Wed., Jan. 21, 5:24 p.m., George Washington Memorial Bridge, Aurora Ave. Subject, a transient white male aged 57, was contacted on the west side of the Aurora Bridge at 5:30 p.m. Subject had just called the Crisis Clinic from a bridge phone and told them he was going to jump off the bridge. The Crisis Clinic called 911 to have a police officer check for the subject. Officers contacted the subject, who was standing on the bridge looking over the side. As they approached the subject, he climbed over the railing as if he was going to jump. Officers grabbed him and were able to pull him back and onto the ground. The officers then held him on the ground until he calmed down. During this time subject stated, "I just want to kill myself" and "I'm just going to do it," and attempted to stand up. Subject was handcuffed for his own safety and walked off the bridge. An ambulance responded to the scene, and subject was transported to Harborview for an evaluation.
Thurs., Jan. 22, 3:43 p.m., Blanchard St. Officer on patrol saw subject, a transient white female aged 27, sitting in an alcove in the 200 block of Blanchard St. Over the past year officer has had numerous contacts with the subject, and has noticed a dramatic decline in her mental and physical stability. Officer reports she is a chronic abuser of alcohol and narcotics, and has recently told him that she is pregnant. Officer contacted subject and noticed that her skin was ashen. She was speaking gibberish, spouting profanities in incomplete sentences, and moving erratically. When asked a question, she was unable to answer. At one point the officer had to restrain her because she started beating her head against a brick wall. It was clearly evident she was unable to care for herself, and if left on the streets would constitute a danger to herself or to the public, as she has a complete disregard for her own safety or the safety of her unborn child. She was transported by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center for an evaluation. When officer returned to the precinct to file his report, he found that she had been involuntarily committed on Jan. 7 under similar circumstances.
Thurs., Jan. 22, 4:12 p.m., Bell St. Officers on bike patrol found suspect, a transient Hispanic male aged 42, sitting between two dumpsters in the alley on the 80 block of Bell St. Suspect was contacted, and officers ran his name through the computer. He was found to be on active supervision with the Department of Corrections (DOC), and they contacted his DOC officer. Police were advised to arrest suspect as he had failed to check in with the DOC. Suspect was placed under arrest and transferred to the custody of a DOC officer.
Thurs., Jan. 22, 5:05 p.m., Western Ave. Suspect, a transient Black male aged 39, was contacted for urinating in public. A routine name check showed he was on active supervision with the DOC, and he was arrested and booked into King County Jail.