Wed., Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m., E. Interlaken Dr. Officers responded to the greenbelt area of E. Interlaken Dr. to remove a transient camper at the request of the Seattle Parks Department. The witness, a Parks employee, said that he had placed a notice to vacate the greenbelt more than 72 hours prior to officer's arrival. He stated he placed the notice right next to the subject's tent. Witness said he had contacted the subject, who stated that he had no plan to leave. Upon arrival officers found the subject, a white male aged 29, still asleep in his tent. They identified themselves as Seattle police officers, and subject eventually came out of his tent and showed officers his identification. Officers asked him if he had received the notice to vacate the greenbelt, and subject stated that he had, but had no other place to live, and had no intention of leaving. Officers ordered him to pack up, and as he was packing advised him that he could not return to the greenbelt or he would be arrested for trespassing. He stated he understood, and left the area.
Wed., March 4, 10:56 a.m., Pine St., Westlake Park. Suspect, a transient white male aged 38, was observed by officers possessing a small amount of marijuana inside Westlake Park, a downtown Stay Out of Drug Area (SODA), zone 1. Suspect was contacted and his name was run through the police computer. He was found to have a court order to stay out of SODA zone 1, and was asked if he had his court ordered paperwork on his person. He stated that he did not, but that he realized he was not supposed to be in the area. The court order was verified, and suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail for violation of his parole.
Wed., March 4, 3:28 p.m., James St., Downtown Emergency Service Center. Officer was dispatched to a report of an assault at the Downtown Emergency Service Center on James St. He arrived and spoke to DESC staff and the victim, a transient white male aged 56. Victim declined medical attention, but said his left shin was sore. Victim stated that today he was assisting DESC staff at around 1:12 p.m. He walked out the front door, and as he was exiting, suspect who was standing outside kicked him hard in the left shin. Suspect said "You chicken shit! I'll beat the shit out of you!" Victim asked suspect what he had said, and suspect replied "I'll cut you to ribbons." Victim stated he had seen suspect around the area, but did not know him. He said he was afraid of him, and that they were both DESC clients. Officer spoke to DESC staff, who confirmed that suspect was a client, and that his violence has been escalating in the past few weeks. Officers located the suspect, and victim identified him as the man who had kicked him. Suspect was arrested and booked into King County Jail -- officers requested an interview with the Mental Health Court.