 31, 10:48 a.m., Fourth Ave. and Jefferson St.
Officers were called to remand two trespassers at a property on Jefferson St. They arrived to find the suspect, two transient Black males aged 38 and 42, trespassing, and during investigation found that suspect one was in violation of a Stay Out of Drug Area order. The SODA order was verified as having been issued on June 26 and valid for two years, and suspect was arrested and placed into custody without incident. He was later booked into King County Jail. Suspect two was trespassed from the location for one year.
Sat., March 31, 1:54 p.m., Yale Ave. N.
Subject, a transient white female aged 37, called 911 from a public payphone on Yale Ave. Officers arrived to find her sitting on the sidewalk next to the payphone. They contacted her and asked her if she wanted to commit suicide. She said she had an empty bottle that had had pills in it, but could not state what pills she had taken. Officers could not locate a pill bottle during a patdown, and asked her if she had taken any pills. Her answer was unclear. Officers state she had slurred speech and poor balance, but no odor of alcohol. Officer completed a mental health review and called Seattle Fire, who transported the subject to Harborview Medical Center.
Sat., March 31, 2:40 p.m., Western Ave.,
Victor Steinbrueck Park. During a patrol of Victor Steinbrueck Park officer spotted suspect, a transient Black male aged 35, sitting at a table at the south end of the park. Officer knew that the suspect had been excluded from the same park earlier that day at 12:25 p.m. for drinking in the park. Suspect was written a 90-day Parks Exclusion Notice and released from the West Precinct. Officer requests charges of Trespass in the Parks.
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.