Sat., Sept. 20, 12:36 a.m., Eighth Ave., Jensonia Apts. Officers on patrol were checking an alleyway to the north of the intersection of Eighth and Seneca when they found the subject, a transient white female aged 14, along with a transient white male aged 32 sitting on the front porch of the condemned Jensonia Apartment building. As the two were trespassing on the property the officers contacted them and requested ID. As they were running the names the female admitted she had lied about her name — prior to this admission both subjects had checked clear. The male was released from the scene. When the female gave her true name it was discovered that she was 14 years of age, and had previously been reported as missing. Due to her age and the area she was in she was taken into custody. She could not provide an address or phone number of any guardian, and stated she had been disowned by her family for substance abuse and had lived on the streets for nine years. She stated she had been in a substance abuse program in Bellingham, and has been in and out of New Horizons — a crisis resource center — in Seattle. She agreed to go to Spruce Street Juvenile Crisis Resource Center in Seattle, and officers transported her there and released her to a staff member.
Mon., Sept. 23, 5:30 a.m., Fifth Ave. and Lenora St. Victim, a Black female aged 30, and a male friend/witness were asleep in a doorway on the southwest corner of Fifth and Lenora. Victim woke up to find a white or Hispanic male lying next to her. The suspect had his hand down the front of her pants and was penetrating her with his fingers. When the victim realized what was going on she screamed out, and the suspect jumped up and stated that he was not doing anything wrong. He then left the area heading southbound. The friend/witness woke, and followed the man to a parking lot, just south of where they had been sleeping. When he asked the suspect why he had been lying next to the victim, the suspect said he had not done that, and that it must have been someone else. Witness last saw the suspect walking through the parking lot. Officers arrived and made an area check for the suspect with negative results. The victim was not injured, and said she did not want medical assistance.
Mon., Sept. 23, 11:16 p.m., Pine St. Officers contacted the suspect, a transient Black male aged 20, in a doorway on Pine St. He was drinking from a can of Budweiser and was showing signs of intoxication. As he was only 20 years old he was placed under arrest for consuming alcohol. A search was made, and rock cocaine was located in his front pants pocket. A field test was made and the substance tested positive for cocaine. Suspect was booked into King County Jail for underage drinking and drug violations.
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.