Sat., Jan. 27, 8:10 p.m., Denny Way and Stewart Street, Metro Bus Shelter.
Victim, a transient male, left his backpack on a Metro bus, and an unknown suspect removed it. Victim states that there has been activity on his state-issued Quest benefits card since his property was taken. He is also missing his wallet and ID cards.
Thurs., Feb. 8, 2:10 a.m., Pine St., Westlake Park.
Officer reports he has issued suspect, a transient Black male aged 52, over eight Park Exclusion notices about sleeping in Westlake Park after hours, as well as numerous verbal warnings. At 2:10 a.m., officer saw the suspect sleeping on a park bench in Westlake Park. He contacted the man for Trespass in the Parks as he has been issued numerous warnings and notices in the past. The park is closed to the public from 11:30 p.m. - 6 a.m. Officer handcuffed suspect and collected his bag. Suspect stated that when the officer had arrested him three times he would be charged with harassment, and stated that the judge knew what was going on and he wouldn’t be in jail long. Suspect was issued a new trespass admonishment, which, as in previous times, he refused to sign. He was then booked into King County Jail.
Thurs., Feb. 8, 2:15 p.m., Sixth ave., Sheraton Hotel.
Suspect, a transient Black male aged 37, was contacted by Sheraton security officers for going inside multiple rooms and helping himself to snack items, such as candy, water, and cookies. Suspect never paid for a room at the hotel or for any of the $56.75 worth of snack items consumed. He was taken into custody and booked into King County Jail for theft.
Sat., Feb. 10, 10:45 a.m., third ave., YMCA Women’s Shelter.
A transient white female aged 46 was at the YWCA when she told staff she wanted to kill herself. Fire and Police were called to the scene. Officers arrived to find subject sitting down and looking despondent. She stated she hears voices, and that the voices are telling her to kill herself. She also said that she had been to a hospital — possibly Harborview — last night. She would not say how she intended to kill herself, but only that she intended to. She said she came from Denver, CO, and had been attending a mental health clinic called MHCD. Officers called an ambulance, and AMR responded to transport subject to Harborview Medical Center. Due to patient load at HMC, subject was diverted to Providence Hospital and involuntarily committed for a mental health review.
Sat., Feb. 10, 4:30 p.m., Virginia St.
Officer stopped the suspects, a transient white male aged 35 and a transient white female aged 45, for trespassing in an alleyway doorway on Virginia St. During a routine name check, officer discovered outstanding warrants for both suspects. The warrants were verified, and both suspects were arrested and booked into King County Jail.
Compiled from incident reports of the Seattle Police Department by Emma Quinn. Got your own experience to relate? Call us at (206) 441-3247 ext. 207 and we'll get the scoop.
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