Sun., Aug. 5, 3:20 a.m., Dearborn St., Spic & Span Cleaners. Officers observed suspect, a transient Black male aged 40, standing in front of the Spic & Span Cleaners on Dearborn. The man was standing under the awning about six feet from the front door, two feet from a “No Trespassing” sign. He appeared to be drinking a beer wrapped in a brown paper bag. The cleaner was closed for business. As the officers approached, the suspect turned to walk around the corner of the business. One officer told him to come back, and he did. Suspect provided his ID, and the officer asked him what he was drinking — it was an Old Milwaukee beer. Officer pointed out the “No Trespassing” sign, and told suspect he was under arrest for trespassing. Suspect stated he had only been there five minutes and had just opened the beer. The second officer looked around the business, and found a bag of marijuana around the corner from the suspect. He admitted it was his. Officers also found a glass pipe on his person. Suspect was cited for an open container violation and released from the scene. The marijuana and pipe were submitted as evidence. Criminal trespass charges are requested.
Sun., Aug. 26, 4:02 a.m., Aurora Ave. N., Columbus Motor Inn. Subject, a transient white male aged 55, called 911 from a room he was renting at the Columbus Motor Inn. He reported he was feeling suicidal. Upon contact subject was fully co-operative with officers. He said he suffers from depression, and when he drinks it becomes significantly worse. He admitted to drinking around a quart of whisky and paying for another night at the Inn, then feeling suicidal. When asked if he had a plan the subject stated he would jump off the Aurora Bridge, and said he had used the yellow call box on the bridge before. He also stated he had been voluntarily admitted to Harborview earlier that week after attempting to hang himself. A mental health report was completed, and the subject was transported to Harborview via ambulance.
Mon., Aug. 27, 11:23 a.m., 400 Pine St., Westlake Park. Suspect, a transient white male aged 23, was contacted by officers for camping in a city park. Upon running suspect’s name they found he was on active supervision with the Department of Corrections (DOC). Officers contacted the DOC and were advised that he was in violation of his probation. He was arrested and transported to the precinct, where he was later booked into King County Jail.
Mon., Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m., Alaskan Way/ S. Washington St. Officer spotted suspect, a transient Black male aged 47, sitting on the rocks at the above address. He was holding an open bottle of Canadian Mist alcohol. As officer was writing him a ticket a records check revealed an outstanding warrant. This 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.