Fri., July 27. 8:53 p.m.. N. 125th St. at Ashworth Ave. N. Officers were dispatched to do an area check for a male who stated he had cut his wrists. His friend called 911 and reported that the subject, a transient white male aged 35, had told him that he had cut his wrists. Both the subject and his friend are residents of Tent City. The witness said that the subject liked to hang out at Bitter Lake and officers conducted a check of the area but were unable to locate the man. Officers then contacted the subject via his cell phone. He stated he wanted to be left alone and said, “I’m dying.” He refused to tell officers where he was, and said he did not want anyone to help him. At 8:49 p.m. officers were advised that the subject had been observed on N. 125th St., east of Aurora Ave, sitting on a park bench. The witness had located the subject, and called 911 to advise. Officers contacted the subject, and noticed superficial cuts to his left wrist. He stated that he had wanted to kill himself earlier, but was OK now. He refused to say where the incident had taken place, and told officers he deserved to die because he “was a piece of shit,” and he just wanted to get away. His friend arrived on the scene and explained to officers that the subject was bipolar and was currently on Lithium. He said the subject was going through a hard time because of issues with a girl he was dating, but had never threatened suicide before. An AMR ambulance arrived on the scene, and the subject walked with officers toward the gurney. He became hesitant and resistive when they tried to get him onto the gurney, stating he was fine now, and not crazy. He was transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center for medical attention.
Sun., July 29. 12:01 a.m., Cherry St. Officers received a report of an assault, and arrived on the scene to speak with the victim, a transient white male aged 55. He appeared highly intoxicated, and had a freshly swollen left eye. Victim stated he was a couple of miles away, south of 23rd Ave., when an unknown male suspect punched him in the face for no reason. Victim attempted to chase the suspect, but he got away. Seattle Fire responded and treated the man at the scene . He was then transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance.
Sun., July 29. 9:34 p.m., parking lot on 22nd Ave. A transient white male aged 44 called 911 to report he wanted to commit suicide. Officers arrived and contacted the man, and advised him that they were recording the conversation on audio and video. Subject stated he called 911 because he is depressed. He said he knew how to use a gun, and was prepared to die by any means necessary. He also said he was not taking any medications. An AMR ambulance responded to the scene, and the officers followed the ambulance to Harborview Medical Center. There they completed an involuntary commitment form, and the subject was admitted for a mental health evaluation.
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.