Sun., Sept. 16, 2:23 p.m., Mercer St., Seattle Center. Officer arrived at Seattle Center to investigate a report of a suicidal male who had called 911. He found the subject, a transient white male aged 19, hunched over a payphone. Subject appeared sad and withdrawn, and told the officer he wanted to hurt himself. He stated he did not have a specific plan, but intended to kill himself. Subject told the officer that he was schizophrenic and had recently been diagnosed with HIV. His mother had kicked him out of the house and had a No Contact order issued against him, and he was homeless. The officer completed the necessary paperwork for a mental health evaluation, and the subject was transported to Harborview by ambulance.
Sat., Sept. 22, 6:30-10:30 p.m., NE 43rd St. and 15th Ave. NE, United Methodist Church. Victim, a transient white male aged 20, called 911 to report a theft. An officer arrived at the United Methodist Church and spoke with the victim, who told him that he had been at the “Roots” Transient Youth Center on Broadway between 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. He said that someone took his wallet, containing his ID, Social Security card and bankcard, from his pocket. He states he did not see the suspect, and is concerned about identity theft. He was also concerned that he will not be able to replace the stolen ID. He was given a case number.
Sun., Sept. 23, 4:50 p.m., 200 block Eighth Ave. N. Officers observed a transient white female aged 20 sitting in the corner of a church parking lot on the 200 block of Eighth Ave. N., an area of high prostitution and narcotics trafficking. The officer contacted her and asked her what she was doing, and noticed that she was sitting with her duffle bag and jacket. She said she was ‘Just waiting for a ride,’ and the officer continued on his patrol. He entered Denny Park, where he saw the second suspect, a transient white male aged 20 make contact with a known local narcotics user. They sat on a bench and talked, but no exchange was seen. The officer continued on his patrol. Approximately two minutes later he observed the female subject making contact with the male suspect who had just exited the park. The two suspects began to walk down the street together, and the officer decided to stop them, as it was obvious that the female had not been waiting for a ride, but had been waiting for the male suspect to return from the park. A search revealed numerous needles and some drug paraphernalia in the female suspect’s backpack. The male suspect was allowed to leave the scene. First suspect gave a false name, but her identity was discovered when the officer found she was wearing a hospital wristband. She admitted her real name, and was arrested and booked into King County Jail for two outstanding warrants and false reporting.
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.