Mon., Feb. 22, 4:39 p.m., Twenty- fifth Avenue South/South King Street.
Officer was dispatched to a call of an assault at 25th and King at the Nickelsville camp. Dispatch said that there was an intoxicated male at the address, and he has been hitting people. It was also reported he had a knife in his pocket. Officer arrived and contacted camp security, who identified the man and said he was still in the camp. Security said they wanted him removed from the premises. Suspect, a transient male, then approached the officer and said he had been in an argument with another resident of the camp, but that he would leave. He told the officer the argument happened because the victim, another camp resident, grabbed him, and he punched him back. Officer talked to the victim who stated he had been in an altercation with the suspect who told him to remove his glasses and then punched him in the eye. Victim's eye was extremely swollen and his nose appeared to be broken. There was blood on his face, and officer called Seattle Fire Department to the scene to administer first aid. Victim was treated at the scene, but refused further medical attention. A witness stated he had seen the suspect and victim talking, but did not see either of them touch and was unsure what the conversation was about. Suspect was arrested for assault and booked into King County Jail.
Thurs., Feb. 25, 9:57 p.m., Rainier Avenue South.
Officer was dispatched to a report of an assault in the 300 block of Rainier Avenue South. When he arrived he found the victim, a transient white male, bending down behind a Metro bus stop, holding his neck. Victim stated that he was standing at the bus stop and talking to an acquaintance when the suspect walked up behind him and stabbed him in the neck. Victim stated he knew the suspect because they had met in jail on a previous occasion. Victim stated that the suspect said he stabbed him because he had bought some beer from the store across the street from where the incident happened. Suspect was upset about this as he had told the victim not to buy his beer there. Suspect was still at the scene and was taken into custody. He was later booked into the King County Jail. Seattle Fire Department arrived to treat the victim at the scene, and then victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center by ambulance for further assessment.