Mon., Feb. 9, 3:47 p.m., Pine St. Suspect, a transient Native American male aged 40, was contacted for trespassing in a parking garage on Pine St. The garage was clearly posted with "No Trespassing" and "No Loitering" signs. Officer obtained suspect's name and ran it through the radio. Radio advised that suspect had an outstanding warrant for trespass out of Auburn. This was verified with Auburn Police, and suspect was arrested. He was transported to Tukwila, where he was transferred into the custody of an Auburn police officer.
Mon., Feb 9, 5:17 p.m., Greenwood Ave. N. Officer was dispatched to a call of a suicidal male calling from a pay phone on Greenwood Ave. When he arrived he found the subject, a transient white male aged 44, already talking to Seattle Fire Department staff. Subject told the officer that he was planning to go to the liquor store and buy a fifth of some kind of liquor. He said then he would go to Sandel Playground and drink the whole bottle in less than 15 minutes, and that then he would go to sleep and die of alcohol poisoning. Subject said he has attempted suicide numerous times before -- he has attempted to slash his wrists once, he stabbed himself in the chest on a Metro Bus back in August (and showed the officer the puncture scar), and stated that he has tried to jump off the Aurora Bridge. An ambulance arrived at the scene, and subject was transported to Swedish Hospital on First Hill for an involuntary mental health evaluation.
Mon., Feb. 9, 8:05 p.m., Third Ave. Officer responded to a call of a man on Third Ave. who was saying he had a .38 caliber gun. The man was walking southbound on Third Ave. and officer found him standing on the corner. He appeared very agitated and was talking to himself. Subject was contacted and was cooperative. He was frisked on the spot and was found not to be in possession of any weapons. He did admit he had implied earlier that he had a weapon on him. Subject was eager to talk, and immediately began ranting, stating that he was off his medication and that he wanted to go to a hospital for mental services. Officer called for an ambulance, and the subject continued to talk, and made several statements such as "I want to blow my brains out." He seemed very frustrated with medical personnel and said he had been treated for mental health in California, Florida, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Georgia. No matter where he had been treated, none of the medical personnel wanted to care for him, and he had never received adequate treatment for his mental health issues. The officer had initially completed a "voluntary evaluation" form, but after he heard the subject's last few statements he completed an "involuntary evaluation" and had subject committed to Harborview Medical Center for a psychiatric review. Based on his observations, he felt the subject was very likely to present a danger to himself or someone else.