Sat., April 14, 10:51 p.m., 1500 block Second Ave.
An officer observed suspect, a Black female transient, standing in the 1500 block of Second Ave. consuming alcohol from a 32-oz. can of Ice Beer. Officer immediately recognized her from a previous arrest a week ago and knew that she had escaped from custody and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He contacted her and she threw the can of beer on the ground. Officer ran her name on the computer and it revealed the warrant, which was verified via MDC. During the search, officer recovered a crack pipe and cigarette lighter in her front left jacket pocket. Officer advised her of her Miranda Warnings and she replied, “I have the right to remain silent.” Officer conducted a field test on the pipe and it tested positive for cocaine. At the precinct, suspect alleged that she was raped, as she had done on a previous arrest last week to avoid being booked into King County Jail. AMR transported her to HMC for further medical attention.
Sun., April 15, 5:14 p.m., 1700 - 18th Ave. S.
Officer was working patrol at the above location when he observed the suspect, a 45-year-old white male transient, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a brown Chevrolet van. As the officer drove past, he noticed that the suspect was watching him with a concerned look. Officer turned around to contact the suspect and the suspect exited his vehicle and walked towards him. Officer asked what he was doing in this area and the suspect stated that he was watching over his brother-in-law’s van, stating that his brother-in-law had picked him up yesterday and that the van had broken down. His brother-in-law was unable to fix it, so he left it while the suspect slept in the vehicle overnight. Officer then advised the suspect that he was in a high narcotics and prostitution area and asked for permission to search the van, which the suspect could deny. The suspect agreed to the search and remained within sight and verbal reach of the officer. In the front passenger side door, Officer observed a syringe with a brownish black substance in it, which he recognized as heroin, and additional syringes within the immediate reach and control of the front passenger side seat where the suspect was sitting and a spoon with burn marks and heroin residue in it. Officer advised that the suspect was under arrest. As the officer searched the suspect, he found a brownish black blob stuck to his front, which he also recognized as heroin. The officer’s partner performed a field test on the suspect heroin with positive results. The officer performed a complete search of the van, observing syringes with heroin residue throughout the van, burnt spoons, and a crack pipe. There was also bedding, clothing, and baggage in the rear of the van. Suspect was booked into King County Jail.
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