Fri., July 6. 3:54 a.m., 5500 15th Ave. N.W. Radio reported that the subject had called from a payphone at the listed location and stated he was feeling depressed. They further said that subject, a white male aged 26, had just come down from the Ballard Bridge where he had threatened to jump off. Officers arrived and contacted the man. Subject stated that he has no family and admitted he climbed up onto the Ballard Bridge because he wanted to jump in order to kill himself. He also stated he had been drinking and was homeless. He did want to go to a hospital and have himself checked out and talk to a doctor. Subject was not injured in any way. An ambulance arrived and transported him to Ballard Swedish Hospital without incident.
Sat., July 7. 3:45 a.m., 300 block of Second Ext. S. Victim, a white male aged 53, states that he was sleeping at the Union Gospel Mission around 3:45 a.m. He had his wallet with him when he went in, but it was missing before he left. Victim believes the wallet was taken from his pocket. No suspect information.
Sat., July 7. 6:37 a.m., Eighth Ave. A white male reported he had fallen asleep on the sidewalk around 10 p.m. the previous night. He woke around 6 a.m. and noticed his wallet was missing from his rear pants pocket. He believes an unknown suspect took his wallet while he was asleep.
Sat., July 7. 8:56 a.m., 400 block of Sixth Ave. N. Subject, a transient Black male aged 36, states that an unknown suspect entered his vehicle where he was sleeping, found his wallet and removed a $10 bill from it. He stated that “they” have been harassing him for over 20 years and insisted that a report be made. He went on to say that he has been forced from his churches and work, which has forced him to live in his vehicle. Officer has had many contacts with the subject in the past relating to his claims of harassment and theft. Officer found no evidence to support the man’s claim and suspects he may continue to suffer from mental issues. He offered to take the man to see a mental health worker, but the subject declined. Officer provided him with a case number and business card.
Sat., July 7. 9:05 p.m., Maynard Ave. S. at S. Weller St. Officers spotted the suspect, a transient Black male aged 59, attempting to get money out of the pay-box on the northeast corner of Maynard Ave. S. He was stopped and officers ran his name via radio. When his name came back he was found to be active with the Department of Corrections and one of his stipulations was to not be in Stay Out of Drug Area (SODA) Zone 2. The officers contacted him in SODA Zone 2. The order was verified and suspect was arrested and 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.