A selection, from 2008. -- The Ed.
Tues., Jan. 1, 3:55 p.m. First Ave. & Mercer St. A citizen flagged down officers to report a subject breaking bottles on the street. Officer located the subject, a transient white male aged 39, talking to himself and staring at the sidewalk. He did not know what day it was and was mumbling about silver feathers and monsters. Subject appeared mentally ill and in need of an evaluation -- officer called for an ambulance, and subject was transported to Harborview for a mental health review.
Mon., March 3, 9:44 p.m., Airport Way S. An officer responded to claim of suicide. On arrival he contacted the subject, a transient white male aged 43, who was using a pay phone on Airport Way to call Crisis Center staff. The Crisis center had informed the officer that the subject had stated he was going to step in front of a train to end his life. Subject appeared slightly intoxicated, and refused to speak to the officer regarding his plans to commit suicide. Subject was placed on an involuntary hold and transported to Virginia Mason for a mental health evaluation.
Tues., April 1, 1:19 p.m., Shilshole Ave. NW and NW 45th St. Victim, a 40-year-old white male, is currently homeless and living out of his van, which is part of the listed location. Complainant is also living out of a camping van / pickup parked at the same location, and on the listed date called 911 to advise that an unknown white male was out in the street swinging a pipe around. Upon the officers' arrival, the complainant pointed out the victim's vehicle and stated that two adult males came out of the vehicle each stating they had been assaulted by the other. Complainant stated he did not actually see any physical altercation between the males, but saw them both get inside the vehicle. When the officer made contact with the victim, he was inside the vehicle alone and the suspect was gone. Victim was very intoxicated and uncooperative and would not say what had happened. He would not say he sustained his injuries and repeated over and over that he did not want to press charges. Though asked several times, he would not tell the officers what had occurred. Victim had sustained an approximate one-inch laceration to the back of the head, a bloody nose, and multiple scratches and scrapes to his face and head. Victim was treated at the scene by Seattle Fire Department, but refused any follow-up treatment.
Sat., May 24, 12:10 p.m., Second Ave. An officer working off-duty for Metro Transit was dispatched to the 2100 block of Second Ave. regarding a sleeper on the bus. He arrived and found suspect, a transient Black male aged 24, sleeping on the bus with his feet sticking out in the aisle. He awoke the man and removed him from the bus. A name check revealed an outstanding warrant, which was verified via radio. Suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail.