Mon., January 11, 11:40 p.m. - 4:00 a.m., 32nd Avenue Northeast. Officer was dispatched to a report of a burglary on 32nd Ave. N.E., which had happened inside a church that was providing shelter for the homeless. He arrived and contacted the complainant, who stated that the subjects living inside the shelter had gone to bed and everything was fine. At around 4:00 a.m. one of the residents woke up and went into the kitchen. He noticed that the window had been removed and that there were scuff marks on the kitchen counter. He notified staff who then called the police. The officer noted that the window that had been removed was located at ground level and entered straight into the kitchen of the church. The kitchen area was the only part of the church that seemed to have been disturbed, and the kitchen door was closed. As the kitchen door was located next to the sleeping area, someone would have heard had the suspect opened it. The complainant checked the area but could not be sure if anything was missing, and was left with the incident report number to follow up.
Tues., January 12, 9:00 p.m., Fourth Avenue South. Employees at the Jack in the Box on Fourth Ave. S. called 911 to report that they had a male subject in their bathroom saying he had been hit in the head with a machete. Officers arrived to find Seattle Fire Department (SFD) and an ambulance already at the scene. The victim, a transient male, stated he was in an argument with another man who took out a machete and hit him in the head. He had a four inch laceration on his forehead. He could only give a vague description of the suspect, and stated he thinks he lives in the Jungle. When asked where the assault took place, he pointed to Fourth Ave. S. and S. Holgate St, and said "over there." Victim seemed very coherent and did not appear to be in any pain. He kept telling officers to hurry up, and then just wandered away and got into the back of the ambulance, saying he had to go. Officers checked the bathroom and found a few bloody towels and drops of blood, but did not see the amount of blood they would expect with a machete wound. An area check for the suspect was negative. Victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance.
Weds., January 13, 12:30 p.m., 12th Avenue South. Officers arrived at the location on 12th Ave. S. to respond to a report of an assault with a knife. They spoke with the victim, a transient male, who reported that he was sitting at the bus stop drinking a beer when an unknown suspect walked by. The suspect asked if he could have some beer, and when victim refused, the suspect began pushing and shoving him, then pulled out a knife and cut victim on the right hand. He left the area in an unknown direction. Victim was not able to give a good description of the suspect, and an area check was negative. Victim sustained a cut approximately three inches in length on his ring finger and pinkie and was treated at the Indian Health Center.