Thurs., May 14. 3:11 p.m., Hing Hay Park, Maynard Ave. S. Officers spotted the suspect, a transient black male aged 48, sitting in Hing Hay Park on Maynard Ave. He was known to officers from previous encounters, and was known to have an outstanding warrant with the Department of Corrections. This was verified, and suspect was booked into King County Jail.
Thurs., May 14, 4:08 p.m., Second Ave./Cherry St. Witness called 911 to report that the subject, a transient white female aged 39, was causing a disturbance on Second Ave. They reported subject was walking in circles and talking about hurting herself. Officer arrived and located the suspect, who stated she was angry with people that won't leave her alone. She said she had been barred from some local shelters due to made-up allegations of assaults against staff. She had been sleeping in a doorway, minding her own business, and then security guards kicked her out. She had nowhere else to go, and was later assaulted on the street by a man that punched her in the throat. Officer observed that her voice was raspy. It became clear that the subject might be dealing with some mental issues, although she appeared well kempt. She insisted she just needed to find another place to sleep. She had a warm blanket, and officer had no reason to believe that she would not be able to find a place to stay that was warm and dry. Based on these observations, he felt he had no legal justification to have the subject involuntarily admitted for a mental health evaluation. Officer made an area check for the suspect, but he was not located.
Thurs., May 14, 9:16 p.m., Third Ave. Officers were dispatched to a call of a possible arson at Third Ave. and Virginia St. King Country Metro Police called in the report. They arrived on scene and a Metro Unit had already stamped out the fire. Officers spoke with the subject, a transient black female aged 21, who stated she was burning documents from the Department of Social and Health Service (DSHS) that contained vital information such as her social security number. She said she was moving her stuff out of a shelter and wanted to get rid of the documents. Officers observed a small pile of ash on the east side of Third Ave., where the Metro Unit stated she was burning the papers. No buildings or structures appeared to be in danger. Officers advised her that starting fires on the sidewalk was not the proper way to be disposing of her documents. She agreed, and said she would dispose of the rest when she got to her uncle's house. She stated she was getting the bus to Renton where her uncle lived, but said she did not know the exact address.
Fri., May 15, 2:21 p.m., Queen Anne Ave. N. Suspect, a transient black male aged 53 was observed sitting on a planter drinking a beer in full view. He was identified and released without incident, and stated he was just passing through the area.